Deposition of Metals on the Skin and Quantification of Skin Exposure

Chapter

Abstract

The metal skin dose is a key factor in determining potential adverse health effects such as contact allergy, as well as systemic effects due to metal exposure via the skin route. Skin deposition of metal is described by characteristics of exposure such as the frequency and duration of contact with metallic objects or metal-containing products. The condition of the skin and the mechanisms of interaction between the metal and the skin also play a role. Metal exposure can be quantified by direct or indirect approaches described in this chapter. This can provide a better understanding of clinical symptoms from exposure and enable preventive measures that promote healthy skin.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden

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