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Document ID (ISN)48524
CIS number 87-1359
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Moyer E.S., Berardinelli S.P.
Title Penetration of methyl isocyanate through organic vapor and acid gas respirator cartridges
Bibliographic information Apr. 1987, Vol.48, No.4, p.315-323. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract This study evaluated the 2 types of respirator cartridges in order to recommend equipment for emergency protection. Penetration tests were conducted at 3 or 4 methyl isocyanate (MIC) challenge concentrations and at 3 different humidity conditions. In general, breakthrough times (1% of challenge concentration) were very short (< 20min). Also, high relative humidity decreased the breakthrough time of MIC. No air purifying respirator was recommended because of the high toxicity and lack of warning properties of MIC.
Descriptors (primary) gas removing respirators; toxic gases; methyl isocyanate; evaluation of equipment
Descriptors (secondary) service life
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
Cyano compounds