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Document ID (ISN)45298
CIS number 86-141
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kellett J.K., Beck M.H.
Title Ammonium persulphate sensitivity in hairdressers
Bibliographic information July 1985, Vol.13, No.1, p.26-28. 5 ref.
Abstract Ammonium persulfate is a component of hairdressing bleaches. 12 of 49 professional hairdressers patch tested with ammonium persulfate gave positive reactions, in contrast to 1 of 118 patients who were not hairdressers. 7 out of 10 of these 12 patients have since given up hairdressing. The stability of ammonium persulfate preparations in petrolatum or water was tested; about 24% of the initial amount of the compound degraded in 6 months. This suggests that preparations this old or older should not be used.
Descriptors (primary) ammonium persulfate; bleaches; transfer to other work; hairdressing; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) skin tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Inorganic substances