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Document ID (ISN)76048
CIS number 01-135
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tumerelle E.
Title Occupational allergic diseases caused by polyfunctional aziridines: A case report
Original title Allergies professionnelles liées aux aziridines polyfonctionnelles - Revue de la littérature, à propos d'un cas [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1999, Vol.60, No.1, p.36-41. 14 ref.
Abstract Polyfunctional aziridines (PFA) are a new class of occupational allergens, causing rare conditions. A case of occupational dermatosis induced by a PFA hardener of an acrylic resin used as glue in a textile screen-printing firm is reported. Skin tests were unable to identify the responsible allergen positively. PFAs are likely to provoke allergic contact dermatitis, occupational asthma and even a combination of both. One case of urticaria with a positive prick test has been reported. The responsible allergens are the PFAs themselves, and in some cases, the polyfunctional acrylates used in their production and other hardening constituents. There remains a degree of uncertainty about the immunological or irritative nature of these affections. Because of the growing use of water-based acrylics, polyurethanes and polyvinyl acetates requiring the use of PFA hardeners, users must be rigorously protected. PFA-induced eczema, rhinitis and asthma should also be added to the list of occupational diseases in France.
Descriptors (primary) acrylates; skin diseases; screen printing; ethylenimine
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; allergens; eczema; hardeners; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Printing, photography and photocopying industry