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Epoxy resin is the main allergen in floor layers workers.
Airborne contact dermatitis is the classical clinical picture, affecting the face, neck, and dorsal hands.
Patch testing with an epoxy resin series is highly recommended, including diluents and hardeners of the resin.
The affected workers must avoid direct and indirect contact with the resin not polymerized, so a change of workplace is normally mandatory.
KeywordsFloor layer Epoxy resin Epoxy diluent Epoxy hardener Airborne contact dermatitis
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