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Document ID (ISN)103487
CIS number 04-408
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leggat P.A., Kedjarune U., Smith D.R.
Title Toxicity of cyanoacrylate adhesives and their occupational impacts for dental staff
Bibliographic information Apr. 2004, Vol.42, No.2, p.207-211. 32 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) cyanoacrylates; occupational diseases; toxic substances; dental assistants; dental services; health hazards; adhesives
Descriptors (secondary) humidity control; skin diseases; eczema; personal protective equipment; volatile substances; sealants; ventilation; urticaria
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; Japan; Thailand
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Acrylates
Health care services