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Document ID (ISN)105528
CIS number 06-1162
ISBN(s) 2-89631-030-4
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-454
Author(s) Roberge B., Cloutier Y., Malo J.L.
Title Profile of the use of acrylate-based products in Quebec workplaces
Original title Portrait de l'utilisation des produits à base d'acrylates en milieux de travail québécois [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2006. v, 27p. 51 ref. Price: CAD 6.42. Downloadable version (pdf format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-454.pdf [in French]
Abstract Widely used in many industrial sectors, acrylates can cause allergic sensitization, rhino-conjunctivitis and occupational asthma. This study was carried out as part of a broader IRSST programme aimed at developing safe bronchial provocation tests. It consisted of identifying processes using acrylates, documenting the types and names of the acrylates used in Quebec, prioritizing the most important acrylates for study in terms of their health effects and documenting existing methods of sampling and analysis. Next steps involve the establishment of a strategy for investigating these compounds and their related health problems and the development of methods for diagnosing respiratory diseases attributable to acrylates.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; exposure evaluation; acrylates
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; allergens; rhinitis; Canada; sensitization; asthma; respiratory diseases; adhesives; conjunctivitis; printing inks
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Acrylates
Exposure evaluation