Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
- Skin exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in the auto body repair and refinishing industry: II. A quantitative assessmentDhimiter Bello
Department of Work Environment, School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 52:117-24. 2008..Skin exposure to isocyanates, in addition to respiratory exposures, may contribute to sensitization and asthma. Quantitative skin exposure data are scarce and quantitative methods limited...
- Slow curing of aliphatic polyisocyanate paints in automotive refinishing: a potential source for skin exposureDhimiter Bello
Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 4:406-11. 2007..Unbound isocyanates may remain on the surface of painted car parts for prolonged periods (days to weeks) after dried. Such surfaces are an under-recognized potential source of skin exposure to autobody workers...
- Polyisocyanates in occupational environments: a critical review of exposure limits and metricsDhimiter Bello
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Work Environment Department, KI 200, One University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
Am J Ind Med 46:480-91. 2004..However, with multiple different measurement metrics in use, comparison of isocyanate exposure data between studies and development of occupational exposure limits (OELs) for polyisocyanates is difficult...
- Characterization of exposures to nanoscale particles and fibers during solid core drilling of hybrid carbon nanotube advanced compositesDhimiter Bello
Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
Int J Occup Environ Health 16:434-50. 2010....
- Skin exposure to isocyanates: reasons for concernDhimiter Bello
Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 01854, USA
Environ Health Perspect 115:328-35. 2007..In this review we evaluate the potential role of skin exposure in the development of isocyanate asthma...
- Comparison of task-based exposure metrics for an epidemiologic study of isocyanate inhalation exposures among autobody shop workersSusan R Woskie
Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, USA susan
J Occup Environ Hyg 5:588-98. 2008..K. Health and Safety Executive occupational exposure limit (OEL) for total NCO of 20 microg/m(3). When respirator use was incorporated, all personal daily exposures were below the U.K. OEL...
- An FTIR investigation of isocyanate skin absorption using in vitro guinea pig skinDhimiter Bello
Harvard School of Public Health, Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Landmark Center, West 404F, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Environ Monit 8:523-9. 2006..The significance of these findings and their implications for dermal exposure sampling and isocyanate skin decontamination are discussed...
- A laboratory investigation of the effectiveness of various skin and surface decontaminants for aliphatic polyisocyanatesDhimiter Bello
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Work Environment Department, KI 200, One University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
J Environ Monit 7:716-21. 2005..In vitro testing using animal skins and in vivo testing with field workers are being conducted to further assess the efficiency and identify related determinants...
- Understanding and correcting for carbon nanotube interferences with a commercial LDH cytotoxicity assayGang Wang
Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA 01854, United States
Toxicology 299:99-111. 2012..Our results indicate that molecular probes of cytotoxicity must be assessed individually for accuracy in the presence of engineered nanomaterials...
- Quantification of respirable, thoracic, and inhalable quartz exposures by FT-IR in personal impactor samples from construction sitesDhimiter 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...
- Exposures to quartz, diesel, dust, and welding fumes during heavy and highway constructionSusan 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...
- Understanding workplace processes and factors that influence exposures to engineered nanomaterialsSusan 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...
- Analysis of quartz by FT-IR in air samples of construction dustM 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...
- Biological oxidative damage by carbon nanotubes: fingerprint or footprint?Shu Feng Hsieh
Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences, School of Health and Environment, Lowell, Massachussetts, USA
Nanotoxicology 6:61-76. 2012..1-0.32 μmol TEU m(-2) for tubes with outer diameter less than 10 nm. The mBOD and sBOD may be useful denominators of surface activity and impurity content and assist in designing safer CNTs...
- A living cell quartz crystal microbalance biosensor for continuous monitoring of cytotoxic responses of macrophages to single-walled carbon nanotubesGang Wang
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell, One University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
Part Fibre Toxicol 8:4. 2011..We report the ability of this QCMB to distinguish benign from toxic exposures and reveal unique kinetic information about cellular responses to varying doses of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)...
- A survey of environmental and occupational work practices in the automotive refinishing industry of a developing country: Sonora, MexicoLuis Velazquez
Industrial and System Engineering Department, University of Sonora, Mexico
Int J Occup Environ Health 14:104-11. 2008..We concluded that work practices in the Sonoran auto refinishing industry are unsustainable and may pose a health risk to workers and the environment...
- Respiratory protection from isocyanate exposure in the autobody repair and refinishing industryYoucheng Liu
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 3:234-49. 2006....
- Isocyanate exposures in autobody shop work: the SPRAY studyJudy Sparer
Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 1:570-81. 2004..Despite improvements in autobody shop materials, practices, and controls, there are still opportunities for substantial exposures to isocyanates...
- Skin exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in the auto body repair and refinishing industry: a qualitative assessmentYoucheng Liu
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 51:429-39. 2007....
- Oxidative stress as a screening metric of potential toxicity by nanoparticles and ariborne particulate matterEUGENE J ROGERS
Inhal Toxicol 20:895. 2008