RR117 - Development of a method to assess biologically relevant dermal exposure
This study has investigated the feasibility of developing a "biologically relevant" dermal sampler for toluene. This prototype Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) dermal sampler consists of adsorbent sandwiched between a permeable membrane and an impervious backing. Toluene on the membrane surface diffuses towards the adsorbent. The concentration of toluene on the membrane surface may be estimated from this mass on the adsorbent and the known permeation rate of toluene through the membrane.
The Research Report Series are produced in Adobe Acrobat. The use of the latest version of the software is recommended which is available at the Adobe website via the link on this page.
Assistance in the use of Adobe Acrobat PDF files is available on our FAQs page.