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Document ID (ISN)101704
CIS number 03-774
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gruvberger B., Isaksson M., Frick M., PontÚn A.N.N., Bruze M.
Title Occupational dermatoses in a metalworking plant
Bibliographic information Feb. 2003, Vol.48, No.2, p.80-86. 17 ref.
Abstract Among workers of a plant producing components for engines and drivelines, a survey of occupational dermatoses was conducted using questionnaires, clinical examinations and patch testing with standard series and a series of samples from the working environment. The questionnaire was given to all employees, of whom 382 responded. A total of 214 reported having had or having suspected work-related skin manifestations. Of the workers, 183 (164 metal workers, 19 office staff) participated in the clinical investigation and skin tests. Occupational dermatoses were diagnosed in 23 metal workers (14.1%) and one office worker (5.3%). Irritant contact dermatitis was diagnosed in 12 metal workers, occupational allergic contact dermatitis in 11 (10 metal workers and 1 office clerk) and folliculitis in one metal worker. Among the 11 workers, four cases were due to neat oils, three were due to a water-based cutting and four were due to various biocides.
Descriptors (primary) skin diseases; motor vehicle industry; metalworking industry
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; sensitization dermatitis; subjective assessment; Sweden; biocides; skin allergies; medical examinations; cutting fluids; folliculitis; questionnaire survey; allergy tests; skin tests; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Metalworking industry