ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)104365
CIS number 05-627
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Matthieu L., Godoi A.F.L., Lambert J., Van Grieken R.
Title Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from bisphenol A in vinyl gloves
Bibliographic information Dec. 2003, Vol.49, No.6, p.281-283. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract Allergic contact dermatitis caused by polyvinyl chloride gloves is rarely reported, and in only two cases was bisphenol A considered to be the responsible sensitizer. In this case report, a patient developed occupational hand dermatitis after the use of a new type of high-density vinyl (HDV) gloves. Patch tests showed positive reactions to both used and new HDV gloves and to bisphenol A. Chemical analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry demonstrated the presence of bisphenol A in the HDV gloves. Replacement by nitrile rubber gloves resulted in complete clearance of the hand dermatitis.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; allergens; eczema; polyvinyl chloride; bisphenol A
Descriptors (secondary) Belgium; case study; sensitization; substitution; nitrile rubber
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Alcohols
Hand and arm protection