|Document ID (ISN)||35790|
|Convention or series no.
||Durand G., Linglin P.
||Isocyanates and respiratory function - Use of respiratory function tests with a "vitalograph" apparatus in occupational medicine
||Isocyanates et fonction respiratoire - Apports du vitalograph en médecine du travail [in French]|
||Université scientifique et médicale de Grenoble, Domaine de la Merci, La Tronche, France, 1980. 75p. Illus. 40 ref.
||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.
||isocyanates; plastics industry; functional respiratory disorders; expanded plastics
||description of equipment; polyurethanes; diphenylmethane diisocyanate; respiratory function tests; smoking; thesis; France
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)