QUESTION: 

Which epoxies cause allergic reactions and which do not?

 

 

ANSWER:

Almost all epoxies used in the fiber optic industry are two-part epoxy systems consisting of a resin and a hardener or activator.  All the chemicals in these two-part epoxies can cause an allergic reaction, but the component most commonly causing an allergic reaction is the resin.  Epoxy resin is the third most frequent cause of occupational allergic dermatitis, or in other simple words, allergic skin reactions.

 

 

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

 

 

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  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team September 19, 2018

 

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