02/10/2006

Calculating Skin Permeation. Researchers Develop Interactive Web Page

Researchers Adam Fedorowicz and Fred Frasch of the US American National
Institute of Occuaptional Safety and Health have developed a new interactive
Web page that allows users, such as scientists evaluating potential risk of
adverse effects from chemicals that may enter the body through the skin, to
measure the capacity of a chemical to be absorbed through the skin.

The Web page offers an interactive calculator that could be used by those
wishing to obtain estimates of the skin permeability coefficient for a chemical
of interest. In addition, the calculator contains a well-known data base of
measured permeability coefficients. The user can easily compare the measured
permeability of a specified chemical with the estimations from the three
models.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: National Institute of Occuaptional Safety and Health