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Singapore Med J. 2011 May;52(5):e85-7.

Occupational contact dermatitis in manual cloud seeding operations.

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Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corps, RSAF Medical Service, 492 Airport Rd, Singapore 539945.


This is a case report on irritant contact dermatitis secondary to calcium oxide exposure during manual cloud seeding operations. A less hazardous substitute such as sodium chloride should be considered wherever possible. Cloud seeding operations are briefly discussed in this report, and the impact of calcium oxide exposure as an occupational hazard is elaborated.

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