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Hand wash and manual skin wipes.
Brouwer DH; Boeniger MF; Van Hemmen J
Ann Occup Hyg 2000 Nov; 44(7):501-510
Hand wash and skin wipes are major techniques that have been used for dermal exposure sampling. Both techniques remove chemicals either deposited on or transferred to the skin contaminant layer by a combination of chemical and mechanical actions. The paper overviews identified methods and techniques, with emphasis on sampling parameters and sampling efficiency. It is concluded that identified sampling protocols, including sampling techniques, deviate at possible key issues, which hampers comparisons of study results. It is recommended to conduct sampling efficiency studies prior to field sampling, under conditions that are quite similar to conditions of exposure regarding exposure process, levels of skin loading, and time of residence of the compound on the skin. Harmonization of sampling protocols will be a first step in creating a database for better understanding the influence of sampling parameters on the performance of removal techniques to assess dermal exposure.
Skin exposure; Pesticides; Sampling methods; Sampling; Sampling equipment; Skin disorders; Skin exposure; Skin irritants; Skin; Exposure methods; Exposure assessment; Author Keywords: skin exposure; washing; wiping; pesticides
Derk H. Brouwer, TNO Nutrition and Food Research, Department of Chemical Exposure Assessment, P.O. Box 360, 3700 AJ Zeist, The Netherlands National
Issue of Publication
Annals of Occupational Hygiene
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division