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Document ID (ISN)100294
CIS number 02-1234
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brasseur G.
Title Occupational skin diseases: Cement still causes victims
Original title Dermatoses professionnelles: le ciment fait toujours des victimes [in French]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 2001, No.609, p.22-28. Illus. 6 réf.
Abstract According to the SUMER 94 survey (see CIS 95-161), more than 300,000 workers are exposed to cement in France. Cement is both corrosive and allergenic, the allergic effects being in particular due to the presence of chromium. Several countries are committed to reducing the chromium content of cement. As a result, skin diseases caused by cement have decreased from 3.1% of compensated occupational diseases in France in 1994 to 1.37% in 1998. Topics covered in this special feature on skin diseases caused by cement: corrosive and allergic effects of cement; allergic effects of chromium VI compounds; chromate chemistry; packaging of cement (in bulk or bags); importance of personal protection; trends over the last 30 years highlighting a 90% decrease in skin diseases caused by cement.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; chromium and compounds; cement; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; corrosive substances; irritants; compensation of occupational diseases; France; chromium; sensitizers; exposure evaluation; survey; substitution; skin allergies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Cement and concrete
Inorganic substances