Fur Farming and the Fur Industry

  • Jukka UittiEmail author
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There is relevant exposure to animal dusts in fur farming and fur industry.

Skin-related health impairment seems to be rarer than airways diseases in exposed workers.

Azo dyes are used for the fur dyeing process and may lead to allergic contact dermatitis. Even after the dyeing procedure, furs may remain to have sensitizing properties due to azo dyes, so have fur dusts in the fur-garment industry.


Animal dust Fur Organic dusts Dyes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Life SciencesUniversity of TampereTampereFinland
  2. 2.Team of Occupational Health CareFinnish Institute of Occupational healthTampereFinland

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