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Occupational dermatitis from plastics.
J Med Assoc GA 1967 Sep; 57:421-424
Occupational dermatitis from plastics and resins is reviewed in terms of examples from manufacturing and application processes. Topics include: plastics classification, dermatitis-producing molecular species, use of patch tests, formaldehyde (50000) resins, epoxy resin systems, polyester resins, polyvinyls, such as polyvinyl- chloride (9002862), polyurethanes, minimization of contact, and protective clothing and ointments. Dermatitis potential is tabulated for the following epoxy resin components: uncured liquid and solid epoxy resins, reactive diluents, amine hardeners, anhydride hardeners, polyamide resin hardeners, cured epoxy resins, fibrous glass, and solvents.
NIOSH-Author; Polymers; Toxic-substances; Skin-disorders; Industrial-health; Chemical-properties; Physiological-effects; Personal-protective-equipment; Skin-tests; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Barrier-creams
Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia
Page last reviewed: February 4, 2022
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division