In vitro testing of the skin sensitizing potency of prepolymers from epoxy resin systems

Allergic skin diseases due to occupational exposure to sensitizing agents represent a major problem in preventive occupational safety. This also applies to epoxy resin systems known for their outstanding technical properties. Several projects have already dealt with the sensitizing effect of the ingredients contained in these systems. As a technical innovation in the systems, so-called prepolymers are increasingly being used. The present project is intended to make statements on the sensitizing potency in comparison to the monomeric components on the basis of in vitro tests. The project is funded by the DGUV (FP-0451). The testing of further ingredients is supported by the members of the working group Epoxy Resin Ingredients in terms of content and financial support. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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