Wet-work Exposure: A Main Risk Factor for Occupational Hand Dermatitis

  title={Wet-work Exposure: A Main Risk Factor for Occupational Hand Dermatitis},
  author={Ali Behroozy and T Keegel},
  booktitle={Safety and health at work},
Wet-work can be defined as activities where workers have to immerse their hands in liquids for >2 hours per shift, or wear waterproof (occlusive) gloves for a corresponding amount of time, or wash their hands >20 times per shift. This review considers the recent literature on wet-work exposure, and examines wet-work as a main risk factor for developing irritant contact dermatitis of the hands. The aim of this paper is to provide a detailed description of wet-work exposure among specific… CONTINUE READING

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