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Contact dermatitis and the construction industry

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) from chromium in cement is of historical interest in Scandinavian countries but not in the rest of the world. Why is this? Since the 1980s, ferrous sulphate has been added to cement in Scandinavia, which makes it much less allergenic. Unfortunately, in the rest of the world ferrous sulphate is not added! In this article, I will mainly concentrate on chromium allergy from cement.
Dermatology in practice 2003; 11(5): 28–30
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