• D. Bregnbak
  • C. AvnstorpEmail author
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Cement eczema is of an irritant and allergic nature. Water-soluble hexavalent chromate, Cr(VI), in the cement causes chromium allergy that may cause the development of allergic cement eczema. The medical course of allergic cement eczema is often of a chronic nature. The development of allergic cement eczema may be prevented by adding ferrous sulfate to the cement, with ferrous sulfate reducing the highly water-soluble allergenic Cr(VI) to Cr(III) that has a lower solubility.


Cement eczema Chromium Chromate Potassium dichromate Ferrous sulfate Prevention Irritant cement eczema Allergic cement eczema Building industries Cement Mortar Concrete Cement workers Construction workers Reduction 


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