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January 1966

Washing Machine and Fiberglass

Author Affiliations


From the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical College.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(1):78. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600190084019

For many years fiberglass has been known to cause itching. This is due to the mechanical irritation of the skin by tiny spicules of the fiberglass. Fiberglass is quite ubiquitous in the United States and people who handle it regularly have a healthy respect for it.