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Document ID (ISN)73523
CIS number 99-1586
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Deschamps F., Prevost A., Lavaud F., Kochman S.
Title Mechanisms of occupational asthma induced by isocyanates
Bibliographic information Jan. 1998, Vol.42, No.1, p.33-36. Illus. 36 ref.
Abstract Isocyanates are some of the most important low molecular weight compounds associated with occupational asthma. These compounds are often volatile and are highly reactive on the mucous membranes, especially the conjunctivae and the respiratory tract. The physiological causes of isocynate-induced asthma are reviewed. The main mechanisms are immunological, pharmacological and/or irritative. Topics: asthma; biological effects; immunology; irritation; isocyanates; literature survey; mucous membranes; pathogenesis; pharmacological anamnesis; symptoms; volatile substances.
Descriptors (primary) isocyanates; pathogenesis; volatile substances; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; pharmacological anamnesis; irritation; biological effects; mucous membranes; immunology; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
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