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Document ID (ISN)77492
CIS number 01-1482
ISSN - Serial title 0007-5868 - Bundesarbeitsblatt
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rühl R., Hadrich D.
Title Fighting against skin diseases due to exposure to cement
Original title Gegen Hautschäden durch Zement [in German]
Bibliographic information 2000, No.2, p.18-21. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract Cement-induced skin diseases (cement dermatitis) constitute an important occupational issue in a number of countries. The high alkalinity of cement and the abrasion of hands when working with cement are the causes of cement-induced chemical and irritating dermatitis. These two factors are also the precursors of allergies to chromates which result from chromate compounds included in cement. Leather gloves do not ensure protection from alkalinity. The most efficient measure to reduce skin diseases due to cement is to lower the proportion of chromate compounds in cement. Statistics from Denmark and Finland show a decline of cement-induced chromate sensitivity after the proportion of chromate compounds in cement was lowered as a result of new regulations.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; chromates; cement; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; Denmark; Finland; sensitization; cement dermatitis; chromium; eczema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Cement and concrete
Inorganic substances