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Document ID (ISN)57585
CIS number 92-518
ISSN - Serial title 0001-5555 - Acta dermato-venereologica
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jolanki R.
Title Occupational skin diseases from epoxy compounds - Epoxy resin compounds, epoxy acrylates and 2,3-epoxypropyl trimethyl ammonium chloride
Bibliographic information 1991, (Suppl. 159), 162p. 189 ref.
Abstract This thesis is based on a survey of the literature and on investigations carried out between 1974 and 1990. Of a total of 3,731 patients examined for suspected occupational skin disease 142 (7.7%) had conditions caused by epoxy compounds (mostly, epoxy paints and their raw materials, epoxy resin compounds used in electrical insulation and epoxy glues). The study also found that contact allergy to epoxy hardeners and reactive diluents was common. It is concluded that all compounds containing an epoxy group, epoxy acrylates or polyamine hardeners include a sensitisation risk, the highest risk being associated with the handling of products in the liquid form. The thesis also reprints 10 articles on the subject that appeared in the scientific literature between 1986 and 1991.
Descriptors (primary) epoxy resins; hardeners; eczema; skin allergies; epoxy compounds
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; sensitization dermatitis; skin tests; thesis; bisphenol A diglycidyl ether
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Ethers
Ethylene oxide
Allergies