These materials are often used in auto- and mechanical workshops, in offshore industries and foundries etc.
From an occupational hygienic point of view, ICA has been regarded as an isocyanate, even though in chemical terms it is not defined as such.
Negative health effects after exposure to isocyanates are well documented, but there are not enough toxicological data available.
This is most likely due to the fact that ICA is a non-stable compound under normal pressure and temperature settings – this complicates studies.
With this project, the physiochemical characteristics of ICA are studied regarding stability and potential for inhalation at normal pressure and temperature settings.
Furthermore relevant methodologies for exposure measurements will be developed, evaluated and compared for measuring ICA in working atmospheres.
The best of these methods will be applied for surveying exposure to ICA in relevant industries.