Skin Management appendix 2

  • OBUHSN23 Appendix 2

    These lists are not intended to be exhaustive. Many items can be both irritants and sensitisers (see Appendix 1 for definitions). In the case of collective terms such as dusts it is not implied that all dusts are harmful to the skin.

    Specific chemicals or materials

    • Acrylates
    • Ammonium persulphate
    • Asphalt
    • Azo dyes
    • Brine
    • Cement
    • Chromates
    • Cobalt
    • Chromates
    • Cobalt
    • Colophony (rosin)
    • Cresols
    • Cyanoacrylates
    • Dimethacrylates
    • Epoxy resins and hardners
    • Fibreglass
    • Flour
    • Formaldehyde
    • Formaldehyde releasers
    • Formaldehyde resins
    • Glutaraldehyde
    • Hydrazine
    • Hydrofluoric acid
    • Hypochlorites
    • Isocyanates
    • Kerosene
    • Lime
    • Methacrylates
    • Neal oils
    • Nickel
    • Organic solvents
    • Organotin compounds
    • Paraffin
    • Permanent wave solutions
    • Phenols
    • Quinines
    • Rubber processing chemicals
    • Shampoos
    • Soluble oils
    • Styrene
    • Synthetic coolants
    • Talc
    • Thinners
    • White spirit

    Some broader groups of chemicals or materials

    • Acids
    • Adhesives
    • Alkalis
    • Animal feed additives, eg. Ethoxyquin
    • Biocides, eg. Isothiazolinones
    • Bleaches
    • Degreasers
    • Descalers
    • Detergents
    • Diesel fuels
    • Disinfectants
    • Dusts, eg. Of angular or hygroscopic particles
    • Fertilisers
    • Flavourings, eg. Eugenol
    • Flour improvers, eg. Benzoyl peroxide
    • Fluxes
    • Fragrances, eg. Amethocaine
    • Local anaesthetics, eg. Amethociane
    • Oils and greases
    • Oxidising agents, eg. Peroxides
    • Pesticides, eg. Difolatan
    • Polishes
    • Preservatives
    • Reducing agents, eg. Thioglycolates
    • Resins
    • Sealants
    • Skin cleansers
    • Soaps
    • UV absorbers, eg. Aminobenzoates

    Some biological agents

    • Animal hair, saliva, tissues
    • Aquatic organisms, eg. bryozoans
    • Food, eg. Fish, garlic
    • Plants, eg. Compositae (chrysanthemums)
    • Woods, eg. mahogany
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