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Document ID (ISN)19976
CIS number 72-2206
ISSN - Serial title 0003-7753 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Arbeitshygiene
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Düngemann H., Borelli S., Wittmann J.
Title Copper and cadmium contact eczema in welders, polishers, electroplaters and similar workers
Original title Über Kupfer- und Kadmium-Kontaktekzeme bei Schweissern, Schleifern, Galvaniseuren und ähnlichen Berufsgruppen [in German]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1972, Vol.7, No.4, p.85-93. 42 ref.
Abstract A review of previous systematic studies (see CIS 64-975) is followed by a report on the skin testing of 256 metalworkers, with particular reference to cadmium sensitization. Clinical findings and medical histories in 9 positive reactions to cadmium sulfate are described, and 5 positive reactions to copper sulfate are analysed. Sensitization is due primarily to exposure to dust and, in the case of cadmium, to contact with cadmium metal or cadmium-containing liquids. Cadmium and copper should form part of the skin test battery whenever metal allergy is suspected. Potential exposure areas in industry are tabulated.
Descriptors (primary) eczema; welding and cutting; metalworking industry; electroplating
Descriptors (secondary) sensitization dermatitis; copper; cadmium; skin tests; manual abrasive operations
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Surface treatment
Welding and cutting
Metalworking industry