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Document ID (ISN)100310
CIS number 02-1264
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2001
Convention or series no. DMT 88 TA 64
Author(s) Crépy M.N.
Title Occupational skin diseases due to cement (calcium aluminosilicates)
Original title Dermatoses professionnelles au ciment (alumino-silicates de calcium) [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2001, No.88, p.419-429. Illus. 60 ref.
Abstract The construction industry is a sector with a high risk of occupational skin diseases. These are mainly due to exposure to cement, which can give rise to severe burns as well as to allergic contact eczemas. The "Sumer 94" survey (see CIS 95-161) showed that approximately 310,000 workers are exposed to cement in France. The most common allergen contained in cement is chromium VI. In certain countries, decreases in the incidence of skin diseases have been observed among persons exposed to cement following the adoption of legislation limiting the chromium content of cement. Contents of this article on occupational skin diseases due to cement: cement composition; skin toxicity; epidemiology; diagnosis in occupational settings; diagnosis in specialized institutions; prognosis; prevention; compensation.
Descriptors (primary) France; construction industry; cement; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; allergens; irritants; compensation of occupational diseases; epidemiology; diagnosis; industrial physicians; limitation of exposure; skin tests; chromium and compounds; chromium; data sheet; cancer
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Cement and concrete
Construction industry and civil engineering