The skin is the first line of defense against contaminant exposure.
Removal of contaminated clothing is a first step to contaminant exposure.
Soap and water wash is the most readily available decontamination method but has its limitations.
Many factors influence decontamination including timing of decontamination and chemical nature of contaminant and decontaminant.
KeywordsWash-in effect Skin decontamination Soap and water decontamination Regional variation of percutaneous penetration
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