Tung Sheng Shih

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Affiliation: National Defense Medical Center
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Bladder cancer screening and monitoring of 4,4'-methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) exposure among workers in Taiwan
    Hong I Chen
    Department of Surgery, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Nei Hu, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Urology 66:305-10. 2005
  2. pmc Case report: hexachloroethane smoke inhalation: a rare cause of severe hepatic injuries
    Ching Hui Loh
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Environ Health Perspect 114:763-5. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic abnormality for workers exposed to carbon disulfide at a viscose rayon plant
    Shu Ju Chang
    Department of Industrial Management, Aletheia University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Occup Environ Med 48:394-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) among highway toll station workers in taipei: direct and indirect exposure assessment
    Ching Huang Lai
    School of Public Health, National Defence Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Environ Health 59:138-48. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among workers potentially exposed to chlorinated solvents in an electronics factory
    Yung Ming Chang
    Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, National Defense University, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Occup Health 47:171-80. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The effect of personal factors on the relationship between carbon disulfide exposure and urinary 2-thiothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid levels in rayon manufacturing workers
    Tzu Chieh Chou
    Graduate Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
    Sci Total Environ 322:51-62. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene-glucuronide as a biomarker of exposure to various vehicle exhausts among highway toll-station workers in Taipei, Taiwan
    Ching Huang Lai
    Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Arch Environ Health 59:61-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint The development and regulation of occupational exposure limits in Taiwan
    Tung Sheng Shih
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, No 99, Lane 407, Heng Ke Rd, Sijhih City, Taipei, Taiwan
    Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 46:142-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Diffuse white matter lesions in carbon disulfide intoxication: microangiopathy or demyelination
    Mei Chuan Ku
    Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Eur Neurol 50:220-4. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Combined exposure to carbon disulfide and sulfuric acid simultaneously increases the risk of hand dermatitis in rayon industry
    Tzu Chieh Chou
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, Tainan 70428, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:551-7. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Bladder cancer screening and monitoring of 4,4'-methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) exposure among workers in Taiwan
    Hong I Chen
    Department of Surgery, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Nei Hu, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Urology 66:305-10. 2005
    ..A program to monitor MBOCA levels in the work environment and to screen for bladder cancer was performed at four MBOCA manufacturing factories...
  2. pmc Case report: hexachloroethane smoke inhalation: a rare cause of severe hepatic injuries
    Ching Hui Loh
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Environ Health Perspect 114:763-5. 2006
    ..We report on two patients, a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old man, who had chemical pneumonitis and respiratory distress after inhaling hexachloroethane/zinc oxide (HC/ZnO) smoke during military training...
  3. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic abnormality for workers exposed to carbon disulfide at a viscose rayon plant
    Shu Ju Chang
    Department of Industrial Management, Aletheia University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Occup Environ Med 48:394-9. 2006
    ..This study investigated electrocardiography (ECG) manifestations for male workers with carbon disulfide exposure at rayon manufacturing plants...
  4. ncbi request reprint Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) among highway toll station workers in taipei: direct and indirect exposure assessment
    Ching Huang Lai
    School of Public Health, National Defence Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Environ Health 59:138-48. 2004
    ..hr (SD = 2,375.3). Indirect and direct concentrations were strongly correlated (r2 = .61, F(1,125); p = 0.000). The results of this study show that personal exposure to PM2.5 can be reliably estimated using indirect approaches...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among workers potentially exposed to chlorinated solvents in an electronics factory
    Yung Ming Chang
    Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, National Defense University, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Occup Health 47:171-80. 2005
    ..This study provides no evidence that exposure to chlorinated organic solvents at the electronics factory was associated with elevated human cancers. Dominant short-term employees may bias the cancer risk toward false positive...
