How to improve skin notation. Position paper from a workshop

Pietro Sartorelli*, Heinz W. Ahlers, Kristiina Alanko, Chen Chen-Peng, John W. Cherrie, Hans Drexler, Sanja Kezic, Gunnar Johanson, Francesca Larese Filon, Giovanni Maina, Loretta Montomoli, Jesper Bo Nielsen

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    The ICOH Scientific Committee on Occupational and Environmental Dermatoses organized an International Workshop on "Dermal risk assessment at workplace" with the aim of focussing on the different ways of approaching the concept of skin notation (S) for chemicals. The Workshop participants presented their ideas on several aspects of S such as the problems related to the absorption through the compromised skin, the different approaches to S and models that can be used as alternatives to S. Participants agreed to produce a position paper with the goal of exploring the actions needed to improve the S system towards international harmonization. They consider that further discussions are needed to obtain an international consensus, but at the same time they believe that by improving and harmonizing systems for setting S we can make an important contribution to improving health of people with potential dermal exposure to chemicals at work.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)301-307
    Number of pages7
    JournalRegulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


    • Dermal risk assessment
    • Skin notation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Toxicology


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