Factsheet 40 — Skin sensitisers


Occupational skin diseases are estimated to cost the EU EUR 600 million each year, resulting in around 3 million lost working days. They affect virtually all industry and business sectors and force many workers to change jobs. The Agency is producing a series of factsheets on occupational safety and health information about dangerous substances for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2003. This factsheet contains information on skin sensitisers as well as preventive measures for skin exposure.

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