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Document ID (ISN)109407
CIS number 09-421
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Johannes Geier J., Lessmann H., Reinecke S.
Title Occupational airborne allergic contact dermatitis in a concrete repair worker
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, Vol.60, No.1, p.50-51. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract This article describes a case of contact dermatitis in a 31-year-old bricklayer involved in the repair of concrete structures and exposed daily to epoxy systems. Despite the use of personal protective equipment including goggles, a face mask and nitrile gloves, he developed a dermatitis on the forearms, and later an eczema on the face which were diagnosed as a work-related airborne dermatitis. Patch tests resulted in positive reactions to several epoxy systems. The dermatitis ceased within weeks after he stopped working in the construction industry.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; epoxy resins; construction industry; skin diseases; epoxy compounds
Descriptors (secondary) case study; Germany; skin tests; change of employment; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Ethylene oxide
Construction industry and civil engineering