|Document ID (ISN)||102037|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational skin-disease data in Europe
||June 2003, Vol.76, No.5, p.331-338. Illus. 51 ref.
||The existence of different occupational health systems and legislations in the countries of Europe makes it difficult to obtain a detailed picture of occupational skin diseases for the whole continent. Reporting bias and selection bias have a considerable impact on the perceived prevalence and incidence, while reliable data are hard to extract from official registries. In this article, data from one region in Germany are taken as an example. Comparison with data from other sources yields an estimate of 0.7 to 1.5 cases per 1,000 per year as a gross average, while the problem in specific occupational groups is more pronounced. However, reliable data on social and economic impact are very scarce.
||occupational diseases; skin diseases; epidemiology; Europe
||Germany; occupation disease relation; economic aspects; notification of occupational diseases; safety and health documentation; social aspects; frequency rates; severity rates; registers of occupational diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology