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World at work: Evidence based risk management of nail dust in chiropodists and podiatrists
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    World At Work: Evidence based risk management of nail dust in chiropodists and podiatrists
    • Huw G Rees, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Occupational Medicine

    Dear Sir

    This paper is a valuable review of a neglected hazard (1). However, the following points deserve additional emphasis.

    There is limited evidence that exposure to keratin nail dust can cause allergic conditions. Guinea pigs inhaling aerosolised nail dust produced IgE against T. rubrum, and developed lung lesions similar to hypersensitivity pneumonitis (2). A high prevalence of wheeze has be...

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