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Document ID (ISN)104043
CIS number 05-404
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2946-5
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 300
Author(s) Sadhra S., Holloway S., Jackson C.A., Foulds I.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Development of a field method for the assessment of the effectiveness of barrier creams in preventing skin irritation reactions
Bibliographic information 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.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; United Kingdom; barrier creams; skin diseases; materials testing; irritation
Descriptors (secondary) report; skin absorption; description of technique; occupational hygiene evaluation; skin wetness
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin protection
Skin diseases