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Document ID (ISN)102599
CIS number 03-1798
Year 2004
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2004-116
Title A summary of health hazard evaluations: Issues related to occupational exposure to isocyanates, 1989 to 2002
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, Jan. 2004. v, 37p. 44 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; public OSH institutions; health hazards; isocyanates; USA
Descriptors (secondary) foams; extrinsic allergic alveolitis; case study; decomposition; moulding; sensitization; eczema; adhesives; hazard evaluation; foundries; asthma
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Isocyanates
Cyano compounds