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Document ID (ISN)100331
CIS number 02-1249
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bauer A., Kelterer D., Stadeler M., Schneider W., Kleesz P., Wollina U., Elsner P.
Title The prevention of occupational hand dermatitis in bakers, confectioners and employees in the catering trades - Preliminary results of a skin prevention program
Bibliographic information Feb. 2001, Vol.44, No.2, p.85-88. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract Bakers, confectioners and employees in the catering trades are at a high risk of developing occupational skin diseases (OSDs). A skin disease prevention programme in the baking, hotel and catering industries was initiated. It involved a detailed analysis of the occupational exposure and occupational disease history of the employees, during which the patients' diagnosis and therapy was re-evaluated and supplemented if necessary. Individual skin care and protection regimes were demonstrated, skin care and protection products were supplied, and skin care and protection seminars were offered to volunteering participants. From January to December 1999, 29 affected employees were examined. 22 employees suffered from irritant contact dermatitis. In the follow-up of 11 employees, the skin disease improved or disappeared in 8 cases. Moreover, in 1 employee, the skin condition was stabilized even though continued employment. In only 2 cases did the skin condition worsen. These preliminary results showed that most of the OSD were due to lack of or unsuitable skin care and protection.
Descriptors (primary) bakery products industry; hotel industry; hand; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; health programmes; eczema; skin creams; Germany
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Hotels and restaurants
Food industry