Hairdressers Have 'Excess Risk' of Contact Allergies
When compared with the general population, hairdressers experience an excess risk of contact allergy linked to hair cosmetic ingredients, a systematic review suggests. Research has shown that up to 70% of hairdressers suffer from work-related skin damage, mostly hand dermatitis, at some point during their career
@aradhya To further understand the burden of occupational contact allergy in hairdressers, the investigators gathered evidence published since 2000 on contact allergies to hair cosmetic chemicals. They searched the literature for nine substances selected beforehand by experts and stakeholders. The researchers also examined the prevalence of sensitization between hairdressers and other individuals given skin patch tests.