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Document ID (ISN)36826
CIS number 82-81
ISSN - Serial title 0509-6510 - Prace Centralnego instytutu ochrony pracy
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Puchalska H., Bodemer A.
Title Assessing the local toxicity of a polyurethane foam used in the manufacture of earplugs
Original title Ocena miejscowego działania toksycznego pianki poliuretanowej, stosowanej do produkcji wkładek przeciwhałasowych [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 1981, Vol.31, No.109, p.141-146. 5 ref.
Abstract Studies on guinea pigs were carried out to detect the possible irritant effects or skin allergen properties of a polyurethane foam with a high sound-absorption capacity; the Draize method (slightly modified) and the Magnusson and Kligman test were employed. No irritation or sensitisation effect was observed that might suggest a risk of allergic contact eczema; the foam is, therefore, considered completely harmless. Nevertheless attention is drawn to the possible danger of earplugs made from this foam if necessary hygienic precautions are not taken.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; earplugs; polyurethanes; irritants
Descriptors (secondary) allergy tests; animal experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Hearing protection