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Document ID (ISN)69845
CIS number 97-1621
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Williams N.
Title A survey of respiratory and dermatological disease in the chrome plating industry in the West Midlands, UK
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.46, No.6, p.432-434. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) respiratory diseases; chromium; electroplating; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; perforation of the nasal septum; cross-sectional study; chrome ulcer; dermatitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Surface treatment
Inorganic substances
Skin diseases