Plumbers and Pipe Fitters

  • Uwe HillenEmail author
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Plumbers and pipe fitters are exposed to water and sewer and other skin irritants which may cause irritant contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis may be caused by well-known allergens such as metals and rubber chemicals in protective gloves. In plumbers performing pipe renovation, occupational allergic contact dermatitis to epoxy resin systems and (meth-)acrylates may occur. Plumbers and pipe fitters are at risk to delevop occupational skin cancer.


Contact dermatitis Occupational skin cancer Pipe fitter Plumber 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Klinik für Dermatologie und VenerologieVivantes Klinikum NeuköllnBerlinGermany

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