Dermal uptake from clothing of SVOCs not removed by laundering

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A current model of dermal uptake from clothing is applied to consider exposure implications of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) that sorb to clothes from indoor air but are not readily removed by laundering. Persistence of SVOCs on clothing results in much greater dermal uptake for high dermal permeability compounds, even in the case of lower-volatility, higher molecular weight compounds. Clothing that spends several months or years in a home is likely to approach equilibrium for a wide range of SVOCs, smoothing out differences in exposure due to removal by laundering. Based on the present analysis, exposure assessments that include dermal uptake may be simplified to applying a value of normalized uptake in the range of 0.05-0.2 mg/(μg/m3)/m2/day. This estimation only applies to compounds with high dermal permeability and low water solubility.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 22 Jul 201827 Jul 2018
Conference number: 15


Conference15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
CountryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Paper ID 149

    Research areas

  • Skin, Textiles, Sorption, Exposure, Partition coefficient

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