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Document ID (ISN)76932
CIS number 01-1120
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Crespo J., Galán J.
Title Exposure to MDI during the process of insulating buildings with sprayed polyurethane foam
Bibliographic information Aug. 1999, Vol.43, No.6, p.415-419. 12 ref.
Abstract Buildings are often insulated with sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam even though few data are available concerning exposure levels to isocyanates during the spraying process. New data are given on personal exposure to methylene-bis (4-phenylisocyanate) (MDI) during the insulation of dwellings and office buildings with sprayed polyurethane foam. Personal samples were taken for the sprayer and helper during outdoor and indoor applications. Levels of exposure were significant, especially for the sprayer, with values of up to 0.077mg/m3 and 0.400mg/m3 during outdoor and indoor applications, respectively.
Descriptors (primary) diphenylmethane diisocyanate; exposure evaluation; insulating work; expanded plastics
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; pressure spraying; confined spaces; outdoor work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Surface treatment