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Document ID (ISN)106081
CIS number 07-153
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chu C.Y., PontÚn A., Sun C.C., Jee S.H.
Title Concomitant contact allergy to the resins, reactive diluents and hardener of a bisphenol A/F-based epoxy resin in subway construction workers
Bibliographic information Mar. 2006, Vol.54, No.3, p.131-139. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract Among 20 subway construction workers in Taipei, Taiwan, using a new epoxy resin system, nine showed clinical symptoms and signs of contact dermatitis. The objective of the study was to determine which components of the epoxy resin system were responsible for the contact allergy. Patch testing with the various components of the system was performed on both the patients and asymptomatic individuals. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that contact allergy to epoxy resin systems may involve hardeners and diluents as well as resins, and patch testing for reaction to all components should be performed.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; construction industry; eczema; epoxy resins
Descriptors (secondary) Taiwan (China); case study; skin tests; solvents; allergy tests; hardeners
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden; Taiwan (China)
Subject(s) Construction industry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Skin diseases