Copper is increasingly recognized for its possible role in the prevention and moderation of disease, as well as the treatment of a number of conditions including skin irritation, sensitization, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions. This source reviews general principles of percutaneous penetration to clarify the mechanisms controlling anti-inflammatory activity, dermal sensitivity, and the absorption of copper compounds in the human body and the effects of these functions on healthy skin and human health.
Copper and Copper Alloys. Corrosion Chemistry of Copper. Basics of Metal Skin Penetration: Scope and Limitations. Percutaneous Absorption of Copper. Diffusion of Copper Through Human Skin In Vivo. Irritation Potential of Copper Compounds. Copper Hypersensitivity. Copper in Medicine and Personal Care: A Historical Overview. The Role of Copper in Onset, Development, and Control of Acute and Chronic Inflammation. Copper Jewelry and Arthritis. The Role of Copper in Anti-Inflammatory Therapy and the Potential for Its Transdermal Application.