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Document ID (ISN)107790
CIS number 08-396
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) R°myhr O., Nyfors A., Leira H.L., Smedbold H.T.
Title Allergic contact dermatitis caused by epoxy resin systems in industrial painters
Bibliographic information Sep. 2006, Vol.55, No.3, p.167-172. 22 ref.
Abstract A group of 2236 industrial painters employed in six companies of the Norwegian oil industry was followed between 1997 and 2001 to assess the incidence of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) caused by exposure to epoxy resin systems. Commercially-available patch test series were supplemented with a series based on known or suspected sensitizers present at the workplaces. Of 57 patch-tested workers, 23 with ACD caused by epoxy resin systems were found, indicating an incidence rate of 4.5/1000 person years. Positive patch tests to 2,4,6-tris-(dimethylaminomethyl)phenol (tris-DMP) and m-xylene-α,α'-diamine (XAD) were seen in seven and eight workers, respectively, indicating that both chemicals are important sensitizers in industrial painters. They are, however, not classified as skin sensitizers according to the European regulations on the classification and labelling of dangerous chemicals.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; 2,4,6-tris(dimethylaminomethyl)phenol; epoxy resins; petroleum and natural gas industry; epoxy compounds; skin diseases; painting; m-xylylenediamine
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; sensitization dermatitis; Norway; case study; European Union; frequency rates; skin wetness; eczema; labelling; skin tests; classification; aromatic amines
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Surface treatment
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Aromatic amines
Ethylene oxide
Ethers
Alcohols