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Document ID (ISN)67311
CIS number 96-1406
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mancuso G., Reggiani M., Berdondini R.M.
Title Occupational dermatitis in shoemakers
Bibliographic information Jan. 1996, Vol.34, No.1, p.17-22. 19 ref.
Abstract In a study of occupational dermatitis at five shoe factories in Italy, 246 workers were examined and patch tested using standard and occupational patch test series. The prevalence of occupational dermatitis was 14.6% (36 workers). 20 workers had irritant contact dermatitis, attributed to contact with solvents contained in adhesives and varnishes. 16 workers had allergic contact dermatitis, caused mainly by contact with adhesives, and with rubber and skins. Other skin complaints included hyperkeratosis of the fingertips, and pruritus sine materia. Some jobs were more frequently associated with skin complaints.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; irritants; shoe industry; dermatitis; Italy
Descriptors (secondary) leather; sensitization dermatitis; itch; eczema; skin tests; adhesives; solvents; list of chemical substances; cross-sectional study; hyperkeratosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry
Skin diseases