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Document ID (ISN)109878
CIS number 09-887
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mirabelli M.C, Zock J.P., Bircher A.J., Jarvis D., Keidel D., Kromhout H., Norbńck D., Olivieri M., Plana E., Radon K, Schindler C, Schmid-Grendelmeier P., TorÚn K., Villani S., Kogevinas M
Title Metalworking exposures and persistent skin symptoms in the ECRHS II and SAPALDIA 2 cohorts
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.60, No.5, p.256-263. 20 ref.
Abstract This analysis was conducted to assess the associations between metalworking exposures and current and persistent skin symptoms among male and female participants in two population-based epidemiologic studies in Europe: the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II (ECRHS II) and the Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung and Heart Disease in Adults 2 (SAPALDIA 2). Each participant completed interviewer-administered questionnaires to provide information about symptoms and exposures related to selected occupations, including metalworking, during the follow-up periods. The associations between skin symptoms and the frequency of metalworking exposures among 676 ECRHS II/SAPALDIA 2 respondents were analysed. Current skin symptoms were reported by 10% of metalworkers and were associated with frequent use of oil-based metalworking fluids and organic solvent/degreasing. The findings justify assessing strategies for reducing the frequency of metal-related exposures.
Descriptors (primary) epidemiology; metalworking industry; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; Netherlands; Switzerland; United Kingdom; Germany; Spain; degreasing; Italy; eczema; cutting fluids; questionnaire survey; cohort study; Greece
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland; Germany; Spain; United Kingdom; Greece; Italy; Netherlands; Sweden
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Metalworking industry
Epidemiology