Use of qualitative and quantitative fluorescence techniques to assess dermal exposure

John W. Cherrie*, Derk H. Brouwer, Martin Roff, Roel Vermeulen, Hans Kromhout

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    Fluorescent tracers provide a way of simultaneously assessing the mass of a contaminant hazardous substance on the surface of the skin of a worker and the area of skin exposed. These parameters, along with the duration of exposure and the estimated contaminant concentration in the skin contamination layer, can be used to calculate the likely uptake through the skin. Repeated assessment of the mass of tracer on a surface within a room or on the surface of the skin can also allow the net transfer of contaminant to that compartment to be estimated. Qualitative evaluation of transfer processes using fluorescent tracers can help identify important secondary sources of exposure. (C) 2000 British Occupational Hygiene Society.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)519-522
    Number of pages4
    JournalAnnals of Occupational Hygiene
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000


    • Dermal exposure
    • Fluorescent tracers

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • General Health Professions


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