|Document ID (ISN)||109695|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT TA 81
||Contact dermatitis caused by personal protective equipment (PPE)
||Dermatites de contact aux équipements de protection individuelle (EPI) [in French]|
||1st Quarter 2009, No.117, p.89-103. Illus. 93 ref.
||http://www.inrs.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TA%2081/22.06File/TA81.pdf [in French]
||Occupational skin diseases caused by personal protective equipment (PPE) essentially consist of irritant and/or allergic contact dermatitis and contact urticaria. Exposed occupations depend on the type of PPE used. This information note describes the types of PPE likely to cause contact dermatitis (gloves, shoes and boots, work clothing, diving equipment) and the responsible allergens. Aetiological diagnosis is based on anamnesis, clinical examinations and allergy tests. Collective prevention should make full use all of measures likely to reduce exposure, and the substitution of latex and the most common allergens in PPEs should be implemented wherever possible. Medical prevention is based on stopping all occupational and non occupational contact with the responsible allergens.
||allergens; France; personal protective equipment; eczema; dermatitis
||latex; urticaria; diagnosis; data sheet; substitution; skin tests; limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology