Sensitisation to (meth)acrylates

There is a significant risk of sensitisation to (meth)acrylates in dental professionals, according to a series of recently published case reports

Bonding agents containing (meth)acrylates are a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis, but most dental professionals believe that wearing latex gloves confers adequate protection. However, case reports of induced contact dermatitis with a specific pattern affecting the fingertips have pointed out that there is a need for increased awareness and occupational hygiene measures.

Prasad Hunasehally RY, Hughes TM, Stone NM. Br Dent J 2012; 213(5): 223-4

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