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Dermatitis in small-scale metal industries

Abstract

A survey in 21 small metal factories in Singapore revealed that 6.6% of 751 workers (530 male, 221 female) had a skin disorder on their hands and arms. Dermatitis accounted for 4.5% (34 cases) and follicular rashes for 1% (8 cases). Positive patch tests were found in 23% (8 cases) of those with dermatitis and in 9.8% (21 workers) of a control group without any skin problem. Dermatitis was found to be associated with exposure to solvents. Simultaneous analysis of various exposure/risk factors by multiple logistic regression indicated a significant effect of combined exposure to oils and solvents (interaction). Being over 35 years of age was also a significant risk factor, whereas the role of contact allergy, detected by patch testing, was less pronounced.
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1985
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
NLM-85-02769; EDB-85-178300
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Contact Dermatitis; (Denmark); Journal Volume: 3
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; ORGANIC SOLVENTS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; AGE DEPENDENCE; DERMATITIS; METALLURGY; OILS; REGRESSION ANALYSIS; SINGAPORE; ASIA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DISEASES; ISLANDS; MATHEMATICS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; SKIN DISEASES; SOLVENTS; STATISTICS; 560306* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Man- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
5145153
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: CODED
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 155-160
Announcement Date:
Oct 01, 1985

Citation Formats

Coenraads, P J, Foo, S C, Phoon, W O, and Lun, K C. Dermatitis in small-scale metal industries. Denmark: N. p., 1985. Web. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0536.1985.tb01085.x.
Coenraads, P J, Foo, S C, Phoon, W O, & Lun, K C. Dermatitis in small-scale metal industries. Denmark. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0536.1985.tb01085.x.
Coenraads, P J, Foo, S C, Phoon, W O, and Lun, K C. 1985. "Dermatitis in small-scale metal industries." Denmark. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0536.1985.tb01085.x. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1111/j.1600-0536.1985.tb01085.x.
@misc{etde_5145153,
title = {Dermatitis in small-scale metal industries}
author = {Coenraads, P J, Foo, S C, Phoon, W O, and Lun, K C}
abstractNote = {A survey in 21 small metal factories in Singapore revealed that 6.6% of 751 workers (530 male, 221 female) had a skin disorder on their hands and arms. Dermatitis accounted for 4.5% (34 cases) and follicular rashes for 1% (8 cases). Positive patch tests were found in 23% (8 cases) of those with dermatitis and in 9.8% (21 workers) of a control group without any skin problem. Dermatitis was found to be associated with exposure to solvents. Simultaneous analysis of various exposure/risk factors by multiple logistic regression indicated a significant effect of combined exposure to oils and solvents (interaction). Being over 35 years of age was also a significant risk factor, whereas the role of contact allergy, detected by patch testing, was less pronounced.}
doi = {10.1111/j.1600-0536.1985.tb01085.x}
journal = {Contact Dermatitis; (Denmark)}
volume = {3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Denmark}
year = {1985}
month = {Mar}
}