|Document ID (ISN)||66979|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Rustemeyer T., Frosch P.J.
||Occupational skin diseases in dental laboratory technicians. (I) Clinical picture and causative factors
||Feb. 1996, Vol.34, No.2, p.125-133. 39 ref.
||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.
||allergens; irritants; dental services; dermatitis; Germany
||acrylates; methacrylates; eczema; computerized data bases; skin tests; risk factors; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services