Learn More
OBJECTIVES To obtain knowledge about the use and distribution of hazardous chemicals in Danish industry. This knowledge is used to regulate the occupational environment and prevent hazardous exposure. METHODS A national survey on the use of chemicals was carried out in 1989 in a stratified sample of 1448 Danish businesses. 13,000 different chemical(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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
The purpose of this study was to implement an evidence-based prevention programme to reduce occupational skin diseases in a wet work occupation by educational activities and elements from an occupational health-management system. The effects were studied by telephone interviews using a standardized questionnaire (NOSQ-2002) with trade-modified questions on(More)
This is one of series of review articles on formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasers (others: formaldehyde in cosmetics, in clothes and in metalworking fluids and miscellaneous). Thirty-five chemicals were identified as being formaldehyde-releasers. Although a further seven are listed in the literature as formaldehyde-releasers, data are inadequate to(More)