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Document ID (ISN)107746
CIS number 08-100
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16-533-A-10
Author(s) Géraut C., Tripodi D.
Title Occupational skin diseases
Original title Dermatoses professionnelles [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 4th Quarter 2006, No.153, 30p. Illus. 53 ref.
Abstract When faced with skin diseases that appear to be due to occupational factors, medical practitioners must adopt a simple and reliable diagnosis approach. Upon completing a comprehensive clinical analysis, it is of key importance to draw up a list of risk factors related to the occupational and non occupational environments. The main factors responsible for occupational skin diseases are the many chemicals with which we are in daily contact, followed far behind by infectious agents and finally, very rarely, by physical agents. The most affected occupations are, in decreasing order of importance: occupations involving exposure to cleaning products, the construction industry, hairdressing, health care occupations, plastics processing and handling, various sectors including mechanical work, metalworking, printing, and all activities involving contact with plants or animals.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; risk factors; skin diseases; France
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; data sheet; printing industry; cleaning agents; plants; diagnosis; cleaning; chemical products; limitation of exposure; construction industry; health care personnel; hairdressing; metalworking industry; plastics converting industry; handling of animals; agriculture; medical supervision; medical examinations; encyclopaedia; irritants
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases