|Document ID (ISN)||77426|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Surakka J., Lindh T., RosÚn G., Fischer T.
||Workers' dermal exposure to uv-curable acrylates in the furniture and parquet industry
||Dec. 2000, Vol.44, No.8, p.635-644. Illus. 33 ref.
||The use of ultraviolet radiation-curable coatings (UV-coatings) has increased rapidly in the parquet and furniture industry. Work with UV-coatings involves risk from skin exposure to chemically reactive, concentrated acrylates that are known skin contact irritants and sensitizers. Skin exposure to UV-coatings was measured employing a quantitative tape stripping method that was developed for this purpose. A pilot study was performed at three workplaces. In the main study, workers' skin exposure to uncured UV-coatings was measured at seven workplaces and on two separate workdays (rounds 1 and 2) within a six-month period to determine exposure variation. Skin exposure was measured at four standardized sites on the hand, 3-4 times per work shift. A questionnaire was carried out with the workers in both rounds to find out factors that can affect skin exposure to UV-coatings. Despite the limited sampling area and sampling sites, we could find residues of tripropylene glycol diacrylate at all sampling times, even at the beginning of the work shift. This may be due to transfer of UV-coatings through contaminated equipment, shoes and surfaces. The study indicates that there is a risk of harmful skin exposure to UV-coatings in the furniture and parquet industry.
||surface coating; irritants; furniture industry; skin absorption; woodworking industry; acrylates
||ultraviolet radiation; tripropylene glycol diacrylate; sensitizers
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Lumber and the woodworking industry