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Isocyanates have emerged as the most commonly identified cause of occupational asthma in developed countries. It is estimated that about 5-20% of exposed workers develop asthma – despite rigorous controls to all but eliminate airborne exposure. There is a growing awareness of the role of skin contact in exposure to isocyanates in the literature but this is not well recognized in practice in assessing worker exposures by all routes and recommending controls.
- Health Effects of Isocyanates
- Uses and Who is at Risk of Isocyanates
- Physical Properties of Common Isocyanates
- Typical Industrial Exposures
- Respiratory Protection For Isocyanates
- Significance of Skin Exposure to Isocyanates
- Protective Gloves for Isocyanates
- Coveralls to Protect from Overspray
- Isocyanate Case Study - Are these the Right Coveralls?
- General Work Procedures for Isocyanates
- Reducing Splashing When Mixing
- Procedures for Minor Spills of Isocyanates
- Poster for Isocyanate Areas
- Predicting Worker Exposure to Isocyanates