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W. Walczyk, T. Cieśla

Toxicity of isocyanates in the manufacture of polyurethane materialss

Polimery 1982, No 12, 468

DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.1982.468


Against a background of the application of organic isocyanates In the manufacture of polyurethane materials, the main reasons of the toxicity hazards of lsocyanates have been discussed, the major being the air pollution with isocyanates vapours and aerosols. The physiological action of isocyanates on the human organism has been presented and preventive actions improving the work safety with isocyanates recommended. The necessity of decreasing the permitted concentration of isocyanates in air to below 0,005 ppm.

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