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Document ID (ISN)64238
CIS number 95-636
ISSN - Serial title 0129-1076 - Journal of Occupational Medicine - Singapore
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chia S.E., Phoon W.H.
Title Occupational dermatoses in Singapore - An analysis of five years' statistics
Bibliographic information July 1993, Vol.5, No.2, p.99-103. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Statistics on occupational dermatoses for the period 1983 to 1987 were analysed. Of the 1,727 cases reported, 85.8% were contact dermatitis of which 59.5 were irritant and 26.3% allergic. The most common irritants were oils and coolants, solvents, cement and acids and alkalis. The most common allergens were chromium, epoxy resin, metals and metallic salts and rubber chemicals. The construction and electronics industries accounted for 36.3% of all cases. Changing trends in the most common causative agents are correlated with the growth of different industries.
Descriptors (primary) Singapore; statistics; eczema; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; allergens; sex-linked differences; occupation disease relation; age-linked differences; irritants
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases