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Document ID (ISN)110380
CIS number 09-1342
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Thyssen J.P., Milting K., Bregnh°j A., S°sted H., Duus Johansen J., MennÚ T.
Title Nickel allergy in patch-tested female hairdressers and assessment of nickel release from hairdressers' scissors and crochet hooks
Bibliographic information Nov. 2009, Vol.61, No.5, p.281-286. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to determine the proportion of hairdressers' scissors and crochet hooks that released an excessive amount of nickel and to determine the prevalence of nickel allergy among patch-tested female hairdressers. Random hairdressers' stores in Copenhagen, Denmark, were visited and samples of tools were collected and analyzed. The prevalence of nickel allergy among female hairdressers was determined from the database of a Danish dermatology clinic. One of 200 pairs of scissors and seven of thirteen crochet hooks released an excessive amount of nickel. The prevalence of nickel allergy was lower among young hairdressers in comparison to older hairdressers. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; nickel and compounds; women; hairdressing; risk factors; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Denmark; dimethylglyoxime; frequency rates; age-linked differences; skin tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Nickel and compounds
Inorganic substances