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  1. Facial skin symptoms in visual display terminal (VDT) workers. A case-referent study of personal, psychosocial, building-and VDT-related risk indicators.

    Article - En anglais

    Stenberg B (Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Umea University, S-901 85 Umea, Sweden), Eriksson N, Hansson Mild K, Höög J, Sandström M, Sundell J and Wall S. Facial skin symptoms in visual display terminal (VDT) workers.

    A case-referent study of personal, psychosocial, building-and VDT-related risk indicators.

    International Journal of Epidemiology 1995 ; 24 : 796-803.

    Background

    The Office Illness Project in northern Sweden, comprising both a screening questionnaire study of 4943 office workers and a case-referent study of facial skin symptoms in 163 subjects was recently completed.

    Previously published results from the survey showed that female gender, asthma/rhinitis, high psychosocial work load, visual display terminal (VDT) and paperwork were related to an increased prevalence of facial skin symptoms.

    Methods

    The case-referent study presented in this paper used data from the questionnaire supplemented by information from a clinical examination, a survey of psychosocial factors at work, building data and VDT-related factors from inspection and measurements taken at the work site.

    Results

    Psychosocial conditions and exposure to electromagnetic fields or conditions associated with such factors were related to an increased occurrence of skin symptoms.

    Conclusions

    The results suggest that skin symptoms reported by VDT users have a multifactorial background.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Peau pathologie, Face, Exposition professionnelle, Ecran visualisation, Ordinateur, Champ électromagnétique, Antécédent, Condition travail, Bâtiment bureau, Pollution intérieur, Homme, Facteur risque, Médecine travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Skin disease, Face, Occupational exposure, Display screen, Computer, Electromagnetic field, Antecedent, Working condition, Office building, Indoor pollution, Human, Risk factor, Occupational medicine

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    Code Inist : 002B08J. Création : 01/03/1996.