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Common cutaneous problems in agricultural workers.

Authors
Zuehlke-RL
Source
Conference on agricultural health and safety, proceedings of a symposium, September 4-5, 1974, Iowa City, Iowa. Berry CM, Beard R, Finklea J, Lloyd W, eds. New York: Society for Occupational and Environmental Health, 1975 Jul; :54-67
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00069921
Abstract
Contact dermatitis, some infections, damage from sun and heat induced changes, and arthropod induced problems are more frequent in agricultural workers than in most other workers. Chemicals can act as sensitizers, photosensitizers and irritants, and many plants contain allergens. Animal ringworm, orf and milkers nodules are all transmitted from infected animals to man. Actinic keratoses and skin cancer result from long-term exposure to sunlight; prickly heat develops in hot moist environments. The cutaneous response to most types of arthropod bites, stings, and infestations varies with the degree of sensitization. Treatment and prevention of these problems are discussed. (Contract No. 099-74-0098)
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0098; Skin-disorders; Allergies; Agricultural-chemicals; Plant-substances; Insects; Environment; Preventive-medicine; Medical-care; Photosensitization; Zoonoses; Humidity; Communicable-diseases
Publication Date
19750701
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Berry-CM; Beard-R; Finklea-J; Lloyd-W
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1975
Identifying No.
Contract-099-74-0098
Source Name
Conference on agricultural health and safety, proceedings of a symposium, September 4-5, 1974, Iowa City, Iowa
State
IA; NY
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