Isocyanates react with compounds containing alcohol to produce polyurethane polymers, which are components of polyurethane foams. Off-gassing of isocyanates is considered to be very hazardous to human health. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), diisocyanates are potent skin and lung sensitizers and a major cause of work-related asthma worldwide.
How can this chemical affect my health?
Chronic (Long Term) Effects
Effects detailed above can occur at various stages of the product’s lifetime, not just during usage. All have been included to provide a complete picture of the chemical’s danger.