|Document ID (ISN)||105238|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Perkins J.B., Farrow A.
||Prevalence of occupational hand dermatitis in U.K. hairdressers
||July-Sep. 2005, Vol.11, No.3, p.289-293. 30 ref.
||http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/IJOEH_1103_Perkins.pdf [in English]
||The prevalence of hand dermatitis was investigated among workers of 60 hairdressing salons in the United Kingdom. 38.6% of respondents reported hand dermatitis, among whom 72.7% reported interdigital symptoms. Trainee hairdressers had an increased risk of hand dermatitis (relative risk, RR=2.95), as did those with ≤2 years in the profession (RR=4.91). There was a positive association between prevalence and frequent use of protective measures, suggesting that use of protective measures may be a reaction to incidence rather than a precaution. Wet work was significantly associated with prevalence, and relative risk was increased in those who performed more frequent wet work, namely trainee hairdressers. True prevalence was far higher than that suggested by surveillance schemes in the United Kingdom.
||United Kingdom; hairdressing; dermatitis; hair preparations
||protective gloves; subjective assessment; skin creams; symptoms; frequency rates; exposure evaluation; cross-sectional study; apprentices; length of service
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Hairdressing & beauty parlours