|Document ID (ISN)||64463|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Goh C.L., Gan S.L.
||The incidence of cutting fluid dermatitis among metalworkers in a metal fabrication factory: A prospective study
||Aug. 1994, Vol.31, No.2, p.111-115. Illus. 10 ref.
||A study was made of 24 new machinists in contact with cutting fluids (neat mineral oils) and a group of non-exposed controls over a six-month period. The incidence of dermatitis among the machinists was high; more than one-third developed irritant contact dermatitis within three weeks of exposure. Most machinists appeared to develop tolerance after six weeks of exposure. Values of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) also increased rapidly initially, but remained fairly stable thereafter. None of the control group developed dermatitis and their TEWL values were lower throughout the study period.
||allergens; irritants; metalworking industry; eczema; cutting fluids; mineral oils
||long-term study; skin wetness
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Singapore|
|Broad subject area(s)