Mark Nicas

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Estimating benzene exposure at a solvent parts washer
    Mark Nicas
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 3:284-91. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint An integrated model of infection risk in a health-care environment
    Mark Nicas
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Risk Anal 26:1085-96. 2006
  3. doi request reprint A study quantifying the hand-to-face contact rate and its potential application to predicting respiratory tract infection
    Mark Nicas
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:347-52. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Predicting benzene vapor concentrations with a near field/far field model
    Mark Nicas
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:599-608. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Relative contributions of four exposure pathways to influenza infection risk
    Mark Nicas
    Environmental Health Sciences Division, Room 50, University Hall, School of PublicHealth, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Risk Anal 29:1292-303. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of COSHH Essentials for vapor degreasing and bag filling operations
    Rachael M Jones
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 50:137-47. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Toward understanding the risk of secondary airborne infection: emission of respirable pathogens
    Mark Nicas
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:143-54. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Variability in respiratory protection and the assigned protection factor
    Mark Nicas
    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 1:99-109. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Worker exposure to volatile organic compounds in the vehicle repair industry
    Michael P Wilson
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 4:301-10. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Characterizing the risk of infection from Mycobacterium tuberculosis in commercial passenger aircraft using quantitative microbial risk assessment
    Rachael M Jones
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Risk Anal 29:355-65. 2009

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Estimating benzene exposure at a solvent parts washer
    Mark Nicas
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 3:284-91. 2006
    ..Issues related to uncertainty in exposure estimates made by mathematical modeling are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint An integrated model of infection risk in a health-care environment
    Mark Nicas
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Risk Anal 26:1085-96. 2006
    ..We also use the model to show that a biocidal finish on textile surfaces has the potential to substantially reduce infection risk via the hand-to-mucous-membrane exposure pathway...
  3. doi request reprint A study quantifying the hand-to-face contact rate and its potential application to predicting respiratory tract infection
    Mark Nicas
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:347-52. 2008
    ..The estimation of infection risk due to this dose also is discussed. A hypothetical but plausible example involving influenza A virus transmission is presented to illustrate the model...
  4. doi request reprint Predicting benzene vapor concentrations with a near field/far field model
    Mark Nicas
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:599-608. 2008
    ..Other statistical tests showed no significant differences between measured and predicted values. In addition, most predicted concentrations fell within an approximate range of one-half to twofold the respective measured concentrations...
  5. doi request reprint Relative contributions of four exposure pathways to influenza infection risk
    Mark Nicas
    Environmental Health Sciences Division, Room 50, University Hall, School of PublicHealth, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Risk Anal 29:1292-303. 2009
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  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of COSHH Essentials for vapor degreasing and bag filling operations
    Rachael M Jones
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 50:137-47. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Toward understanding the risk of secondary airborne infection: emission of respirable pathogens
    Mark Nicas
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:143-54. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Variability in respiratory protection and the assigned protection factor
    Mark Nicas
    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 1:99-109. 2004
    ..4 to 250, with 5/7 studies yielding an APF </= 5.3. Given these results and related considerations, we recommend that the current half-mask APF be reduced from 10 to 5...
  9. ncbi request reprint Worker exposure to volatile organic compounds in the vehicle repair industry
    Michael P Wilson
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 4:301-10. 2007
    ..Further evaluation of exposures to VOCs is needed in this industry, along with information on effective alternatives to aerosol solvent products...
  10. doi request reprint Characterizing the risk of infection from Mycobacterium tuberculosis in commercial passenger aircraft using quantitative microbial risk assessment
    Rachael M Jones
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Risk Anal 29:355-65. 2009
    ..2 cases or more under these scenarios. Use of respiratory protection by the infectious source and/or susceptible passengers reduced infection incidence up to one order of magnitude...
  11. ncbi request reprint A risk analysis approach to selecting respiratory protection against airborne pathogens used for bioterrorism
    Mark Nicas
    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Room 140 Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 64:95-101. 2003
    ..Further, risk analysis informs the expert judgment that must typically be applied in selecting respiratory protection against airborne pathogens...
  12. ncbi request reprint Computer implementation of mathematical exposure modeling
    Mark Nicas
    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:566-71. 2003
  13. ncbi request reprint Estimating methyl bromide exposure due to offgassing from fumigated commodities
    Mark Nicas
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:200-10. 2003
    ..By using the latter data as inputs for validated models, public health scientists could estimate the distribution of MB exposure levels across the commodity processing industry...
  14. ncbi request reprint Margins of safety provided by COSHH Essentials and the ILO Chemical Control Toolkit
    Rachael M Jones
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 50:149-56. 2006
    ..Further, given the small margins observed, we feel it is important that revisions of these systems provide the exposure bands to users, so as to permit evaluation of control technology capture efficiency...
  15. ncbi request reprint Uncertainty in exposure estimates made by modeling versus monitoring
    Mark Nicas
    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 63:275-83. 2002
    ..3...
  16. ncbi request reprint Using a spreadsheet to compute contaminant exposure concentrations given a variable emission rate
    Mark Nicas
    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 64:368-75. 2003
    ..The article describes how the numerical method is implemented by a computer spreadsheet program, and illustrates the method using a sinusoidal contaminant emission rate function...
  17. ncbi request reprint A risk analysis for airborne pathogens with low infectious doses: application to respirator selection against Coccidioides immitis spores
    Mark Nicas
    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Risk Anal 22:1153-63. 2002
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  18. ncbi request reprint Respiratory protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis: quantitative fit test outcomes for five type N95 filtering-facepiece respirators
    Kiyoung Lee
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 1:22-8. 2004
    ..In any event, program managers can initially select candidate respirators by comparing quantitative fit tests for a representative sample of their employee population...
  19. doi request reprint Organophosphorous pesticide breakdown products in house dust and children's urine
    Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 22:559-68. 2012
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  20. doi request reprint Non-invasive measurement of carbon monoxide burden in Guatemalan children and adults following wood-fired temazcal (sauna-bath) use
    Nick Lam
    Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    J Environ Monit 13:2172-81. 2011
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  21. ncbi request reprint Reduction of respirable silica following the introduction of water spray applications in Indian stone crusher mills
    Perry Gottesfeld
    Occupational Knowledge International, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 14:94-103. 2008
    ..Widespread adoption of this simple control technology by stone crushers in India could have a positive public health impact...
  22. ncbi request reprint Predicting room vapor concentrations due to spills of organic solvents
    Charles B Keil
    Environmental Health Program, College of Health and Human Services, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43043, USA
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 64:445-54. 2003
    ..The predicted near field concentrations showed a poor fit to the measured values based on the ANSI criteria, although overall they did capture the observed time profile...
  23. ncbi request reprint Respiratory protection and severe acute respiratory syndrome
    Mark Nicas
    J Occup Environ Med 46:195-7. 2004
  24. ncbi request reprint Pesticide illness among flight attendants due to aircraft disinsection
    Patrice M Sutton
    Public Health Institute, Oakland, California, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:345-56. 2007
    ..Over a 1-year period, California's tracking system received 17 reports of illness involving flight attendants exposed to pesticides following disinsection...