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Flavoring-related lung disease: information for healthcare providers (superceded by "2012-148").

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-107, 2011 Nov; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20039933
Abstract
Severe obstructive lung disease has been identified in people who work with flavoring chemicals containing diacetyl, including butter flavoring. Cases of severe lung disease have occurred in microwave popcorn plants and flavoring production plants. Lung biopsies in some affected people have shown the presence of a rare condition; constrictive bronchiolitis obliterans (also referred to as constrictive bronchiolitis, obliterative bronchiolitis, and bronchiolitis obliterans). In some workers, fixed airways obstruction has been severe enough to be fatal.
Keywords
Lung; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders; Lung-function; Lung-irritants; Lung-tissue; Chemical-hypersensitivity; Chemical-properties; Humans; Men; Women; Exposure-limits; Exposure-levels; Workers; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Pulmonary-disorders; Fibrogenicity; Fibrosis
CAS No.
431-03-8
Publication Date
20111101
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2012-107; B11232011
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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