|Document ID (ISN)||77492|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-5868 - Bundesarbeitsblatt
|Convention or series no.
||Rühl R., Hadrich D.
||Fighting against skin diseases due to exposure to cement
||Gegen Hautschäden durch Zement [in German]|
||2000, No.2, p.18-21. Illus. 7 ref.
||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.
||irritants; chromates; cement; skin allergies
||Germany; Denmark; Finland; sensitization; cement dermatitis; chromium; eczema
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
Cement and concrete