California Department of Public Health Highlights Diisocyanate and Work-Related Asthma

Diisocyanates are a known cause of work-related asthma, but workers using the chemicals continue to get debilitating lung disease. For Asthma Awareness Month, the California Department of Public Health is highlighting the risks and providing resources to prevent work-related asthma. Tips include switching to safe chemicals and processes, using engineering controls, medical surveillance, and more.

For a study on Isocyanates and Work-Related Asthma, click here.

For an Isocyanate Working Safely HESIS Fact Sheet, click here.

For the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Isocyanates Guide, click here.

For CDPH’s Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program Webpage, click here.