|Document ID (ISN)||101259|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Livesley E.J., Rushton L., English J.S., Williams H.C.
||The prevalence of occupational dermatitis in the UK printing industry
||July 2002, Vol.59, No.7, p.487-492. 15 ref.
||In this study on occupational dermatitis in the printing industry, a questionnaire was addressed to members of the Graphical, Paper and Media Union living in Nottinghamshire. 1189 respondents were directly involved in the printing industry and categorized according to work in pre-press (25%), printing itself (46%) or finishing (42%) processes. 490 respondents (41%) reported having a skin complaint at some time. Prevalence was highest in males (43%) and those working in printing (49%), in particular those who cleaned rollers and cylinders or who came into daily contact with isocyanates. The most commonly affected areas reported were the fingers and webs between the fingers. 26% reported a current problem on the hand. Reported symptoms included itching (61%), rash (58%), and dry skin (56%). Reported use of protective equipment and cleansing products was generally high. Selected respondents were invited for a short dermatological examination, which confirmed the high self reported prevalence and also identified a substantial proportion of mild cases which were not reported.
||printing industry; occupational diseases; hand; dermatitis; United Kingdom
||isocyanates; itch; skin eruption; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; notification of occupational diseases; medical examinations; cylinder printing machines
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Printing, photography and photocopying industry