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Insulation Workers

  • R. RialaEmail author
Living reference work entry

Abstract

Insulation workers apply insulation materials on objects and buildings for thermal insulation and/or waterproofing.

They are frequently outdoor workers and they are exposed to insulation materials, especially mineral fibers, foams, adhesives, and bitumen.

An increased risk for the following occupational skin diseases may be expected: irritant and allergic contact dermatitis, and skin cancer.

Keywords

Man-made mineral fibers (MMMF) Styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) Urea-formaldehyde foam 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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