|Document ID (ISN)||101704|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Gruvberger B., Isaksson M., Frick M., PontÚn A.N.N., Bruze M.
||Occupational dermatoses in a metalworking plant
||Feb. 2003, Vol.48, No.2, p.80-86. 17 ref.
||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.
||skin diseases; motor vehicle industry; metalworking industry
||irritants; sensitization dermatitis; subjective assessment; Sweden; biocides; skin allergies; medical examinations; cutting fluids; folliculitis; questionnaire survey; allergy tests; skin tests; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry