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Dermal Exposure Network

Objective



This proposal is a direct result of a meeting on Dermal Exposure held in Brussels on 21-23 June 1994, jointly organised by DGXII and DG V of the EC with the collaboration of the UK Health and Safety Executive. The meeting included a state-of-the-art review of issues relating to dermal exposure, and discussions on gaps in the knowledge and research requirements. There was unanimous agreement that a network needed to be established to co-ordinate research and facilitate collaboration in this area. The proposed Thematic Network will create synergism between the different areas of work in dermal exposure so that the subject can be carried forward to create a legislative, advisory and operational framework for dealing with the problems created by dermal exposure, based on a sound scientific foundation. In order to cover the different issues in the most manageable way, the Network will be divided into subject groups of Risk assessment, Biological Monitoring, Percutaneous penetration, Skin and surface contamination measurement, Contribution of sources.
The purpose of the proposed Network is to co-ordinate research, transfer of information and training activities within the member states of the EU. Uptake to, irritation to and penetration through the skin of exposed workers of harmful and other agents will be included. The Network will cover on-going activities as well as new work in those aspects of the field of Dermal Exposure which are relevant to the 4th Framework Programme on Standards, Measurement and Testing. The aim is to ensure that workers in the field are fully aware of other activities and to promote efficient collaboration between laboratories. The network will encourage and co-ordinate research in academia, industry and government organisations by facilitating interaction and communication. This will be mainly done by seminars and direct interaction between research groups in the subject groups. In addition, to encourage cross fertilisation of ideas to improve existing work and identify new initiatives, the network will organise three meetings at approximately yearly intervals involving all members and other relevant bodies, in particular departments of the EC. Through its activities and meetings, the network will advise the EC on new areas and subjects for research. Conferences and seminars will be held between two or more subject groups across and within areas of activities. Seminars will also be organised on specific issues within areas of research and other activities such as standard setting and quality matters in measurement. The Network will organise, through its co-ordinator, a Newsletter or other appropriate medium to inform members of progress in research and other activities being carried out within the scope of the network and in related areas such as development of regulations.
Training seminars and workshops will be held in order to enable techniques, expertise and knowledge to be spread across and harmonised within the Member States of the EU.
Small teams of experts will organise workshops at organisations within countries that are less-advanced in this area to train and pass on know-how. These organisations will then act as training centres to advance the subject within their own country.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
Address
University Campus, Stag Hill, Duke Of Kent Buildin
GU2 5TE Guildford
United Kingdom

Participants (33)

Arbejdsmiljøinstitutet
Denmark
Address
105,Lersø Parkalle
2100 København Ø
Bundesastalt für Arbeitsschutz
Germany
Address

44061 Dortmund
Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Denmark
Address
Flakkebjerg
4200 Stagelse
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR ECOTOXICOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY OF CHEMICALS
Belgium
Address
4/6,Avenue E.van Nieuwenhuyse 4/6
1160 Bruxelles
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule - ETH Zürich
Switzerland
Address
16,Schorenstrasse
8603 Zürich
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Finland
Address
4,Neulaniementie 4
70210 Kuopio
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
Germany
Address
25&29,Schiller Straße
91054 Erlangen
GSF - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER UMWELT UND GESUNDHEIT GMBH
Germany
Address
Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
United Kingdom
Address
Broad Lane
S3 7HQ Sheffield
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Roxburgh Place 8
EH8 9SU Edinburgh
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
United Kingdom
Address
Silwood Park
SL5 7TE Ascot
Institut National de Recherche et de Securite
France
Address
Avenue De Bourgogne
54501 Vandoeuvre-les-nancy
Institut Universitaire de Médecine etd'Hygiène du Travail
Switzerland
Address
19,Rue Du Bugnon
1005 Lausanne
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo
Spain
Address
S/n,autopista De San Pablo
41080 Sevilla
Instituto Nacional de la Salud
Portugal
Address
Avenida Padre Cruz
1699 Lisboa
Karolinska Institute
Sweden
Address
1,Solnavagen
104 01 Stockholm
Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen
Netherlands
Address
2,Bomenweg
6700 EV Wageningen
Miljö-Chemie Umweltinstitut für Deutschland
Germany
Address
11,Zum Fuerstenmoor
21079 Hamburg
NATIONAL CHEMICALS INSPECTORATE
Sweden
Address
Sundbybergsvaegen 9
171 27 Solna
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
United States
Address
4676,Columbia Parkway
45226 Cincinnatti - Ohio
National Institute of Working Health
Sweden
Address

907 13 Umeå
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Netherlands
Address

3700 AJ Zeist
Odense University Hospital
Denmark
Address

5000 Odense
RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sweden
Address

750 07 Uppsala
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
United States
Address

89193-3478 Las Vegas - Nevada
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
30,Clos Chapelle-aux-champs 30
1200 Bruxelles
University of Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Address
Foresterhill
AB25 2ZD Aberdeen
University of Dublin - Trinity College
Ireland
Address
East Theatre, Trinity College
2 Dublin
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Address
Framlington Place
NE2 4HH Newcastle Upon Tyne
Università degli Studi di Siena
Italy
Address
Via Dei Tufi 1
53100 Siena
Università degli Studi di Torino
Italy
Address
Via Zuretti 29
10126 Torino
Università degli Studi di Trieste
Italy
Address
Via Della Pietà 19
34129 Trieste