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Document ID (ISN)103515
CIS number 04-566
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2004
Convention or series no. DMT 99 TA 70
Author(s) Crépy M.N.
Title Occupational skin diseases in the food industry
Original title Dermatoses professionnelles dans le secteur de l'alimentation [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2004, No.99, p.411-422. Illus. 83 ref.
Abstract The food industry is among the sectors of activity that present the highest risk of occupational skin diseases. Workers are exposed to numerous irritants and allergens including detergents, disinfectants, foodstuffs and gloves, which give rise mostly to contact and irritation dermatitis, but also to allergic dermatitis and photosensitization reactions. Contents of this review article on skin diseases in the food industry: epidemiology; aetiology; diagnosis in occupational settings; diagnosis in specialised institutions; prognosis; prevention; compensation.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; food industry; skin diseases; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) detergents; protective gloves; allergens; irritants; compensation of occupational diseases; natural rubber; industrial physicians; aetiology; epidemiology; photosensitization dermatitis; eczema; diagnosis; disinfectants; latex
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Food industry
Occupational health services