|Document ID (ISN)||69845|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||A survey of respiratory and dermatological disease in the chrome plating industry in the West Midlands, UK
||Dec. 1996, Vol.46, No.6, p.432-434. 10 ref.
||A cross-sectional survey of 20 chrome plating plants in the United Kingdom involved a questionnaire survey and clinical examination of 71 chrome platers. 23% of platers had dermatitis at the time of the visits and 45% of companies had at least one case of dermatitis in their plating workforce. 23% of platers had evidence of old chrome ulcers and 13% had evidence of new and healing ulcers. 17% had nasal inflammation and 14% had septal perforations. Lower respiratory symptoms were rare. Preventive measures are discussed.
||respiratory diseases; chromium; electroplating; skin diseases
||United Kingdom; perforation of the nasal septum; cross-sectional study; chrome ulcer; dermatitis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)