|Document ID (ISN)||75397|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Isaksson M., Zimerson E., Bruze M.
||Occupational dermatoses in composite production
||Apr. 1999, Vol.41, No.4, p.261-266. 15 ref.
||In a plant that produces fibre-resin composite by impregnation of cellulose fibres with phenol-formaldehyde and melamine-formaldehyde resins, a new technique was introduced that resulted in problems in the handling of uncured products. Many workers suffered dermatitis on areas of exposed skin. A primary investigation found that some workers had an occupationally related skin disease with contact allergy to work materials. We undertook a survey of occupational dermatoses, based on a questionnaire, clinical examination and patch test with a standard series and a series of products and chemicals representing the work environment. Eighty-eight workers participated in the clinical investigation. In six workers, contact allergy to phenol-formaldehyde resin was seen, and in five workers, contact allergy to melamine-formaldehyde resin was noted. Two workers were allergic to both resins. Occupational dermatitis was diagnosed in nine of 88 (10.2%) workers. In this article, we discuss possible preventive measures for avoiding occupational dermatitis.
||organic polymers; skin diseases; occupational diseases
||Sweden; melamine resins; phenol-formaldehyde polymers; irritation; skin tests; dermatitis; eczema; questionnaire survey; skin allergies
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)