Biological monitoring of aromatic diisocyanates in workers exposed to thermal degradation products of polyurethanes.

@article{Rosenberg2002BiologicalMO,
  title={Biological monitoring of aromatic diisocyanates in workers exposed to thermal degradation products of polyurethanes.},
  author={Christina Rosenberg and Kirsi Nikkil{\"a} and Maj-Len Henriks-Eckerman and Kimmo Peltonen and Kerstin Engstr{\"o}rm},
  journal={Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={711-6}
}
Exposure to diisocyanates was assessed by biological monitoring among workers exposed to the thermal degradation products of polyurethanes (PURs) in five PUR-processing environments. The processes included grinding and welding in car repair shops, milling and turning of PUR-coated metal cylinders, injection moulding of thermoplastic PUR, welding and cutting of PUR-insulated district heating pipes during installation and joint welding, and heat-flexing of PUR floor covering. Isocyanate-derived… CONTINUE READING