|Document ID (ISN)||62948|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Irvine C., Pugh C.E., Hansen E.J., Rycroft R.J.G.
||Cement dermatitis in underground workers during construction of the Channel Tunnel
||Feb. 1994, Vol.44, No.1, p.17-23. Illus. 24 ref.
||A surveillance programme was set up to monitor and investigate underground cement workers and other workers with skin problems during construction of the Channel Tunnel. Of 1,138 men assessed during a 2-year period, 332 were diagnosed as having occupational dermatitis, past or present; 111 of the 466 grouters assessed had a history of the disease at some time. Overall, 96 of the 180 workers who were patch tested were found to be allergic to chromate. Most cases of occupational dermatitis improved with regular medical supervision, education and personal protective measures. The addition of ferrous sulfate has been shown to decrease the level of allergenic hexavalent chromate in cement.
||skin allergies; civil engineering; underground work; cement dermatitis
||allergens; epoxy resins; cobalt; nickel; ferrous sulfate; chromates; personal protective equipment; skin tests; medical supervision; safety and health training; substitution
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Construction industry and civil engineering