Airborne contact dermatitis from formaldehyde released from heated plastic polymers.

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Abstract

A 55-year-old woman developed an airborne dermatitis on her face. Patch testing was performed and showed positive reactions to formaldehyde, thiuram mix, carba mix, and nickel sulphate. She operated a machine at work in which polyacetal granules were heated. The presence of formaldehyde in the pyrolysis smoke from the polymer was confirmed by chemical analysis.

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  • Lund University
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  • Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-225
JournalAmerican Journal of Contact Dermatitis
Volume5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes