The report of the afternoon symposium about skin exposures, which was organised on 10th March 2016 by section Occupational Toxicology and Contactgroep Gezondheid en Chemie, can be read here.
Powerpoint presentations can be found here:
Board of Occupational Toxicology section
Dr. F.J. (Frans) Jongeneelen
Dr. T.M. (Teake) Pal
Dr. N.G.M. (Nicole) Palmen, secretary
Drs. J. (Jeroen) Terwoert
Objectives of the Occupational Toxicology section
The objectives and related activities of the Occupational Toxicology Section are as follows:
1. To promote and coordinate scientific activities in the field of occupational toxicology, for example:
• organizing and promoting scientific meetings;
• liaising with scientists working in related fields and to stimulate interdisciplinary cooperation, in particular promoting cooperation in occupational health services and academic institutions;
• the promotion of international contacts in the field of occupational toxicology;
• identifying gaps in knowledge regarding risk assessments.
Work area of the Occupational Toxicology section
During work people can come into contact with chemicals. The nature and variety of these compounds will vary greatly dependent on the work field. While the duration of exposure is in general limited (working time), the concentration of the substances with which the person comes into contact during the work is generally higher than elsewhere. If necessary, protective measures have to be taken to limit the exposure to an acceptable level. Occupational toxicology mainly focuses on the health threats which arise from occupational exposure to chemicals. Based on animal experimental-, epidemiology- and volunteer research the risks of exposure to compounds is determined for this smaller part of the population which distinguishes itself in terms of age and health from the overall population.