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Title: Criteria for classification of skin- and airway-sensitizing substances in the work and general environments
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The gradually growing incidence of skin and airway sensitizations and hypersensitivity in Europe requires the intensification of preventive measures. The WHO Regional Office for Europe organized a meeting to review and propose criteria to classify the substances with a sensitizing potential. Experts in clinical dermatology and pulmonology, as well as experimental medical biology and toxicology accordingly met in Copenhagen to discuss criteria proposed by the Nordic Committee on Building Regulations and other documents. The participants reached consensus on criteria to identify and classify significant skin sensitizers and substances causing specific airway hypersensitivity. In addition, the participants made recommendations on the practical use of classification in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, and on the setting of national preventive strategies
Description: EURO; DC.EURO
EUR/ICP/EHPM 05 02 01(P)
111 p.
Subject: Allergens
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Dermatitis, Contact
Hazardous Substances
Occupational Exposure
Context: classification
prevention and control
metadata.dc.subject.other: Occupational Health and Medicine
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/EHPM 05 02 01(P)
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