Morsani College of Medicine

Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery

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Skin Health Hazards from Crude Oil Spill
August 4, 2010

While our skin is a marvelous barrier that keeps us protected and minimizes absorption of most toxic chemicals, it was not designed to deal with crude oil or tar balls.  The volatile components of crude oil can irritate the skin producing redness and dryness and can also be absorbed to a limited degree.  They can also produce eye irritation. The […]