Environment and Skin

  • Jean Krutmann
  • Hans F. Merk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Concepts and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hans F. Merk
      Pages 3-10
    3. Susanne N. Kolle, Wera Teubner, Robert Landsiedel
      Pages 27-40
  3. Environmental Threats to the Skin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Stefan F. Martin
      Pages 43-49
    3. David A. Basketter
      Pages 57-65
    4. Allen S. W. Oak, Mohammad Athar, Nabiha Yusuf, Craig A. Elmets
      Pages 67-103
    5. Andrea Vierkötter, Jean Krutmann, Tamara Schikowski
      Pages 105-111
    6. M. M. Leijs, Janna G. Koppe, T. Kraus, J. M. Baron, H. F. Merk
      Pages 113-130

About this book


​​This book is a rich source of information on skin disorders due to toxicants in the environment. State of the art knowledge is summarized concerning the molecular basis of skin damage caused by well-appreciated environmental noxae. The book also provides a uniquely comprehensive overview of the detrimental dermatological effects of exposure to air pollution and global climate change. A special focus is contact allergy, which, beyond representing a major problem in dermatotoxicology, serves as a prime example for the development of toxicological approaches to risk assessment. A further chapter is devoted to contact urticaria, a condition that can progress to life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. The novel information offered in this book will enable the reader to go beyond the traditional thinking of dermatotoxicology and achieve a modern appreciation of the highly complex interplay between skin and environment.


Climate change Contact allergy Dermatotoxicology Risk assessment UV

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Krutmann
    • 1
  • Hans F. Merk
    • 2
  1. 1.IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental MedicineDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Universitätsklinikum Aachen Klinik für Dermatologie u. AllergologieAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43100-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43102-4
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