Much of the literature relates to historical causes of dermatoses in glass workers.
Irritant dermatitis may be caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical injury.
Contact allergy during manufacture of glass is rare.
Causes of skin disease in recent reports include paints, adhesives (epoxy and acrylate), colophony, and rubber chemicals.
KeywordsGlass Silica Hydrofluoric acid Sulfuric acid Cutting fluid Solvent Paint Putty Epoxy resin Acrylate Colophony Rubber IPPD
We are grateful to the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, UK, for supplying current THOR data on the reported incidence of occupational dermatoses among glass workers.
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