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Document ID (ISN)62480
CIS number 94-980
ISSN - Serial title 0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aberer W., Kager B., Ziegler V., Horak F.
Title Rhinitis caused by tailor's chalk - Allergy, pseudo-allergy, rhinopathy, or imagination?
Original title Schnupfen durch Schneiderkreide - Allergie, Pseudoallergie, Rhinopathie oder Einbildung? [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1992, Vol.40, No.6, p.231-234. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) benzoic acid; rhinitis; clothing industry; upper respiratory diseases; manufacture of textile goods; allergic rhinitis
Descriptors (secondary) nose; epidemiologic study; diseases of nose and sinuses
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustria
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Clothing and finished textile products industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)