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Document ID (ISN)68103
CIS number 96-2189
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wieslander G., Norbńck D., Edling C.
Title Occupational exposure to water based paint and symptoms from the skin and eyes
Bibliographic information Mar. 1994, Vol.51, No.3, p.181-186. 18 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) symptoms; paints; eyes; dermatological effects; health hazards; painting
Descriptors (secondary) amines; biocides; irritation; pigments; organic solvents; surfactants; comparative study; skin; questionnaire survey; case-control study; occupational hygiene evaluation; binders; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment
Skin diseases