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Document ID (ISN)109166
CIS number 09-143
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aalto-Korte K., Alanko K., Kuuliala O., Jolanki R.
Title Occupational methacrylate and acrylate allergy from glues
Bibliographic information June 2008, Vol.58, No.6, p.340-346. 30 ref.
Abstract Glues and sealants are important causes of methacrylate and acrylate allergy. This study aimed to analyse patterns of allergic patch test reactions to acrylic monomers in relation to exposure in patients sensitized from glues. Patch test files at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health from 1994 to 2006 for allergic reactions in the methacrylate series were screened and the clinical records of sensitized patients analysed. Ten patients had allergic reactions to acrylic monomers and had been sensitized from glues at work. Nine of them had used anaerobic sealants, three cyanoacrylate-based instant adhesives and one patient a bi-component instant adhesive. All the patients reacted to 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (2-HEMA) and ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA); reactions to 2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate, triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate and tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate were also common. The first four methacrylates were found in the glues used by the patients. 2-HEMA and EGDMA appear to be good screeners for contact allergy to anaerobic sealants and also detected a single case deriving from bi-component acrylic glue.
Descriptors (primary) acrylates; sensitization; adhesives; methacrylates
Descriptors (secondary) cyanoacrylates; Finland; skin tests; dermatitis; triethylene glycol dimethacrylate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Acrylates