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Document ID (ISN)104795
CIS number 06-356
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Karoly W.J., Flatley J.J., Stevenson R.D., Bowers J.D.
Title Airborne concentrations of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) in North American wood mills during the manufacturing of oriented strand board (OSB)
Bibliographic information Dec. 2004, Vol.1, No.12, p.789-798. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) diphenylmethane diisocyanate; USA; determination in air; sawmilling industry; fibreboard
Descriptors (secondary) wood dust; exposure evaluation; personal sampling
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lumber and the woodworking industry
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Woodworking industry