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Document ID (ISN)109585
CIS number 09-630
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Steinfort D.P., Pilmore J., Brenton S., Hart D.H.L
Title Absence of platinum salt sensitivity in autocatalyst workers exposed to tetraamine platinum dichloride
Bibliographic information Apr. 2008, Vol.58, No.3, p.215-218. 13 ref.
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Abstract All 26 subjects employed at an automobile catalyst production plant undertook medical surveillance including reporting of symptoms, biological tests, skin prick tests and spirometry. Environmental testing of the workplace was also performed to determine the level of exposure to tetraamine platinum dichloride and other platinum-group elements. No subjects described the development of new respiratory or dermatological symptoms. No worker developed positive skin reactivity to platinum salts. FEV1 remained unchanged for all subjects over the course of the study period. It is concluded that tetraamine platinum dichloride should be used preferentially to other catalysts in view of its low sensitizing potential.
Descriptors (primary) catalysts; tetraamine platinum dichloride; platinum and compounds; motor vehicle industry; exposure tests; sensitizers
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Australia; symptoms; spirometry; exposure evaluation; substitution; skin tests; one-second forced expiratory volume
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Inorganic substances