How can working as a washer-woman damage my health

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When a woman uses a lot of cleaning chemicals without using gloves, her skin may become red, cracked, and painful, and develop open sores. The nails often get thick and damaged, and separate from the skin underneath.

  • Burns, A. A., Niemann, S., Lovich, R., Maxwell, J., & Shapiro, K. (2014). Where women have no doctor: A health guide for women. Hesperian Foundation.
  • Audiopedia ID: en030130