Dhimiter Bello

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Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. doi request reprint Skin exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in the auto body repair and refinishing industry: II. A quantitative assessment
    Dhimiter 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Slow curing of aliphatic polyisocyanate paints in automotive refinishing: a potential source for skin exposure
    Dhimiter Bello
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 4:406-11. 2007
  4. pmc Skin exposure to isocyanates: reasons for concern
    Dhimiter Bello
    Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 01854, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:328-35. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Polyisocyanates in occupational environments: a critical review of exposure limits and metrics
    Dhimiter 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
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of task-based exposure metrics for an epidemiologic study of isocyanate inhalation exposures among autobody shop workers
    Susan R Woskie
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, USA susan
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:588-98. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint An FTIR investigation of isocyanate skin absorption using in vitro guinea pig skin
    Dhimiter 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
  8. ncbi request reprint A laboratory investigation of the effectiveness of various skin and surface decontaminants for aliphatic polyisocyanates
    Dhimiter Bello
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, Work Environment Department, KI 200, One University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    J Environ Monit 7:716-21. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Understanding and correcting for carbon nanotube interferences with a commercial LDH cytotoxicity assay
    Gang Wang
    Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA 01854, United States
    Toxicology 299:99-111. 2012
  10. 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

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  1. 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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  2. doi request reprint Skin exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in the auto body repair and refinishing industry: II. A quantitative assessment
    Dhimiter 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Slow curing of aliphatic polyisocyanate paints in automotive refinishing: a potential source for skin exposure
    Dhimiter 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...
  4. pmc Skin exposure to isocyanates: reasons for concern
    Dhimiter 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Polyisocyanates in occupational environments: a critical review of exposure limits and metrics
    Dhimiter 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...
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of task-based exposure metrics for an epidemiologic study of isocyanate inhalation exposures among autobody shop workers
    Susan 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint An FTIR investigation of isocyanate skin absorption using in vitro guinea pig skin
    Dhimiter 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint A laboratory investigation of the effectiveness of various skin and surface decontaminants for aliphatic polyisocyanates
    Dhimiter 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...
  9. doi request reprint Understanding and correcting for carbon nanotube interferences with a commercial LDH cytotoxicity assay
    Gang 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...
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Nanoparticles from photocopiers induce oxidative stress and upper respiratory tract inflammation in healthy volunteers
    Madhu Khatri
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    Nanotoxicology 7:1014-27. 2013
    ..We conclude that NPs from photocopiers induce upper airway inflammation and oxidative stress...
  12. doi request reprint Mapping the biological oxidative damage of engineered nanomaterials
    Shu Feng Hsieh
    Center for High rate Nanomanufacturing, Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences, School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    Small 9:1853-65. 2013
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  13. 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...
  14. pmc Evaluation of cytotoxic, genotoxic and inflammatory responses of nanoparticles from photocopiers in three human cell lines
    Madhu Khatri
    Department of Work Environment, One University Avenue, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 0185, USA
    Part Fibre Toxicol 10:42. 2013
    ..To further understand the toxicological properties of copier-emitted nanoparticles, we studied in-vitro their ability to induce cytotoxicity, pro-inflammatory cytokine release, DNA damage, and apoptosis in relevant human cell lines...
  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 Effects of copy center particles on the lungs: a toxicological characterization using a Balb/c mouse model
    Sandra Pirela
    Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 25:498-508. 2013
    ..Printers and photocopiers release respirable particles into the air. Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) have been recently incorporated into toner formulations but their potential toxicological effects have not been well studied...
  17. doi request reprint Physicochemical and morphological characterisation of nanoparticles from photocopiers: implications for environmental health
    Dhimiter Bello
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, MA 02215, USA
    Nanotoxicology 7:989-1003. 2013
    ..Further investigation of their chemistry, larger scale exposure studies and thorough toxicological characterisation of emitted nanoparticles is needed...
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Development and characterization of an exposure platform suitable for physico-chemical, morphological and toxicological characterization of printer-emitted particles (PEPs)
    Sandra V Pirela
    Department of Environmental Health, Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 26:400-8. 2014
    ..The presented PEGS platform will help in assessing the toxicological profile of PEPs and the link to the physico-chemical and morphological properties of emitted PM and toner formulations...
  20. doi request reprint 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 ╬╝mol 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...
  21. pmc A living cell quartz crystal microbalance biosensor for continuous monitoring of cytotoxic responses of macrophages to single-walled carbon nanotubes
    Gang 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)...
  22. ncbi request reprint A survey of environmental and occupational work practices in the automotive refinishing industry of a developing country: Sonora, Mexico
    Luis 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Skin exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in the auto body repair and refinishing industry: a qualitative assessment
    Youcheng 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
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Respiratory protection from isocyanate exposure in the autobody repair and refinishing industry
    Youcheng 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
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Isocyanate exposures in autobody shop work: the SPRAY study
    Judy 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Oxidative stress as a screening metric of potential toxicity by nanoparticles and airborne [corrected] particulate matter
    EUGENE J ROGERS
    Inhal Toxicol 20:895. 2008