|Document ID (ISN)||63365|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Forskning & Praktik
|Convention or series no.
||Rapid increase in latex allergies
||1994, No.3, p.15-18. Illus. 3 ref.
||Health hazards of some chemical substances used in medical care are outlined along with protective measures. Hazards discussed include: cytostatic drugs; anaesthetic gases; formaldehyde; eczema caused by working with water and chemicals; disinfectants. Protective gloves of natural rubber can cause contact urticaria and a rapid rise in latex allergies among health care personnel has been reported. Latex dust in the air can also cause asthma and other symptoms of allergy.
||protective gloves; latex; health care personnel; hospitals; skin allergies
||formaldehyde; inhalation anaesthetics; cytostatic drugs; disinfectants; asthma; skin diseases; urticaria; allergies
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Hand and arm protection