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Document ID (ISN)67437
CIS number 96-1774
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kiec-Swierczynska M.
Title Occupational allergic contact dermatitis in Lodz: 1990-1994
Bibliographic information June 1996, Vol.46, No.3, p.205-208. 8 ref.
Abstract Among 1,619 patients examined between 1990 and 1994 at the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Lodz, Poland, occupational allergic contact dermatitis (OACD) was confirmed in 332 cases. OACD was most frequent among health service workers, metal-working and machine-building workers and in the building industry. The most frequent cause was contact with metals, in particular chromates, cobalt and nickel. Other sources of sensitivity were disinfecting agents (formaldehyde), resins, rubber and fragrances. Data indicate an overall increase in OACD cases compared with the period 1972-1987.
Descriptors (primary) sensitization dermatitis; statistics; eczema; Poland
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; allergens; epoxy resins; chromates; nickel; metals; cobalt
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases