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Document ID (ISN)108918
CIS number 08-1293
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chou T.C., Chang H.Y., Chen C.J., Yu H.S., Wu J.D., Sheu S.C., Shih T.S.
Title Effect of hand dermatitis on the total body burden of chromium after ferrous sulfate application in cement among cement workers
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.59, No.3, p.151-156. 25 ref.
Abstract Ferrous sulfate has been added to cement to reduce the prevalence of dermatitis in workers. The objective of this study was to compare the urinary chromium levels before and after ferrous sulfate addition among cement workers with or without hand dermatitis. Thirty-five male workers were recruited in this study for two consecutive years: 2003 without using ferrous sulfate and 2004 after adding ferrous sulfate. Urinary chromium was used as a biomarker to estimate the total body burden of chromium. Urinary chromium concentration showed significant decreases after ferrous sulfate addition. Furthermore, a larger decrease of urinary chromium was observed among workers with hand dermatitis. It is concluded that ferrous sulfate decreases the total body burden of chromium, especially among workers with severe hand dermatitis.
Descriptors (primary) cement industry; ferrous sulfate; chromium and compounds; cement; hand; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) male workers; determination in urine; exposure evaluation; Taiwan (China)
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Cement and concrete
Inorganic substances