|Document ID (ISN)||56917|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Yakes B., Kelsey K.T., Seitz T., Hashimoto D., Feldman H.A., Christiani D.C.
||Occupational skin disease in newspaper pressroom workers
||June 1991, Vol.33, No.6, p.711-717. 15 ref.
||Studies of printing industry tradespeople have reported an increased problem of dermatologic abnormalities, including contact dermatitis and dermatitis attributed to solvent exposure. The reported cross-sectional health survey of dermatological conditions was conducted in a follow-up of perceived skin abnormalities among newspaper pressroom workers. 215 pressroom workers and 34 compositors at a large northeastern US newspaper printing facility were surveyed. Printing pressroom workers reported skin condition symptoms at a significantly higher rate than did the compositor referent group. Pressroom workers also were found to be at a significantly elevated risk of developing dermatitis after self-reported exposure to certain commonly used solvents. This emphasises the need for proper work practices, product substitution where possible, and appropriate protective glove use by newspaper pressroom workers.
||printing and duplicating; printing industry; lithography; solvents; skin diseases; dermatitis; offset printing
||USA; glycol ethers; aromatic hydrocarbons; isopropyl alcohol; aliphatic hydrocarbons; questionnaire survey; chlorinated hydrocarbons; statistical evaluation; printing inks
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Printing, photography and photocopying industry