Recommended Practice on Hand Creams and Hand Lotions in the Research Laboratory

Recommended Practice on Hand Creams and Hand Lotions in the Research Laboratory

Recommended Practice on Hand Creams and Hand Lotions in the Research Laboratory

Unprotected human skin is an effective barrier against aqueous solutions and most reagents in research laboratories. When working with hazardous materials (biological, chemical, and radiological), the routes of exposure that have the most risk include inhalation through the lungs, exposure to mucus membranes, or penetrating the skin by sharps (percutaneous exposure) or through damage to the skin. Therefore it is important for laboratory staff to ensure that their skin is in good condition to prevent unintended exposures to hazardous materials.

Last Updated: 01/2016
http://publicsafety.tufts.edu/ehs/files/Hands-Lotions-in-Labs-2016.pdf

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