|Document ID (ISN)||75680|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
|Convention or series no.
||Berndt U., Hinnen U., Iliev D., Elsner P.
||Swiss prospective eczema study on metal workers "PROMETES": Results of a longitudinal study on hand eczema
||PROMETES - Schweizer prospektive Metallarbeiter-Ekzem-Studie: Ergebnisse einer Lńngsschnitt-Untersuchung zum Handekzem [in German]|
||July-Aug. 1999, Vol.47, No.4, p.150-156. Illus. 19 ref.
||205 apprentices of 24 Swiss metal working enterprises were followed dermatologically over a period of 2.5 years. A workplace diary was used to note relevant occupational exposures as well as the use of barrier creams and gloves. Non-occupational exposures were also noted. Skin examination was performed regularly and biophysical parameters of the skin measured. 23% of the subjects developed hand eczema symptoms, most of them early during the observation period. Eczema develops because of irritants in the cutting fluid. Lacking personal hygiene was a contributing factor and mechanical stress may enhance the irritant effect of the cutting fluid.
||eczema; apprentices; metalworking industry; hand
||protective gloves; occupational diseases; Switzerland; cutting fluids; information of personnel; cohort study; risk factors; young persons; skin protection; personal hygiene
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland; Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology