|Document ID (ISN)||33081|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0040-6376 - Thorax
|Convention or series no.
||Harries M.G., Burge P.S., Samson M., Taylor A.J.N., Pepys J.
||Isocyanate asthma: respiratory symptoms due to 1,5-naphthylene diisocyanate.
||Dec. 1979, Vol.34, No.6, p.762-766. 12 ref.
||Occupational asthma is reported in 3 workers exposed to 1,5-naphthylene diisocyanate (NDI), a hot curing agent used in manufacturing rubber. NDI was thought to be safer than tolylene or diphenylmethane diisocyanate on account of its higher melting point. Provocation tests indicated sensitisation to NDI. After 3 years, airways narrowing persisted in the 2 workers who remained exposed.
||naphthylene diisocyanate; synthetic rubber industry; allergic asthma
||case study; hardeners; sensitization; inhalation tests; restrictive ventilatory impairment
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)