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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
-Biocides
-Cadmium chloride
-Ceramic fibres
-Chloracetamide
-Chromium and chromates
-Cobalt
-Cobalt chloride
-Cobalt nitrate
-Formaldehyde
-Maleic anhydride
-Manganese dioxide
-Mercaptobenzothiazole
-Natural rubber latex
-Nickel
-Nickel sulfate
-Proxel
-Red copper oxide
-Red iron oxide
-Releasing oils
-Resins
-Sodium tripolyphosphate
-Turpentine
-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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