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Document ID (ISN)64467
CIS number 95-1004
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fischer T., Bohlin S., Edling C., Rystedt I., Wieslander G.
Title Skin disease and contact sensitivity in house painters using water-based paints, glues and putties
Bibliographic information Jan. 1995, Vol.32, No.1, p.39-45. 60 ref.
Abstract A dermatological investigation of 202 Swedish construction painters included patch testing with ingredients of water-based paints, glues and putties. 48 painters had a history of eczema, of which 25 had a history of hand eczema. In 25 painters, factors in the work environment were estimated to contribute to the eczema, and in 11 of these their work was concluded to be the main cause of the disease. Allergic reactions to metals, preservatives, polymerizing agents, resins, solvents and film-forming agents are discussed. Findings indicate that construction painters do not face a high risk of skin disease.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; irritants; paints; skin diseases; construction industry; adhesives; painting; putties; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; isothiazolinones; individual susceptibility; skin tests; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Construction industry and civil engineering
Surface treatment