Contact allergy to epoxy resin: risk occupations and consequences

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Contact allergy to epoxy resin : risk occupations and consequences. / Bangsgaard, Nannie; Thyssen, Jacob Pontoppidan; Menné, Torkil; Andersen, Klaus Ejner; Mörtz, Charlotte; Paulsen, Evy; Sommerlund, Mette; Veien, Niels Kren; Laurberg, Grete; Kaaber, Knud; Thormann, Jens; Andersen, Bo Lasthein; Danielsen, Anne; Avnstorp, Christian; Kristensen, Berit; Kristensen, Axel Ove; Vissing, Susanne; Nielsen, Niels Henrik; Johansen, Jeanne Duus.

In: Contact Dermatitis, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2012, p. 73-77.

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Harvard

Bangsgaard, N, Thyssen, JP, Menné, T, Andersen, KE, Mörtz, C, Paulsen, E, Sommerlund, M, Veien, NK, Laurberg, G, Kaaber, K, Thormann, J, Andersen, BL, Danielsen, A, Avnstorp, C, Kristensen, B, Kristensen, AO, Vissing, S, Nielsen, NH & Johansen, JD 2012, 'Contact allergy to epoxy resin: risk occupations and consequences', Contact Dermatitis, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 73-77. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0536.2012.02072.x

APA

Bangsgaard, N., Thyssen, J. P., Menné, T., Andersen, K. E., Mörtz, C., Paulsen, E., ... Johansen, J. D. (2012). Contact allergy to epoxy resin: risk occupations and consequences. Contact Dermatitis, 67(2), 73-77. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0536.2012.02072.x

Vancouver

Bangsgaard N, Thyssen JP, Menné T, Andersen KE, Mörtz C, Paulsen E et al. Contact allergy to epoxy resin: risk occupations and consequences. Contact Dermatitis. 2012;67(2):73-77. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0536.2012.02072.x

Author

Bangsgaard, Nannie ; Thyssen, Jacob Pontoppidan ; Menné, Torkil ; Andersen, Klaus Ejner ; Mörtz, Charlotte ; Paulsen, Evy ; Sommerlund, Mette ; Veien, Niels Kren ; Laurberg, Grete ; Kaaber, Knud ; Thormann, Jens ; Andersen, Bo Lasthein ; Danielsen, Anne ; Avnstorp, Christian ; Kristensen, Berit ; Kristensen, Axel Ove ; Vissing, Susanne ; Nielsen, Niels Henrik ; Johansen, Jeanne Duus. / Contact allergy to epoxy resin : risk occupations and consequences. In: Contact Dermatitis. 2012 ; Vol. 67, No. 2. pp. 73-77.

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title = "Contact allergy to epoxy resin: risk occupations and consequences",
abstract = "Background. Epoxy resin monomers are strong skin sensitizers that are widely used in industrial sectors. In Denmark, the law stipulates that workers must undergo a course on safe handling of epoxy resins prior to occupational exposure, but the effectiveness of this initiative is largely unknown. Objectives. To evaluate the prevalence of contact allergy to epoxy resin monomer (diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A; MW 340) among patients with suspected contact dermatitis and relate this to occupation and work-related consequences. Patients/methods. The dataset comprised 20 808 consecutive dermatitis patients patch tested during 2005-2009. All patients with an epoxy resin-positive patch test were sent a questionnaire. Results. A positive patch test reaction to epoxy resin was found in 275 patients (1.3{\%}), with a higher proportion in men (1.9{\%}) than in women (1.0{\%}). The prevalence of sensitization to epoxy resin remained stable over the study period. Of the patients with an epoxy resin-positive patch test, 71{\%} returned a questionnaire; 95 patients had worked with epoxy resin in the occupational setting, and, of these, one-third did not use protective gloves and only 50.5{\%} (48) had participated in an educational programme. Conclusion. The 1{\%} prevalence of epoxy resin contact allergy is equivalent to reports from other countries. The high occurrence of epoxy resin exposure at work, and the limited use of protective measures, indicate that reinforcement of the law is required.",
author = "Nannie Bangsgaard and Thyssen, {Jacob Pontoppidan} and Torkil Menn{\'e} and Andersen, {Klaus Ejner} and Charlotte M{\"o}rtz and Evy Paulsen and Mette Sommerlund and Veien, {Niels Kren} and Grete Laurberg and Knud Kaaber and Jens Thormann and Andersen, {Bo Lasthein} and Anne Danielsen and Christian Avnstorp and Berit Kristensen and Kristensen, {Axel Ove} and Susanne Vissing and Nielsen, {Niels Henrik} and Johansen, {Jeanne Duus}",
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AU - Bangsgaard, Nannie

AU - Thyssen, Jacob Pontoppidan

AU - Menné, Torkil

AU - Andersen, Klaus Ejner

AU - Mörtz, Charlotte

AU - Paulsen, Evy

AU - Sommerlund, Mette

AU - Veien, Niels Kren

AU - Laurberg, Grete

AU - Kaaber, Knud

AU - Thormann, Jens

AU - Andersen, Bo Lasthein

AU - Danielsen, Anne

AU - Avnstorp, Christian

AU - Kristensen, Berit

AU - Kristensen, Axel Ove

AU - Vissing, Susanne

AU - Nielsen, Niels Henrik

AU - Johansen, Jeanne Duus

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N2 - Background. Epoxy resin monomers are strong skin sensitizers that are widely used in industrial sectors. In Denmark, the law stipulates that workers must undergo a course on safe handling of epoxy resins prior to occupational exposure, but the effectiveness of this initiative is largely unknown. Objectives. To evaluate the prevalence of contact allergy to epoxy resin monomer (diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A; MW 340) among patients with suspected contact dermatitis and relate this to occupation and work-related consequences. Patients/methods. The dataset comprised 20 808 consecutive dermatitis patients patch tested during 2005-2009. All patients with an epoxy resin-positive patch test were sent a questionnaire. Results. A positive patch test reaction to epoxy resin was found in 275 patients (1.3%), with a higher proportion in men (1.9%) than in women (1.0%). The prevalence of sensitization to epoxy resin remained stable over the study period. Of the patients with an epoxy resin-positive patch test, 71% returned a questionnaire; 95 patients had worked with epoxy resin in the occupational setting, and, of these, one-third did not use protective gloves and only 50.5% (48) had participated in an educational programme. Conclusion. The 1% prevalence of epoxy resin contact allergy is equivalent to reports from other countries. The high occurrence of epoxy resin exposure at work, and the limited use of protective measures, indicate that reinforcement of the law is required.

AB - Background. Epoxy resin monomers are strong skin sensitizers that are widely used in industrial sectors. In Denmark, the law stipulates that workers must undergo a course on safe handling of epoxy resins prior to occupational exposure, but the effectiveness of this initiative is largely unknown. Objectives. To evaluate the prevalence of contact allergy to epoxy resin monomer (diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A; MW 340) among patients with suspected contact dermatitis and relate this to occupation and work-related consequences. Patients/methods. The dataset comprised 20 808 consecutive dermatitis patients patch tested during 2005-2009. All patients with an epoxy resin-positive patch test were sent a questionnaire. Results. A positive patch test reaction to epoxy resin was found in 275 patients (1.3%), with a higher proportion in men (1.9%) than in women (1.0%). The prevalence of sensitization to epoxy resin remained stable over the study period. Of the patients with an epoxy resin-positive patch test, 71% returned a questionnaire; 95 patients had worked with epoxy resin in the occupational setting, and, of these, one-third did not use protective gloves and only 50.5% (48) had participated in an educational programme. Conclusion. The 1% prevalence of epoxy resin contact allergy is equivalent to reports from other countries. The high occurrence of epoxy resin exposure at work, and the limited use of protective measures, indicate that reinforcement of the law is required.

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