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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Dermatitis Caused by Sponge Spicules in Soil1


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  1. Vol. 34 No. 1, p. 151
    Received: Sept 25, 1969
    Accepted: Oct 16, 1969

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  1. E. L. Stone2,
  2. J. E. Dawson2 and
  3. Carl de Zeeuw3



Sharp pointed sponge spicules occur in certain soil types formed from lacustrine mineral or organic sediments, or from weathered limestones. Occasionally the spicules are sufficiently abundant to cause discomfort and skin rashes in persons exposed to soil contact.

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