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Posted by: rash | 2007/03/30

rash on hands

i work with a solvent chemical. My hands have become red and itcht and dry - what to do?

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Solvents can defat and cause the skin to become dry and cracked. Your employer must provide you with information and training on the chemicals you are exposed to. Where indicated you should wear appropriate gloves. Good hand care is essential A good emulsifying base usually suffices. Speak to your occupational health practitioner.

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