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Review Article

Allergy-Related Disorders in the Construction Industry

Table 2

Common causal agents of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in construction workers: clinical appearance and prevention.

Causal agentsClinical featuresPrevention

Epoxy resinsErythematous-vesicular or bullous lesions vesicles, unilateral, asymmetric, involving dorsum of hands, fingers, and feetUse of less sensitizing resin, no eating in work area.
PPE: gloves and aprons washing on contact.
ChromatesXerotic and lichenified eczema or nummular eczema involving hands that can become widespread and persistentChange hexavalent for less sensitizing trivalent chromium; use premixed cement; periodic examination of workers’ skin.
PPE: gloves and work shoes; wash on contact.
Thiurams and thiazolesEczematous eruptions localized on hands and wrist (gloves area), PPE: gloves that do not contain such substances (e.g., nitrile gloves)

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