Occupational Dermatitis

Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin, usually caused by an allergic reaction. Many people contract dermatitis at work due to contact with a variety of substances, including:

  • bleach
  • cement
  • cosmetics
  • detergents and soaps
  • flour
  • glues and solvents
  • latex and rubber
  • meats and fish
  • metals such as nickel and cobalt
  • plants and vegetables

These are just a few examples.

Dermatitis can be caused by contact with many other substances known to cause irritation (in particular man-made chemicals) often state on their packaging that they are an irritant.