Πρωτόπαπα Ευαγγελία, Καθηγήτρια, ΤΕΙ-Α
Καβαντζάς Νικόλαος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Λάζαρης Ανδρέας, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Our skin is the mantle of the human body that reflects our inner world, namely, the state of our
organic systems and our mental health. It is no coincidence that we blush when we are ashamed, or
we turn yellow when we are afraid. Skin is our mirror...
It contributes to the good functioning of the body with its excellent abilities. It is our sensory
organ, it protects the body from mechanical and electrical injuries, thermal effects, solar radiation,
chemical attacks, microbial and parasitic "attacks". It maintains body temperature stable, regulates
entry and excretion of substances in it, participating in the defense of the body.
Its capabilities, however, are not unlimited. As the organism's first defensive mechanism, it
receives daily massive attacks, from both internal and external factors.
The purpose of this diploma thesis is to analyze the most frequently encountered risks to the
health of human skin in work environments, as well as their impact on it.
Every employee is daily confronted, in their workplace, with various factors that act negatively and
impede the proper functioning and appearance of their skin. Such factors include radiation, sun,
smoking, external atmospheric pollutants, chemicals, biological hazards, extreme temperatures,
artificial ventilation / air conditioning and work-related stress.
These risks, depending on their type and risk, can cause a series of lesions on human skin. These
lesions vary from skin discolorations, wrinkles, relaxation and premature aging in general, to
allergic reactions, acne, aggravation of existing diseases, precancerous conditions and malignancies.