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Concomitant contact allergy to the resins, reactive diluents and hardener of a bisphenol A/F-based epoxy resin in subway construction workers

Chu, CY; Pontén, Ann LU ; Sun, CC and Jee, SH (2006) In Contact Dermatitis 54(3). p.131-139
Abstract
An outbreak of suspected contact dermatitis among subway construction workers was suspected to be due to a new bisphenol A/F-based epoxy resin system (ERS). The construction workers used ERSs during the insertion of iron bars into concrete walls. The objective of the study was to determine the components (if any) of the ERS responsible for the contact allergy. Patch testing was performed on 20 of the 22 construction workers who had had contact with the ERS, and to the various subcomponents of component A on 5 of the 7 who reacted to this component. 9 patients (9/22, 40.9%) had clinical symptoms and signs of suspected contact dermatitis at presentation. 7 of these 9, but none of the 11 asymptomatic individuals, were positive to component A,... (More)
An outbreak of suspected contact dermatitis among subway construction workers was suspected to be due to a new bisphenol A/F-based epoxy resin system (ERS). The construction workers used ERSs during the insertion of iron bars into concrete walls. The objective of the study was to determine the components (if any) of the ERS responsible for the contact allergy. Patch testing was performed on 20 of the 22 construction workers who had had contact with the ERS, and to the various subcomponents of component A on 5 of the 7 who reacted to this component. 9 patients (9/22, 40.9%) had clinical symptoms and signs of suspected contact dermatitis at presentation. 7 of these 9, but none of the 11 asymptomatic individuals, were positive to component A, while all were negative to component B. Of the 5 cases receiving further patch testing, all reacted to m-xylylene diamine, 4 to 1,6-hexanediol diglycidyl ether, 3 to epoxy resins of the bisphenol F-type and trimethylolpropane triglycidyl ether 0.25% petrolatum, and only 1 to epoxy resins of the bisphenol A-type. Contact allergy to ERSs may involve hardeners and diluents as well as resins, and patch testing for reaction to all components should be performed. (Less)
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reactive, diluents, trimethylolpropane triglycidyl ether, m-xylylene diamine, hardener, epoxy resin, bisphenol F, A, bisphenol, 6-hexanediol diglycidyl ether, 1, allergic contact dermatitis
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Contact Dermatitis
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54
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3
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131 - 139
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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.0105-1873.2006.00806.x
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  author       = {Chu, CY and Pontén, Ann and Sun, CC and Jee, SH},
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  keyword      = {reactive,diluents,trimethylolpropane triglycidyl ether,m-xylylene diamine,hardener,epoxy resin,bisphenol F,A,bisphenol,6-hexanediol diglycidyl ether,1,allergic contact dermatitis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {131--139},
  publisher    = {Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and Blackwell Publishing Ltd},
  series       = {Contact Dermatitis},
  title        = {Concomitant contact allergy to the resins, reactive diluents and hardener of a bisphenol A/F-based epoxy resin in subway construction workers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0105-1873.2006.00806.x},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2006},
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