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Document ID (ISN)101470
CIS number 03-321
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ling T.C., Coulson I.H.
Title What do trainee hairdressers know about hand dermatitis?
Bibliographic information Oct. 2002, Vol.47, No.4, p.227-231. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey of 121 trainee hairdressers from two hairdressing colleges in Britain was conducted, including questions concerning the number and types of hairdressing procedures performed, previous and current medical history, awareness of risks to the skin from hairdressing, and knowledge of hand dermatitis prevention. 17% of the trainees suffered currently from hand dermatitis. This is probably due to the large amount of wet work done by apprentice hairdressers. Two-thirds of the trainees were not aware that atopic eczema predisposed to hand dermatitis. Formal pre-school and pre-employment counselling was limited. Knowledge on hand care among trainees was not often translated into practice, with gloves being worn by only 9% when shampooing and 58% when perming. Prevention of hand dermatitis by education and pre-employment counselling is of fundamental importance.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; skin diseases; young persons; apprentices; hairdressing
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; irritants; safety consciousness; sensitization dermatitis; United Kingdom; skin absorption; safety and health training; skin allergies; eczema; questionnaire survey; individual susceptibility; medical examinations; skin wetness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Skin diseases