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Article: Industrial Pseudomonas folliculitis[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: IntroductionComplaints of poor water quality and skin rashes among workers at a US cardboard manufacturing facility were investigated to determine potential causes.Methods Employees were interviewed regarding work duties and health symptoms. Areas of dermatitis in affected employees were visually examined. Collected water samples were tested for potential chemical and microbial contaminants.ResultsA total of 27 employees were identified with complaints of recent skin rashes affecting primarily the upper and lower extremities. Dermatitis complaints were associated with water contact and work in areas with poor water quality. Water testing showed high levels of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Other tested substances were not at levels of concern.Conclusions Overgrowth of P. aeruginosa occurred in the water system shortly after the facility switched to a closed-loop water recycling system and was the most likely cause of the observed dermatitis. To our knowledge, this is the first reported outbreak of Pseudomonas folliculitis in an industrial setting. Am. J. Ind. Med. 49:895–899, 2006. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.American Journal of Industrial Medicine 10/2006; 49(11):895 - 899. · 1.97 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Soil cleanup guidelines were developed for diesel fuel No. 2 that are protective of human health. Guidelines were conservatively based on a residential land use scenario. This scenario estimates human health risks associated with long‐term exposure to site soil via the inhalation, dermal, and ingestion routes of exposure. Lifetime dermal cancer studies were selected as the basis for deriving a safe level of diesel fuel in soil. Soil cleanup guidelines for diesel fuel No. 2 ranged from 1166 to 11,287 mg/kg for adult or child residents and represent contaminant levels that pose acceptable health risks for both present and proposed future uses of a site.Journal of Soil Contamination - J SOIL CONTAM. 01/1992; 1(2):103-157.
University of Arkansas at Little RockLittle Rock, Arkansas, United States