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Occupational asthma due to unheated polyvinylchloride resin dust.
  1. H S Lee,
  2. J Yap,
  3. Y T Wang,
  4. C S Lee,
  5. K T Tan,
  6. S C Poh
  1. Department of Industrial Health, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.


    Polyvinylchloride (PVC) resins are widely used in industry. Asthma due to the thermal degradation products of PVC are well documented. In this first case of occupational asthma due to unheated PVC resin dust the patient was exposed to PVC resin dust during the mixing of chemicals used for making plastic seals for bottle caps.

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