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Document ID (ISN)38110
CIS number 82-1363
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Arslanian G.
Title Pathogenicity of isocyanates: Cross-sectional study of 38 workers exposed to diphenylmethane diisocyanate
Original title Pathogénicité des isocyanates à propos d'une enquête transversale sur trente huit personnes exposées au diisocyanate de diphénylméthane (M.D.I.) [in French]
Bibliographic information Université de Paris VI, Faculté de médecine Broussais Hôtel-Dieu, Paris, France, 1981. 55p. 31 ref.
Abstract This MD thesis gives the results of an investigation carried out following the occurrence of 3 cases of occupational asthma due to isocyanates, comparing the results of clinical examinations and spirographic tests in 38 exposed workers and 38 worker controls from a nearby workshop, with considerations on the state of the art concerning the harmful effects of isocyanates, especially as regards lung disease. Stress is on OSH rules (wearing of personal protective equipment, periodic monitoring of diphenylmethane diisocyanate concentration in air), and the necessity to screen predisposed workers by pre-employment medical examinations, with regular medical examinations (clinical, lung function tests) of exposed workers.
Descriptors (primary) isocyanates; respiratory diseases; allergic asthma
Descriptors (secondary) diphenylmethane diisocyanate; France; thesis; pre-employment medical examinations; respiratory function tests; medical supervision; epidemiologic study
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)
Cyano compounds