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Document ID (ISN)106364
CIS number 07-406
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) PontÚn A.
Title Formaldehyde in reusable protective gloves
Bibliographic information May 2006, Vol.54, No.5, p.268-271. 17 ref.
Abstract Following clinical findings in a case of hand dermatitis, formaldehyde was suspected to be present in reusable protective gloves. Nine types of gloves were investigated with the semi-quantitative chromotropic acid method. It was found that six gloves emitted some formaldehyde and that four gloves emitted ≥40Ág of formaldehyde. Most of the formaldehyde was found on the inside of the gloves. To get an indication of the clinical relevance, a comparison with a protective cream containing the formaldehyde-releasing agent diazolidinyl urea was performed by comparing areas of gloves with areas of cream layers with thickness 1-2mg/cm2. The amounts of formaldehyde emitted from the gloves were in the same range as those emitted from a layer of cream.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; exposure evaluation; allergens; formaldehyde
Descriptors (secondary) diazolidinylurea; description of technique; sampling and analysis; dermatitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Hand and arm protection