|Document ID (ISN)||62480|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
|Convention or series no.
||Aberer W., Kager B., Ziegler V., Horak F.
||Rhinitis caused by tailor's chalk - Allergy, pseudo-allergy, rhinopathy, or imagination?
||Schnupfen durch Schneiderkreide - Allergie, Pseudoallergie, Rhinopathie oder Einbildung? [in German]|
||Nov.-Dec. 1992, Vol.40, No.6, p.231-234. 8 ref.
||Benzoic acid contained in tailor's chalk was identified as the cause of nasal hyperreactivity among the students of a fashion school. This result was obtained by interviewing the manufacturer of the chalk and the 87 students of the school subsequent to the complaints. In addition, provocation tests with healthy volunteers were conducted. Benzoic acid is added to chalk to facilitate its removal from clothes during ironing.
||benzoic acid; rhinitis; clothing industry; upper respiratory diseases; manufacture of textile goods; allergic rhinitis
||nose; epidemiologic study; diseases of nose and sinuses
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Austria|
||Textile and clothing industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Clothing and finished textile products industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)