Health Effects

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Jan 19, 2017
Work-Related Asthma and You: Preventing Work-related Asthma in the Auto Parts Manufacturing and Foam and Expanded Plastic Industries

http://www.iapa.ca/main/documents/pdf/asthma_auto_plastic.pdf

This booklet is designed to help employers and workers in your industries: recognize work-related asthma; put in place general strategies that both employers and workers can use, and more.

Source: IAPA

Nov 01, 2016
Isocyanates in the workplace: Exposure, effects and control

http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/9566-isocyanates-in-the-workplace-exposure-effects-and-control

The health effects of isocyanate exposure include occupational asthma; skin irritation (dermatitis); irritation to the mucous membranes, eyes, nose and throat; gastrointestinal irritation; chemical bronchitis; and pneumonitis.

Source: NSC

Sep 01, 2006
Preventing Asthma and Death from MDI Exposure During Spray-on Truck Bed Liner and Related Applications

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2006-149/default.html

This Alert summarizes four case reports: one death and several incidents of asthma or other respiratory disease following exposure to MDI during spray-on truck bed lining operations.

Source: NIOSH