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Document ID (ISN)58561
CIS number 92-1305
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Fiche d'allergologie resp. prof. No.18
Author(s) Rosenberg N., Gervais P.
Title Respiratory infections due to organic isocyanates. 1. The chemistry of isocyanates and their physiopathological implications
Original title Affections respiratoires dues aux isocyanates organiques. 1. La chimie des isocyanates et ses implications physiopathologiques [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 1990, No.43, p.227-232. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract This first part looks at the chemistry of isocyanates in order to understand most of the difficulties encountered in the study of the respiratory consequences of the inhalation of these molecules, in particular the current uncertainties in their physiopathology and in the perfecting of a reliable and harmless diagnostic test. The prevalence, diagnosis and development of respiratory allergy and its prevention are the subject of the second part (see CIS 92-1306).
Descriptors (primary) isocyanates; allergic respiratory disorders; toxic substances; plastics
Descriptors (secondary) polyurethane; diphenylmethane diisocyanate (unsp); data sheet; tolylene diisocyanate; polymerization; hexamethylene diisocyanate
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Allergies