Mechanisms of occupational asthma induced by isocyanates.

  title={Mechanisms of occupational asthma induced by isocyanates.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric J Deschamps and Alain Pr{\'e}vost and François Lavaud and Sheryl Kochman},
  journal={The Annals of occupational hygiene},
  volume={42 1},
Isocyanates are some of the most important low molecular weight chemicals associated with occupational asthma. These compounds are often volatile and they are highly reactive on mucous membranes, especially the conjunctivae and respiratory tract. Despite numerous data derived from experimental and clinical investigations, there is no agreement concerning… CONTINUE READING