|Document ID (ISN)||104795|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Karoly W.J., Flatley J.J., Stevenson R.D., Bowers J.D.
||Airborne concentrations of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) in North American wood mills during the manufacturing of oriented strand board (OSB)
||Dec. 2004, Vol.1, No.12, p.789-798. Illus. 20 ref.
||Air samples were taken to determine the effectiveness of control measures used in oriented strand board (OSB) mills to prevent fugitive emissions of wood dust, methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and MDI-coated wood dust. Personal sampling results (578 samples covering 11 job categories) ranged from 0.0002 to 0.524mg/m3, and area sampling results (1657 samples covering 14 stationary locutions in the mills) ranged from 0.0002 to 2.5mg/m3. Over 97% of the personal and 92% of the area sampling results were below 0.051mg/m3. Wipe testing was performed to determine the presence of unreacted diisocyanates from various surfaces. Positive results were found in about 13% of the wipe tests on surfaces in process areas.
||diphenylmethane diisocyanate; USA; determination in air; sawmilling industry; fibreboard
||wood dust; exposure evaluation; personal sampling
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Lumber and the woodworking industry