|Document ID (ISN)||111784|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Dulon M., Peters C., Wendeler D., Nienhaus A.
||Trends in occupational airway diseases in German hairdressers: Frequency and causes
||2011, Vol.54, p.486-493. Illus. 42 ref.
||Hairdressers are exposed to several allergens and irritants known to cause obstructive airway diseases (OAD). In the early 1990s, high incidence rates of OAD were observed in German hairdressers. It was expected that modification of formulations would resolve the problem. This study analysed the numbers of confirmed cases reported of allergen, latex and irritant-induced OAD in German hairdressers, as registered by the responsible compensation board. From 1998 until 2003, the number of confirmed cases of OAD stayed at a plateau of 60, after which a downward trend was apparent. Hair dyes and acid perms were most often identified as the substances causing OAD. The cases of OAD in German hairdressers are still frequent. Exposure to known airway irritants is still occurring in spite of modification of the formulations. Continuous medical surveillance of hairdressers is recommended, in order to detect individual susceptibility, especially in apprentices.
||Germany; obstructive ventilatory impairment; compensation of occupational diseases; hairdressing
||irritants; allergens; hair preparations; long-term study; medical supervision; apprentices; statistical trends
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)