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Document ID (ISN)64461
CIS number 95-998
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) van der Walle H.B.
Title Dermatitis in hairdressers. (II). Management and prevention
Bibliographic information May 1994, Vol.30, No.5, p.265-270. 10 ref.
Abstract Factors contributing to dermatitis in hairdressers are discussed. These include: sensitizing and irritant capacities of some hair-cosmetic ingredients; unsafe packaging which causes contamination of the hands, work tables and instruments with hazardous chemicals; absence of protection with adequate gloves; ignorance of procedures for the safe handling of chemicals. A strategy is proposed based on improvement of the safety of ingredients and packaging, use of vinyl gloves and introduction of safe procedures. The value of pre-employment screening is discussed. Part I of this article is in press.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; irritants; hairdressing; health engineering; hand; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) packing, filling; protective gloves; pre-employment medical examinations; individual susceptibility; safe working methods
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Skin diseases