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Document ID (ISN)103620
CIS number 04-552
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 2005
Convention or series no. DMT101TR34
Author(s) Rosenberg N.
Title Occupational respiratory allergies to acid anhydrides
Original title Allergie respiratoire professionnelle aux anhydrides d'acide [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2005, No.101, p.79-87. 63 ref.
Abstract Anhydrides of di- and tri-carboxylic acids are extremely reactive chemicals. They are widely used in the plastics industry. They are responsible for many allergic respiratory problems that result from their inhalation in the form of powder or smoke in occupational settings. Contents of this information sheet on occupational respiratory allergies to acid anhydrides: pathophysiology; prevalence among exposed occupations; diagnosis at the place of work; confirmation of diagnosis in a specialised medical institution; evolution; prevention; compensation of occupational diseases.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; allergic respiratory disorders; plastics industry; carboxylic acid anhydrides
Descriptors (secondary) pyromellitic anhydride; industrial physicians; France; maleic anhydride; phthalic anhydride; asthma; allergic asthma; respirable dust; tetrachlorophthalic anhydride; himic anhydride; hexahydrophthalic anhydride; trimellitic anhydride; smoke; diagnosis; inhalation tests; skin tests; medical examinations; compensation of occupational diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Plastics industry