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- obliterative bronchiolitis
- fiberglass-reinforced polymer
- polyester resin
- methylethyl ketone peroxide
Cullinan et al 1 reported six obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) cases with plausible correlation with fiberglass-reinforced plastics (FRP) fabrication. Five of them were boat builders and one worked for a cooling-tower manufacturer. Due to the complexity of the FRP-related boat building processes, the exact agent(s) and process causing OB were difficult to determine. The cooling-tower manufacturing had a simpler manufacturing process, and may help narrow down the actual processes leading …
Contributors C-HC and YLG had the idea for the letter, and wrote the manuscript for which they accept responsibility. PJT, CHP and JJH provided contribution in exposure assessment. WCW assisted in case evaluation.
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