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Document ID (ISN)105761
CIS number 06-1411
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leggat P.A., Smith D.R.
Title Dermatitis and aircrew
Bibliographic information Jan. 2006, Vol.54, No.1, p.1-4. 40 ref.
Abstract Airline personnel are exposed to a wide range of potential chemical irritants and other aggravating factors such as low relative humidity. Common skin irritants include dielectric fluids, prepreg materials, sealants and jet-fuel, which consists of a complex mixture of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Low relative humidity appears to exacerbate dermatitis amongst aircrew, especially on longer flight durations. Pilots may also be exposed to additional skin irritants outside of the cabin environment, such as ethylene glycol, hydraulic fluid or jet fuel, all of which may be encountered during routine inspections of aircraft before and after flight. Given these factors, preventive measures must carefully consider the potential for contact with irritants and allergens, which may lead to dermatitis in airline personnel.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; irritants; air transport; aircraft; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) humidity; literature survey; USA; aromatic hydrocarbons; aliphatic hydrocarbons; ethylene glycol; hydraulic fluids; sealants; fuelling; reinforced plastics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; Japan
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Air transportation
Skin diseases