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Toxicological information

Direct observations: clinical cases, poisoning incidents and other

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
direct observations: clinical cases, poisoning incidents and other
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
other information

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Allergic contact dermatitis from bisphenol A in PVC gloves.
Author:
Aalto-Korte K, Alanko K, Henriks-Eckerman M, Estlander T, & Jolanki R
Year:
2003
Bibliographic source:
Contact Dermatitis. 49: 202-205.

Materials and methods

Study type:
other: Case reports and materials testing
Test guideline
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Four cases of contact allergy from BPA in PVC gloves were investigated. Sixteen brands of disposable PVC gloves were analysed for BPA content.

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent

Method

Reason of exposure:
unintentional, occupational

Results and discussion

Results of examinations:
The connection between allergic reaction and the PVC gloves could not be proven. BPA was found at 0.005% in one brand of gloves, but at less than 0.001% in the other 15 brands.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Executive summary:

Four cases of contact allergy from BPA in PVC gloves were investigated. Sixteen brands of disposable PVC gloves were analysed for BPA content. The connection between allergic reaction and the PVC gloves could not be proven. BPA was found at 0.005% in one brand of gloves, but at less than 0.001% in the other 15 brands.