  6. ncbi request reprint The effect of personal factors on the relationship between carbon disulfide exposure and urinary 2-thiothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid levels in rayon manufacturing workers
    Tzu Chieh Chou
    Graduate Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
    Sci Total Environ 322:51-62. 2004
    ..Few studies have been conducted to explore how personal factors-personal hygiene, personal protective equipment, and skin exposure affect the exposure-dose relationship in workers exposed to carbon disulfide (CS(2))...
  7. ncbi request reprint Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene-glucuronide as a biomarker of exposure to various vehicle exhausts among highway toll-station workers in Taipei, Taiwan
    Ching Huang Lai
    Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Arch Environ Health 59:61-9. 2004
    ..The authors determined that exposure to various traffic exhausts increased the urinary concentration of 1-OHP-gluc in a dose-response pattern, which suggests that this chemical may be a useful biomarker for exposure to vehicle exhausts...
  8. ncbi request reprint The development and regulation of occupational exposure limits in Taiwan
    Tung Sheng Shih
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, No 99, Lane 407, Heng Ke Rd, Sijhih City, Taipei, Taiwan
    Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 46:142-8. 2006
    ..Three examples including benzene, crystalline silica, and 2-methoxy ethanol are given to demonstrate the operation of system...
  9. ncbi request reprint Diffuse white matter lesions in carbon disulfide intoxication: microangiopathy or demyelination
    Mei Chuan Ku
    Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Eur Neurol 50:220-4. 2003
    ..We conclude that diffuse white matter lesions may develop after chronic exposure to CS(2), possibly through microangiopathy. In addition, CS(2) poisoning can be considered as one of the causes of chronic leukoencephalopathy...
  10. ncbi request reprint Combined exposure to carbon disulfide and sulfuric acid simultaneously increases the risk of hand dermatitis in rayon industry
    Tzu Chieh Chou
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, Tainan 70428, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:551-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate the association between hand dermatitis (HD) and occupational exposure to CS(2) and to determine whether combined exposure to CS(2) and H(2)SO(4) exhibits a higher risk of HD...
  11. pmc Occupational bladder cancer in a 4,4 -methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) (MBOCA)-exposed worker
    Chiu Shong Liu
    Department of Family Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Environ Health Perspect 113:771-4. 2005
    ..This case finding supports that MBOCA is a potential human carcinogen. Safe use of skin-protective equipment and respirators is required to prevent workers from MBOCA exposure...
  12. ncbi request reprint Relationship between concentration of pyrene and aerosol size distribution in traffic exhausts in Taipei, Taiwan
    Ching Huang Lai
    School of Public Health National Defence Medical Center Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Arch Environ Health 58:624-32. 2003
    ..Truck and bus emissions contained a higher concentration of pyrene than car emissions because trucks and buses produced greater amounts of fine and coarse particles, and their fine particles contained higher concentrations of pyrene...
  13. ncbi request reprint A cohort mortality study of workers exposed to chlorinated organic solvents in Taiwan
    Yung Ming Chang
    Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Ann Epidemiol 13:652-60. 2003
    ..A retrospective cohort mortality study based on standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) was conducted to investigate the possible association between exposure to chlorinated organic solvents and various types of cancer deaths...
  14. ncbi request reprint Dermal absorption of solvents as a major source of exposure among shipyard spray painters
    Fu Kuei Chang
    Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Occup Environ Med 49:430-6. 2007
    ..Special emphasis was placed on the spatial distribution of dermal exposure and absorption across different regions of the body...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hepatic effects in workers exposed to 2-methoxy ethanol
    Ching Hui Loh
    Department of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, Tri Service General Hospital and Armed Force 807 Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Occup Environ Med 46:707-13. 2004
    ..After adjustment for hepatitis carrier status, gender, body mass index, and duration of employment, no difference were found between exposed and comparison groups. We conclude that 2-ME was not a hepatotoxin...
  16. ncbi request reprint A proportionate cancer morbidity ratio study of workers exposed to chlorinated organic solvents in Taiwan
    Yung Ming Chang
    Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, 161 Ming Chun East Road, Sec 6, Nei Hu, Taipei, Taiwan, 114, ROC
    Ind Health 41:77-87. 2003
    ..Since this association has never been reported in the previous studies, further study is needed to clarify the association...
