Polyvinyl chloride pyrolysis products. A potential cause for respiratory impairment.

@article{Polakoff1975PolyvinylCP,
  title={Polyvinyl chloride pyrolysis products. A potential cause for respiratory impairment.},
  author={P L Polakoff and Nancy L. Lapp and Raimund Reger},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1975},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={
          269-71
        }
}
A limited investigation of respiratory and other symptom prevalence, plus before and after shift ventilatory capacity was conducted among a group of 17 meat wrappers exposed to pyrolysis products of polyvinyl chloride and a group of 21 control subjects. Exposed meat wrappers showed a higher prevalence of cough, phlegm, hay fever, and asthma than did the control group. The exposed group also demonstrated relative decreases in forced expiratory volume, one second (FEV1.0) and forced expiratory… CONTINUE READING