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Document ID (ISN)41235
CIS number 84-190
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Peltonen L., Frńki J.
Title Prevalence of dichromate sensitivity
Bibliographic information May 1983, Vol.9, No.3, p.190-194. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract 822 healthy volunteers were tested in Finland. 2% of the 410 men and 1.5% of the 412 women had a positive patch test reaction to 0.5% potassium dichromate in petrolatum. 10 of the 14 positive reactions occurred among the 110 offset printers, lithographers and printing plant cleaners, who were exposed occupationally to chromium. Eczema of the hand or face was present in 11 of the 14 subjects with a positive response. In 2981 clinic patients tested over 5 years, the result was positive in 6.8% of the men and 2.8% of the women. Industries with a rate of over 10% were: building, radio and TV, graphics, and leather. The rates were again much higher in subjects with occupational eczema of the hands.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; chromates; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) morbidity; chromium; allergy tests; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Skin diseases
Printing, photography and photocopying industry