Development and application of a novel method to assess exposure levels of sensitizing and irritating substances leaching from menstrual hygiene products

Last updated on 1-12-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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Menstrual hygiene products (MHPs) like tampons, sanitary towels and panty liners are widely used by women and come in close contact with the intimate parts of the human body, which consist of mucosae that lack the important barrier function of normal skin. Hence, substances leaching from MHP can easily penetrate and become systemically available. This study aims to develop a new in chemico methodology that allows to identify and measure realistic consumer exposure levels of several skin sensitizers and irritants leaching from MHPs under simulated use conditions. To assess the leac…

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