Highway Construction Workers

  • Hanspeter Rast
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The skin risk of highway construction workers today includes not only a wide spectrum of skin irritants and sensitizers but also burns and the natural UV radiation with development of actinic keratoses and skin carcinoma. In contrast tar keratoses and tar acne have become rare skin problems.


Highway Asphalt Bitumen Sunlight radiation Keratoses Skin carcinoma Sun protection 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Occupational MedicineSuva (Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund)LuzernSwitzerland

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