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Worker and Consumer Exposure Issues (WCE)


Poster Title

Dr. Scott Arnold

Risk assessment for consumer exposure to toluene diisocyanate (TDI) derived from polyurethane flexible foam

Mr. Charles Bevington

Characterizing Relative Exposures to Isocyanates across the Lifecycle of Polyurethane Products

Ms. Cynthia Boyd

An Inhalational Study of Gorilla Glue

Dr. John Cocker

Biological monitoring for isocyanates in the UK

Dr. Andrew Comai

Lessons from Participatory Action Research in an Isocyanate Foam Facility

Dr. Marianne Dalene

Determination of aromatic amines in aqueous extracts of polyurethane foam

Dr. Marianne Dalene

Adsoprtion Efficiency of Respirator Filter Cartridges for Isocyanates

Mr. Scott Ecoff

A Review of Airborne MDI Concentrations in the Breathing Zone of Spray Polyurethane Foam Installers Including Adjacent Work Areas at Specific Distances from the Applicator as well as Post Spray Characterization of MDI

Mr. Wei Gui

Inception Cohort Study of Workers Exposed to Toluene Diisocyanate at a Polyurethane Foam Factory: One Year Follow-up

Dr. Carol Hetfield

Characterizing Exposures to Diisocyanates Used in Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation (SPFI) and Other Polyurethane Products 

Dr. Youcheng Liu

Effectiveness of Educational and Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Isocyanate Exposure in the Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Industry: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Dr. Youcheng Liu

Quantifying Isocyanates from Medical Devices and Products: A Pilot Testing

Dr. Martin Nicholas &
Dr. Gary Liss

Accuracy of Toxicological Information on Material Safety Data Sheets for Respiratory Tract Sensitizers and Asthmagens Used in Workplaces in Canada

Dr. Carrie Redlich

A Case Series of Families with Symptoms Associated with Home Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation

Mr. John Sebroski

Isocyanates – Developing ASTM Standards for Measuring Emissions from Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Products Designed for On-site Application in Buildings 

Dr. Katherine Sleasman

US EPA Chemical Information Gathering, Exposure Assessment Gaps, & Risk Management

Mr. Erik van Deurssen

Occupational exposure to isocyanates and use of respiratory protection in the car repair industry; a baseline exposure assessment

Toxicity Testing/Animal Models/Biomarkers (TOX)


Poster Title

Ms. Julia Broström

Induction of the inflammatory protein autotaxin  a new hypothesis for a mechanism behind airways disease caused by aromatic diisocyanates

Dr. Michael Collins

Respiratory Sensitization Thresholds for Diisocyanates in Animal Models

Dr. Justin Hettick

Characterization of diisocyanate haptenation of serum albumin by multiplexed tandem mass spectrometry

Dr.  Bo AG  Jönsson

Percutaneous absorption of 4,4-methylene diphenyl diisocyanate in humans

Ms. Leah Luna

Enrichment and measurement of a signature MDI human serum albumin peptide adduct

Mr. Morgan Mhike

Characterization of Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Haptenated Human Serum Albumin and Hemoglobin

Mr. Asish Mohaptra

A methodology proposal to use a Multiple Model data fusion (MMDF) framework and techniques for systems biology and toxicological evaluations and identification of biomarkers of complex Isocyanate Cluster of chemicals

Mr. Zachary Robbins

Isotriamine, a Biomarker of Isocyanurate Exposure in Automotive Spray Painters  

Dr. Jeffry Schroeter

Respiratory Tract Dosimetry of Hexamethylene Diisocyanate in Rats and Humans

Dr. Paul Siegel

Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs) to Methylene Diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Conjugated Protein: Research and Potential Biomonitoring Applications.

