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A2.1: Literature Survey On Dermal Deposition In The Chemical Industry

Principal Investigator

Mr. Martin Roff
Health and Safety Laboratory UK – S3 7HQ Sheffield
Tel: +44 114 289 2498
Fax: +44 114 289 2732


Mr James Wheeler- Health and Safety Laboratory
Ms Penny Simpson – Health and Safety Laboratory


Making reliable estimates of the amounts of chemicals deposited on the skin and clothing in the workplace is essential in evaluating any health risks. It also helps in assessing the effectiveness of protective equipment.
There is a lack of detailed information in this area. This study will compile published information on skin exposure within industry, taking into account factors such as handling procedures, protective clothing, measurement methods and chemical properties. Information gaps and areas for future work will be identified to help develop an informed approach to the monitoring, control and regulation of skin exposure in industry.

Related Publications

Dermal deposition in the Chemical Industry. Health and Safety Laboratory. Final Report No. IR/ECO/01/05, April 2001.

LRI funding: € 65,550

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