|Document ID (ISN)||76048|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational allergic diseases caused by polyfunctional aziridines: A case report
||Allergies professionnelles liées aux aziridines polyfonctionnelles - Revue de la littérature, à propos d'un cas [in French]|
||Mar. 1999, Vol.60, No.1, p.36-41. 14 ref.
||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.
||acrylates; skin diseases; screen printing; ethylenimine
||literature survey; allergens; eczema; hardeners; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Printing, photography and photocopying industry