From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] hypoallergenic goggles?
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2016 08:26:04 -0500
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Good points.  You missed irritant dermatitis which is another possibility.  So if the chemicals or contaminants on the mask are either sensitizing or irritating to some people, they can experience a problem.

Also ask what kind of skin treatments or oils, soaps, or makeup they use.  Some of these absorb into masks and facilitate migration of chemicals in the plastics.

 The good thing about your suggestion to investigate, is any type of dermatitis is visible.  

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
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From: McGrath Edward J <Edward.McGrath**At_Symbol_Here**REDCLAY.K12.DE.US>
Sent: Tue, Jan 5, 2016 10:24 pm
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] hypoallergenic goggles?

The reason for these questions:  Eye protection in the lab (that is, appropriate eye protection for the investigation of interest) is a non-negotiable.  Not only will a hazard analysis related to this kind of dermatitis benefit the individual, it will be part of a larger quality assurance program for the lab.
Eddie McGrath
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Debbie M. Decker
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] hypoallergenic goggles?
Face shields are considered secondary face protection and must be used with safety glasses or goggles underneath.  You don't get anywhere with a face shield.
Has the person tried the goggles with the silicon seal?  The price point is higher but the goggles are very comfortable.
Hope this helps,
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Immediate Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
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that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL..EDU] On Behalf Of Tracy D. Harvey
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] hypoallergenic goggles?
A full face shield does solve the problem nicely. We keep one available in the Chemistry department for students who cannot wear goggles--usually due to an injury.

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On Jan 5, 2016, at 7:58 AM, Steve McLean <steve_mclean**At_Symbol_Here**BYU.EDU> wrote:
I'm looking for a chemical-splash type laboratory safety goggle for an individual with sensitive skin, who has experienced a contact allergic skin reaction when wearing goggles in the past.  Is anyone aware of a goggle that is =E2=80=98hypoallergenic' or, based on your experience, less likely to cause skin/allergic reactions?
Steven J. McLean, CHMM, ASP
Brigham Young University
Laboratory Safety Manager
Risk Management - 241 FB
Office: (801) 422-6879
Cell: (801) 960-5203

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