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Dermatitis is often broken into subcategories:
- Contact dermatitis - irritation that arises from direct contact with a material. This can be an immune response (such as an allergic reaction to latex) or a direct toxic effect.
- Atopic dermatitis - is often found in the face, elbow and knee flexures of infants; symptoms tend to disappear with age.
- "Contact & Occupational Dermatology", Hardcover, 431 pages, 2002. Estimated price $375.00. Info and/or order .
- "Occupational Skin Disease", Hardcover, 792 pages, 1999. Estimated price $150.00. Info and/or order.
- "Pesticide Dermatoses", Hardcover, 416 pages, 2001. Estimated price $199.95. Info and/or order.
- "Prevention of Contact Dermatitis (Current Problems in Dermatology, Vol. 25)", Hardcover, 226 pages, 1996. Estimated price $240.00. Info and/or order.
- "Protective Gloves for Occupational Use, Second Edition (Dermatology: Clinical & Basic Science)", Hardcover, 368 pages, 1996. Estimated price $199.95. Info and/or order.
- "Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All", Hardcover, 256 pages, 2011. Estimated price $17.13. Info and/or order ILPI recommended.
Failure to use proper skin protection (gloves, aprons etc.) can result in irritation or even poisoning by absorption of the material through the skin (see dermal toxicity). Even substances you might think that are rather harmless, such as sawdust, can dry and irritate your skin. Always use properly selected gloves and appropriate protective clothing when working with hazardous materials.
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