|Document ID (ISN)||65400|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
|Convention or series no.
||Glutaraldehyde - Occupations connected with an allergen
||Glutardialdehyd - Berufsspektrum eines Allergens [in German]|
||Jan.-Feb. 1995, Vol.43, No.1, p.30-31. 14 ref.
||Glutaraldehyde is used as a substitute for formaldehyde. It is added for example to cleaning agents and skin creams as a disinfectant. In patch tests with 1% glutaraldehyde in petroleum jelly applied to 2939 patients between November 1989 and July 1993, allergic reactions were observed in 170 cases. Nurses and assistants in doctor's offices were most frequently affected. The next most affected group was charwomen. Measures are needed to protect the groups most severely affected; otherwise an increase in allergic skin diseases cannot be avoided. The measures should include compliance with the exposure limit of 0.2ppm.
||glutaraldehyde; cleaning agents; skin allergies; nursing personnel; health services; hospitals; disinfectants
||skin tests; allergens
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services