II. Causes: Work-Related Skin Disorders

  1. Irritant Contact Dermatitis
    1. Direct cause of localized inflammation (acids, bases, water, detergents or cleansers)
    2. Wet work is associated with more than two thirds of cases
    3. Common in auto and paint industry, printers, hair dressers, and healthcare workers
  2. Allergic Contact Dermatitis
    1. Common causes include metals (esp. Nickel), epoxy, acrylics,
    2. Common in farm and forestry work, cement work, healthcare and lab workers
  3. Acne Vulgaris (oil or grease exposure)
  4. Folliculitis (oil or grease exposure)
  5. Burn Injury or mechanical injury
  6. Cellulitis and other Skin Infections
  7. Occupational Skin Cancer

III. Causes: Sport related Contact Dermatitis

  1. Running: Lanolin, eucalyptus, benzocaine
  2. Bowling Gloves: Colophony
  3. Soccer shin guards: Urea formaldehyde
  4. Swim goggles and wetsuits: Diethylthiourea
  5. Scuba Face Masks: Isopropyl paraphenylenediamine
  6. Hockey sticks: Fiberglass

V. Resources

  1. Haz-Map (Occupational Exposure Database)
    1. http://www.haz-map.com

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