Occupational skin diseases in hairdressing apprentices – has anything changed?

  title={Occupational skin diseases in hairdressing apprentices – has anything changed?},
  author={Majken G. Hougaard and Lone Winther and Heidi S{\o}sted and Claus Zachariae and Jeanne Duus Johansen},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
Hairdressers are at risk for occupational skin diseases. Since 2008, an educational programme has been conducted in Danish hairdressing schools to prevent occupational skin diseases. Its effect is unknown. 
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