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Document ID (ISN)69148
CIS number 97-908
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Flint N.
Title Whiter than white
Bibliographic information Feb. 1997, Vol.15, No.2, p.20-24. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract Health problems caused by the exposure of workers' skin to detergents are reviewed. Sources of occupational exposure are outlined and human toxicological effects are described: irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, other non-eczematous dermatoses. Factors influencing susceptibility to skin damage are discussed along with health effects of components of detergents (surfactants, optical whiteners, proteolytic enzymes, perfumes, dyes, pigments, and germicidal agents). Legal requirements for the assessment of dermal exposure to detergents are outlined.
Descriptors (primary) dermatitis; detergents
Descriptors (secondary) sensitization dermatitis; perfumes; pigments; eczema; individual susceptibility; disinfectants; enzyme detergents; exposure evaluation; surfactants
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases