|Document ID (ISN)||106540|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Vernez D., Bruzzi R., Kupferschmidt H., De-Batz A., Droz P., Lazor R.
||Acute respiratory syndrome after inhalation of waterproofing sprays: A posteriori exposure-response assessment in 102 cases
||May 2006, Vol.3, No.5, p.250-261. Illus. 26 ref.
||Waterproofing agents are widely used to protect leather and textiles in both domestic and occupational activities. An outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome following exposure to waterproofing sprays occurred during the winter 2002-2003 in Switzerland. Results of a retrospective analysis found no dose-response relationship between exposure indicators and health effects indicators. There was also a large variation in individual response. It is suggested that improvements in exposure conditions may not be sufficient to prevent adverse health effects and that more efficient prevention measures are required before product marketing and distribution, taking into account the range of particle sizes that could be generated during spraying.
||waterproofers; finishing (textiles, leather); aerosols; respiratory diseases
||Switzerland; exposure evaluation; particle size; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)