|Document ID (ISN)||104897|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Blomqvist A., Düzakin-Nystedt M., Ohlson C.G., Andersson L., Jönsson B., Nielsen J., Welinder H.
||Airway symptoms, immunological response and exposure in powder painting
||Mar. 2005, Vol.78, No.2, p.123-131. Illus. 24 ref.
||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.
||powder coating; carboxylic acid anhydrides; exposure evaluation; respiratory diseases; autoimmunization
||airborne dust; irritants; immunoglobulins; eye irritation; determination in urine; sensitizers; pulmonary function; case-control study; antibodies
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)