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Formaldehyde in reusable protective gloves.

Pontén, Ann LU (2006) In Contact Dermatitis 54(5). p.268-271
Abstract
Due to the clinical findings in a single patient's case, formaldehyde was suspected to be present in clinically relevant levels in reusable protective gloves. Therefore, 9 types of gloves were investigated with the semi-quantitative chromotropic acid method. It was found that 6/9 gloves emitted some formaldehyde and that 4/9 gloves emitted ≥40 µg of formaldehyde. Most of the formaldehyde was found on the inside of the gloves. To get an indication of the clinical relevance, a comparison with a protective cream declared to contain the formaldehyde-releasing agent diazolidinyl urea was performed by comparing areas of gloves with areas of cream layers with thickness 1–2 mg/cm2. It was found that the amounts of formaldehyde emitted from the... (More)
Due to the clinical findings in a single patient's case, formaldehyde was suspected to be present in clinically relevant levels in reusable protective gloves. Therefore, 9 types of gloves were investigated with the semi-quantitative chromotropic acid method. It was found that 6/9 gloves emitted some formaldehyde and that 4/9 gloves emitted ≥40 µg of formaldehyde. Most of the formaldehyde was found on the inside of the gloves. To get an indication of the clinical relevance, a comparison with a protective cream declared to contain the formaldehyde-releasing agent diazolidinyl urea was performed by comparing areas of gloves with areas of cream layers with thickness 1–2 mg/cm2. It was found that the amounts of formaldehyde emitted from the gloves might be in the same range as emitted from a layer of cream. (Less)
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Contact Dermatitis
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268 - 271
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Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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0105-1873
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10.1111/j.0105-1873.2006.00820.x
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English
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  abstract     = {Due to the clinical findings in a single patient's case, formaldehyde was suspected to be present in clinically relevant levels in reusable protective gloves. Therefore, 9 types of gloves were investigated with the semi-quantitative chromotropic acid method. It was found that 6/9 gloves emitted some formaldehyde and that 4/9 gloves emitted ≥40 µg of formaldehyde. Most of the formaldehyde was found on the inside of the gloves. To get an indication of the clinical relevance, a comparison with a protective cream declared to contain the formaldehyde-releasing agent diazolidinyl urea was performed by comparing areas of gloves with areas of cream layers with thickness 1–2 mg/cm2. It was found that the amounts of formaldehyde emitted from the gloves might be in the same range as emitted from a layer of cream.},
  author       = {Pontén, Ann},
  issn         = {0105-1873},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {268--271},
  publisher    = {Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and Blackwell Publishing Ltd},
  series       = {Contact Dermatitis},
  title        = {Formaldehyde in reusable protective gloves.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0105-1873.2006.00820.x},
  doi          = {10.1111/j.0105-1873.2006.00820.x},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2006},
}