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Dermatitis. 2004 Jun;15(2):73-4.

Occupational dermatitis in a milk industry worker due to Kathon CG.

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Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, and the Medical School, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


The allergenic properties of the preservative Kathon CG have been well known since 1980. Kathon CG is regularly used in many industrial processes because of its germicidal powers. The most common sources of exposure for people are cosmetics and toiletries. Occupational contact dermatitis is unusual among milk industry workers because of the high level of factory automation.

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