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Document ID (ISN)33118
CIS number 80-478
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Milner J.E.
Title Ascorbic acid in the prevention of chromium dermatitis.
Bibliographic information Jan. 1980, Vol.22, No.1, p.51-52. 9 ref.
Abstract A worker with strong Cr sensitivity handling freshly printed paper with inks containing Cr suffered severe hand dermatitis. A solution of 10% ascorbic acid applied to his hands during the work day reduced the active hexavalent Cr to the inactive trivalent form. This inexpensive, easy-to-use method resulted in speedy recovery of the dermatitis.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; vitamin C; chromium and compounds; medical prevention; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) case study; chromium; printing inks
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Skin diseases
Printing, photography and photocopying industry