|Document ID (ISN)||67867|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kieć-Swierczyńska M., Szymczak W.
||The effect of the working environment on occupational skin disease development in workers processing rockwool
||1995, Vol.8, No.1, p.17-22. 13 ref.
||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.
||sensitization dermatitis; cobalt; nickel; oil acne; chromium; mineral wool; dermatitis; insulating mats; allergy tests; phenol-formaldehyde polymers
||cross-sectional study; Poland
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Nickel and compounds