|Document ID (ISN)||105761|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Leggat P.A., Smith D.R.
||Dermatitis and aircrew
||Jan. 2006, Vol.54, No.1, p.1-4. 40 ref.
||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.
||allergens; irritants; air transport; aircraft; skin diseases
||humidity; literature survey; USA; aromatic hydrocarbons; aliphatic hydrocarbons; ethylene glycol; hydraulic fluids; sealants; fuelling; reinforced plastics
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia; Japan|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)