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Hairdressers’ lungs affected by hair chemicals

Chemicals and products used in hair salons are putting employees at risk of respiratory and skin inflammatory disorders. Bleaching agents produced the majority of complaints, primarily causing occupational asthma, with hair dyes and latex also identified as irritating substances. Occupational rhinitis, where the nose, sinuses and throat are inflamed was also associated with bleaching product use, as was occupational dermatitis. Medical experts are encouraging implementation of control measures to reduce harmful levels of exposure of hairdressers to hair products and chemicals.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health

Related Disease Topics:

  • Respiratory inflammatory disorders
  • Skin inflammatory disorders
  • Occupational asthma
  • Occupational rhinitis
  • Occupational dermatitis

Article Source Details

About: Hairdressers’ lungs affected by hair chemicals

Date: 16 November 2005

Source: Reuters Health

Author: Graciela Flores

URL: http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2005-11-16T184154Z_01_FLE667300_RTRUKOC_0_US-HAIRDRESSERS-RESPIRATORY-DISEASE.xml

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Cause of respiratory inflammatory disorders
  • Cause of skin inflammatory disorders
  • Cause of occupational asthma
  • Cause of occupational rhinitis
  • Cause of occupational dermatitis
  • Risk and bleaching products
  • Risk and hairdressing
  • Risk and chemical
  • Risk and hair chemicals
  • Risk and hair salons
  • Risk and respiratory inflammatory disorders
  • Risk and skin inflammatory disorders
  • Risk and occupational asthma
  • Risk and occupational rhinitis
  • Risk and occupational dermatitis
  • Side effects
  • Side effects and bleaching products
  • Side effects and hairdressing
  • Side effects and chemical
  • Side effects and hair chemicals
  • Side effects and hair salons
  • Side effects and respiratory inflammatory disorders
  • Side effects and skin inflammatory disorders
  • Side effects and occupational asthma
  • Side effects and occupational rhinitis
  • Side effects and occupational dermatitis

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