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INTRODUCTION Non-Western cleaners have reported better psychosocial work environment but worse health compared with their Danish colleagues. The aim of this study was to compare the association between psychosocial work environment and hypertension among non-Western immigrant cleaners and Danish cleaners. METHODS Two hundred and eighty-five cleaners from(More)
Nickel contents of foods are reviewed. A thorough knowledge of nickel in food is of new relevance. Among dermatologists it is a general opinion that flare of hand eczema can occur after per oral nickel exposure. The prevalence of nickel allergy in the Danish population is 10% for women and 2% for men. Nickel intake from the Danish diet is estimated as 150(More)
Occupational skin diseases are among the most frequent work-related diseases in industrialized countries. Good occupational skin disease statistics exist in few countries. Questionnaire studies are needed to get more data on the epidemiology of occupational skin diseases. The Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire Group has developed a new questionnaire(More)
Substances referred to as formaldehyde releasers were identified on review of the literature. Information on product categories and typical concentrations for chemical products containing formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers was obtained from the Danish Product Register Data Base (PROBAS). As of February 1992, 62,000 products were registered in PROBAS,(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effect of an intervention to reduce work related skin problems in gut cleaning departments in Danish swine slaughterhouses. The intervention consisted of an evidence based prevention programme and a documented method for implementation. METHODS Randomised controlled intervention study with a one year follow up. The intervention(More)
A formalized, standardized and effective mechanism for the identification of substances which possess significant skin sensitization potential is a necessary first step in the process of limiting the incidence of allergic contact dermatitis. Strategies to achieve such hazard identification are unified throughout the European Union and also have been(More)
Occupational skin diseases are frequent in the healthcare sector. The objective of this study was to obtain baseline data on hand eczema and risk factors for hand eczema in an unselected hospital population. A questionnaire study on hand eczema and risk factors for hand eczema was performed among hospital employees at a middle-size Danish hospital. A total(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of the present implementation study is to document how an intervention to reduce work-related skin problems by means of implementing an evidence-based skin protection programme in six gut-cleaning departments in swine slaughterhouses was understood, accepted and carried out. The association between the degree of implementation and(More)
Occupational skin diseases are among the most frequently recognized occupational diseases in many industrialized countries. This paper describes and review experiences with implementation of interventions to prevent occupational skin diseases in different occupational settings representing the food processing industry and a hospital. The study populations(More)
Formaldehyde is a common contact allergen. The prognosis of formaldehyde-sensitive patients is generally considered to be bad because of widespread exposure to formaldehyde. 11 patients with eczema and a positive patch test to formaldehyde were interviewed by a dermatologist and a toxicologist/chemist and instructed to fill in a questionnaire on exposure to(More)