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Document ID (ISN)66891
CIS number 96-863
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bruynzeel D.P., Tafelkruijer J., Wilks M.F.
Title Contact dermatitis due to a new fungicide used in the tulip bulb industry
Bibliographic information July 1995, Vol.33, No.1, p.8-11. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; flowers; flower and perfume-plant growing; dermatitis; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) occupational pathology; symptoms; sensitization; information of personnel; skin tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; Netherlands
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases