|Document ID (ISN)||105376|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Jungbauer F.H.W., Lensen G.J., Groothoff J.W., Coenraads P.J.
||Skin diseases in paper mill workers
||Mar. 2005, Vol.55, No.2, p.109-112. Illus. 15 ref.
||This cross-sectional study investigated the extent of skin problems in a paper mill and the proportion attributable to contact with allergens. It involved 80 paper mill workers with daily exposure to skin irritants and allergens. They completed a questionnaire and underwent a standard interview and a physical examination. Skin tests were conducted on workers whose history indicated possible contact allergy. Workers reported a high exposure to skin irritants, especially when carrying out tasks that caused the perspiration of hands and feet and contact with water. Atopic dermatitis was seen in 3% of the workers. Contact dermatitis was seen in 26% of the workers and 36% were diagnosed with mycosis of the feet. All cases of contact dermatitis and mycosis could be attributed to occupational exposure to skin irritants. No cases of contact allergy were observed.
||irritants; pulp and paper industry; skin diseases
||allergens; subjective assessment; skin wetness; dermatomycoses; individual susceptibility; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; skin tests; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Paper and paper products industry