|Document ID (ISN)||52348|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Alexandersson R., Plato N., Hedman B.K., Hedenstierna G.
||Exposure, lung function, and symptoms in car painters exposed to hexamethylene diisocyanate and biuret modified hexamethylene diisocyanate
||Nov.-Dec. 1987, Vol.42, No.6, p.367-373. 42 ref.
||The mean exposure to biuret-modified hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI-BT) was 115µg/m3 in the air (range 10-385µg/m3), which exceeds the time-weighted Swedish threshold level of 90µg/m3. Exposure to hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) was about 1.0µg/m3 with brief peaks. This study investigated the effects of HDI and HDI-BT on lung function and included car platers, exposed to the same solvents and grinding dust as painters, but not to isocyanates, and car mechanics, not exposed to the agents. Car painters and platers were compared to mechanics on Monday before work. Acute effects of painting were tested by comparing the lung function values on Monday morning with those on Friday afternoon. Spirometry in painters and platers did not differ from that in mechanics. Closing volume in relation to vital capacity was increased in painters, suggestive of a "small airways disease" on Monday before work and tended to increase during a work week. Platers did not differ from mechanics.
||hexamethylene diisocyanate; hexamethylene diisocyanate biuret; symptoms; exposure; vehicle repair and servicing; respiratory impairment; paint spraying
||respiratory function tests
||D - Periodical articles
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)