M Abbas Virji

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Characteristics of beryllium exposure to small particles at a beryllium production facility
    M Abbas Virji
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:70-85. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Sensitization and chronic beryllium disease at a primary manufacturing facility, part 1: historical exposure reconstruction
    M Abbas Virji
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:247-58. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Agreement between task-based estimates of the full-shift noise exposure and the full-shift noise dosimetry
    M Abbas Virji
    Field Studies Branch, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 53:201-14. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Skin and surface lead contamination, hygiene programs, and work practices of bridge surface preparation and painting contractors
    M Abbas Virji
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 6:131-42. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Task-based lead exposures and work site characteristics of bridge surface preparation and painting contractors
    M Abbas Virji
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 6:99-112. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Sensitization and chronic beryllium disease at a primary manufacturing facility, part 2: validation of historical exposures
    Ji Young Park
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:259-69. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Sensitization and chronic beryllium disease at a primary manufacturing facility, part 3: exposure-response among short-term workers
    Christine R Schuler
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, Field Studies Branch, NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:270-81. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Exposures to quartz, diesel, dust, and welding fumes during heavy and highway construction
    Susan R Woskie
    University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 63:447-57. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantification of respirable, thoracic, and inhalable quartz exposures by FT-IR in personal impactor samples from construction sites
    Dhimiter Bello
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 17:580-90. 2002
  10. doi request reprint Release of beryllium from mineral ores in artificial lung and skin surface fluids
    Matthew G Duling
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Environ Geochem Health 34:313-22. 2012

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi request reprint Characteristics of beryllium exposure to small particles at a beryllium production facility
    M Abbas Virji
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:70-85. 2011
    ..Consideration of biologically relevant aspects of exposure such as beryllium particle size distribution, chemical form, and solubility will likely improve exposure assessment...
  2. doi request reprint Sensitization and chronic beryllium disease at a primary manufacturing facility, part 1: historical exposure reconstruction
    M Abbas Virji
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:247-58. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to develop historical estimates of size-selective personal exposure to beryllium for an epidemiologic study...
  3. doi request reprint Agreement between task-based estimates of the full-shift noise exposure and the full-shift noise dosimetry
    M Abbas Virji
    Field Studies Branch, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 53:201-14. 2009
    ..The task-based approach that uses worker reports combined with task AM or GM levels is similar to the more time-intensive direct observation method to estimate full-shift exposures...
  4. doi request reprint Skin and surface lead contamination, hygiene programs, and work practices of bridge surface preparation and painting contractors
    M Abbas Virji
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 6:131-42. 2009
    ..Elevated lead exposure and BLL can be minimized by strict adherence to the OSHA provisions for functioning decontamination and hygiene facilities and healthy personal hygiene practices...
  5. doi request reprint Task-based lead exposures and work site characteristics of bridge surface preparation and painting contractors
    M Abbas Virji
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 6:99-112. 2009
    ..As a result, the findings of this study are still quite germane even a decade after the introduction of the new OSHA standard...
  6. doi request reprint Sensitization and chronic beryllium disease at a primary manufacturing facility, part 2: validation of historical exposures
    Ji Young Park
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, Morgantown, WV, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:259-69. 2012
    ..The JEM was generated for an epidemiologic study to examine quantitative exposure-response relationships with sensitization and chronic beryllium disease...
  7. doi request reprint Sensitization and chronic beryllium disease at a primary manufacturing facility, part 3: exposure-response among short-term workers
    Christine R Schuler
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, Field Studies Branch, NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:270-81. 2012
    ..We examined exposure-response relations using personal exposure estimates in a beryllium worker cohort with limited work tenure to minimize exposure misclassification...
  8. ncbi request reprint Exposures to quartz, diesel, dust, and welding fumes during heavy and highway construction
    Susan R Woskie
    University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 63:447-57. 2002
    ..Seventeen of the 22 (77%) samples taken during a partially enclosed welding operation reached or exceeded the ACGIH TLV of 5 mg/m3 for welding fume...
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantification of respirable, thoracic, and inhalable quartz exposures by FT-IR in personal impactor samples from construction sites
    Dhimiter Bello
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 17:580-90. 2002
    ..The results of this study also reaffirmed the need to collect narrow ranges of particle size in order to minimize quantification errors, since the FT-IR and XRD instrumental response is particle size-dependent...
