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Document ID (ISN)34294
CIS number 80-1669
ISSN - Serial title 0037-4512 - Sichere Arbeit
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Prügger F.
Title Health damage due to diisocyanates
Original title Erkrankung durch Diisocyanate [in German]
Bibliographic information 1980, Vol.33, No.2, p.23-25.
Abstract Tolylene, diphenylmethane, naphthylene and hexamethylene diisocyanates are the most important as regards volume of production and number of workers exposed. Disorders of the respiratory tract (including a recent case of allergic asthma) were observed in 5% of the exposed workers. Roundup of the state of the art concerning toxic concentrations in animals and man, symptoms and health damage. In comparison with the lung disorders due to these substances, toxic and allergic skin disorders are relatively insignificant. Review of the symptoms and clinical course of allergic asthma; results of immunological research.
Descriptors (primary) isocyanates; allergic asthma; bronchial diseases
Descriptors (secondary) diphenylmethane diisocyanate; hexamethylene diisocyanate; naphthylene diisocyanate; pathogenesis; symptoms; immuno-allergy; inhalation toxicity; 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)
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Allergies