|Document ID (ISN)||52332|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Low molecular weight chemicals, hypersensitivity, and direct toxicity: the acid anhydrides
||Apr. 1989, Vol.46, No.4, p.222-232. Illus. 112 ref.
||The acid anhydrides are a group of reactive chemicals used widely in alkyd and epoxy resins. The major hazards to health are mucosal and skin irritation and sensitisation of the respiratory tract. Most cases of occupational asthma caused by acid anhydrides appear to be immunologically mediated. Immunological mechanisms are proposed to explain an influenza-like syndrome and pulmonary haemorrhage, but direct toxicity may also be important in the aetiology of these conditions.
||toxic effects; sensitization dermatitis; plastics industry; immunology; hypersensitivity; carboxylic acid anhydrides
||irritants; influenza; serological reactions; human experiments; asthma
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)