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Document ID (ISN)103297
CIS number 04-402
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Van-Wendel-de-Joode B., Brouwer D.H., Vermeulen R., Van Hemmen J.J., Heederik D., Kromhout H.
Title DREAM: A method for semi-quantitative dermal exposure assessment
Bibliographic information Jan. 2003, Vol.47, No.1, p.71-87. Illus. 42 ref.
Abstract This paper describes a new method of structured, semi-quantitative dermal exposure assessment for chemical or biological agents (DREAM). Two examples of dermal exposure of workers of a truck manufacturer show how the method allows a characterization of the tasks and provides insight into exposure mechanisms. It supplies estimates for exposure levels on the external clothing layer and on the skin, as well as for the distribution of dermal exposure over the body. Together with the ranking of tasks and persons, it provides information for sampling strategies and helps to determine who, where and what to measure. In addition to dermal exposure assessment, the systematic description of dermal exposure pathways helps to prioritize and determine most adequate measurement strategies and methods.
Descriptors (primary) skin absorption; chemical products; biological hazards; motor vehicle industry; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; sampling and analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands; USA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Biological hazards
Exposure evaluation