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Document ID (ISN)105125
CIS number 06-673
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brouwer D.H., Aitken R.J., Oppl R., Cherrie J.W.
Title Concepts of skin protection: Considerations for the evaluation and terminology of the performance of skin protective equipment
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, Vol.2, No.9, p.425-434. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract This article proposes a common language for better understanding the processes involved in dermal exposure and skin protection. A conceptual model has been developed that describes the transport of agent mass from sources, eventually resulting in "loading" of the skin surface or the skin contaminant layer. Evaluation of skin protective equipment (SPE) performance has mainly focused on chemical resistance testing for permeation, penetration, or degradation of SPE materials. In practice, however, all processes will occur concurrently. Thus, SPE field performance evaluation including user-SPE interaction complementary to material testing is warranted.
Descriptors (primary) chemical protective clothing; skin protection; protection criteria; evaluation of equipment
Descriptors (secondary) skin absorption; glossary; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark; United Kingdom; Netherlands
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin protection
Protective clothing