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Document ID (ISN)77697
CIS number 01-1769
ISSN - Serial title 0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Struppek K., Ludwig S.
Title Prevention of chromate eczema in the construction industry
Original title Prńvention des Chromat-Ekzems im Baugewerbe [in German]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 1999, Vol.47, No.1, p.13-15. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Chromate eczema is still one of the most important occupational skin diseases in the German construction industry. Primary prevention can be improved by partially substituting chromates by ferrous sulfate, a solution which is already being practiced. Moreover, nitrile-coated rubber gloves are suitable for protecting the skin when working with cement products. A survey also indicates that 60% of the persons questioned found that nitrile-coated rubber gloves are more comfortable, longer lasting and ensure better protection against humidity than traditional leather gloves.
Descriptors (primary) cement dermatitis; chromates; building industry; cement
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; Germany; substitution; eczema; ferrous sulfate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Cement and concrete
Construction industry and civil engineering
Inorganic substances