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Document ID (ISN)73877
CIS number 99-1931
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cooper S.M., Shaw S.
Title Occupational hand dermatitis due to 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one in the water-softener manufacturing industry
Bibliographic information Apr. 1999, Vol.40, No.4, p.221. 4 ref.
Abstract Case report of a man who developed vesicular hand dermatitis after starting work in a factory assembling water-softeners. He worked with Proxel GXL, a preservative for the membranes of the water-softeners, which he diluted without using gloves or other protective clothing. Patch testing identified 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one in Proxel GXL asthe allergen. The case highlights the problems a worker can experience due to lack of information and poor working practices. Topics: 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one; biocides; case study; hand; skin tests; vesicular contact dermatitis; water softeners.
Descriptors (primary) 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one; water softeners; vesicular contact dermatitis; biocides
Descriptors (secondary) case study; skin tests; hand
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Skin diseases