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HHE determination report no. HHE-73-30-90, King Seeley Thermos Company, Macomb, Illinois.
Vandervort R; Shama SK
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 73-30-90, 1973 Nov; :1-19
Environmental sampling and medical testing of employees indicates that the concentrations of toluene diisocyanate (584849) in the air of a styrene (100425) container manufacturing plant is potentially toxic to some employees. Sensitive individuals experience mild asthma and hay fever-like symptoms, but no significant decrement of pulmonary function tests. Serological tests reveal that many individuals have been sufficiently exposed to isocyanates to produce measurable levels of antibodies.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-73-30-90; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-5; Hazard-Confirmed; Cyanates; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling; Toxicity; Plastics-industry; Respiratory-system-disorders; Respiratory-function-tests; Immunological-tests; Serological-analysis; Hypersensitivity; Allergies; Sensitization; Author Keywords: toluene diisocyanate; TDI; foam; sensitivity; asthma; pulmonary function test
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