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Document ID (ISN)104914
CIS number 06-380
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kiec-Swierczynska M., Krecisz B., Swierczyska-Machura D., Zaremba J.
Title An epidemic of occupational contact dermatitis from an acrylic glue
Bibliographic information Mar. 2005, Vol.52, No.3, p.121-125. 18 ref.
Abstract Dermatological examinations were performed in 81 workers involved in the manufacture of electric coils for television displays. They had worked for four years in contact with a UV-curing glue containing various acrylates. Acrylate-specific dermal lesions were detected in 21 of these workers. Occupational irritant contact dermatitis was diagnosed in 12 of the workers and occupational allergic contact dermatitis in the other nine. Twelve reacted to acrylates. Cross-reactions with methacrylates were not observed. The highest number of positive tests was obtained with triethyleneglycol diacrylate (10) and diethyleneglycol diacrylate (9).
Descriptors (primary) allergens; acrylates; electronics industry; adhesives; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) sensitization dermatitis; Poland; case study; skin tests; skin allergies; dermatological examinations; irritation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Acrylates
Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment