Injury by Isocyanates

  • Emilio Sartorelli
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 6)


The incidence of occupational asthma is continuously increasing in many working populations: in workers engaged in polyurethane-foam production and in other plastics industries, in the wood and furniture industries, in drug production and other chemical plants, in agriculture and the food industries (for instance, among bakers), and so on.


Polyurethane Foam Occupational Asthma Disodium Cromoglycate Threshold Limit Value Flow Volume Curve 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emilio Sartorelli
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  1. 1.Institute of Occupational MedicineUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

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