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Occupational asthma after exposure to azodicarbonamide: report of four cases.
  1. J C Normand,
  2. F Grange,
  3. C Hernandez,
  4. A Ganay,
  5. P Davezies,
  6. A Bergeret,
  7. G Prost
  1. Service des Maladies Professionnelles, Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud, France.


    Azodicarbonamide (Chemical Abstract Service Registry No 123.77.3) is an organic low molecular weight agent used for blowing and foaming plastics. Finely ground azodicarbonamide can be a pulmonary and sometimes a cutaneous acute sensitiser. Four cases of work related asthma are reported.

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