Training Program Linked to Less Hand Eczema for Hairdressers
A skin protection training program for hairdressers may reduce the risk of hand eczema, new data suggest. The study was conducted in Denmark, where about 40% of hairdressers develop occupational hand eczema, according to researchers. Hairdressers globally are exposed to wet work and myriad skin irritants and allergens, including dyes, permanent-wave solutions, persulfates, preservatives, and fragrances.
@harish Hand eczema is also common among hairdressers in the United States, Mark Denis Davis, MD, chair of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told Medscape Medical News. The researchers evaluated the risk of occupational hand eczema and compliance with skin protection measures among hairdressers who were trained before Denmark rolled out a nationwide skin protection program in hairdressing vocational schools in 2011.