|Document ID (ISN)||104043|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 300
||Sadhra S., Holloway S., Jackson C.A., Foulds I.
Health and Safety Executive
||Development of a field method for the assessment of the effectiveness of barrier creams in preventing skin irritation reactions
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. viii, 74p. Illus. 18 ref. Price: GBP 20.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
||05-0404.pdf [in English]
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr300.pdf [in English]
||This report presents the findings of a study designed to develop a test method using non-invasive bioengineering skin instrumentation for evaluating the effectiveness of barrier creams against chemical skin irritants used in a typical work setting. The test protocols developed can easily be adapted to different industrial settings and may be used to evaluate other barrier creams for other substances. The instruments and test protocols showed that the barrier cream evaluated was effective in protecting the skin from a strong skin irritant and one of the two oils used on the site. Among the instruments used in factory settings, measurements of skin colour and trans-epidermal water loss provided the most reliable and stable data.
||irritants; United Kingdom; barrier creams; skin diseases; materials testing; irritation
||report; skin absorption; description of technique; occupational hygiene evaluation; skin wetness
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)