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Toluene diisocyanate exposure in a glove manufacturing plant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9541052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An accidental exposure due to reuse of containers of toluene diisocyanate to transport nontoxic substances and subsequent occupational toxic exposure caused illness among forty workers in a glove manufacturing plant. Examination and investigation of the patients and factory site inspection were carried out. Toluene diisocyanate-contaminated latex was examined by the infrared spectroscopy. Thirty-two of forty patients had muscle pain and seven had elevated creatine phosphokinase activity. These features have not been reported previously as components of toluene diisocyanate toxicity and their underlying causation remains speculative.
S H Siribaddana; A Wijesundera; R Fernando
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0731-3810     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Toxicol. Clin. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-21     Completed Date:  1998-04-21     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8213460     Medline TA:  J Toxicol Clin Toxicol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
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MeSH Terms
Gloves, Protective
Headache / chemically induced
Latex / chemistry
Lung / drug effects
Muscular Diseases / chemically induced
Occupational Diseases / chemically induced*
Occupational Exposure*
Pain / chemically induced
Spectrophotometry, Infrared
Toluene 2,4-Diisocyanate / analysis,  poisoning*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Latex; 584-84-9/Toluene 2,4-Diisocyanate

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