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Occupational and industrial dermatology.
Maibach HI, Gellin GA, eds., Chicago, IL: Year Book Medical Publishers, 1982 Jan; :1-385
The purpose of this book was to provide information of a basic nature to the occupational health professions that are attempting to recognize, manage, and treat skin diseases related to occupational exposures to hazardous materials. The mechanisms of these conditions were described along with information concerning various etiologic agents. Specific topics discussed included diagnosis of occupational skin diseases; occupational site surveys; risk factors; dermatoses due to water, soaps, detergents, and solvents; the allergens; use and abuse of patch tests; immunologic considerations of allergic contact dermatitis; treatment of industrial dermatoses; biological causes of occupational dermatoses; occupational microbial dermatoses; physical and mechanical causes of occupational dermatoses; photobiologic effects; the pilosebaceous unit; cutaneous cancers and environmental chemicals; the sweat retention syndrome; pigment responses; the fate of compensated occupational dermatitis; work preplacement; assessment of cutaneous impairment and disability; determining the allergic contact potential of chemicals; human predictive tests; percutaneous absorption relative to occupational dermatology; dermatitis of the hands in beauticians; contact dermatitis in medical and surgical personnel; fiberglass and the skin; cutting fluids; old and new occupational dermatology problems in the plastics industry; contact dermatitis from epoxy resin systems; other plastics; metals and skin; printing plate manufacturing processes; contact dermatitis from culinary plants; dermatitis in forest product industry; construction work; dermatitis from paints and oil-of-turpentine (8006642); and occupational scleroderma in workers exposed to silica (14808607) dust. A listing of patch testing information and the role of American federal agencies in controlling health and safety was described.
NIOSH-Grant; Occupational-health; Industrial-health-programs; Industrial-hazards; Training; Work-practices; Worker-motivation; Skin-exposure; Skin-disorders; Occupational-dermatitis
Dermatology University of California 1003 Hse San Francisco, Calif 94143
Occupational and industrial dermatology
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division