|Document ID (ISN)||76715|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||L÷nnroth E.C., Dahl J.E., Shahnavaz H.
||Evaluating the potential occupational hazard of handling dental polymer products using the HET-CAM technique
||1999, Vol.5, No.1, p.43-57. 43 ref.
||The irritation potencies of eight dental polymer products, used as dental restorative materials, adhesives or temporary constructions, were tested using the HET-CAM (hen's egg test-chorioallantoic membrane) technique. Results showed that the liquid component of all products had a strong irritation capacity but powder suspensions and extracts from cured and freshly mixed non-cured materials had no effect on the CAM. Thus, dental personnel who manually handle liquid and powder are exposed to components with a high irritation potential, in contrast to patients who are exposed to the cured and mixed non-cured materials with low irritation potential. This illustrates the importance of safe handling procedures and practices for dental personnel who handle non-cured polymers manually.
||irritants; dental services; methacrylates
||irritation; hazard evaluation; polymerization
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway; Sweden|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services