|Document ID (ISN)||109598|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Xhauflaire-Uhoda E., Macarenko E., Denooz R., Charlier C., Piérard G.E.
||Skin protection creams in medical settings: Successful or evil?
||July 2008, Vol.3, No.15, 7p. 37 ref.
||http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-15.pdf [in English]
||Skin creams are often used for protection against chronic exposure to mild irritants including cleansing and antiseptic products used for hand hygiene. However some creams fail to offer protection against a variety of xenobiotic agents. In this study, two skin creams were assayed comparatively for a protective effect against a liquid soap and an alcohol-based gel designed for hand hygiene in hospital settings. Significant differences in efficacy were obtained between the two creams. While one showed a real protective effect against mild irritants, the other presented an irritant potential itself.
||irritants; skin creams; hospitals; personal hygiene; hand
||soaps; comparative study; disinfectants
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Health care services