|Document ID (ISN)||65728|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Färm G., Karlberg A.T., Lidén C.
||Are opera-house artistes afflicted with contact allergy to colophony and cosmetics?
||May 1995, Vol.32, No.5, p.273-280. 30 ref.
||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.
||cosmetic powder; theatres; skin allergies; colophony
||Peru balsam; perfumes; sensitization dermatitis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Entertainment services and sports