Cement Burns And Irritation

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3 min read Cement burns and irritations are the #1 occupational skin disease in the U.S. Why is wet cement such a widespread danger? How do workers avoid it? Listen! Cement is in concrete, mortar, tile grout and other common construction materials. And it’s rich in chemicals which are damaging to skin. In this podcast, Dan Clark points out that the pH of wet cement is so heavily alkaline, it’s caustic. It’s also hygroscopic, drawing moisture from the …

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