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Occupational Dermatoses

Occupational dermatoses are not a major problem in the pottery industry, the incidence being less than 1%.
Here are some causes found in the pertinent medical literature:
-Antimony trioxide
-1,2 benzisothiazoline-3-one in releasing oils
-Cadmium chloride
-Ceramic fibres
-Chromium and chromates
-Cobalt chloride
-Cobalt nitrate
-Maleic anhydride
-Manganese dioxide
-Natural rubber latex
-Nickel sulfate
-Red copper oxide
-Red iron oxide
-Releasing oils
-Sodium tripolyphosphate
-Vanadium pentoxide
But let us bear in mind that studio pottery may be quite different from the pottery industry when it comes to chemicals and processes used.
Reference :
Oshline/Nioshtic, database provided by The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

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Edouard Bastarache M.D.
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Author of "Substitutions for Raw Ceramic Materials"
Tracy, Québec, CANADA


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