|Document ID (ISN)||67939|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Lear J.T., Heagerty A.H.M., Tan B.B., Smith A.G., English J.S.C.
||Transient re-emergence of oil of turpentine allergy in the pottery industry
||Sep. 1996, Vol.35, No.3, p.169-172. 16 ref.
||Allergy to oil of turpentine has diminished largely due to the use of cheaper substitutes in many occupations. This study reports 24 cases of hand dermatitis in pottery workers involved in ceramic decoration, namely paintresses, liners, gilders, enamellers and a fine china painter, seen in a 6-month period following a change from Portuguese to Indonesian turpentine, of whom 14 were sensitive to Indonesian turpentine, eight to α-pinene, four to delta-3-carene and two to turpentine peroxides. Turpentine allergy continues to be a problem in the pottery industry and is more common than allergy to the heavy metals of the colours used in ceramic decoration. Reversion to Portuguese turpentine seems to have alleviated the problem.
||turpentine; pottery industry; skin allergies
||case study; delta-3-carene; sensitizers; alpha-pinene
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
Glass, pottery and related materials