|Document ID (ISN)||74009|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Jakobsson K., Kronholm-Diab K., Rylander L., Hagmar L.
||Airway symptoms and lung function in pipelayers exposed to thermal degradation products from MDI-based polyurethane
||Dec. 1997, Vol.54, No.12, p.873-879. 22 ref.
||The prevalence of episodes of irritative eye symptoms, congestion of the nose and soreness or dryness in the throat was much higher among a group of pipelayers exposed to polyurethane (PUR) containing methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) than among unexposed controls. Most of the pipelayers with symptoms reported that these had started and occurred in relation to PUR welding tasks. Pipelayers with recent high PUR exposure showed a significant reduction of forced expiratory volume in one second compared with controls. Exposure to thermal degradation products from MDI-based polyurethane has adverse effects on the mucous membranes and airways. Topics: diphenylmethane diisocyanate; polyurethane; epidemiologic study; irritation; one-second forced expiratory volume; pipelaying; pulmonary function; pyrolysis products; respiratory diseases; smoking; welding and cutting.
||diphenylmethane diisocyanate; polyurethane; welding and cutting; pipelaying; pulmonary function; respiratory diseases
||smoking; irritation; epidemiologic study; one-second forced expiratory volume; pyrolysis products
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Welding and cutting
Trenching and excavating