|Document ID (ISN)||107790|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||R°myhr O., Nyfors A., Leira H.L., Smedbold H.T.
||Allergic contact dermatitis caused by epoxy resin systems in industrial painters
||Sep. 2006, Vol.55, No.3, p.167-172. 22 ref.
||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.
||allergens; 2,4,6-tris(dimethylaminomethyl)phenol; epoxy resins; petroleum and natural gas industry; epoxy compounds; skin diseases; painting; m-xylylenediamine
||dangerous substances; sensitization dermatitis; Norway; case study; European Union; frequency rates; skin wetness; eczema; labelling; skin tests; classification; aromatic amines
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Phenols and phenolic compounds