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Document ID (ISN)68258
CIS number 97-181
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jolanki R., Tarvainen K., Tatar T., Estlander T., Henriks-Eckerman M.L., Mustakallio K.K., Kanerva L.
Title Occupational dermatoses from exposure to epoxy resin compounds in a ski factory
Bibliographic information June 1996, Vol.34, No.6, p.390-396. 20 ref.
Abstract Patch tests were carried out on 22 workers in a ski factory in Tallinn, Estonia. Eight workers had occupational allergic dermatitis caused by sensitization to epoxy resin compounds, cobalt in glass-fibre reinforcements, and formaldehyde in a urea-formaldehyde glue and a lacquer. Four workers had irritant contact dermatitis from epoxy resin compounds, lacquers, sanding dust, and glass-fibre dust. Three workers had contact allergy from a new sensitizer, diethyleneglycol diglycidyl ether, in a reactive diluent. Immediate transfer of sensitized workers to other work prevents aggravation of their dermatitis and broadening of the sensitization to other compounds.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; irritants; dermatitis; Estonia; epoxy resins
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; sensitization dermatitis; cobalt; diethylene glycol diglycidyl ether; transfer to other work; eczema; lacquers; skin tests; glass fibre
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceEstonia; Finland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases