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Document ID (ISN)110257
CIS number 09-1231
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Winker R., Salameh B., Stolkovich S., Nikl M., Barth A., Ponocny E., Drexler H., Tappeiner G.
Title Effectiveness of skin protection creams in the prevention of occupational dermatitis: Results of a randomized, controlled trial
Bibliographic information Apr. 2009, Vol.82, No.5, p.653-662. Illus. 33 ref.
Internet access 09-1231.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate whether the publicized beneficial effects of skin protection creams could be confirmed under real working conditions during activities that expose the skin. Controlled randomized trials were performed to compare the effects of a skin protection cream before work, a skin care cream after work and hand cleansing, individually and in combination. A total of 1,006 workers from the building and timber industries were recruited, among whom 485 were examined longitudinally at least three times during one year. The main finding was that skin protection creams alone have little effect on the skin barrier expressed in terms of transepidermal water loss, while when used in combination with skin care creams, they allow moderate improvement.
Descriptors (primary) skin absorption; skin diseases; barrier creams; skin protection; hand
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; dehydration; sawmilling industry; building industry; sex-linked differences; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustria; Germany
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin protection
Skin diseases