Dr. Adam Wisnewski

Anti-Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Murine Monoclonal (IgG) Antibodies

Dr. Jun Ying

Interferon Gamma Promoter is Hypermethylated in Blood DNA from Workers with Confirmed Diisocyanate Asthma

Human Cancer Risk (HCR)


Poster Title

Dr. Michael Collins

Rat Lung Tumors Following Inhalation Exposures to Methylenediphenyldiisocyanate (MDI)  Implications for Human Health

Dr. Julie Goodman

Hypothesis-Based Weight-of-Evidence Evaluation of the Human Carcinogenicity of Toluene Diisocyanate

Dr. Gabriele Sabbioni

Exposure to 4,4 Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) and/or Polyurethanes: Asthma and Cancer Risk?

Environmental Exposure/Monitoring (EE)


Abstract Title

Dr. Gillian Franklin

Medical Devices and Products as Potential Sources of Isocyanate Skin Exposure in Neonatal Infants: A Qualitative Assessment

Homero Harari

Development of a skin exposure dosimeter for Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI)

Dr. Daniel Karlsson

Determination of gas phase Isocyanate using proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry

Dr. Daniel Karlsson

Dry sampler for airborne isocyanates

Mr. Mark Mason

The Development of Testing Methods for Characterizing Emissions & Sources of Exposures from Polyurethane Products

Dr. Gunnar Skarping

Particle size fractionated sampler for isocyanates

Dr. Gunnar Skarping

Isocyanate Aerosols from Thermal Degradation of polymers

Dr. Robert Streicher

Measuring Total Reactive Isocyanate Group Using 1,8-Diaminonaphthalene (DAN)

Mr. Erik Vangronsveld

Determination of Residual Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) from Flexible Polyurethane Foam

Occupational Health Surveillance/Management (OHS)


Poster Title

Dr. Laura Cassidy

Web-Based Data Collection System Used for Industry-wide Study of Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Exposure and the Development of Occupational Asthma 

Dr. Julia Klees

Developing Guidance for the Diagnosis and Management of Work-related Asthma (WRA): The ACOEM Practice Guidelines 

Dr. Kenneth Rosenman

Are U.S. Companies that Use Isocyanates Providing Medical Surveillance? 

Dr. Robert Simard

Early diagnosis of occupational asthma and exposure control : results from a stepped care program in Montreal targeted at auto body shop workers

Dr. Susan Tarlo

Changes in workers compensation claims for diisocyanate-induced asthma, 1980-2007 in Ontario, Canada, compared with other causes of occupational asthma.

Dr. Adam Wisnewski

Biomonitoring Hexamethylene Diisocyanate (HDI) Exposure Based on Serum Levels of HDI-Specific IgG

Mr. Berran Yucesoy

MHC class I and class II gene variants are associated with diisocyanate-induced asthma 

Respiratory Epidemiology and Disease (RES)


Poster Title

Dr. Cynthia Graham

Are Diisocyanate Occupational Asthma Cases Declining?

Dr. James Hathaway

Cross Sectional Survey of Workers Exposed to Aliphatic Diisocyanates Using Detailed Respiratory Medical History

Mr. Robert Luedeka

A Survey Of The Incidence of Occupational Asthma Among Flexible Polyurethane Foam Slabstock Plants

Dr. Anjoeka Pronk

A dynamic population-based model for the development of work related respiratory health effects among car body repair shop workers

Dr. Adam Wisnewski

Methylene-Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) usage, exposure and health outcomes among polyurethane spray foam insulators in the construction industry.

Educational Exhibit Related Posters


Poster Title

Mrs. Stephanie Burt

Free Informational Training DVD’s on “Safe Handling of Toluene Diisocyanate” and “Safe Handling of Diphenylmethane  DiiIsocyanate” 

Mrs. Barbara Cummings 

Isocyanate –based Spray-On Truck Bed Liner Health and Safety Considerations

Mr. Dan Dubblestyne

Polyurethane Foam

Mr. Brian Karlovich 

CPI Product Stewardship Literature

Ms. Heather Palfrey

Isocyanates - CPI SPF Health and Safety Outreach and Training


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