STP900: Permeation of Chemicals Through the Skin

    Schwope, AD
    Unit leader, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA

    Pages: 14    Published: Jan 1986


    Abstract

    An overall risk/benefit analysis relative to the use of chemical protective clothing for protection from potentially harmful chemicals must ultimately consider the barrier effectiveness of the skin to the chemicals in question. For example, there may be cases in which some permeation of chemical through the clothing is tolerable if the skin itself is unaffected by and acts as a barrier to the chemical. An overview of the structure of skin, methods for assessing skin permeation, and examples of published data are presented. The article is directed toward those with little or no knowledge of chemical permeation through skin and provides references for further research.

    Keywords:

    skin, permeation, protective clothing, chemicals


    Paper ID: STP17317S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.96

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17317S


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