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Document ID (ISN)64688
CIS number 95-989
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Goh C.L., Gan S.L.
Title Efficacies of a barrier cream and an afterwork emollient cream against cutting fluid dermatitis in metalworkers: A prospective study
Bibliographic information Sep. 1994, Vol.31, No.3, p.176-180. 16 ref.
Abstract The prevalence of cutting fluid dermatitis and changes in transepidermal water vapour loss (TEWL) were studied in groups of machinists who used either a barrier cream, an afterwork emollient cream or no cream controls at all over a six month period. All machinists handled cutting fluid (neat mineral oil) during their work. Barrier cream and afterwork emollient cream did not appear to have any significant effect against either cutting fluid dermatitis or TEWL changes. However, afterwork emollient cream appeared clinically to help reduce the prevalence of cutting fluid irritation.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; mineral oils; barrier creams; cutting fluids; metalworking industry; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) skin wetness; irritation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Metalworking industry
Skin protection