  17. pmc Hearing loss in workers exposed to carbon disulfide and noise
    Shu Ju Chang
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1620-4. 2003
    ..9) with 215-453 year-ppm exposure, and 70.3 (95% CI, 8.7-569.7) with exposure of > 453 year-ppm. The study suggests that CS(2) exposure enhances human hearing loss in a noisy environment and mainly affects hearing in lower frequencies...
  18. ncbi request reprint Accumulation of urinary 2-thiothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid (TTCA) among workers occupationally exposed to carbon disulfide for 1 week
    Tung Sheng Shih
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, No 99 Lane 407, Heng Ke Rd, Shijr City, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Sci Total Environ 308:37-47. 2003
    ..To investigate if carbon disulfide (CS(2)) accumulates after a 1-week exposure period, and how the work-shift duration and exposure magnitude affects this accumulation for the workers in viscose rayon industry...
  19. ncbi request reprint Field evaluation of a passive sampler for assessing 2-ethoxyethyl acetate exposures
    Tung Sheng Shih
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Occup Health 46:479-85. 2004
    ..6 ml/min) in assessing 2-EEAc exposures. The use of the passive samplers produces comparable findings to that of active sampling...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hematological follow-up of an intervention program adding rubber glove-wearing to local ventilation for 2-ethoxyethanol acetate-exposed workers
    Hong I Chen
    Department of Surgery, Tri Service General Hospital, and Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Occup Health 49:285-93. 2007
    ..The results show that wearing rubber gloves in addition to local ventilation was effective at preventing direct dermal exposure to 2-EEA and ameliorated the hematological effects of 2-EEA exposure...
  21. ncbi request reprint Toluene diisocyanate concentration investigation among TDI-related factories in Taiwan and their relations to the type of industry
    Hui Jung Yeh
    Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 12:157-64. 2002
    ..The ratios of 2,4-/2,6-TDI and the noncarcinogenic risk among these three industries were also investigated...
  22. ncbi request reprint Exposure assessment of organic solvents for aircraft paint stripping and spraying workers
    Shi Nian Uang
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan, No 99, Lane 407, Hengke Rd, Sijhih City, Taipei County 221, Taiwan, ROC
    Sci Total Environ 356:38-44. 2006
    ..Corrective actions are needed. During paint spraying, concentrations of all organic solvents were found to be below the PEL of OSHA...
  23. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system effects in acute thallium poisoning
    Yu tai Tsai
    Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and University, 199 Tung Hwa North Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurotoxicology 27:291-5. 2006
    ..In addition, neuropsychological tests also confirmed memory deficits, although the brain lesions in the corpus striatum might resolve...
  24. doi request reprint Risk management strategy to increase the safety of workers in the nanomaterials industry
    Min Pei Ling
    Department of Health Risk Management, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan, ROC
    J Hazard Mater 229:83-93. 2012
    ..We are confident that our risk management strategy can be effectively reduced engineered NM industries risks for workers...
  25. ncbi request reprint Occupational health research in Taiwan
    Tung Sheng Shih
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, No 99, Lane 407, Heng Ke Rd, Sijhih City, Taipei, Taiwan 221, Republic of China
    Ind Health 42:124-34. 2004
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  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of occupational exposure to rayon manufacturing chemicals on skin barrier to evaporative water loss
    Tzu Chieh Chou
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
    J Occup Health 46:410-7. 2004
    ..The TEWL profile achieved to the glistening stage might be necessary to avoid erroneous pattern estimation. Due to the lack of Thais control in this study, the racial difference in response to the RMC warrants further study...
