Development and application of a skin cancer slope factor for exposures to benzo[a]pyrene in soil.

Humans may be dermally exposed to the carcinogenic substance benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) via contact with soil at contaminated sites. The potential for risk is typically assessed using the proportion of dose estimated to penetrate through exposed skin for comparison with an oral route slope factor. An alternate dermal slope factor of 25 (mg/kg day)(-1) was… CONTINUE READING