TCE and 1-BP Among Nine Chemicals with New Skin Notation Profiles

Published August 23, 2017

​Last week, NIOSH published skin notation profiles for nine chemicals, including trichloroethylene (TCE) and 1-bromopropane (1-BP). Skin notation profiles are agency-authored technical documents that provide information supplemental to chemicals’ skin notations, including summaries of all relevant data used to help determine the hazards associated with skin exposures. Each skin notation profile includes a brief summary of epidemiological and toxicological data associated with skin contact with a chemical and the rationale behind the chemical’s hazard-specific skin notation assignment.

Skin notation profiles are now available for the following chemicals:

NIOSH skin notations offer warnings about the direct, systemic, and sensitizing effects of chemical exposures to the skin. All skin notation profiles are currently available via the NIOSH website. To learn more about the NIOSH strategy for assigning skin notations, see NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin 61.