Frank de Vocht

Summary

Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The use of Benford's law for evaluation of quality of occupational hygiene data
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Community Based Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, Ellen Wilkinson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 57:296-304. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The future of exposure assessment: perspectives from the X2012 Conference
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Centre for Epidemiology, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 57:280-5. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Environmental risk factors for cancers of the brain and nervous system: the use of ecological data to generate hypotheses
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Institute for Population Health, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Occup Environ Med 70:349-56. 2013
  4. doi request reprint A Bayesian mixture modeling approach for assessing the effects of correlated exposures in case-control studies
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Community Based Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 22:352-60. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Bayesian modelling of lung cancer risk and bitumen fume exposure adjusted for unmeasured confounding by smoking
    F de Vocht
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group, School of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 8GE, UK
    Occup Environ Med 66:502-8. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Cancer mortality and occupational exposure to aromatic amines and inhalable aerosols in rubber tire manufacturing in Poland
    Frank de Vocht
    School of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Cancer Epidemiol 33:94-102. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Personal exposure to static and time-varying magnetic fields during MRI system test procedures
    Frank de Vocht
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group, School of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Magn Reson Imaging 30:1223-8. 2009
  8. doi request reprint "Dirty electricity": what, where, and should we care?
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Sciences Research Group, School of Community Based Medicine, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M139PL, UK
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:399-405. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Incorporating uncertainty in aggregate burden of disease measures: an example of DALYs-averted by a smoking cessation campaign in the UK
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Sciences Research Group, School of Community Based Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:751-6. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Time trends (1998-2007) in brain cancer incidence rates in relation to mobile phone use in England
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Community Based Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Bioelectromagnetics 32:334-9. 2011

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint The use of Benford's law for evaluation of quality of occupational hygiene data
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Community Based Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, Ellen Wilkinson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 57:296-304. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint The future of exposure assessment: perspectives from the X2012 Conference
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Centre for Epidemiology, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 57:280-5. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Environmental risk factors for cancers of the brain and nervous system: the use of ecological data to generate hypotheses
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Institute for Population Health, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Occup Environ Med 70:349-56. 2013
    ..Alternative methodologies need to be considered for generating and shaping hypotheses prior to definitive investigation...
  4. doi request reprint A Bayesian mixture modeling approach for assessing the effects of correlated exposures in case-control studies
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Community Based Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 22:352-60. 2012
    ..This BMM proves an appealing alternative to standard logistic regression when dealing with the analysis of (correlated) exposures in case-control studies...
  5. doi request reprint Bayesian modelling of lung cancer risk and bitumen fume exposure adjusted for unmeasured confounding by smoking
    F de Vocht
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group, School of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 8GE, UK
    Occup Environ Med 66:502-8. 2009
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Cancer mortality and occupational exposure to aromatic amines and inhalable aerosols in rubber tire manufacturing in Poland
    Frank de Vocht
    School of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Cancer Epidemiol 33:94-102. 2009
    ..This study assessed cancer risks in a retrospective cohort in a Polish tire manufacturing plant, relying on quantified exposure to inhalable aerosols and aromatic amines instead of job titles or external comparisons...
  7. doi request reprint Personal exposure to static and time-varying magnetic fields during MRI system test procedures
    Frank de Vocht
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group, School of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Magn Reson Imaging 30:1223-8. 2009
    ..To assess personal time-weighted average (TWA) static magnetic field and time-varying magnetic field exposure for several system testing tasks routinely conducted by engineers at an MRI manufacturing plant...
  8. doi request reprint "Dirty electricity": what, where, and should we care?
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Sciences Research Group, School of Community Based Medicine, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M139PL, UK
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:399-405. 2010
    ..However, at present, methodological problems in published studies prohibit the valid assessment of its biological activity...
  9. doi request reprint Incorporating uncertainty in aggregate burden of disease measures: an example of DALYs-averted by a smoking cessation campaign in the UK
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Sciences Research Group, School of Community Based Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:751-6. 2011
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Time trends (1998-2007) in brain cancer incidence rates in relation to mobile phone use in England
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Community Based Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Bioelectromagnetics 32:334-9. 2011
    ..These data do not indicate a pressing need to implement a precautionary principle by means of population-wide interventions to reduce RF exposure from mobile phones...
