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Document ID (ISN)103526
CIS number 04-668
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Facts 40
Title Skin sensitisers
Original title Kožní senzibilizující materiály [in Czech]
Hudallergiframkallande ämnen [in Swedish]
Hautsensibilisierende Stoffe (Hautallergene) [in German]
Pēgés erethismoú (hupereuaisthēsías) tou dérmatos [in Greek]
Sensibilizadores cutáneos [in Spanish]
Nahka sensibiliseerivad ained [in Estonian]
Ihoa herkistävät aineet [in Finnish]
Sensibilisants cutanés [in French]
Bőr érzékenyitők [in Hungarian]
Sostanze sensibilizzanti della cute [in Italian]
Odą jautrinančios medžiagos [in Lithuanian]
Ādas jūtīguma paaugstinātāji [in Latvian]
Huidsensibilisatoren [in Dutch]
Czynniki uczulające skórę [in Polish]
Agentes sensibilizadores da pele [in Portuguese]
Senzibilátory pokožky [in Slovak]
Povzročitelji kožne preobčutljivosti [in Slovenian]
Hudallergifremkaldende stoffer [in Danish]
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,, 2003. 2p. Illus. 8 ref.
Internet access [in Swedish] [in English] [in Spanish] [in French] [in Czech] [in Danish] [in German] [in Estonian] [in Greek] [in Italian] [in Latvian] [in Latvian] [in Hungarian] [in Lithuanian] [in Dutch] [in Polish] [in Portuguese] [in Slovak] [in Slovenian] [in Finnish]
Abstract Occupational skin diseases are estimated to cost the European Union EUR 600 million every year, resulting in around three million lost working days. They affect virtually all industry and business sectors and force many workers to change jobs. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is producing a series of fact sheets on occupational safety and health information about dangerous substances for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2003. This fact sheet contains information on skin sensitizers as well as preventive measures for skin exposure. Contents: causes of occupational skin problems; allergic skin diseases; skin sensitizers; preventing exposure.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; occupational diseases; European Union; risk factors; sensitizers; health hazards; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) workplace monitoring; change of employment; limitation of exposure; substitution; information of personnel; medical supervision; cost of diseases; data sheet; personal protective equipment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Allergies
Skin diseases