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Document ID (ISN)51535
CIS number 89-546
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pokrovskaja E.A., Antonjuženko V.A., Volkova I.O., Aširova S.A., Zoloto L.V., Alieva T.I.
Title Effects on workers of a complex of chemicals released during the preparation of polyurethane foam insulation in the manufacture of refrigerators
Original title Vlijanie na organizm rabotajuščih kompleksa himičeskih veščestv, vydeljajuščihsja pri polučenii penopoliuretanovoj izoljacii v proizvodstve holodil'nikov [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1986, No.12, p.20-23. 6 ref.
Abstract Hygienic studies of the working environment in shops for polyurethane foam insulation production revealed contamination with a mixture of chemicals that fall in hazard classes II-IV (dimethylethanolamine, propylene oxide, methylene chloride, 4,4-diphenylmethanediisocyanate). Medical examinations of the exposed workers demonstrated the potential risk of developing an occupational pathology. Changes in the upper respiratory tract were the major initial symptoms; later, nervous system disorders developed. These deviations in the workers' health were seen against a background of changes in their immune status.
Descriptors (primary) neurotoxic effects; diphenylmethane diisocyanate; dichloromethane; propylene oxide; dimethylaminoethanol; toxic substances; immunobiological changes; exposure evaluation; manufacture of household electrical appliances; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Exposure evaluation
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Ethylene oxide
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Cyano compounds