[Epoxy resin systems and contact dermatitis]

Med Pr. 2007;58(3):265-71.
[Article in Polish]


Contact dermatitis is the major chronic skin disease that represents a global health problem. Its prevalence has been significant increasing in the latest decades. Contact dermatitis substantially alters the social life of patients and affects their work productivity. Epoxy resin systems are a frequent cause of occupational allergic contact dermatitis. Epoxy resins have an extremely wide range of commercial applications. Epoxy resin systems include combinations of epoxy monomers, hardeners, reactive diluents, and/or a vast array of other additives. In occupational settings, sensitization occurs not only to resins, but also to hardeners and reactive diluents. In this article adverse effects of epoxy resin systems are discussed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / etiology*
  • Dermatitis, Occupational / etiology*
  • Epoxy Resins / adverse effects*
  • Epoxy Resins / chemistry
  • Humans


  • Epoxy Resins