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Document ID (ISN)66828
CIS number 96-659
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guo Y.L., Wang B.J., Lee J.Y.Y., Chou S.Y.
Title Occupational hand dermatoses of hairdressers in Tainan City
Bibliographic information Oct. 1994, Vol.51, No.10, p.689-692. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract Hairdressers from nine establishments randomly selected in Tainan City were studied by interview, medical examination and patch testing. Patch test agents included 41 substances with common allergens, shampoo preservatives, hair dyes, and permanent waving and bleaching agents. Eighty-three percent of the 98 hairdressers examined had occupational dermatosis and 32% had scissor-induced scars or wounds. Hairdressers in Tainan City had a high prevalence of dermatosis including traumatic wounds, and allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. The rates of sensitivity to some of the common sensitizing agents were different from previous reports.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; Taiwan (China); hairdressing; skin diseases; hand; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) toilet preparations; allergens; sensitization dermatitis; shampoos; comparative study; hazard evaluation; questionnaire survey; skin tests; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Skin diseases