3B3_0618_ FLAME RETARDANT TEXTILE FINISHING CHEMICALS: IN VITRO ASSESSMENT OF DERMAL ABSORPTION

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Meritxell Martí

C. Alonso

A.M. Manich

L. Coderch

Published Aug 13, 2019

Abstract

Flame Retardants (FR) are a group of anthropogenic environmental contaminants used in textile finishings. Currently, the largest marked group of FRs is brominated FR considered toxic, persistent and bioaccumulative. Non-halogenated alternatives are a possible solution, but there is a lack of knowledge concerning environmental impact and health risks.


The aim is focused on dermal absorption of FR. Until now, no studies were found about the textile release of FR to the skin in contact with them. The evidence that dermal absorption could be potentially significant pathway of human exposure to FRs, supports the interest in the study.


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