|Document ID (ISN)||63000|
|Convention or series no.
||Contact allergens in chemical products
||Kontaktallergener i kemiske produkter [in Danish]|
||Direktoratet for Arbejdstilsynet, At-salg, Landskronagade 33, 2100 K°benhavn ě, Denmark, 1994. 88p. Price: DKK 235.00.
||The Danish Product Register Database (PROBAS) was searched for information on 43 contact allergens in 18 product categories. Formaldehyde was present in products in all 18 categories; six other allergens were present in more than half. Some commonly registered amines are not included in standard patch tests, while one amine that figures in routine tests is rare in products on the market. Combination of interview data from eczema patients with product composition data from PROBAS helped identify formaldehyde-containing products as the source of their problem and led to solutions. Conversely, a widely used antioxidant, BHT, showed no sensitizing properties in 1336 eczema patients. Thus, product registers can be used to estimate exposure of patients to allergens.
||formaldehyde; 2,6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol; chemical products; allergies; skin allergies; Denmark
||eczema; industrial products; list of chemical substances; sensitization; skin tests; computerized data bases; substitution
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)