Toxicity of cyanoacrylate adhesives and their occupational impacts for dental staff

Leggat, Peter A., Kedjarune, Ureporn, and Smith, Derek Richard (2004) Toxicity of cyanoacrylate adhesives and their occupational impacts for dental staff. Industrial Health, 42 (2). pp. 207-211.

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Cyanoacrylate (CA) and its homologues have a variety of medical, dental and commercial applications as adhesives. The increasing use of CA in dentistry, particularly as an adhesive and sealing glue, has raised concerns regarding its potential toxicity in humans. Reported toxicity of CA is uncommon in the dental workplace, but may manifest as conditions such as urticaria, contact dermatitis and other dermatoses. Dental staff using CA adhesives should avoid direct contact with CA and use appropriate personal protective measures. Maintaining higher levels of humidity, optimizing room ventilation and using special air conditioning filters in the working environment may be useful in minimising the toxicity of volatile CA adhesives.

Item ID: 6407
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1880-8026
Keywords: adhesives; cyanoacrylate; dental staff; occupational health; toxicity; toxic effects; dental services; occupational allergy; occupational skin diseases
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Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2010 02:04
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920504 Occupational Health @ 100%
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