Contact Dermatitis in the Textile and Garment Industry

  • M. Gasperini
  • M. Farli
  • P. Lombardi
  • A. Sertoli


Reports in the literature [1] indicate that dermatological risk is low in the textile and garment industry. To date, there have been reports of only individual cases of contact dermatitis, and the major risk has been shown to be for the workers who do the dyeing operations [2, 3, 6–8]. The causes of sensitization often remain unknown, but the substances most often cited as responsible are potassium bichromate [4], antiwrinkling resins with formaldehyde base [3], antispotting agents [2], antiinflammatory agents [2], optical whiteners [9], and biocidal agents [3, 5].


Contact Dermatitis Allergic Contact Dermatitis Textile Worker Cobalt Chloride Nickel Sulfate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gasperini
    • 1
  • M. Farli
    • 1
  • P. Lombardi
    • 1
  • A. Sertoli
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinica DermosifilopaticaUniversitá di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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