TCE, 1-BP Among Chemicals with New Skin Notation Profiles
NIOSH recently published skin notation profiles for nine chemicals, including trichloroethylene (TCE) and 1-bromopropane (1-BP). Skin notation profiles are agency-authored technical documents that provide information supplemental to chemicals’ skin notations, including summaries of all relevant data used to help determine the hazards associated with skin exposures. Each skin notation profile includes a summary of epidemiological and toxicological data associated with skin contact with a chemical and the rationale behind the chemical’s hazard-specific skin notation assignment.
Skin notation profiles are now available for disulfoton, heptachlor, 1-BP, 2-hydroxypropyl acrylate, dimethyl sulfate, tetraethyl lead, tetramethyl lead, TCE, and arsenic and inorganic arsenic containing compounds.
NIOSH skin notations offer warnings about the direct, systemic, and sensitizing effects of chemical exposures to the skin. All skin notation profiles are available via the NIOSH website.
Learn about the strategy for assigning skin notations in NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin 61.