|Document ID (ISN)||103487|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Leggat P.A., Kedjarune U., Smith D.R.
||Toxicity of cyanoacrylate adhesives and their occupational impacts for dental staff
||Apr. 2004, Vol.42, No.2, p.207-211. 32 ref.
||Cyanoacrylate (CA) and its homologues have a variety of medical, dental and industrial applications as adhesives. The increasing use of CA in dentistry, particularly as an adhesive and sealing glue, has raised concerns regarding its potential toxicity in humans. Although the reported toxicity of CA is uncommon in the dental workplace, possible effects include urticaria, contact dermatitis and other dermatoses. Dental staff using CA adhesives should avoid direct contact with CA and use appropriate personal protective measures. Furthermore, maintaining higher levels of humidity, optimizing room ventilation and using special air conditioning filters in the working environment may be useful in minimizing the toxicity of volatile CA adhesives.
||cyanoacrylates; occupational diseases; toxic substances; dental assistants; dental services; health hazards; adhesives
||humidity control; skin diseases; eczema; personal protective equipment; volatile substances; sealants; ventilation; urticaria
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia; Japan; Thailand|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services