|Document ID (ISN)||100183|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||De Zotti R., Muran A., Zambon F.
||Two cases of paraoccupational asthma due to toluene diisocyanate (TDI)
||Dec. 2000, Vol.57, No.12, p.837-839. Illus. 9 ref.
||A report of two cases of paraoccupational asthma caused by tolylene diisocyanate (TDI). The first patient was a metal worker with previous occasional work in an adjacent polyurethane factory. A specific inhalation (SIC) test, performed with TDI, confirmed the diagnosis of TDI asthma. The second case was a woman working part time in the offices of a factory for varnishing wooden chairs. TDI was present in the products used. The inhalation test confirmed the diagnosis of TDI asthma, despite the fact that the patient's current job did not present risk of exposure to the substance. These two cases suggest the need for more studies evaluating the health risk for the general population living near polyurethane factories or other firms that use TDI.
||polyurethane; paraoccupational exposure; asthma; tolylene diisocyanate
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)