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Document ID (ISN)64463
CIS number 95-1000
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Goh C.L., Gan S.L.
Title The incidence of cutting fluid dermatitis among metalworkers in a metal fabrication factory: A prospective study
Bibliographic information Aug. 1994, Vol.31, No.2, p.111-115. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; irritants; metalworking industry; eczema; cutting fluids; mineral oils
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; skin wetness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry
Skin diseases