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Document ID (ISN)77686
CIS number 01-1765
ISSN - Serial title 1061-0251 - Occupational Hygiene
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mäkelä E.A., Väänänen V., Alanko K., Jolanki R., Estlander T., Kanerva L.
Title Resistance of disposable gloves to permeation by 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and triethyleneglycol dimethylacrylate
Bibliographic information 1999, Vol.5, No.2, p.121-129. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Contact sensitization of dental personnel to acrylic compounds is increasing, in particular due to the increased use of the methacrylates contained in dental materials. Gloves are important in avoiding skin contact with these chemicals, but usually the gloves at dental clinics are not certified for chemical protection. The aim of this study was to find out whether disposable gloves resist permeation by methacrylates, when tested according to the relevant European standard. A test chemical consisting of mixture of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (50%) and triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (50%) was used. The breakthrough times for typical natural rubber (NR) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials were less than 10min. Synthetic elastomers and combinations of polyethylene (PE) or PE copolymers with NR brought the breakthrough times from 13min to more than 8h.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; permeability testing; hydroxyethyl methacrylate; triethylene glycol dimethacrylate
Descriptors (secondary) polyethylene; equipment testing; dental services; natural rubber
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Acrylates
Hand and arm protection