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Document ID (ISN)109502
CIS number 09-411
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aalto-Korte K., Kuuliala O., Suuronen K., Alanko K.
Title Occupational contact allergy to formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.59, No.5, p.280-289. 22 ref.
Abstract Between 2001 and 2007, 81 patients with formaldehyde allergy and 18 with an independent allergy to formaldehyde release agents were patch tested at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. Of the formaldehyde allergies, 60 were new sensitizations, 25 of which were considered to be occupational. The most common source of occupational sensitization was metalworking fluids followed by protective creams and liquid soaps. Occupational formaldehyde allergy was common and occurred in metalworkers, hairdressers, masseurs and workers using protective creams, detergents, and liquid soaps.
Descriptors (primary) detergents; formaldehyde; cutting fluids; skin creams; allergens
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; case study; Finland; soaps; eczema; sensitization; hairdressing; metalworking industry; allergy tests; skin tests; masseurs
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes