|Document ID (ISN)||73388|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Loughney E., Harrison J.
||Irritant contact dermatitis due to 1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin in a hydrotherapy pool. Risk assessments: The need for continuous evidence-based assessments
||Oct. 1998, Vol.48, No.7, p.461-463. 7 ref.
||A physiotherapist working in hydrotherapy presented with irritant contact dermatitis. Subsequent investigation revealed that the likely causative agent was 1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin which was used to disinfect the hydrotherapy pool. A risk assessment had been performed which failed to take full account of current knowledge and this agent had been introduced into the workplace. The development of adverse health effects among staff and other pool users led to a review of the risk assessment and eventually a return to less hazardous chlorine-based disinfection. Had an evidence-based approach been combined with an appropriate assessment prior to and following changes in the workplace then unnecessary risk to employees would not have occurred. Topics: bromine and compounds; case study; dermatitis; disinfectants; eczema; hazard evaluation; health care personnel; irritation.
||dermatitis; eczema; bromine and compounds; health care personnel; disinfectants
||case study; hazard evaluation; irritation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Health care services