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Occupational dermatosis among sanders in the furniture industry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2962820     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of occupational skin disease was found to be 3.8% in a study of 479 sanders in the furniture-making industry in Singapore. 17 species of wood imported from South East Asia were used. The most common dermatoses from wood dust were pruritus (1.6%), irritant contact dermatitis (1.6%) and xerosis (1.4%). 2 sanders had miliaria. None had allergic contact dermatitis from wood dust. The arms and trunk were the most common site for pruritus and dermatitis from wood dust. It appeared that the woods commonly used in the furniture making industry are weak sensitizers. Appropriate preventive measures against irritant dermatitis such as dust control, protective clothing, and good personal hygiene should be adequate to prevent occupational dermatoses among the sanders.
S L Gan; C L Goh; C S Lee; K H Hui
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contact dermatitis     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0105-1873     ISO Abbreviation:  Contact Derm.     Publication Date:  1987 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-02     Completed Date:  1988-03-02     Revised Date:  2006-04-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7604950     Medline TA:  Contact Dermatitis     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Industrial Health, Ministry of Labour, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Asia, Southeastern
Dermatitis, Contact / etiology*
Dermatitis, Occupational / chemically induced*
Dust / adverse effects*
Facility Design and Construction*
Interior Design and Furnishings*
Pruritus / chemically induced
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