|Document ID (ISN)||105016|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Kaukiainen A., Riala R., Martikainen R., Estlander T., Susitaival P., Aalto-Korte K.
||Chemical exposure and symptoms of hand dermatitis among construction painters
||July 2005, Vol.53, No.1, p.14.21. 32 ref.
||In this study on the prevalence of hand dermatitis in construction painting in Finland, a cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted among 1000 male construction painters and 1000 male carpenters (response rates 60.6% and 60.4%, respectively). Two definitions for hand dermatitis symptoms were used: "liberal" (more than two symptoms), and "strict" (more than three symptoms). Responses were subjected to statistical analysis. Painters reported more symptoms of hand dermatitis than carpenters (previous 12-month prevalence with liberal criteria 22.5% and 14.2% respectively; with strict criteria 13.3% and 6.4% respectively). A dose-response relationship was found for reporting symptoms and exposure to several solvent-based and water-based paints. Overall, painters reported a significantly higher prevalence of symptoms of hand dermatitis than carpenters, with putties and plasters emerging as significant risk factors.
||dermatitis; building industry; hand; painting
||subjective assessment; Finland; putties; carpentry; dose-response relationship; questionnaire survey; case-control study; length of exposure; plaster
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Construction industry and civil engineering