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Document ID (ISN)31142
CIS number 79-730
ISSN - Serial title 0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tyrer F.H.
Title Hazards of spraying with two-pack paints containing isocyanates.
Bibliographic information Jan. 1979, Vol.29, No.1, p.22-24.
Abstract The spray from these paints consists partly of isocyanate in liquid form, and partly of particles of the prepolymer, with isocyanate droplets adhering to them. 6 case histories of paint sprayers allergic to isocyanates are given, illustrating the lack of information provided by manufacturers and of precautions taken. Recommendations made included: spraying only in booths or enclosures with effective exhaust ventilation; use of airline breathing apparatus; exclusion of workers with a history of respiratory allergy; mention of the isocyanate ingredient on the label.
Descriptors (primary) isocyanates; allergic respiratory disorders; paint spraying
Descriptors (secondary) case study; spray booths; hazard identification; respirators; exhaust ventilation
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Cyano compounds
Surface treatment