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Occupational asthma due to methyl methacrylate and cyanoacrylates.
  1. S Lozewicz,
  2. A G Davison,
  3. A Hopkirk,
  4. P S Burge,
  5. D A Boldy,
  6. J F Riordan,
  7. D V McGivern,
  8. B W Platts,
  9. D Davies,
  10. A J Newman Taylor


    Five patients had asthma provoked by cyanoacrylates and one by methyl methacrylate, possibly because of the development of a specific hypersensitivity response. Acrylates have wide domestic as well as industrial uses, and inhalation of vapour emitted during their use can cause asthma.

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