Friday, 4 November 2011

Preventing contact dermatitis at Work

This is a useful document (INDG 233) by the UK Health and Safety Executive.

What is contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the skin caused by contact with a range of materials. These include detergents, toiletries, chemicals and even natural products like foods and water (if contact is prolonged or frequent). It can affect all parts of the body, but it is most common to see the hands affected.

There are three main types of contact dermatitis:

> irritant contact dermatitis
> allergic contact dermatitis
> contact urticaria

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