|Document ID (ISN)||110257|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Winker R., Salameh B., Stolkovich S., Nikl M., Barth A., Ponocny E., Drexler H., Tappeiner G.
||Effectiveness of skin protection creams in the prevention of occupational dermatitis: Results of a randomized, controlled trial
||Apr. 2009, Vol.82, No.5, p.653-662. Illus. 33 ref.
||09-1231.pdf [in English]
||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.
||skin absorption; skin diseases; barrier creams; skin protection; hand
||subjective assessment; dehydration; sawmilling industry; building industry; sex-linked differences; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Austria; Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology