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Document ID (ISN)66897
CIS number 96-866
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) CongÚ-Salazar L., Guimaraens D., Villegas C., Romero A., Gonzalez M.A.
Title Occupational allergic contact dermatitis in construction workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.33, No.4, p.226-230. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract The patch test results of 449 construction workers who came as patients to the Occupational Dermatology Service of the Instituto Nacional de Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo in Madrid between 1989 and 1993 are reported. Of these, 90.8% were patch tested because they had cutaneous lesions or a clinical history suggestive of occupational dermatitis. Of those patch tested 65.5% (268) showed one or more reactions connected with their work. Chromate at 41.1% was the main allergen, followed by cobalt: 20.5%, nickel: 10%, and epoxy resin: 7.5%. 25.9% (106) of patients showed sensitization to rubber components, the majority at 23.7% to thiuram mix, with TETD being the main allergen.
Descriptors (primary) occupational pathology; construction industry; dermatitis; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; sensitization dermatitis; Spain; eczema; sensitization; allergy tests; skin tests; frequency rates; allergic reactivity; sensitizers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Construction industry and civil engineering