Battery Makers

  • M. H. Beck
  • J. D. L. WilliamsEmail author
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Batteries are of many different types, but they all produce an electric current via a circuit using a positive electrode, a negative electrode and an electrolyte acting as an ionic conductor. If the electrolyte is liquid, the battery is called “wet” and if it is a powder or paste, it is called “dry.” Some batteries are rechargeable.


Button batteries Dermatitis Lead acid batteries Rechargeable batteries Wet batteries 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Bolton HospitalBoltonUK
  2. 2.Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Contact Dermatitis Investigation UnitUniversity of Manchester Dermatology, Hope Hospital, SalfordLancashireUK
  3. 3.Contact Dermatitis Investigation Unit, Salford Royal NHS Foundation TrustHope HospitalSalfordUK

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