  11. doi request reprint Application of PUF foam inserts for respirable dust measurements in the brick-manufacturing industry
    Frank de Vocht
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group, School of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Ann Occup Hyg 53:19-25. 2009
    ..As such, results from occupational hygiene compliance surveys close to the occupational exposure limit can lead to erroneous decisions on compliance...
  12. doi request reprint Sensitivity of the association between increased lung cancer risk and bitumen fume exposure to the assumptions in the assessment of exposure
    Frank de Vocht
    Gene Environment Epidemiology Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC, Lyon, France
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:723-33. 2009
    ..Sensitivity analyses were conducted to assess whether these associations were robust to assumptions in the exposure assessment for which support could not be obtained due to lack of either measurements or direct observations...
  13. doi request reprint Elaboration of a quantitative job-exposure matrix for historical exposure to airborne exposures in the Polish rubber industry
    F de Vocht
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group, School of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Am J Ind Med 51:852-60. 2008
    ..A job-exposure matrix (JEM) for inhalable aerosols, aromatic amines, and cyclohexane soluble matter (CSM) was elaborated based on measurements collected routinely between 1981 and 1996...
  14. ncbi request reprint Pooled analyses of effects on visual and visuomotor performance from exposure to magnetic stray fields from MRI scanners: application of the Bayesian framework
    Frank de Vocht
    Environmental Epidemiology Division, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Magn Reson Imaging 26:1255-60. 2007
    ..To pool measurement data from individual studies on acute and temporal neurobehavioral effects of stray fields and re-analyze these using a Bayesian framework...
  15. ncbi request reprint Exposure to alternating electromagnetic fields and effects on the visual and visuomotor systems
    F de Vocht
    Division of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Br J Radiol 80:822-8. 2007
    ..08). These effects did not reach 5% statistical significance within a population of 40 volunteers, but also the magnitude of these effects did not depend on single "extreme" observations...
  16. doi request reprint Does a more refined assessment of exposure to bitumen fume and confounders alter risk estimates from a nested case-control study of lung cancer among European asphalt workers?
    Michela Agostini
    Division of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 70:195-202. 2013
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  17. ncbi request reprint Field comparison of inhalable aerosol samplers applied in the european rubber manufacturing industry
    Frank de Vocht
    Environmental and Occupational Health Division, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, PO Box 80 176, 3508 TD, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 79:621-9. 2006
    ..To compare measurements from different studies and countries, correction factors should be applied to all but the IOM sampler, which was the only sampler that performed similar to the CALTOOL sampler...
  18. ncbi request reprint Exposure, health complaints and cognitive performance among employees of an MRI scanners manufacturing department
    Frank de Vocht
    Environmental and Occupational Health Division, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Magn Reson Imaging 23:197-204. 2006
    ..To assess sensory effects and other health complaints that are reported by system testers working near magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnets, realizing that it is believed that exposure up to 8 T is safe for humans...
  19. ncbi request reprint Exposure to rubber process dust and fume since 1970s in the United Kingdom; influence of origin of measurement data
    Michela Agostini
    Environmental Epidemiology Division, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Environ Monit 12:1170-8. 2010
    ..Lack of detailed auxiliary information on company size, reason for sampling, measurement strategy and other potentially important determinants of exposure prevented an explanation for the observed differences in exposure level...
  20. ncbi request reprint A database of exposures in the rubber manufacturing industry: design and quality control
    Frank de Vocht
    Environmental and Occupational Health Division, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Occup Hyg 49:691-701. 2005
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  21. doi request reprint Assessment of dermal exposure to bitumen condensate among road paving and mastic crews with an observational method
    Michela Agostini
    Division of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:578-90. 2011
    ..To assess dermal exposure to bitumen condensate among road pavers and indoor mastic workers in multiple crews using a semi-quantitative observational method [DeRmal Exposure Assessment Method (DREAM)]...
