|Document ID (ISN)||67317|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Medig B., ┼hman M., Karlberg A.T.
||Skin symptoms and contact allergy in woodwork teachers
||Mar. 1996, Vol.34, No.3, p.185-190. 30 ref.
||To estimate the occurrence of skin symptoms and the prevalence of contact allergy to occupational allergens, 84 male woodwork teachers in Sweden were interviewed, clinically examined and patch tested. A high one-year prevalence (19%) of generally mild hand eczema was observed. Contact allergy was diagnosed to several allergens in the working environment, including benzisothiazolin-3-one (a preservative used in paints), nickel, formaldehyde, and colophony. A clear relationship between patch test reactions to colophony and to coniferous woods, especially pine, was found. Exposure to wood dust caused dermatitis in a colophony-sensitized teacher.
||allergens; wood dust; teaching; dermatitis; wood
||formaldehyde; sensitization dermatitis; Sweden; nickel; skin tests; colophony; eczema; cross-sectional study; educational institutions; 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Teaching and educational institutions