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Section Editorial–Skin Protection

Human skin provides a partially effective barrier against potentially toxic chemicals. Much of this barrier protection can be attributed to the stratum corneum (SC), the uppermost and nonviable layer of the epidermis because the rate-limiting step for the penetration of most substances is diffusion through the SC.

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Print publication date
06 Dec 2013
Copyright year
2014
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-398-4
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-463-9
From the book series:
Issues in Toxicology