|Document ID (ISN)||100294|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational skin diseases: Cement still causes victims
||Dermatoses professionnelles: le ciment fait toujours des victimes [in French]|
||July-Aug. 2001, No.609, p.22-28. Illus. 6 réf.
||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.
||occupational diseases; chromium and compounds; cement; skin diseases
||protective gloves; corrosive substances; irritants; compensation of occupational diseases; France; chromium; sensitizers; exposure evaluation; survey; substitution; skin allergies
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Cement and concrete