|Document ID (ISN)||78062|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Geukens S., Goosens A.
||Occupational contact allergy to (meth)acrylates
||Mar. 2001, Vol.44, No.3, p.153-159. Illus. 27 ref.
||Among 13,833 patients suspected of contact dermatitis examined during the years 1978-1999, occupational contact allergy to acrylates and methacrylates was diagnosed in 31 patients. The three most common sensitizers were ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (17 positive patch tests), 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (14 positive tests) and triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (6 positive tests). The aim of this report was to identify the occupations and industries responsible for occupational sensitization to acrylates and methacrylates. 14 of the 31 patients worked in the dental sector, where acrylate- or methacrylate-containing dental prostheses and dental composites would appear to be mainly responsible for allergy to acrylates and methacrylates. An increase in skin problems related to the growing use of acrylates or methacrylates is clearly shown by the data.
||triethylene glycol dimethacrylate; ethylene glycol dimethacrylate; dental services; skin allergies; eczema; hydroxyethyl methacrylate
||skin tests; sensitization; dental assistants; dental technicians
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services