Skin Decontamination

A Comprehensive Clinical Research Guide

  • Hanjiang Zhu
  • Howard I. Maibach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Christina Phuong, Howard I. Maibach
    Pages 45-51
  3. Jill A. Harvilchuck, Dan Noort, Glenn Lawson, Kelly Kyburz, Miranda Verschraagen, Alison Director-Myska
    Pages 53-75
  4. Hanjiang Zhu, Eui-Chang Jung, Christina Phuong, Xiaoying Hui, Howard I. Maibach
    Pages 87-99
  5. Shlomit Dachir, Eliezer Fishbine, Yakov Meshulam, Hillel Buch, Nahum Allon, Tamar Kadar
    Pages 101-119
  6. Annick Roul, Cong-Anh-Khanh Le, Marie-Paule Gustin, Emmanuel Clavaud, Bernard Verrier, Fabrice Pirot et al.
    Pages 121-139
  7. Christina Baxter, Sharyn Gaskin, Michael Logan, Dino Pisaniello
    Pages 141-162
  8. Yachao Cao, Akram Elmahdy, Hanjiang Zhu, Xiaoying Hui, Howard I. Maibach
    Pages 163-181
  9. Shlomit Dachir, Izhak Barness, Eliezer Fishbine, Jacob Meshulam, Rita Sahar, Arik Eisenkraft et al.
    Pages 183-198
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 211-280

About this book


The skin is the first line of defense against chemical warfare agents including nerve agents and toxic industrial chemicals, providing a possible barrier or delay to systemic distribution. However, some chemicals act directly on the skin including vesicants sulfur mustard and corrosive compounds such as strong acids or bases, and do not have to gain access to systemic circulation to cause extensive skin damage. Early and rapid skin decontamination is extremely important following exposure to chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals because it decreases serious skin damage to the patient and, potentially, their doctor. 

This multi-authored international text pulls together a century of decontamination research and helps the reader expedite solutions that will decrease morbidity and mortality. Complete with dozens of hiqh quality photographs and illustrations, Skin Decontamination aids industrial hygiene, dermatology, occupational physicians and those involved in the public health arena. 


skin decontamination dermatology dermatitis chemicals of mass destruction toxic agents

Editors and affiliations

  • Hanjiang Zhu
    • 1
  • Howard I. Maibach
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyUniversity of California San Francisco, School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA

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