  27. ncbi request reprint Biological monitoring of carbon disulphide: kinetics of urinary 2-thiothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid (TTCA) in exposed workers
    Ho Yuan Chang
    Graduate Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health, National Cheng Kung University Medical College, 138 Sheng Li Rd 70428, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Toxicol Ind Health 18:1-14. 2002
    ..Based on the results of this study,we recommend a re-evaluation of the current biological exposure index of 5 mg/g creatinine at a CS2 exposure level of 10 ppm...
  28. ncbi request reprint Oxidative DNA damage estimated by plasma 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG): influence of 4, 4'-methylenebis (2-chloroaniline) exposure and smoking
    Hong I Chen
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan
    J Occup Health 49:389-98. 2007
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  29. ncbi request reprint Risk for hypertension in workers exposed to carbon disulfide in the viscose rayon industry
    Shu Ju Chang
    Department of Industrial Management, Aletheia University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Ind Med 50:22-7. 2007
    ..This study assessed the hypertension risk for male rayon workers exposed to CS(2)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Clinical course in patients with chronic carbon disulfide polyneuropathy
    Chin Chang Huang
    Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and University, 199, Tung Hwa North Road, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 104:115-20. 2002
    ..A remyelination process was also noted. We concluded that CS(2) intoxication may induce a persistent damage to the peripheral nerves even after CS(2) exposure had ceased for 3 years...
  31. doi request reprint Blood oxidative stress in Taiwan workers exposed to carbon disulfide
    Jiin Chyuan John Luo
    Chang Gung Medical College, Tao Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Am J Ind Med 54:637-45. 2011
    ..We aimed to examine the relationship between CS(2) exposure and oxidative stress markers, in order to clarify the oxidative mechanisms involved in CS(2) -induced atherosclerosis...
  32. ncbi request reprint The total body burden of chromium associated with skin disease and smoking among cement workers
    Chiou Jong Chen
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, No 99 Lane 407, Heng Ke Road, Shijr City, Taipei, Taiwan
    Sci Total Environ 391:76-81. 2008
    ..Hand eczema and other skin diseases have been associated with the exposure of chromium among cement workers. Studies on skin disease and other factors associated with the body burden of chromium are limited...
  33. doi request reprint Glycine N-methyltransferase affects urinary 1-hydroxypyrene and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine levels after PAH exposure
    Marcelo Chen
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Institute of Public Health, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Occup Environ Med 53:812-9. 2011
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  34. doi request reprint Rapid and intermediate N-acetylators are less susceptible to oxidative damage among 4,4'-methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) (MBOCA)-exposed workers
    I Shen Lin
    Department of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Neihu, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 216:515-20. 2013
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Elemental and organic carbon exposure in highway tollbooths: a study of Taiwanese toll station workers
    Tung Sheng Shih
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labour Affairs, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan 221, ROC
    Sci Total Environ 402:163-70. 2008
    ..Elemental carbon is an important component of diesel exhaust. Workers in toll stations are exposed to high levels of both elemental and organic carbon...
  36. doi request reprint Long-term neurotoxic effects of dimethylamine borane intoxication
    Chi Hung Liu
    Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Neurol Sci 319:147-51. 2012
    ..To investigate the long-term neurotoxic effects in a patient with acute dimethylamine borane (DMAB) intoxication...
  37. ncbi request reprint Carbon disulfide encephalopathy: cerebral microangiopathy
    Wen Li Chuang
    Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurotoxicology 28:387-93. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the decrease of CBV and CBF, and the prolonged MTT in the total brain parenchyma, ICA, basal ganglia and occipital lobes, indicated a microangiopathy in patients with CS2 encephalopathy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Exposure and health-risk assessment of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) for sinter plant workers
    Tung Sheng Shih
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan, 99, Lane 407, Heng Ke Rd, Shijr, Taipei, Taiwan
    Environ Int 34:102-7. 2008
    ..Considering ECRs of the sinter plant workers were still higher than 10(-6) suggesting the need for adopting proper control measurements for reducing workers' PCDD/F exposures, particularly for those sinter zone workers...
  39. ncbi request reprint Hepatic effects among workers exposed to ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate
    Ching Hui Loh
    Department of Family Medicine, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan 114, ROC
    Ind Health 46:463-9. 2008
    ..In addition, a two-year follow-up study of these EGEEA-exposed workers, no significant change in hepatic function was noted either. The findings suggest that EGEEA is not a hepatotoxin in this workplace...
  40. doi request reprint Field evaluation of measuring indoor noise exposure in workplace with task-based active RFID technology
    Fu Chuan Huang
    Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Central University, Chung Li 32001, Taiwan, ROC
    J Environ Monit 12:748-58. 2010
    ..The findings will assist in studying the source of long-term noise exposed by workers, and hence this devise is a valuable tool for tracing and monitoring long-term noise exposure with reduced manpower requirements...
  41. ncbi request reprint Dopamine transporter binding study in differentiating carbon disulfide induced parkinsonism from idiopathic parkinsonism
    Chin Chang Huang
    Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and University, 199, Tung Hwa North Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neurotoxicology 25:341-7. 2004
    ..In addition, DAT with (99m)Tc-TRODAT-1 brain SPECT may provide a useful information in differential diagnosis between CS(2) parkinsonism and idiopathic parkinsonism...
  42. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of current biological exposure index for occupational N, N-dimethylformamide exposure from synthetic leather workers
    Ven Shing Wang
    Department of Occupational Safety and Health, China Medical University, No 91 Hsueh Shih Road, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Occup Environ Med 46:729-36. 2004
    ..Urinary concentration of NMF and DMF, corresponding to the 8-hour exposure to airborne DMF at 30 mg/m, was estimated to 38.4 mg/L or 39.4 mg/g creatinine for NMF and to 0.92 mg/L or 0.96 mg/g creatinine for DMF...
  43. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of dermal absorption and protective effectiveness of respirators for xylene in spray painters
    Fu Kuei Chang
    Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:145-50. 2007
    ..To determine the contribution of dermal absorption on the total exposure dose and the performance of respirators in the field for xylene in spray painters...
  44. doi request reprint Effects of occupational exposure to 1,4-dichlorobenzene on hematologic, kidney, and liver functions
    Pao Kuei Hsiao
    Institute of Environmental Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, No 17 Hsu Cho Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:1077-85. 2009
    ..To investigate the effects of 1,4-dichlorobenzene (1,4-DCB) on kidney, liver, and hematological functions of workers in insect repellent factories in Taiwan...
  45. ncbi request reprint Short-term thallium intoxication: dermatological findings correlated with thallium concentration
    Ching I Lu
    Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Dermatol 143:93-8. 2007
    ..However, the correlation between the dermatological findings and the thallium concentration, the prognosis of peripheral neuropathy, and a cutaneous nerve biopsy study are lacking...
  46. doi request reprint Time location analysis for exposure assessment studies of indoor workers based on active RFID technology
    Fu Chuan Huang
    Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Central University, Chung Li, 32001, Taiwan, ROC
    J Environ Monit 12:514-23. 2010
    ..A pilot field test indicated that the RFEMS offers a new level of accuracy for direct quantification of time activity patterns in exposure assessments of indoor workers over long periods of time...
  47. doi request reprint National incidence of percutaneous injury in Taiwan healthcare workers
    Judith S C Shiao
    Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Res Nurs Health 31:172-9. 2008
    ..This study documents the annual incidence of PCI among HCWs showing important potential exposure to viral hepatitis and HIV in Taiwan...
  48. doi request reprint Measurements of ultrafine particle concentrations and size distribution in an iron foundry
    Yu Hsiang Cheng
    Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, Mingchi University of Technology, 84 Gungjuan Road, Taishan, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Hazard Mater 158:124-30. 2008
    ..01-0.1) levels using the NC(0.01-0.1) levels. Moreover, the ultrafine particle number mode diameter was found to be about 46.1 nm in the iron foundry...
  49. ncbi request reprint Urinary excretion of toluene diisocyanates in rats following dermal exposure
    Hui Jung Yeh
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
    J Appl Toxicol 28:189-95. 2008
    ..Excretory U-TDA concentrations in 6-day consecutive urine samples via skin exposure reveal the first-order kinetics and the half-lives were about 20 h...
  50. ncbi request reprint Generic and specific quality-of-life measures in Taiwanese adults with sleep-disordered breathing
    Pa Chun Wang
    Department of Otolaryngology, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 135:421-6. 2006
    ..To investigate the quality-of-life status of Taiwanese adult patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Particle size distributions and health-related exposures of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) of sinter plant workers
    Tung Sheng Shih
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan, 99, Lane 407, Heng Ke Rd, Shijr, Taipei, Taiwan
    Chemosphere 74:1463-70. 2009
    ..05 pg m(-3)) was slightly higher than that of the site B (4.93 pg m(-3)). Our results clearly indicate the importance to conduct particle size segregating samplings for assessing human PCDD/F exposures...
  52. ncbi request reprint Association between GST genetic polymorphism and dose-related production of urinary benzene metabolite markers, trans, trans-muconic acid and S-phenylmercapturic acid
    Lung Cheng Lin
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1460-9. 2008
    ..Additionally, the biological exposure index value of SPMA should be set based on the levels of subjects with GSTT1-deficient genotypes for protection of all subjects...
  53. ncbi request reprint An online automatic sample cleanup system for the quantitative detection of the benzene exposure biomarker S-phenylmercapturic acid in human urine by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry
    Pao Chi Liao
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine, Tainan, Taiwan
    J Anal Toxicol 26:205-10. 2002
    ..With the selectivity and the sensitivity provided by MS-MS detection, the analytical system can be used for high-throughput and accurate determination of S-PMA levels in human urinary samples as a biomarker for benzene exposure...
  54. ncbi request reprint Exposure profiles and source identifications for workers exposed to crystalline silica during a municipal waste incinerator relining period
    Tung Sheng Shih
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan, 99, Lane 407, Heng Ke Road, Shijr, Taipei 217, Taiwan
    J Hazard Mater 154:469-75. 2008
    ..Finally, effective control strategies were proposed for exposure reduction by using above information together with our field observations...
  55. ncbi request reprint Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene as a biomarker of internal dose of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in carbon black workers
    Perng Jy Tsai
    Graduate Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health, Medical College, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, ROC
    Ann Occup Hyg 46:229-35. 2002
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint An electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry based system with an online dual-loop cleanup device for simultaneous quantitation of urinary benzene exposure biomarkers trans,trans-muconic acid and S-phenylmercapturic acid
    Lung Cheng Lin
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 704, Taiwan
    Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 18:2743-52. 2004
    ..With the selectivity and the sensitivity provided by MS/MS detection, the analytical system can be used for large-scale monitoring of environmental or occupational exposure of humans to benzene...
  57. ncbi request reprint Sperm function in workers exposed to N,N-dimethylformamide in the synthetic leather industry
    Ho Yuan Chang
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, People s Republic of China
    Fertil Steril 81:1589-94. 2004
    ..To determine whether occupational exposure to N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) for men has adverse effects on sperm function...
  58. ncbi request reprint Urinary biomarkers of occupational N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) exposure attributed to the dermal exposure
    Ho Yuan Chang
    Graduate Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Medical College, 138 Sheng Li Road, Tainan 704, Taiwan
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:214-21. 2004
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Using exposure prediction rules for exposure assessment: an example on whole-body vibration in taxi drivers
    Jiu Chiuan Chen
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 15:293-9. 2004
    ..It is often difficult and expensive to make direct measurements of an individual's occupational or environmental exposures in large epidemiologic studies...
  60. ncbi request reprint Exposure of arc-furnace-plant workers to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs)
    Hsiu Ling Chen
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Medical College, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, Tainan 70428, Taiwan
    Chemosphere 64:666-71. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that PCDD/Fs exposure exits in the smelting process of electric arc furnace, and the occupational hygiene should be taken more seriously concern in that workplace...
