Fiberglass, Dusts

  • Daniel J. HoganEmail author
  • Megan Morrison
  • Anand Desai
Reference work entry


Production of fiberglass is increasing.

Airborne dermatitis may be caused by fiberglass.

Irritant contact dermatitis is usually caused by fibers greater in diameter than 4.5 μm.

Hardening is not prominent and may be less likely to develop in atopics.

Histopathology of dermatitis is nonspecific unless the fiberglass is itself visualized in the skin biopsy or skin tape stripping.

Treatment is nonspecific except for taking measures to curtail exposure to fiberglass and where possible to identify sources of exposure.


Airborne contact dermatitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Internal Medicine (Dermatology) NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic MedicineDavieUSA
  2. 2.University of Central Florida College of MedicineOrlandoUSA
  3. 3.Stones River DermatologyMurfreesboroUSA

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