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Document ID (ISN)67867
CIS number 96-2088
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kieć-Swierczyńska M., Szymczak W.
Title The effect of the working environment on occupational skin disease development in workers processing rockwool
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.8, No.1, p.17-22. 13 ref.
Abstract A total of 259 workers manufacturing insulation matting of rockwool and phenol-formaldehyde resin were examined. All subjects and a control group of 529 workers were patch-tested. Dermatitis was found in roughly every fourth subject examined, oil acne in every tenth. The development of dermatitis is attributed to the irritating effects of rockwool and the sensitizing action of phenol-formaldehyde resin and metals present in the working environment. Regarding the latter, the risk of nickel allergy appears to be six times higher, and that of cobalt allergy five times higher, in people exposed to rockwool as opposed to controls.
Descriptors (primary) sensitization dermatitis; cobalt; nickel; oil acne; chromium; mineral wool; dermatitis; insulating mats; allergy tests; phenol-formaldehyde polymers
Descriptors (secondary) cross-sectional study; Poland
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Nickel and compounds
Inorganic substances