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QUESTION:  

When working with epoxies, are there different types of skin irritations or allergies?

 

ANSWER:

The two types of Contact Dermatitis are Irritant and Allergic:

 

  • Irritant Contact Dermatitis is an inflammatory reaction that occurs after damage to the skin. This is not an allergy and can occur in any individual exposed to an irritant.

 

  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction occurring after sensitization and subsequent re-exposure to an allergen. Sensitization is when an individual shows a reaction to a particular material, but only after repeated contact.  This is considered an individual problem, whereas one person could handle the material with no reaction and another would show signs of irritation.

 

READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE:  How to minimize allergic reactions when handling epoxies

 

 

  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team October 25, 2018

 

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