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Document ID (ISN)64974
CIS number 95-1357
ISSN - Serial title 0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hasselmann A., Kölmel F.
Title Occupational dermatoses among cleaning personnel
Original title Berufsdermatosen des Reinigungspersonals [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1995, Vol.30, No.3, p.106, 108-112, 117-118, 120. 30 ref.
Abstract In the years between 1977 and 1992 the Dermatology Department of the University Hospital in Göttingen, Germany, recorded 64 cases of skin disease among cleaning personnel in institutions such as schools, old age homes, recreational centres, hospitals, etc. In 40 cases an allergic contact dermatitis and in 21 cases eczema was diagnosed. In patch tests nickel and formaldehyde were identified as the major allergens. Formaldehyde and other aldehydes were found in the cleaning agents and disinfectants used.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; nickel; cleaning; skin allergies; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; allergens; case study; cleaning agents; sports and recreation; disinfectants; educational institutions; hospitals; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Physical fitness programmes
Nickel and compounds
Cleaning work
Inorganic substances