|Document ID (ISN)||104859|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Rasmussen K., Carstensen O., PontÚn A., Gruvberger B., Isaksson M., Bruze M.
||Risk of contact allergy and dermatitis at a wind turbine plant using epoxy resin-based plastics
||Apr. 2005, Vol.78, No.3, p.211-217. 20 ref.
||A cross-sectional study was carried out among workers exposed to epoxy resin and other chemicals at a company producing plastic components. Risk factors for occupational contact allergy and dermatitis were investigated. Participants responded to a self-administered questionnaire, were interviewed by an occupational physician and were subjected to dermatological examinations including patch testing. Clinically-diagnosed dermatitis was found among 214 workers (35.8%) and contact allergy to materials used in the workplace was found in 66 workers (10.9% of the total population and 20.3% of those who underwent patch testing), among whom 40 (60.6%) were allergic to epoxy compounds, 25 (37.9%) to hardeners and ten (15.2%) to other workplace materials. Older age and longer duration of employment were individual risk factors for allergy to workplace materials, while work-related allergies and longer duration of employment at the workplace were significant risk factors for dermatitis.
||epoxy resins; skin allergies; plastics converting industry; risk factors; eczema
||length of service; cross-sectional study; length of exposure; age-linked differences; skin tests
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark; Sweden|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology