Joseph G Allen

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Predicted indoor radon concentrations from a Monte Carlo simulation of 1,000,000 granite countertop purchases
    J G Allen
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494, USA
    J Radiol Prot 33:151-62. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Assessing risk of health care-acquired Legionnaires' disease from environmental sampling: the limits of using a strict percent positivity approach
    Joseph G Allen
    Building Science and Forensics, Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, Needham, MA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:917-21. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Assessing exposure to granite countertops--Part 2: Radon
    Joseph G Allen
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Needham, MA 02494 2725, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:263-72. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Critical factors in assessing exposure to PBDEs via house dust
    Joseph G Allen
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Int 34:1085-91. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Linking PBDEs in house dust to consumer products using X-ray fluorescence
    Joseph G Allen
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts 02494, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:4222-8. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Assessing exposure to granite countertops--Part 1: Radiation
    Theodore A Myatt
    Environmental Health and Engineering, 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts 02494 2725, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:273-80. 2010
  7. pmc Mitigation of building-related polychlorinated biphenyls in indoor air of a school
    David L MacIntosh
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494 2705, USA
    Environ Health 11:24. 2012
  8. pmc Exposure to flame retardant chemicals on commercial airplanes
    Joseph G Allen
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 12:17. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Elevated corrosion rates and hydrogen sulfide in homes with 'Chinese Drywall'
    Joseph G Allen
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494, USA
    Sci Total Environ 426:113-9. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Personal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in residential indoor air
    Joseph G Allen
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:4574-9. 2007

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Predicted indoor radon concentrations from a Monte Carlo simulation of 1,000,000 granite countertop purchases
    J G Allen
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494, USA
    J Radiol Prot 33:151-62. 2013
    ..The results show that there is a low probability of a granite countertop causing elevated levels of radon in a home...
  2. doi request reprint Assessing risk of health care-acquired Legionnaires' disease from environmental sampling: the limits of using a strict percent positivity approach
    Joseph G Allen
    Building Science and Forensics, Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, Needham, MA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:917-21. 2012
    ..Elevated percent positivity (≥30%) of Legionella in hospital domestic water systems has been suggested as a metric for assessing the risk of health care-acquired Legionnaires' disease (LD)...
  3. doi request reprint Assessing exposure to granite countertops--Part 2: Radon
    Joseph G Allen
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Needham, MA 02494 2725, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:263-72. 2010
    ..3 pCi/l) found in the United States. Significant within-slab variability was observed for stones on the higher end of whole slab radon emissions, underscoring the limitations of drawing conclusions from discrete samples...
  4. doi request reprint Critical factors in assessing exposure to PBDEs via house dust
    Joseph G Allen
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Int 34:1085-91. 2008
    ..One vacuum bag sample contained the highest concentrations of BDE 209 (527,000 ng/g) and total PBDEs (544,000 ng/g) that have been reported in house dust...
  5. ncbi request reprint Linking PBDEs in house dust to consumer products using X-ray fluorescence
    Joseph G Allen
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts 02494, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:4222-8. 2008
    ..005), a potential surrogate for television usage...
  6. doi request reprint Assessing exposure to granite countertops--Part 1: Radiation
    Theodore A Myatt
    Environmental Health and Engineering, 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts 02494 2725, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:273-80. 2010
    ..We also conclude from our analyses that these emissions are likely to be a minor source of external radiation dose when used as countertop material within the home and present a negligible risk to human health...
  7. pmc Mitigation of building-related polychlorinated biphenyls in indoor air of a school
    David L MacIntosh
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494 2705, USA
    Environ Health 11:24. 2012
    ..This paper reports on the efficacy of selected engineering controls implemented to mitigate concentrations of PCBs in indoor air...
  8. pmc Exposure to flame retardant chemicals on commercial airplanes
    Joseph G Allen
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 12:17. 2013
    ..Flame retardant chemicals are used in materials on airplanes to slow the propagation of fire. These chemicals migrate from their source products and can be found in the dust of airplanes, creating the potential for exposure...
  9. doi request reprint Elevated corrosion rates and hydrogen sulfide in homes with 'Chinese Drywall'
    Joseph G Allen
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494, USA
    Sci Total Environ 426:113-9. 2012
    ..This research provides empirical evidence of the direct association between homes constructed with 'Chinese Drywall' in 2006-2007 and elevated corrosion rates and hydrogen sulfide concentrations in indoor air...
  10. ncbi request reprint Personal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in residential indoor air
    Joseph G Allen
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:4574-9. 2007
    ..045) and BDE 209 (r = 0.58, p = 0.008). Use of personal air concentrations increased estimates of inhalation exposure over those previously reported. Inhalation may account for up to 22% of the total BDE 209 exposure in U.S. adults...
  11. pmc Control of asthma triggers in indoor air with air cleaners: a modeling analysis
    Theodore A Myatt
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494 2725, USA
    Environ Health 7:43. 2008
    ..The potential exposure benefits of whole house high efficiency in-duct air cleaners for sensitive subpopulations have yet to be evaluated...
  12. pmc Identifying transfer mechanisms and sources of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 209) in indoor environments using environmental forensic microscopy
    Thomas F Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:3067-72. 2009
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  13. doi request reprint The benefits of whole-house in-duct air cleaning in reducing exposures to fine particulate matter of outdoor origin: a modeling analysis
    David L MacIntosh
    Environmental Health and Engineering Inc, Needham, MA 02494 2725, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:213-24. 2010
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  14. pmc Modeling the airborne survival of influenza virus in a residential setting: the impacts of home humidification
    Theodore A Myatt
    Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc, Needham, MA, USA
    Environ Health 9:55. 2010
    ..Maintaining airborne moisture levels that reduce survival of the virus in the air and on surfaces could be another tool for managing public health risks of influenza...
  15. doi request reprint Air concentrations of PBDEs on in-flight airplanes and assessment of flight crew inhalation exposure
    Joseph G Allen
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 23:337-42. 2013
    ..Likelihood probabilities of 95th percentile exposure concentrations >1% of the defined exposure limit were zero for all congeners with published RfDs...
  16. ncbi request reprint Measurement of polybrominated diphenyl ethers on hand wipes: estimating exposure from hand-to-mouth contact
    Heather M Stapleton
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3329-34. 2008
    ..These estimates are greater than dietary intake rates and suggest hand-to-mouth contact may be a key exposure route for PBDEs...