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Document ID (ISN)68648
CIS number 97-575
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Angelini G., Rigano L., Foti C., Grandolfo M., Ve˝a G.A., Bonamonte D., Soleo L., Scorpiniti A.
Title Occupational sensitization to epoxy resin and reactive diluents in marble workers
Bibliographic information July 1996, Vol.35, No.1, p.11-16. 17 ref.
Abstract Ten out of 22 marble workers handling a resin containing epoxy resin and ortho-cresyl glycidyl ether (CGE) developed contact dermatitis and airborne contact dermatitis within 20 days to 2 months of exposure. The 10 symptomatic subjects all showed positive patch test reactions to the reactive diluent CGE and four of them also to epoxy resin. Some other glycidyl ethers also gave positive reactions. Possible sensitization mechanisms are discussed. The problem was partly solved by changing the type of glycidyl ether and installing exhaust ventilation along the resination line.
Descriptors (primary) epoxy resins; sensitization dermatitis; stone dressing; glycidyl ethers; o-cresyl glycidyl ether
Descriptors (secondary) skin tests; Italy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Ethers
Ethylene oxide