Skin disease after occupational dermal exposure to coal tar: a review of the scientific literature

@article{Moustafa2015SkinDA,
  title={Skin disease after occupational dermal exposure to coal tar: a review of the scientific literature},
  author={Giannis A Moustafa and Eleni Xanthopoulou and Elena Riza and Athena Linos},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={54}
}
For about a century, coal tar has been used in industry and has been applied in the therapeutic management of several skin diseases. However, in the last decades the benefits of coal tar exploitation for humans could not outweigh its harmful effects on health. The aim of this study is to present the main adverse effects of coal tar on skin, with the emphasis on occupational exposure. The scientific literature indicates that dermal exposure to coal tar and coal tar pitches can be the cause of… 
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