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Extrinsic allergic alveolitis: isocyanates and other occupational causes: IIAC report

This is a review of entitlement to Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit for people with extrinsic allergic alveolitis.

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Extrinsic allergic alveolitis: isocyanates and other occupational causes: IIAC report

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This report by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) recommends changes to the list of prescribed diseases for which people can claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

Certain causes of extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) are already recognised within the terms of prescribed disease B6.

The council recommends that exposure to the vapour of isocyanates be added to the qualifying terms of exposure for EAA. As isocyanates are chemical rather than biological agents, it is proposed that this addition be made to the ‘C’ or chemical list of prescribed diseases.

The council also recommends that an open category of claim be created, to cater for other biological and chemical substances that cause EAA.

Published 12 April 2016