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Two cases of occupational leucoderma following contact with hydroquinone monomethyl ether
  1. C. P. Chivers
  1. aImperial Chemical Industries Ltd., Mond Division, Castener Kellner Works, P.O. Box No. 9, Runcorn, Cheshire

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    Chivers, C. P. (1972).Brit. J. industr. Med.,29, 105-107. Two cases of occupational leucoderma following contact with hydroquinone monomethyl ether. In a vinylidene chloride plant two out of eight process workers handling hydroquinone monomethyl ether developed depigmentation (occupational leucoderma) of the skin of the forearms, and in one of them depigmentation of the skin of the forehead. The process operation and clinical histories are described. Leucoderma from contact with some other hydroquinone compounds is discussed.

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    • 1 Also known as paramethoxyphenol and 4-hydroxyanisole.

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