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Document ID (ISN)35967
CIS number 81-1348
ISSN - Serial title 0173-3338 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz, Prophylaxe und Ergonomie
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Diller W., Alt E., Bauer X., Fruhmann G.
Title Mass screening using specific radioallergosorbent tests (RAST) of workers exposed to isocyanate
Original title Feldstudie mit spezifischen Radio-Allergo-Sorbens-Testen (RAST) bei Isocyanat-Exponierten (TDI) [in German]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1980, No.4, p.100-103. 18 ref.
Abstract Results of RAST tests of serum samples from 117 workers exposed to tolylene diisocyanate. The tests were negative in 83 exposed but symptomless workers; in 34 exposed workers with respiratory symptoms 5 had positive RAST test findings. Apparently, isocyanates have a low degree of antigenic potential, but in the case of exposure to isocyanates together with respiratory symptoms, a positive RAST test shows an allergic condition, in which case the worker should be transferred immediately to another post.
Descriptors (primary) antigens; tolylene diisocyanate; serological reactions; radioallergosorbent test; diagnosis
Descriptors (secondary) 2,4-tolylene diisocyanate; allergic respiratory disorders; work aptitude
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Isocyanates
Cyano compounds