Exposure and absorption of hazardous materials through the skin.
Int J Occup Environ Health 2000 Apr-Jun; 6(2):148-150
This journal issue is a testament to the important contributions made in the field of percutaneous absorption by such early research pioneers as Janusz Hanke, Tadeusz Dutkiewicz, and Jerry Piotrowski. Beginning with their landmark research on the absorption of benzene through human skin, originally published in 1961 and appearing in English for the first time in this issue, these three individuals have made significant contributions regarding the potential for percutaneous absorption of such industrial chemicals as aniline, styrene, toluene, carbon disulfide, acrylonitrile, and nitrobenzene. Their work has helped others recognize the potential importance of skin exposures and has raised an awareness of the need to protect workers and the public from these exposures.
Exposure-methods; Skin-exposure; Skin-irritants; Skin-absorption; Toxic-effects; Chemical-reactions; Chemical-properties; Dermatitis
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