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Document ID (ISN)76784
CIS number 01-785
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 1999
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16-533-A-10
Author(s) Géraut C., Tripodi D.
Title Occupational skin diseases
Original title Dermatoses professionnelles [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 3rd Quarter 1999, No.124, 22p. Illus. 50 ref.
Abstract Occupational skin diseases account for just under half of all occupational diseases in France, and for approximately one in ten of all skin diseases that lead to dermatological consultation. These skin diseases may be caused by infections, by physical agents, and - more frequently, by chemical substances. Clinical aspects of skin diseases depend on the causes and mechanisms, but most frequently, one encounters irritation dermatitis or allergic eczema. Occupations the most at risk include, by decreasing order of importance: occupations where cleaning products are used, the construction industry, hairdressing, health care and plastics processing, followed by various occupations such as metalworking, metallurgy and printing, and finally all occupations involving contact with animals or agricultural products.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; skin diseases; France
Descriptors (secondary) printing industry; data sheet; skin allergies; eczema; cleaning; construction industry; chemical burns; health care personnel; hairdressing; metalworking industry; plastics converting industry; handling of animals; agriculture; encyclopaedia; irritation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases