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Skin Penetration and Decontamination

For some Chemicals, skin decontamination is an important step to reduce the risk of skin damage or systemic exposure if exposed on the skin. Medical care of exposed individuals is greatly improved by knowing for which chemicals and how skin decontamination should be performed, and also by understanding how the time span affects its efficiency. Some publications in the area of uptake of chemicals via the skin and skin decontamination are presented below.


  • Modelling of the penetration of chemicals through skin (2016) Sundholm I, Artursson E, Thunell M, Claesson O. FOI-R--4299--SE
  • In vitro human skin penetration model for organophosphorus compounds with different physicochemical properties (2016) Thors L, Koch M, Hägglund L, Bucht A. Toxicol In Vitro. 32:198-204external link, opens in new window
  • Developing mathematical QSPR models to predict evaporation of chemicals from skin surface (2012) Liu T, Rauma M, Johanson G. 48th Eurotox Congress, Stockholm. Toxicol Lett 211S: S63, P07-13 (poster)external link, opens in new window
  • Predicting the absorption of chemical vapours (2012) Rauma M, Boman A, Johanson G. Adv Drug Deliv Rev 65:306-14 external link, opens in new window