|Document ID (ISN)||68103|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Wieslander G., Norbńck D., Edling C.
||Occupational exposure to water based paint and symptoms from the skin and eyes
||Mar. 1994, Vol.51, No.3, p.181-186. 18 ref.
||Water-base paints contain organic solvents and many additives, some of them in small quantities. This complexity can lead to many new hazards in house painters, particularly of an allergic and irritative nature. This case-control study compares the health status of painters who have used water-base and oil-base paints, in order to find out if exposure to water-base paints increases the risks of mucous membrane and skin symptoms. It is shown that the introduction of water-base paints has actually improved the working environment of house painters, and that these paints cause less discomfort and airways irritation than the earlier solvent-based paints. Some dermal symptoms, however, might be due to exposure to components of water-base paints.
||symptoms; paints; eyes; dermatological effects; health hazards; painting
||amines; biocides; irritation; pigments; organic solvents; surfactants; comparative study; skin; questionnaire survey; case-control study; occupational hygiene evaluation; binders; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)