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Document ID (ISN)69252
CIS number 97-893
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Keira T., et al.
Title Adverse effects of colophony
Bibliographic information Jan. 1997, Vol.35, No.1, p.1-7. 63 ref.
Abstract This literature survey reviews the uses of colophony in industry, its adverse health effects, epidemiologic studies related to its use, diagnosis of colophony-related disorders, pathophysiology and control measures. Colophony is a mixture of resin acids used in a variety of industries, in particular, as a soldering flux in the electronics industry. Its main health effects are bronchial asthma and contact dermatitis. Control measures include medical examinations focusing on allergic history, and replacement of colophony in soldering flux.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; colophony; electronics industry; eczema; soldering flux; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; epidemiologic study; spirometry; skin tests; inhalation tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Skin diseases