Occupational and Environmental
Exposures of Skin to Chemicals

17-20 June 2007
Golden, Colorado, USA




General Information

This international conference brought together occupational and environmental health professionals, dermatologists, laboratory scientists, and policy-makers to focus on the science, knowledge gaps, future challenges, and policy opportunities related to occupational and environmental exposures of the skin to chemicals, with a special emphasis on improved prevention of local and systemic injury and disease caused by exposing skin to chemicals. Plenary lectures,oral contributions, posters and short courses provided technical information, and social events encouraged informal communication.

Themes of the Plenary Sessions included:

  • Irritants
  • Allergic Toxics
  • Systemic Toxics.
  • Hazard Identification
  • Exposure and Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management

Certificate Maintenance (CM) Credits for Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH)
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) awarded 3.0 certification maintenance (CM) credits to each Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) who attended the entire conference.  The approval number is 07-1102.  Contact Jennifer Sahmel (JSahmel@ChemRisk.com) for more information.

Use the Program link from the list on the left to view the entire program, including the abstracts of plenary talks and short courses.  In addition to the plenary sessions and short courses, almost 90 extended abstracts were presented as posters on a wide variety of topics.  Poster abstracts are published here and were distributed in a bound volume of proceedings at the Conference.  Several authors of posters introduced their posters briefly during Plenary Sessions and authors were available to answer questions during several Poster Sessions.  To see the proceedings of the conference, click here.

The conference included several social activites..  For more information on the conference social events as well as information on what to do in Golden choose the Golden Welcome link from the list on the left. 


The Conference was held in the Green Center on the Colorado School of Mines Campus in Golden, Colorado, U.S.A. Golden is located at the foot of Lookout Mountain, 15 miles west of downtown Denver, on the majestic Front Range of the Colorado Rockies.

This Conference follows two previous successful conferences in the series:

The website for the next conference in 2009 is located here.