  10. doi request reprint Release of beryllium from mineral ores in artificial lung and skin surface fluids
    Matthew G Duling
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Environ Geochem Health 34:313-22. 2012
    ..These data indicate that it is prudent to control skin and inhalation exposures to bertrandite dusts...
  11. ncbi request reprint Characterization of exposures to nanoscale particles and fibers during solid core drilling of hybrid carbon nanotube advanced composites
    Dhimiter Bello
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 16:434-50. 2010
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  12. doi request reprint Dissolution of cemented carbide powders in artificial sweat: implications for cobalt sensitization and contact dermatitis
    Aleksandr B Stefaniak
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop H 2800, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    J Environ Monit 12:1815-22. 2010
    ..Observed dissolution rates for cobalt in artificial sweat indicate that dermal uptake may be sufficient to induce cobalt sensitization and allergic dermatitis...
  13. pmc A reconsideration of acute Beryllium disease
    Kristin J Cummings
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1250-6. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint Release of beryllium into artificial airway epithelial lining fluid
    Aleksandr B Stefaniak
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 67:219-28. 2012
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  15. ncbi request reprint Understanding workplace processes and factors that influence exposures to engineered nanomaterials
    Susan R Woskie
    School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell 01854, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 16:365-77. 2010
    ..We recommend that auxiliary data be collected systematically, along with exposure measurements, to enable analysis of exposure factors as well as the pooling of data across studies...
  16. doi request reprint Release of beryllium from beryllium-containing materials in artificial skin surface film liquids
    Aleksandr B Stefaniak
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:57-69. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the hypothesis that particulate beryllium compounds in contact with skin surface release ions via dissolution in sweat...
  17. doi request reprint Characterization of exposures among cemented tungsten carbide workers. Part II: Assessment of surface contamination and skin exposures to cobalt, chromium and nickel
    Gregory A Day
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505 2888, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 19:423-34. 2009
    ..Epidemiologic studies of associated adverse health effects will likely require more biologically relevant exposure metrics to improve the ability to detect exposure-response relationships...
  18. doi request reprint Validation of evacuated canisters for sampling volatile organic compounds in healthcare settings
    Ryan F LeBouf
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    J Environ Monit 14:977-83. 2012
    ..This sampling and analysis approach is a viable (i.e., accurate and stable) methodology that will enable development of VOC profiles for mixed exposures experienced by healthcare workers...
  19. doi request reprint Measurement of airborne nanoparticle surface area using a filter-based gas adsorption method for inhalation toxicology experiments
    Ryan F LeBuf
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Nanotoxicology 5:687-99. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint Dissolution of beryllium in artificial lung alveolar macrophage phagolysosomal fluid
    Aleksandr B Stefaniak
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1095 Willowdale Road, Mail Stop H 2703, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Chemosphere 83:1181-7. 2011
    ..Materials associated with elevated prevalence of CBD had faster beryllium dissolution rates [10(-7)-10(-8)gcm(-2)d(-1)] than materials not associated with elevated prevalence (p<0.05)...
  21. doi request reprint Influence of artificial gastric juice composition on bioaccessibility of cobalt- and tungsten-containing powders
    Aleksandr B Stefaniak
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 213:107-15. 2010
    ..Nonetheless, ingestion exposure may not contribute appreciably to total body burden given the short residence time of material in the stomach and relatively long dissolution half-times of these materials (t(1/2) = 60 to 380 days)...
  22. doi request reprint Characterization of exposures among cemented tungsten carbide workers. Part I: Size-fractionated exposures to airborne cobalt and tungsten particles
    Aleksandr B Stefaniak
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 19:475-91. 2009
    ..By characterizing size-selective and co-exposures as well as multiple exposure pathways, this series of papers offer an approach for developing biologically meaningful exposure metrics for use in epidemiology...
  23. ncbi request reprint Summary of the findings from the exposure assessments for metalworking fluid mortality and morbidity studies
    Susan R Woskie
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:855-64. 2003
    ..Finally, recommendations for future directions in MWF exposure assessment and control are suggested...
  24. ncbi request reprint Analysis of quartz by FT-IR in air samples of construction dust
    M Abbas Virji
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 17:165-75. 2002
    ..This method can quantify low levels of quartz with reasonable accuracy in the face of common contaminants found in the construction industry...
  25. doi request reprint Dissolution of the metal sensitizers Ni, Be, Cr in artificial sweat to improve estimates of dermal bioaccessibility
    Aleksandr B Stefaniak
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
    Environ Sci Process Impacts 16:341-51. 2014
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