|Document ID (ISN)||76784|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Géraut C., Tripodi D.
||Occupational skin diseases
||Dermatoses professionnelles [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 3rd Quarter 1999, No.124, 22p. Illus. 50 ref.
||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.
||occupational diseases; skin diseases; France
||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
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology