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Document ID (ISN)40488
CIS number 83-1624
ISSN - Serial title 0003-7834 - Arbetsmiljö
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ekström Ö.
Title Eczema defeated by a hood
Original title Eksemen försvann när dragskåpen kom [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information 1982, No.7, p.42-43. Illus.
Abstract Interview with 2 workers employed in the fabrication of plastic, metal or glass assemblies with epoxy glues. For many years, these workers suffered from eczema and rhinitis. A study of the subjects' workplaces revealed a number of airborne pollutants (epoxy resins, hardeners, solvents). The gluing workstations were transferred to a location with a ventilation system and were equipped with hoods with transparent fronts; this eliminated all airborne pollutants.
Descriptors (primary) exhaust hoods; allergens; adhesives; eczema; epoxy resins
Descriptors (secondary) allergic rhinitis; ventilation; organic solvents; skin allergies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ventilation
Skin diseases