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Document ID (ISN)68391
CIS number 97-171
ISSN - Serial title 0001-5555 - Acta dermato-venereologica
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bangha E., Hinnen U., Elsner P.
Title Irritancy testing in occupational dermatology: Comparison between two quick tests and the acute irritation induced by sodium lauryl sulphate
Bibliographic information Nov. 1996, Vol.76, No.6, p.450-452. 10 ref.
Abstract This study is a comparison between two quick, non-invasive irritancy tests (using dimethyl sulfoxide and sodium hydroxide) with the time-consuming patch testing relying on sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). No correlation between the "quick tests" and SLS tests was observed as a result of skin testing in 181 metal worker trainees. It is proposed to use a spectrum of different tests in occupational dermatology for predicting the individual's risk of developing irritant contact dermatitis.
Descriptors (primary) sodium hydroxide; sodium dodecylsulfate; dimethyl sulfoxide; skin tests; eczema; metalworking industry; irritation
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; experimental determination
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Inorganic substances
Organosulfur compounds
Esters and salts
Metalworking industry