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Document ID (ISN)109598
CIS number 09-574
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Xhauflaire-Uhoda E., Macarenko E., Denooz R., Charlier C., Piérard G.E.
Title Skin protection creams in medical settings: Successful or evil?
Bibliographic information July 2008, Vol.3, No.15, 7p. 37 ref.
Internet access http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-15.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; skin creams; hospitals; personal hygiene; hand
Descriptors (secondary) soaps; comparative study; disinfectants
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services