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Occupational skin exposure: current trends and future directions from the field to genomics.

Authors
Shvedova-AA; Luster-M
Source
Toxicologist 2004 Mar; 78(S-1):251
NIOSHTIC No.
20025115
Abstract
The purpose of this symposium is to address important and emerging areas of occupational skin toxicology with respect to current trends and future directions from the field to genomics. For many years, skin has been considered primarily as a route of exposures for toxic chemicals and not as a target organ. As a result, research in skin toxicology per se is extremely underemphasized and under-represented in the discipline of toxicology. Advances in cellular and molecular skin biology have provided insightful opportunities to explore dermal toxicology at different levels. There is no doubt occupational and environmental exposures play a substantial role in skin maladies. A comprehensive discussion of recent developments and trends in occupational skin toxicology will provide novel approaches to elucidate exposure outcomes. This group of selected topics will bring together leading experts representing diverse perspectives in this important field. Ample time will be allotted for full discussion of major skin programs and current findings in Europe and the US. This symposium will address innovative issues in the area of skin toxicology ranging from disease incidences and causes to dermal toxicogenomics.
Keywords
Occupational-exposure; Skin-exposure; Toxic-materials; Skin-tests; Skin-disorders; Skin-irritants; Environmental-exposure
Publication Date
20040301
Document Type
Abstract
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
1096-6080
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Allergic and Irritant Dermatitis
Source Name
The Toxicologist. Society of Toxicology 43nd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 21-25, 2004, Baltimore, Maryland
State
MD; WV
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