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Document ID (ISN)67314
CIS number 96-1402
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roto P., Sainio H., Reunala T., Laippala P.
Title Addition of ferrous sulfate to cement and risk of chromium dermatitis among construction workers
Bibliographic information Jan. 1996, Vol.34, No.1, p.43-50. 16 ref.
Abstract In a study of construction workers and concrete element prefabrication workers in Finland in 1986-1987, a 4% prevalence of chromium allergy was found among the 105 workers with hand dermatitis. From 1987, ferrous sulfate was added to cement in Finland to reduce the water-soluble chromium content. Data from the Finnish Register of Occupational Diseases from 1978 to 1992 showed that the occurrence of occupational dermatitis associated with chromium allergy among these workers had clearly diminished since 1987; the occurrence of irritant contact dermatitis remained stable from 1978 to 1992. The addition of ferrous sulfate to cement may reduce the risk of chromium-induced dermatitis among construction workers.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; Finland; chromium and compounds; construction work; cement; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) manufacture of prefabricated elements; sensitization dermatitis; ferrous sulfate; chromium; eczema; cement dermatitis; cross-sectional study; irritation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Cement and concrete
Inorganic substances