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Document ID (ISN)44828
CIS number 85-1691
ISSN - Serial title 0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vidović R., Kansky A.
Title Contact dermatitis in workers processing polyvinyl chloride plastics
Bibliographic information 1985, Vol.33, No.3, p.104-105. 13 ref.
Abstract Results of patch tests of 2 groups (30 with and 30 without skin lesions) chosen from 400 workers in a plastic shoe factory. The tests included a standard battery of substances plus 4 phthalates widely used as plasticisers. Of the 11 workers with contact dermatitis, 6 were sensitive to phthalates and 5 to coal tar (also present in the granulated vinyl raw material). Reactions to dioctyl phthalate were even more numerous among the asymptomatic subjects than among the others, which shows the high sensitising potential of phthalates.
Descriptors (primary) polyvinyl chloride; phthalates; sensitization; shoe industry; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) case study; dioctyl phthalate; plasticizers; dibutyl phthalate; coal tar; diethyl phthalate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Esters and salts
Footwear, leather and fur industry