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Polyvinyl chloride pyrolysis products a potential cause for respiratory impairment.
Polakoff PL; Lapp NL; Reger R
Arch Environ Health 1975 Jun; 30(6):269-271
A limited investigation of respiratory and other symptom prevalence, plus before and after shift ventilatory capacity is conducted among a group of 17 meat wrappers exposed to pyrolysis products of polyvinyl-chloride (9002862) and a group of 21 control subjects. Exposed meat wrappers show a higher prevalence of cough, phlegm, hay fever, and asthma, than did the control group. The results indicate that meat wrappers exposed to pyrolysis products of polyvinyl- chloride might be affected adversely.
NIOSH-Author; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-cancer; Respiratory-functions; Meat-packing-industry; Lung-ventilation; Polychlorinated-hydrocarbons; Food-handlers; Packaging-industry; Toxic-substances; Plastics; Polymers; Hazards; Wrapping; Packing
Issue of Publication
Archives of Environmental Health
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