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Document ID (ISN)37377
CIS number 82-440
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mur J.M., Meyer-Bisch C., Cavelier C., Pham Q.T., Lacube P.
Title Isocyanates and lung function. A study of workers exposed to isocyanates on a polyurethane foam injection station
Original title Isocyanates et fonction respiratoire. Etude d'ouvriers exposés à un poste d'injection de mousse polyuréthanne [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st quarter 1982, No.106, Note No.1366-106-82, p.83-88. 17 ref.
Abstract Study carried out in an automobile plant on 51 workers exposed to isocyanates and on 14 workers subsequently removed from exposure as a result of pathological findings. The study included an interview, a clinical examination and a series of lung function tests. The sensitising effect of isocyanates on the respiratory system was confirmed. Since many of those who had been withdrawn from exposure continue to present lung function anomalies, it is not possible to exclude the hypothesis that prolonged exposure to isocyanates may, over the long term, induce pulmonary fibrosis.
Descriptors (primary) polyurethanes; pulmonary fibrosis; functional respiratory disorders; isocyanates
Descriptors (secondary) diphenylmethane diisocyanate; case study; respiratory function tests; symptoms; questionnaire survey; 2,4-tolylene diisocyanate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Cyano compounds