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Document ID (ISN)30918
CIS number 79-562
ISSN - Serial title Tijdschrift voor sociale geneeskunde
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vroege D.
Title Incidence and prevention of reactions to chemical and vegetable substances in Rotterdam dock workers
Original title Het vˇˇrkomen en de preventie van reacties op chemische en plantaardige stoffen bij havenwerkers te Rotterdam [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information 8 Nov. 1978, Vol.56, No.22, p.724-729. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Results are reported of a study on allergenic, irritant, caustic, photosensitising and toxic substances loaded and unloaded in large quantities in the port of Rotterdam. Measures for protection and information (distribution of leaflets) of workers taken by the authorities are reviewed. Health impairments due to these substances account for some 9% of accidents. The principal reactions observed are described (allergies; eye, skin and mucosal irritation; chemical burns; photosensitivity reactions; poisoning; dilatation of the pupils). Attention is drawn to particular hazardous substances such as sodium hydroxide, and the need for improved packaging.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; irritants; caustic substances; harmful substances; dock work
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; plant products; Netherlands; irritation; allergies; photosensitization dermatitis; safety and health propaganda; loading and unloading; chemical products; survey; chemical burns; statistical aspects; information of personnel; packaging materials
Document type -
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Alkaline materials
Water transportation