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2011-01-11 14:43:00

"Substances that appear at first glance to be harmless can cause allergic reactions since skin enzymes may help to form new, allergenic substances from them, giving rise to dermatitis and other skin problems. This is the case for isothiocyanates, which are formed on the skin following repeated contact with rubber", says Kristin Samuelsson of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Gothenburg. Around one in five adults in Europe suffers from contact allergy against one or several...

2010-12-14 16:17:57

'Pruritic nodules' are small lumps under the skin that cause itching and which, according to some studies, can remain for several years.  A study of whooping cough vaccinations in Gothenburg a few years ago showed that almost one per cent of the children developed pruritic nodules in the area of the vaccination. Three out of four of the children who had a reaction with nodules also developed an allergy to aluminium. "This was completely unexpected. Aluminium has been used as an adjuvant,...

2010-10-12 16:38:18

What happens to sunscreens when they are exposed to sunlight? And how is the skin affected by the degradation products that form? This has been the subject of research at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology that will be presented at the upcoming dermatologist conference in Gothenburg. A growing hole in the ozone layer and a change in sunbathing habits have brought an increase in the number of cases of skin cancer worldwide. One way of dealing with this has been...

2010-10-12 16:37:07

The fragrances used in many household and skincare products can cause contact allergy when exposed to oxygen in the air, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg's Faculty of Science in conjunction with the University of Gothenburg to be presented at the dermatologist conference in Gothenburg. The researchers studied how these substances can be activated through contact with oxygen in the air, and how this, in turn, can affect the skin. One particular study looked at whether the...

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2010-05-26 11:01:30

Scientists are reporting development of a fast, simple, inexpensive method for determining whether chemicals in consumer products and workplaces may cause skin allergies in people -- a method that does not involve use of animals. Their study appears in ACS' Chemical Research in Toxicology, a monthly journal. Itai Chipinda and his colleagues note the existence of public sentiment against the use of animals to determine whether ingredients in consumer soaps, shampoos and other consumer...

2010-03-04 13:00:00

Dermatologists can help identify allergens linked to this skin condition MIAMI, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Itchy irritated skin can leave some people scratching their heads trying to determine the cause of this bothersome condition. What did they touch? Is it just dry skin gone awry? Are they allergic to something in their home or workplace? The answers to these questions could require not only a little detective work, but the help of a dermatologist who can diagnose and treat the...

2009-11-20 14:40:23

Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen and the Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM) of Technische Universität Mnchen have discovered a new type of immune cells - the Th22 cells - which can protect the body against inflammation and aid in tissue repair. In the current online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Stefanie Eyerich and Dr. Kilian Eyerich together with their colleagues from Imperial College London and Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata in Rome, present...

2009-09-22 10:47:00

Health groups, nurses meet with Johnson & Johnson to discuss toxic ingredients SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A peer-reviewed paper in the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association raises fresh concerns that the chemical preservative used in America's leading baby shampoo may be causing increased rates of allergic contact dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin that varies from mild irritation to rashes and open sores. The paper states that quaternium 15, a...

2009-03-30 14:28:39

About 5 percent of those with eczema were allergic to the air oxidized form of a popular shampoo and soap fragrance, a researcher in Sweden said. Dermatologist Johanna Brared Christensson said considerably more people than previously believed are allergic to the most common fragrance ingredient -- linalool -- used in shampoos, conditioners and soap. I would suspect that about 2 percent of the complete population of Sweden are allergic to air oxidized linalool. That may not sound like very...

2009-03-12 09:00:00

Chemicals Not Listed on Product Labels Due to Weak Regulatory Standards WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite marketing claims like "gentle" and "pure," dozens of top-selling children's bath products are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, according to product test results released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The chemicals were not disclosed on product labels because contaminants are exempt from labeling laws. This...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'