Asthma-like symptoms in wood product plant workers exposed to methylene diphenyl diisocyanate.

@article{Petsonk2000AsthmalikeSI,
  title={Asthma-like symptoms in wood product plant workers exposed to methylene diphenyl diisocyanate.},
  author={Edward L Petsonk and Mei Lin Wang and Daniel M Lewis and Paul D. Siegel and Bradley J Husberg},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2000},
  volume={118 4},
  pages={1183-93}
}
BACKGROUND Diisocyanates, a group of highly reactive chemicals, have frequently been associated with occupational asthma. We evaluated respiratory health in workers at a new wood products manufacturing plant that uses methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), and was designed and operated with a goal of minimizing worker exposures. METHODS Health surveys using standardized respiratory questionnaires were done prior to the initial use of diisocyanates in the plant, and semiannually thereafter for… CONTINUE READING