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Managing skin problems in the florist industry

Floral workers are prone to developing skin problems, such as irritant or allergic contact dermatitis, contact urticaria or phytophotodermatitis. This is because they work with plants in a wet environment and have direct contact with numerous physical irritants, chemical irritants and allergens. They are three times as likely to develop hand dermatitis when compared with other retail workers.
Dermatology in practice 2005; 13(3): 10–12
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