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Title: Environment and the skin

Abstract

The effects of the environment on skin are surveyed. Specific patterns of adverse skin response can be characterized by morphological, physiological, and biochemical features. Cutaneous defenses and adaptations of the skin are discussed. Dermal resiliency, epidermal and pigment components, neural components, immunobiological processes, and the epidermal barrier are examined. Percutaneous absorption is reviewed. Environmental factors that cause adverse skin reactions include water, salts of heavy metals, hydrocarbons, solvents, lipids, aromatics, esters, ultraviolet light, and various modalities of ionizing radiation. Pathologic patterns and reaction sites are discussed in terms of inflammatory, allergic, benign epidermal, eccrine sweat gland, and pilosebaceous reactions, pigmentary disturbances, cancer, and blood vessel changes. Although critical epidemiologic data are limited, cutaneous illnesses constitute a significant segment of occupational disease. Recommendations for further research are summarized. 42 references.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ of Cincinnati
OSTI Identifier:
6585836
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6585836
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environ. Health Perspect.; (United States); Journal Volume: 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; SKIN; PHYSIOLOGY; AROMATICS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; HYDROCARBONS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; LIPIDS; METALS; SALTS; SOLVENTS; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; BODY; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANS; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATIONS 560151* -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man; 560306 -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Man-- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Suskind, R.R.. Environment and the skin. United States: N. p., 1977. Web. doi:10.1289/ehp.772027.
Suskind, R.R.. Environment and the skin. United States. doi:10.1289/ehp.772027.
Suskind, R.R.. Sat . "Environment and the skin". United States. doi:10.1289/ehp.772027.
@article{osti_6585836,
title = {Environment and the skin},
author = {Suskind, R.R.},
abstractNote = {The effects of the environment on skin are surveyed. Specific patterns of adverse skin response can be characterized by morphological, physiological, and biochemical features. Cutaneous defenses and adaptations of the skin are discussed. Dermal resiliency, epidermal and pigment components, neural components, immunobiological processes, and the epidermal barrier are examined. Percutaneous absorption is reviewed. Environmental factors that cause adverse skin reactions include water, salts of heavy metals, hydrocarbons, solvents, lipids, aromatics, esters, ultraviolet light, and various modalities of ionizing radiation. Pathologic patterns and reaction sites are discussed in terms of inflammatory, allergic, benign epidermal, eccrine sweat gland, and pilosebaceous reactions, pigmentary disturbances, cancer, and blood vessel changes. Although critical epidemiologic data are limited, cutaneous illnesses constitute a significant segment of occupational disease. Recommendations for further research are summarized. 42 references.},
doi = {10.1289/ehp.772027},
journal = {Environ. Health Perspect.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 20,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1977},
month = {Sat Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1977}
}