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Criteria for a recommended standard: occupational exposure to diisocyanates.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-215, 1978 Sep; :1-138
NIOSHTIC No.
00108894
Abstract
Information on the toxicity and recommended exposure standards of diisocyanates is presented. Production methods and industrial uses of the chemicals are reviewed. Effects of exposure on the respiratory, immunologic and dermatologic systems in humans are discussed, along with the results of various epidemiologic and laboratory animal studies. Environmental concentrations of diisocyanates are noted, and current methods of engineering controls and sampling and analysis are described. The authors recommend that diisocyanate exposures be kept to 5 parts per billion (ppb) for a 10 hour time weighted average and 20ppb for a 10 minute ceiling exposure. Recommendations are included for medical monitoring, product labeling, use of personal protective clothing and equipment, worker hazard education, work practices, workplace hygiene, workplace monitoring, and recordkeeping procedures.
Keywords
Toxic-effects; Worker-health; Work-operations; Occupational-exposure; Pulmonary-system; Immune-system; Dermatology; Environmental-engineering; NIOSH-Criteria-Document
Publication Date
19780901
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-226615
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 78-215; Contract-210-77-0015
NIOSH Division
DCDSD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MD
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