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Document ID (ISN)33793
CIS number 80-1110
ISBN(s) 91-7464-073-9
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alexandersson R., Kolmodin-Hedman B., Hedenstierna G., Magnusson M.
Title Diisocyanates - HDI: Lung physiology studies in car painters
Original title Diisocyanater - HDI: Lungfysiologiska unders÷kningar av billackerare [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbete och hńlsa - Vetenskaplig skriftserie 1980:5, Arbetarskyddsverket, Stockholm, Sweden, 1979. 22p. 37 ref.
Abstract The effects of isocyanates, especially hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI), were studied in car painters, sheet-metal workers (exposed to solvents, but not HDI), and car mechanics (no exposures). The results of lung function studies (spirometry and nitrogen washout) on Monday morning were compared with those on Friday afternoon. Closing volume was increased in HDI-exposed workers, and tended to increase over the working week. The nitrogen washout method indicates small airways effects before they are discernible by spirometry.
Descriptors (primary) isocyanates; motor vehicle industry; paint spraying; hexamethylene diisocyanate
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; respiratory impairment
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry