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Document ID (ISN)77350
CIS number 01-1495
Year 1999
Convention or series no. NTP 535-1999
Author(s) Santolaya Martínez C.
Title Environmental monitoring of isocyanate exposure
Original title Isocianatos: control ambiental de la exposición [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1999. 4p. 11 ref.
Abstract After a review of the various isocyanates encountered at work (MDI, TDI and HDI) and their effects on health (asthma, sensitization, irritation of the eyes and throat, bronchitis, bronchospasms and pulmonary oedema), this information note presents five methods for monitoring isocyanates at the place of work. The preferred method is a function of the isocyanate to be measured and the process in which it is used. The exposure limits set by the INSHT are 0.036mg/m3 (0.005ppm) for TDI, 0.052mg/m3 (0.005ppm) for MDI and 0.035mg/m3 (0.005ppm) for HDI.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; determination in air; limitation of exposure; isocyanates
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; diphenylmethane diisocyanate; data sheet; tolylene diisocyanate; description of technique; hexamethylene diisocyanate
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Isocyanates
Cyano compounds