|Document ID (ISN)||66891|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Bruynzeel D.P., Tafelkruijer J., Wilks M.F.
||Contact dermatitis due to a new fungicide used in the tulip bulb industry
||July 1995, Vol.33, No.1, p.8-11. Illus. 6 ref.
||An outbreak of contact dermatitis in a tulip bulb processing company is described. Shortly after the introduction of a new pesticide, the fungicide fluazinam, employees started to complain of dermatitis of the arms and the face. Eight employees were investigated and showed positive patch tests to fluazinam. The dermatitis disappeared quickly when they stopped work, but returned as soon as they restarted. Subsequent investigations showed that the fungicide had not been used according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Fluazinam was shown to be a strong sensitizer under these circumstances.
||irritants; flowers; flower and perfume-plant growing; dermatitis; skin allergies
||occupational pathology; symptoms; sensitization; information of personnel; skin tests
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom; Netherlands|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)