Skin Notations and Skin Contamination

Tuesday, May 24 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Emerging Issues, Exposure Assessment Strategies, Special

Presenters: N. Hudson, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH; E. Esswein, CDC/NIOSH, Denver, CO.

NIOSH is developing Skin Notation Profiles and technology to detect and decontaminate skin that can result in risks for systemic poisoning. To assign a skin notation, scientific and technical data are reviewed including: physicochemical properties, exposure potential, and health effects from laboratory, epidemiological and animal studies. NIOSH has invented, patented and licensed a dermal detection and dermal decontamination method for lead following field studies documenting workers in lead-acid battery plants with skin contamination.