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Document ID (ISN)78062
CIS number 02-298
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Geukens S., Goosens A.
Title Occupational contact allergy to (meth)acrylates
Bibliographic information Mar. 2001, Vol.44, No.3, p.153-159. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) triethylene glycol dimethacrylate; ethylene glycol dimethacrylate; dental services; skin allergies; eczema; hydroxyethyl methacrylate
Descriptors (secondary) skin tests; sensitization; dental assistants; dental technicians
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services