• Antti LauermaEmail author
  • Lasse Kanerva
  • Mirja Kiilunen
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Electroplating is a process using electric current to reduce metal cations resulting on a thin coherent metal coating on an electrode. The term is also used in electrical oxidation of anions to a solid substrate. Electroplating is usually used to coat or manipulate surfaces of particles, but it can also be used to thicken undersized parts or even form new objects via electroforming.


Cyanides Electroplating Irritant dermatitis Occupational skin disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Inflammatory DiseasesHelsinki University Central Hospital and University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Skin and Allergy HospitalHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Biomonitoring LaboratoryFinnish Institute of Occupational HealthHelsinkiFinland
  4. 4.Section of DermatologyFinnish Institute of Occupational HealthHelsinkiFinland

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