DERMAL EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IN THE WORKPLACE: JUST HOW IMPORTANT IS SKIN ABSORPTION?

Cancer
| Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Often dermal exposure is viewed purely in terms of percutaneous uptake of chemicals. There are however three types of chemical-skin interactions, and an understanding of these is required to characterise the nature of any dermal exposure taking place. Firstly, the chemical may pass through the skin and contribute to the systemic load.

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