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Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) often associated with the topical use of perfumed products, remains one of the most common chronic skin disorders in Western countries. Since labelling of scented menstrual hygiene products (MHPs) is not mandatory, women might be unknowingly exposed to allergens. Given that vaginal mucosae lack the vital barrier fu...
A micellar liquid chromatographic method was developed to assist in the modelling of the skin permeability of pharmaceutical and cosmetic compounds. The composition of the mobile phase was determined by means of a two-factor central composite design, after which it was tested on both a particle-based and monolithic column. The latter provided the o...
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. T...
Background: Allergenic fragrances are present in a wide range of products but they are not regulated in all industries to the same extent. In Europe, absorbent hygiene products (AHP's) are only covered by the general product safety directive and therefore fragrances can be used freely, while in cosmetics and toys the use of these ingredients is re...
Development of a generic strategy to identify potential health hazards in feminine intimate produts. - Tampons, Menstrual cups, Kegel-exercise devices and Adult toys. - E&L approach to identifiy & quantify hazardous substances (cfr. medical devices) - Toxicological assessment (In-vitro)