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Document ID (ISN)104897
CIS number 06-293
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blomqvist A., Düzakin-Nystedt M., Ohlson C.G., Andersson L., Jönsson B., Nielsen J., Welinder H.
Title Airway symptoms, immunological response and exposure in powder painting
Bibliographic information Mar. 2005, Vol.78, No.2, p.123-131. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract Powder coating is an alternative to solvent-based spray painting. Powder paints may contain organic acid anhydrides (OAAs), which are irritants to the airways and may cause sensitization. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and immunological response among powder coaters and to describe their exposure to OAAs. Participants included 93 exposed and 26 formerly exposed workers, and 86 unexposed workers who completed a questionnaire on working conditions and symptoms and underwent medical examinations. Although the exposure to OAAs was estimated to be low, IgG antibodies to OAA were observed in some subjects. There was a relatively high prevalence of eye and airway symptoms among the powder coaters that were clearly related to exposure. The symptoms were probably caused by the irritating properties of powder paint dust.
Descriptors (primary) powder coating; carboxylic acid anhydrides; exposure evaluation; respiratory diseases; autoimmunization
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; irritants; immunoglobulins; eye irritation; determination in urine; sensitizers; pulmonary function; case-control study; antibodies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Surface treatment
Exposure evaluation