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Document ID (ISN)35790
CIS number 81-1089
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Durand G., Linglin P.
Title Isocyanates and respiratory function - Use of respiratory function tests with a "vitalograph" apparatus in occupational medicine
Original title Isocyanates et fonction respiratoire - Apports du vitalograph en médecine du travail [in French]
Bibliographic information Université scientifique et médicale de Grenoble, Domaine de la Merci, La Tronche, France, 1980. 75p. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract MD thesis. General considerations on isocyanates (properties, industrial uses, poisoning symptoms, mode of toxicity, TLVs). Report on an investigation in 25 workers employed in a plant using diphenylmethane diisocyanate to protect a rigid polyurethane foam used in the manufacture of skis. The major part of the thesis is devoted to a presentation and detailed analysis of the results of spirometric tests with a "vitalograph" (technical data on this apparatus are given); VC, FEV1, mean mid-expiratory flow rate. Out of 20 subjects whose spirometric tracings could be used, 6 showed a significant reduction in one or more parameters during the daily hours of work. The influence of smoking is considered, and the limitations of the results obtained are emphasised.
Descriptors (primary) isocyanates; plastics industry; functional respiratory disorders; expanded plastics
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; polyurethanes; diphenylmethane diisocyanate; respiratory function tests; smoking; thesis; France
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Chemical industry
Cyano compounds
Plastics industry