|Document ID (ISN)||101703|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Devantier Jensen C., Thormann J., Ejner Andersen K.
||Airborne allergic contact dermatitis from 3-iodo-2-propynyl-butylcarbamate at a paint factory
||Mar. 2003, Vol.48, No.3, p.155-157. 19 ref.
||The fungicide 3-iodo-2-propynyl-butylcarbamate (IPBC) is used in both industrial products and cosmetics. This article presents the first reported case of allergic contact dermatitis from airborne exposure to this preserving agent. A 34-year-old female production worker at a paint factory developed dermatitis on exposed skin areas. Patch testing showed a positive reaction to IPBC 0.01% in petrolatum. The compound was used as a preservative in wood treatment products manufactured at her workplace. Based on animal studies, IPBC is considered safe as a cosmetic preservative. However, widespread use of the chemical might lead to increasing levels of contact allergy, and therefore, close monitoring of IPBC is recommended.
||wood preservatives; allergens; 3-iodo-2-propynyl-butylcarbamate; eczema; carbamates; fungicides; paint and varnish industry
||case study; Denmark; cosmetics; skin tests; skin eruption; allergy tests; skin allergies
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)