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Document ID (ISN)65728
CIS number 95-2176
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Färm G., Karlberg A.T., Lidén C.
Title Are opera-house artistes afflicted with contact allergy to colophony and cosmetics?
Bibliographic information May 1995, Vol.32, No.5, p.273-280. 30 ref.
Abstract The frequency of cosmetics intolerance and contact allergy to colophony was investigated among 116 singers and dancers and 16 make-up artists. Individuals were interviewed, examined and patch tested with a standard series and with materials from the opera house. Common skin lesions were found in one third of participants and more than 50% had a history of intolerance to cosmetics. Colophony gave positive patch test reactions in only 3 subjects. The prevalence of positive patch test reactions to fragrance mix and Peru balsam was about the same as among dermatitis patients generally. Contact allergy to colophony did not seem to be a problem regarding cosmetics.
Descriptors (primary) cosmetic powder; theatres; skin allergies; colophony
Descriptors (secondary) Peru balsam; perfumes; sensitization dermatitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Entertainment services and sports
Allergies