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Health Tip: Protect Your Skin at Work

👤by Diana Kohnle 0 comments 🕔Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- The workplace can be hard on hands, especially if you work near harsh chemicals or in an environment that takes a toll on your skin.

The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests:

Wear protective clothing and equipment, such as gloves and aprons, to keep oils, grease and caustic chemicals off your skin. After work, remove clothing that has been in contact with chemicals. Put on newly washed clothing the next day. Don't use mineral spirits, turpentine, gasoline or kerosene to clean your skin. After washing your hands with soap and water, apply lotion, cream or petroleum jelly. Have an emergency plan to safely and quickly remove chemicals that touch your skin or eyes. Don't eat, drink or smoke in your work space If you work outside, regularly apply sunscreen.

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