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Document ID (ISN)106540
CIS number 07-617
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vernez D., Bruzzi R., Kupferschmidt H., De-Batz A., Droz P., Lazor R.
Title Acute respiratory syndrome after inhalation of waterproofing sprays: A posteriori exposure-response assessment in 102 cases
Bibliographic information May 2006, Vol.3, No.5, p.250-261. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) waterproofers; finishing (textiles, leather); aerosols; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Switzerland; exposure evaluation; particle size; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)