Part 2. transepidermal water loss and skin hydration
There is an emerging perspective that it is not sufficient to just assess skin exposure to physical and chemical stressors in workplaces, but that it is also important to assess the condition, i.e. skin barrier function of the exposed skin at the time of exposure. The workplace environment, representing a non-clinical environment, can be highly variable and difficult to control, thereby presenting unique measurement challenges not typically encountered in clinical settings.
Skin Research and Technology : Official Journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (isbs) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (isdis) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging (issi), 2013, Vol 19, Issue 3, p. 265-78