02/19/2003

Dermal Absorption of Solvent Vapours

The latest issue of The Annals of Occupational Hygiene reports on the 'Factors
Affecting the Extent of Dermal Absorption of Solvent Vapours'. The reprort
shows that dermal absorption of vapours can be significant and that
environmental conditions may affect the absorption. Some types of protective
clothing may not be suitable to reduce absorption. The possibility of dermal
absorption of vapours should be considered particularly for workers in high
vapour concentration conditions where control of exposure relies on respiratory
protection.

Especially higher temperature and greater humidity increased dermal absorption.
The wearing of whole-body overalls did not attenuate absorption.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Annals of Occupational Hygiene