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Document ID (ISN)53601
CIS number 90-547
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Van Joost T.
Title Occupational sensitisation to epichlorohydrin and epoxy resin
Bibliographic information Oct. 1988, Vol.19, No.4, p.278-280. 9 ref.
Abstract Sensitisation to epichlorohydrin (ECH) is reported in 6 patients with occupational contact allergy. In 2 cases, an isolated positive test to ECH was found. In the remaining 4 cases, concomitant positive reactions were seen to "EDCRG epoxy resin" (MW 385) and to liquid epoxy resin (MW 370). Allergy to bisphenol A was not seen in the patients. Five patients worked in an epoxy resin plant. Adequate preventive measures to avoid skin contact with ECH are required to prevent ECH sensitisation becoming a more serious industrial hazard.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; epoxy resins; bisphenol A; sensitization; skin allergies; eczema; exposure evaluation; epichlorohydrin
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; skin tests; age
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Ethylene oxide
Exposure evaluation