Job Task Name

Use diisocyanates to manufacture polyurethane products

Comments

Asthma has been reported in workers manufacturing foams, coatings, elastomers, adhesives, sealants, and fillers. Hazardous job tasks include foam spraying and coated wire production. [Malo] Chemicals include: TDI, MDI, and HDI. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis has been reported in workers exposed to isocyanates. "There were no cases of occupational asthma or accelerated decline in FEV-1 in 1195 person years of exposure in workplaces observing an ACGIH TLV-TWA of 5 ppb for airborne 1,6-HDI." [PMID 20881627]

Job Task Category

Manufacturing

Reference Link

Preventing Asthma and Death from Diisocyanate Exposure

Exposed To

Allergens

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