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Document ID (ISN)112463
CIS number 12-0187
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kurpiewska J., Liwkowicz J., Benczek K., Padlewska K.
Title A survey of work-related skin diseases in different occupations in Poland
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.17, No.2, p.207-214. Illus. 20 ref.
Internet access A_survey_of_work-related_skin_diseases_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract The aim was to study the prevalence of self-reported skin symptoms on hands and forearms in different occupational populations in Poland. The study was conducted on 581 healthcare workers, 61 hair stylists, 149 beauticians, 90 food services workers, 90 cleaners, 181 metal factory workers and 69 textile workers. Healthcare workers had greatest exposure. Eighty-six percent of dentists, 67% of midwives, 51% of nurses and 41% of physicians reported skin disorders. Problems with latex gloves were declared by 30% of healthcare workers. Thirty-four percent of food services workers, 24% of textile workers, 30% of metal factory workers, 21% of hair stylists and beauticians, and 64% of cleaners reported skin manifestations during the time of employment, which they thought could be work-related.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; occupation disease relation; skin diseases; risk factors; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) latex; cleaning; food industry; textile industry; metalworking industry; dental services; health care personnel; hairdressing; beauty parlours
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases