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Document ID (ISN)62949
CIS number 94-1624
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Koh D., Lee H.S., Chia H.P., Phoon W.H.
Title Skin disorders among hand solderers in the electronics industry
Bibliographic information Feb. 1994, Vol.44, No.1, p.24-28. 16 ref.
Abstract Full-time solderers (n=150) and non-soldering administrative staff (n=52) were examined to determine the prevalence of work-related skin disorders. Prevalence rates of ever having a work-related rash since the start of work were 19.5% for workers using multicore flux and 10.3% for liquid flux users; prevalence rates for those wearing cotton gloves were lower than those for ungloved workers. Six solderers (all ungloved multicore flux users) had work-related dermatitis. Findings suggest that work-related skin disorders are fairly common among solderers and that the use of gloves and liquid flux reduces the risk of such disorders. Acne and elevated skin sebum levels were not found to be associated with soldering.
Descriptors (primary) skin diseases; electronics industry; soldering and brazing
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; dermatitis; frequency rates; acne; case-control study; soldering flux
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Electronics industry
Welding and cutting
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment