What causes occupational plant dermatoses among carpenters and wood workers?

Updated: Aug 23, 2019
  • Author: Glen H Crawford, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Individuals exposed to fine sawdust may develop airborne contact dermatitis after exposure to sensitizing tree products. Exotic woods and woods treated with protective chemicals appear to be particularly sensitizing.


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