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Document ID (ISN)33699
CIS number 80-1097
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) White W.G., Morris M.J., Sugden E., Zapata E.
Title Isocyanate-induced asthma in a car factory
Bibliographic information 5 Apr. 1980, Vol.1, No.8171, p.756-760. 10 ref.
Abstract Respiratory symptoms occurred in women machinists making seat covers from nylon backed with flame-bonded polyurethane foam. A study of 192 women showed an increase in asthmatic symptoms associated with this fabric. Results are given of lung function and environmental studies. Concentrations of 0.0003-0.003ppm tolylene diisocyanate (TDI) were found in the air around the fabric. 4 of 9 women with symptoms had IgE antibodies to TDI.
Descriptors (primary) tolylene diisocyanate; motor vehicle industry; allergic asthma
Descriptors (secondary) respiratory function tests; 2,4-tolylene diisocyanate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Cyano compounds
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry