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Title: Criteria for classification of skin-and airway-sensitizing substances in the work and general environments : report on a WHO working group, Copenhagen, Denmark 17-20 January 1996
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1996
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: EUR/ICP/EHPM 05 02 01(A)
English only
26 p.
Subject: Hypersensitivity
Allergens
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Occupational Health
Europe
Context: prevention and control
classification
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/EHPM 05 02 01(A)
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108448
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