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Document ID (ISN)67317
CIS number 96-1415
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Medig B., ┼hman M., Karlberg A.T.
Title Skin symptoms and contact allergy in woodwork teachers
Bibliographic information Mar. 1996, Vol.34, No.3, p.185-190. 30 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; wood dust; teaching; dermatitis; wood
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; sensitization dermatitis; Sweden; nickel; skin tests; colophony; eczema; cross-sectional study; educational institutions; 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Skin diseases