ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)76715
CIS number 01-841
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) L÷nnroth E.C., Dahl J.E., Shahnavaz H.
Title Evaluating the potential occupational hazard of handling dental polymer products using the HET-CAM technique
Bibliographic information 1999, Vol.5, No.1, p.43-57. 43 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; dental services; methacrylates
Descriptors (secondary) irritation; hazard evaluation; polymerization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway; Sweden
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Acrylates
Health care services