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Allergy to Paraphenylenediamine
Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is a chemical substance that is widely used as a permanent hair dye. It may also been found in textile or fur dyes, dark coloured cosmetics, temporary tattoos, photographic developer and lithography plates, photocopying and printing inks, black rubber, oils, greases and gasoline.
Source: Dermnet NZ
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety OSH Anwers: Dermatitis, Irritant Contact
Occupational irritant contact dermatitis is an inflammation caused by substances found in the workplace that come in direct contact with the skin. Signs of irritant contact dermatitis include redness of the skin, blisters, scales or crusts.
Preventing Occupational Dermatitis (PDF)
Fact Sheet on preventing occupational dermatitis provided by Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.