Foundry Workers

  • Mariko SugiuraEmail author
  • Keiji Sugiura
Living reference work entry


Main skin diseases of foundry workers are dermatitis and burns.

Sand (cured and reclaimed sand), resin (phenol and bisphenol), hardener (hexamethylenetetramine), and lubricant (calcium stearate) induce irritant and allergic dermatitis.

Metals such as nickel and chromium induce allergic dermatitis.

Foundry workers are subject to burns from hot metal.


Foundry workers Irritant dermatitis Allergic dermatitis Burns Sand Resin Hardener Lubricant Metal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental Dermatology and AllergologyDaiichi ClinicNagoyaJapan

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