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Ceramic and Pottery Workers

  • H. Smith
  • John S. C. English
  • J. Hobson
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Abstract

Over the past three decades, there has been a decline of the pottery industry in Western Europe.

Irritant contact dermatitis is common among lithographers and clay handlers.

Allergic contact dermatitis from common allergens such as potassium dichromate, cobalt, and nickel can occur.

Localized epidemics of allergic contact dermatitis from less common allergens such as epoxy resins and oil of turpentine can occur.

Immediate allergic contact urticarial reactions are very rare in the pottery industry.

Keywords

Pottery workers Allergic contact dermatitis Irritant contact dermatitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyNottingham Circle Teatment Centre, Nottingham University HospitalNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Occupational PhysicianHobson HealthStoke-on-TrentUK

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