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Dermal exposure

: Mangelsdorf, Inge; Schröder, Katrin; Costa Pinheiro, Nathalie

Geneva: WHO, 2014, XVIII, 503 S.
Environmental health criteria, 242
ISBN: 978-92-4-157242-2
Fraunhofer ITEM ()
health risk assessment; environmental exposure; risk assessment; skin absorption; hazardous substances - poisoning; skin diseases; occupational exposure

Dermal exposure has been identified as an important exposure route, as people are exposed to a variety of substances and products either directly or indirectly while at work, in the home or in public facilities. Dermal exposure is a complex process of contact between a relevant substance and the skin over a period of time. Diseases resulting from dermal exposure (and consequently absorption) may have a significant impact on human health. The best approach to manage the risks associated with dermal exposure is to identify relevant hazards (chemicals and products), sources and pathways of exposure, quantitatively assess the exposure (by either measuring or modelling it) for further risk assessment and eventually eliminate or at least reduce and control the exposure.