  22. pmc Bayesian mixture modeling of gene-environment and gene-gene interactions
    Jon Wakefield
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Genet Epidemiol 34:16-25. 2010
    ..We illustrate the methods first using simulation, and then on data from a case-control study of lung cancer in Central and Eastern Europe...
  23. ncbi request reprint Acute neurobehavioral effects of exposure to static magnetic fields: analyses of exposure-response relations
    Frank de Vocht
    Environmental and Occupational Health Division, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, PO Box 80 176, 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Magn Reson Imaging 23:291-7. 2006
    ..To assess exposure-response relations between exposure to magnetic fields and neurobehavioral effects...
  24. ncbi request reprint Comparison of self-reported occupational exposure with a job exposure matrix in an international community-based study on asthma
    Frank de Vocht
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Group, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Am J Ind Med 47:434-42. 2005
    ..Self-reports are frequently used to assess occupational exposures in epidemiological studies on asthma, but the validity and influence of asthma status on performance is unclear...
  25. ncbi request reprint Neurobehavioral effects among subjects exposed to high static and gradient magnetic fields from a 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system--a case-crossover pilot study
    Frank de Vocht
    Environmental and Occupational Health Division, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Magn Reson Med 50:670-4. 2003
    ..The results indicate that working near a 1.5 Tesla MRI system may lead to neurobehavioral effects. Further research is recommended, especially in members of operating teams using interactive MRI systems...
  26. pmc A case-control study of lung cancer nested in a cohort of European asphalt workers
    Ann Olsson
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1418-24. 2010
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  27. ncbi request reprint Occupation and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Paolo Boffetta
    Gene Environment Epidemiology Group, IARC, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69008 Lyon, France
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:369-72. 2007
    ..These goals can be best attained within the framework of large-scale, international collaborative projects...
  28. doi request reprint Maternal residential proximity to sources of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields and adverse birth outcomes in a UK cohort
    Frank de Vocht
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Institute of Population Health, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Bioelectromagnetics 35:201-9. 2014
    ..However, only a few pregnant women live this close to high voltage cables, overhead power lines, substations or towers, likely limiting its public health impact. Bioelectromagnetics. 35:201-209, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. ..
  29. doi request reprint A comparison of population air pollution exposure estimation techniques with personal exposure estimates in a pregnant cohort
    Kimberly Hannam
    Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre, Institute of Human Development, Medical and Human Sciences, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Environ Sci Process Impacts 15:1562-72. 2013
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  30. doi request reprint Effects of magnetic stray fields from a 7 tesla MRI scanner on neurocognition: a double-blind randomised crossover study
    Lotte E van Nierop
    Division of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, P O Box 80178, Utrecht 3508 TD, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 69:759-66. 2012
    ..This study characterises neurocognitive domains that are affected by movement-induced time-varying magnetic fields (TVMF) within a static magnetic stray field (SMF) of a 7 Tesla (T) MRI scanner...
  31. doi request reprint The human factor: re-organisations in public health policy
    Kathryn Oliver
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Community Based Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    Health Policy 106:97-103. 2012
    ..Social network analysis (SNA) techniques are becoming increasingly important in health policy. This paper describes an innovative study giving a fresh perspective on policy-making processes in public health...
  32. doi request reprint Urinary DAP metabolite levels in Thai farmers and their families and exposure to pesticides from agricultural pesticide spraying
    Chalalai Hanchenlaksh
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Sciences Research Group, School of Community Based Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Occup Environ Med 68:625-7. 2011
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  33. doi request reprint Who runs public health? A mixed-methods study combining qualitative and network analyses
    Kathryn Oliver
    Department of Innovation, Management and Policy, Manchester Business School, D38 Manchester Business School East, The University of Manchester, Booth Street East, Manchester, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 35:453-9. 2013
    ..Informal relationships are implicated in finding evidence and making decisions for public health policy (PHP), but few studies use specialized methods to identify key actors in the policy process...
  34. doi request reprint Effects of long-term exposure to PM10 and NO2 on asthma and wheeze in a prospective birth cohort
    Anna Mölter
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Centre for Epidemiology, Institute of Population Health, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 68:21-8. 2014
    ....