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Occupational dermatoses: their recognition, control and prevention.

Authors
Birmingham-DJ
Source
The industrial environment - its evaluation and control, 3rd edition. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-117, 1973 Jan; :503-509
NIOSHTIC No.
00074576
Abstract
The defense mechanisms of the skin are described. Causes of occupational dermatitis are discussed, including: keratin solvents, fat and oil solvents, protein precipitants, reducers, keratin stimulants, sensitizers, photosensitivity, mechanical trauma, heat, cold, sunlight, radiation, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Prevention of occupational skin disease may be accomplished by engineering controls, personal hygiene, protective clothing, and barrier-creams.
Keywords
Skin-disorders; Hypersensitivity; Preventive-medicine; PM9008188; Personal-protective-equipment; Industrial-health; Non-ionizing-radiation; Hazardous-materials
Publication Date
19730101
Document Type
Chapter
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-099-71-0045
Source Name
The industrial environment - its evaluation and control, 3rd edition
State
OH
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