|Document ID (ISN)||75343|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Cipolla C., Belisario A., Sassi C., Auletti G., Nobile M., Raffi G.B.
||Occupational asthma due to dioctyl phthalate in a bottle capsule production worker
||Asma occupazionale da dioctil-ftalato in una addetta alla produzione di tappi per bottiglia [in Italian]|
||May-June 1999, Vol.90, No.3, p.513-518. Illus. 20 ref.
||A case of occupational asthma caused by dioctyl phthalate, an agent that does not commonly induce asthma, in a worker close to equipment for the preparation and baking of sealant-lined bottle capsule is described. Clinical history, environmental monitoring and pulmonary function tests (bronchodilatation with salbutamol, ventilatory capacity) data, and work interruptions were analysed. A good correlation between work and the worker's asthma was found. Lack of ventilation during conveyor belt and oven malfunction produced excessive exposure.
||dioctyl phthalate; plasticizers; asthma
||case study; respiratory function tests; occupation disease relation; bronchodilators
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
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