Websites, online databases and sources of information

  • Marc Rocholl
  • Swen Malte John
  • Annika Wilke
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The internet can be a useful source of information for practitioners and experts involved in the field of occupational skin diseases (e.g., dermatologists, occupational physicians, and other healthcare workers). Various information on occupational dermatoses, prevention strategies, campaigns, protective equipment, as well as contact allergens and hazardous substances are provided by different national and international institutions and authors. Several websites, platforms, and databases exist that may be helpful when it comes to the management and prevention of occupational skin diseases and the identification of an appropriate protective equipment (e.g., protective gloves). This chapter shall give an overview of some of these sources of information.


Databases Sources of information Prevention Internet Protective equipment Protective gloves Skin protection Skin care Hazardous substances Information system Chemical resistance guide Website Platform Education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Health Research and Education, Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health TheoryUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany

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