  61. ncbi request reprint The effects of co-exposure to methyl ethyl ketone on the biological monitoring of occupational exposure to N,N-dimethylformamide
    Ho Yuan Chang
    Graduate Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Medical College, Tainan, Taiwan
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 76:121-8. 2003
    ..2) To examine whether the co-exposure to MEK affects the characteristics of U-NMF and U-DMF. (3) To investigate if the difference in creatinine-adjusted and non-adjusted measurements of urinary biomarkers of DMF exposure is substantial...
  62. pmc Knee pain and driving duration: a secondary analysis of the Taxi Drivers' Health Study
    Jiu Chiaun Chen
    Occupational Health Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:575-81. 2004
    ..We explored a postulated association between daily driving time and knee pain...
  63. ncbi request reprint Measurement of benzylmercapturic acid in human urine by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem quadrupole mass spectrometry
    Jui Shu Chou
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan, Taiwan
    J Anal Toxicol 30:306-12. 2006
    ..The method appears to provide sensitive, specific, and reliable testing for urinary BMA to determine occupational exposure to toluene...
  64. ncbi request reprint Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene as an indicator for assessing the exposures of booth attendants of a highway toll station to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
    Perng Jy Tsai
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Medical College, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, Tainan 704, Taiwan
    Environ Sci Technol 38:56-61. 2004
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  65. ncbi request reprint Particle size distributions of oil mists in workplace atmospheres and their exposure concentrations to workers in a fastener manufacturing industry
    Mei Ru Chen
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Medical College, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, Tainan 70428, Taiwan
    J Hazard Mater 146:393-8. 2007
    ..20 mg/m3) suggesting that appropriate control measures should be taken to reduce their exposures to the oil mists of the respirable fraction immediately...
  66. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial DNA alterations in blood of the humans exposed to N,N-dimethylformamide
    Dar Bin Shieh
    Institute of Oral Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Medical College, Tainan, Taiwan
    Chem Biol Interact 165:211-9. 2007
    ..We also confirmed that U-AMCC is more appropriate to serve as a toxicity biomarker for DMF exposure than U-NMF. Further study with a larger number of subjects is warranted...
  67. ncbi request reprint Elevated triglyceride and decreased high density lipoprotein level in carbon disulfide workers in Taiwan
    Jiin Chyuan John Luo
    Chang Gung Medical School, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
    J Occup Environ Med 45:73-8. 2003
    ..The study also suggests that exposure to CS2 (concentration > 23.2 ppm, which was above the current TLV-TWA of 10 ppm) are significantly associated with increased risk and decreased protective effect for coronary heart disease...
  68. ncbi request reprint Assessing the contents of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the tollbooths of a highway toll station via direct and indirect approaches
    Perng Jy Tsai
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Medical College, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, Tainan 704, Taiwan R O C
    Environ Sci Technol 36:4748-53. 2002
    ..It is concluded that measuring Q(Vehicle) can be regarded as an effective indirect method for estimating PAH contents in various types of tollbooths...
  69. ncbi request reprint Combining novel strategy with kinetic approach in the determination of respective respiration and skin exposure to N,N-dimethylformamide vapor
    Shih Min Wang
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Medical College, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Sci Total Environ 388:398-404. 2007
    ..The skin vapor exposure deserves more attention in the prevention of chemical hazards in the exposed environment...
  70. ncbi request reprint The effects of simultaneous exposure to methyl ethyl ketone and toluene on urinary biomarkers of occupational N,N-dimethylformamide exposure
    Ho Yuan Chang
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Medical College, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, Tainan 70428, Taiwan
    Toxicol Lett 155:385-95. 2005
    ..Due to the ubiquity of MEK/TOL in DMF-exposed occupational settings, the biological exposure index for occupational DMF exposure should be re-evaluated at high co-exposure levels...