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Use anhydride compounds to manufacture chemical products

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Occupational asthma was reported in 35% of 20 workers using himic anhydride to manufacture a flame retardant. [Malo] Other workers are exposed manufacturing paints, curing agents, epoxy resins, and plastics. Chemicals linked to asthma include: hexahydrophthlalic, himic, methyltetrahydrophthalic, phthalic, tetrachlorophthalic, and trimellitic anhydrides; also pyromellitic dianhydride; [Malo] Hypersensitivity pneumonitis has been reported in workers exposed during the production of anhydride chemicals.

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Manufacturing

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Allergens

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