There are many reasons why skin diseases can occur and several different types of disorder can affect people at work. This part of the site is aimed at health service and health and safety professionals. It provides a detailed explanation of the structure and functions of the skin. It should also give people a better chance of understanding the causes of skin disease.
Most work-related skin diseases are contact dermatitis and have been caused by contact with an external agent. However, external agents are also involved in an important minority of other work-related skin diseases such as contact urticaria, acnes, cancers, leucoderma (vitilgo) and skin infections.
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