|Document ID (ISN)||109878|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||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
||Metalworking exposures and persistent skin symptoms in the ECRHS II and SAPALDIA 2 cohorts
||May 2009, Vol.60, No.5, p.256-263. 20 ref.
||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.
||epidemiology; metalworking industry; dermatitis
||Sweden; Netherlands; Switzerland; United Kingdom; Germany; Spain; degreasing; Italy; eczema; cutting fluids; questionnaire survey; cohort study; Greece
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland; Germany; Spain; United Kingdom; Greece; Italy; Netherlands; Sweden|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)