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Document ID (ISN)50397
CIS number 88-1563
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 1987
Convention or series no. Fiche d'allergologie-dermatologie prof. No.43
Author(s) Foussereau J., Cavelier C.
Title Irritant dermatitis due to diallyl glycol carbonate monomer
Original title La dermite par irritation au carbonate de diallylglycol monomère [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 1987, No.31, p.223-226.
Abstract Information note for occupational physicians. The allyl monomers widely used in the optical industry are sometimes not tolerated by the skin and eyes; this is especially true of diallyl glycol carbonate (DAGC). The toxicity of DAGC and isopropyl percarbonate (IPP) is reviewed. Clinical aspects indlude the irritant properties of mixtures of DAGC and IPP, the risk of contact with the substances as a function of work assignment (before and after polymerisation), frequency of intolerance in exposed workers, description of lesions. Human tests with IPP, DAGC and impurities found in DAGC, and tolerance in animals are reviewed. Diagnosis, prevention and compensation are also discussed.
Descriptors (primary) skin allergies; eczema; toxic substances; diethylene glycol bis(allyl carbonate); optical industry; occupational medicine; conjunctivitis
Descriptors (secondary) data sheet; diagnosis
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Esters and salts
Skin diseases
Diseases of the eye and vision damage