Glass Workers

  • Faheem Latheef
  • Mark S. WilkinsonEmail author
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  • Much of the literature relates to historical causes of dermatoses in glass workers.

  • Irritant dermatitis may be caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical injury.

  • Contact allergy during manufacture of glass is rare.

  • Causes of skin disease in recent reports include paints, adhesives (epoxy and acrylate), colophony, and rubber chemicals.


Glass Silica Hydrofluoric acid Sulfuric acid Cutting fluid Solvent Paint Putty Epoxy resin Acrylate Colophony Rubber IPPD 



We are grateful to the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, UK, for supplying current THOR data on the reported incidence of occupational dermatoses among glass workers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Leeds Centre for DermatologyLeeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Chapel Allerton HospitalLeedsUK

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