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Document ID (ISN)66979
CIS number 96-877
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rustemeyer T., Frosch P.J.
Title Occupational skin diseases in dental laboratory technicians. (I) Clinical picture and causative factors
Bibliographic information Feb. 1996, Vol.34, No.2, p.125-133. 39 ref.
Abstract In a questionnaire survey of 173 dental technicians, 29% reported work-related skin symptoms. Among the 55 technicians who were examined, allergic contact dermatitis was diagnosed in 63.6%, and irritant contact dermatitis in 23.6%. Most of the allergens identified were found in plastic materials, in particular, acrylates and methacrylates. A computer data base of dental materials was developed with information on product ingredients. The main irritant factors included wet work, contact with plaster, mechanical friction and thermal changes. Strategies for prevention should focus on reduction of irritant factors and safer use of (meth)acrylates.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; irritants; dental services; dermatitis; Germany
Descriptors (secondary) acrylates; methacrylates; eczema; computerized data bases; skin tests; risk factors; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Skin diseases