|Document ID (ISN)||60880|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Tarvainen K., Jolanski R., Estlander T.
||Occupational contact allergy to unsaturated polyester resin cements
||Apr. 1993, Vol.28, No.4, p.220-224. Illus. 25 ref.
||Six men contracted occupational allergic contact dermatitis from unsaturated polyester (UP) cements. 4 of the men were employed in car repair painting and the remaining 2 in mold manufacturing. The exposure time to UP cements ranged from 6 to 32 years before onset of skin symptoms. All patients had eczema on their hands; in addition, 4 had skin symptoms on airborne areas, i.e., wrists, neck and face. All 6 patients developed allergic reactions when patch tested with UP resin at 0.5-10% in petrolatum (pet.). None of the tested patients reacted to auxiliary or cross-linking chemicals of the cements. Diethylene glycol maleate (DGM) was purified and identified from the UP resin of a cement. 1 patient reacting to UP resin was also patch test positive to DGM and he produced an allergic reaction to DGM down to a concentration of 0.0032% pet. DGM wa found in both uncured and cured UP resin. None of the patients could continue their work with UP cements after their sensitisation.
||diethylene glycol; polyesters; maleates; sensitization; eczema; adhesives; coachwork; skin allergies
||case study; skin tests; skin diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Esters and salts
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry