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Document ID (ISN)107692
CIS number 08-157
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Flyvholm M.A., Lindberg M.
Title OEESC-2005 - Summing up on the theme of irritants and wet work
Bibliographic information Dec. 2006, Vol.55, No.6, p.317-321.
Abstract This article reviews the papers on irritants and wet work presented at a conference on held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 12-15 June 2005. Occupational skin diseases are common diseases with a huge potential for prevention. The risk factors are mostly well known, despite which there is an ongoing high occurrence of occupational skin diseases. The following topics were identified for further research: an internationally agreed-upon definition of wet work; better methods to assess the exposure to wet work; effect of combined exposure to water and water-soluble irritants; effect of wet work with short and long cycles; testing skin protection and skin care products; long-term skin effects from alcohol-based hand disinfectants; workplace testing of evidence-based prevention programmes in prospective randomized, controlled intervention studies.
Descriptors (primary) humidity; irritants; risk factors; skin diseases; skin wetness
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; skin creams; epidemiology; conference; exposure evaluation; skin tests; research; disinfectants
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Skin diseases