Occupational Dermatoses among Farmers (in Polish)
Author: Radoslaw Spiewak, MD, PhD
Czelej Publishers, Lublin 2002, 136 pages, 5 tables, 3 figures, 339 references
Farming is the industry with the highest risk of occupational skin disease. In Poland, every fourth farmer suffers from work-related skin problems. In the USA, the incidence of occupational skin diseases amounts to 38.3 cases per 10,000 insured per year. This is far more than in other industry branches (mean 9.8/10,000/year) and 30 times more that occupational respiratory diseases. In Finland farmers amount to 22% of all occupational skin diseases despite the fact they are only 7% of workforce.
- This monograph is a first Polish (and one of a few in the world) review of occupational dermatoses in farmers,
- it offers a systematic review of literature on this topic from all over the world,
- the structure of the book is compatible with Polish and EU legal regulations in this field,
- it contains practical hints how to diagnose occupational dermatoses and how to identify their causes,
- it presents in detail how to perform diagnostic tests for the certification of an occupational disease,
- appendixes include among others a description of an instructive case and a table of pesticide concentrations for patch testing.