Melanosis: Overview

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Melanosis, also known as hyperpigmentation and hypermelanosis, occurs when areas of the skin turn abnormally dark. The body's overproduction of the skin pigment Melanin results in the abnormally dark color. Melanosis is sometimes caused by hormonal changes or exposure to different medications and may also occur in those suffering from diseases such as hemochromatosis and Addison's Disease. Melanosis can also be caused by exposure to the arsenic.

See Also

  1. Skin Disorders: Overview
  2. Arsenic
  3. Cabot-Koppers, Gainesville
  4. Clair-Mel City Central Service Yard: Overview
  5. Coronet Industries - Plant City, Florida
  6. Geneva Steel - Vineyard, Utah
  7. Landia Chemical Company: Overview
  8. Lipari Landfill: Overview
  9. Natick Laboratory - Natick, Massachusetts
  10. Prairie Grove, Arkansas
  11. Skyway Trap and Skeet Club - St. Petersburg, Florida: Overview
  12. Spring Valley: Overview
  13. Stauffer Chemical: Overview
  14. Sydney Tar Ponds: Overview
  15. Wingate Landfill - Fort Lauderdale
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