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Document ID (ISN)101454
CIS number 03-317
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Minamoto K., Nagano M., Inaoka T., Futatsuka M.
Title Occupational dermatoses among fibreglass-reinforced plastics factory workers
Bibliographic information June 2002, Vol.46, No.6, p.339-347. 29 ref.
Abstract Patch tests were carried out on 29 workers involved in fibre-reinforced plastics manufacturing in order to investigate the causes of their skin problems. Of the 22 workers who reported experiencing skin problems, 16 showed positive results to at least one chemical, including six cases of multiple sensitivity. Two showed positive reactions to the unsaturated polyester base resin, six to cobalt chloride, five to benzoyl peroxide, four to methyl ethyl ketone peroxide, two to para t-butyl catechol, one to styrene and one to formaldehyde. After taking into account of the exposures, reported causes by questionnaires and patch test results, seven cases were diagnosed as allergic contact dermatitis due to chemicals, three as irritant contact dermatitis due to chemicals, and three as dermatitis due to mechanical irritation from glass fibre or dust. 18 of the of 29 subjects, including two workers without a history of skin problems, were sensitized to at least one chemical.
Descriptors (primary) glass fibre reinforced plastics; occupational diseases; plastics converting industry; dermatitis; polyesters
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; benzene diols; airborne dust; irritants; sensitization dermatitis; cobalt and compounds; Japan; butanone; styrene; benzoyl peroxide; skin allergies; eczema; skin eruption; urticaria; skin tests; allergens
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases