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Allergic contact dermatitis from ultraviolet cured inks.

Authors
Emmett-EA; Kominsky-JR
Source
J Occup Med 1977 Feb; 19(2):113-115
NIOSHTIC No.
00071091
Abstract
Eight men employed in the manufacture of ultraviolet cured inks developed allergic contact dermatitis predominantly on the exposed areas. Patch testing revealed sensitization to trimethylol propane triacrylate in seven employees, to 1,6-hexanediol diacrylate in six employees, to pentaerythritol triacrylate in four employees and to epoxy acrylate oligomers in three employees. Either cross- sensitization or concomitant sensitization may have accounted for the multiple reactions in several employes. One sensitized employee was patch tested with four different commercially available epoxy acrylate oligomers and reacted only to two, suggesting that variations possibly in chain length between these oligomers are important variables in the allergic reactions. The polyfunctional acrylic monomers and certain epoxy acrylate oligomers should be handled carefully to avoid the development of allergic contact dermatitis.
Keywords
Skin-disorders; Nonionizing-radiation; Ultraviolet-radiation; Skin-tests; Allergens; Diagnostic-techniques; Coloring-materials; NIOSH-Author; Allergies; JOCMA7
CODEN
JOCMA7
CAS No.
3524-68-3
Publication Date
19770201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0096-1736
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Medicine
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