|Document ID (ISN)||102599|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2004-116
||A summary of health hazard evaluations: Issues related to occupational exposure to isocyanates, 1989 to 2002
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, Jan. 2004. v, 37p. 44 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-116/pdfs/2004-116.pdf [in English]
||Exposure to isocyanates is irritating to the skin, mucous membranes, eyes and respiratory tract. The most common adverse outcome is asthma due to sensitization, followed by contact dermatitis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. After a background information on the characteristics of isocyanates, this document presents summary reports of 46 isocyanate-related health hazard evaluations (HHEs) carried out between 1989 and 2002, grouped by process type: adhesives; decomposition products; foaming; foundry applications; moulding; other. For each case, a concise description of the results is given, together with the requester's name and the purpose of the HHE.
||irritants; public OSH institutions; health hazards; isocyanates; USA
||foams; extrinsic allergic alveolitis; case study; decomposition; moulding; sensitization; eczema; adhesives; hazard evaluation; foundries; asthma
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)