New aspects in the assessment of skin exposure in the
Occupational exposure limits of dangerous substances have yet been solely set for the inhalation of workroom air. Where studies have shown that dermal exposure could cause systemic effects, a skin notation is added as an alert to the OEL of the chemical.
With the introduction of the EU REACH-directives, separate exposure limits were derived for dermal exposure such as the DNELdermal, local or the DNELdermal, systemic. Has this new attention lead to new tools to assess dermal exposure in the workplace? That is the subject of this mini-symposium.