Genomes and Genes
occupational air pollutants
Summary: Air pollutants found in the work area. They are usually produced by the specific nature of the occupation.
Publications232 found, 100 shown here
- Indoor air quality and health in offices and other non-industrial working environmentsG Abbritti
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Toxicology Unit, University of Perugia
Med Lav 97:410-7. 2006..g. Legionnaire disease, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonia) or non-specific (e.g. the Sick Building Syndrome)...
- Bioaerosol health effects and exposure assessment: progress and prospectsJ Douwes
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences IRAS, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Ann Occup Hyg 47:187-200. 2003....
- Health effects of weldingJames M Antonini
Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road M S 2015, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Crit Rev Toxicol 33:61-103. 2003..Therefore, an understanding of possible adverse health effects of exposure to welding fumes is essential to risk assessment and the development of prevention strategies and will impact a large population of workers...
- Determination of bisphenol A concentrations in human biological fluids reveals significant early prenatal exposureYumiko Ikezuki
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8655, Japan
Hum Reprod 17:2839-41. 2002..We measured contamination of BPA in various kinds of human biological fluids by a novel enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
- Occupational exposure to inhalable wood dust in the member states of the European UnionTimo Kauppinen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
Ann Occup Hyg 50:549-61. 2006..This kind of assessment procedure integrating measurement data, company data, country-specific data and expert judgement could also serve as one model for the assessment of other occupational exposures...
- Agricultural seed dust as a potential cause of organic dust toxic syndromeL A M Smit
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Occup Environ Med 63:59-67. 2006..In addition, microbial and inflammatory characteristics of agricultural seeds were studied...
- Human exposure to bisphenol A by biomonitoring: methods, results and assessment of environmental exposuresWolfgang Dekant
Department of Toxicology, University of Wurzburg, Germany
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 228:114-34. 2008..1 microg/kg bw/day) for the majority of the population...
- Personal exposure to JP-8 jet fuel vapors and exhaust at air force basesJ D Pleil
National Exposure Research Laboratory, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
Environ Health Perspect 108:183-92. 2000..The data can be applied to assessments of health outcomes and to recommendations for changes in the use of personal protective equipment that optimize risk reduction without undue impact on a mission...
- Using lymphocyte and plasma Hsp70 as biomarkers for assessing coke oven exposure among steel workersXiaobo Yang
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Environ Health Perspect 115:1573-7. 2007..Hsp70, an early-response protein induced when organisms are confronted with simple or complicated environmental stresses, can act as either a cellular protector or a danger signal...
- Determination of an occupational exposure guideline for manganese using the benchmark methodHarvey J Clewell
ENVIRON Int l Corp, Ruston, LA 71270, USA
Risk Anal 23:1031-46. 2003..1 to 0.3 mg Mn/m3, based on the respirable particulate fraction only, and expressed as an 8-hour time-weighted average...
- Characterization and kinetics study of off-gas emissions from stored wood pelletsXingya Kuang
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada
Ann Occup Hyg 52:675-83. 2008..A first-order reaction kinetics fitted the data well. The maximum concentration and the time it takes for the buildup of gas concentrations can be predicted using kinetic equations...
- Decline in respiratory symptoms in service workers five months after a public smoking banT M L Eagan
Department of Internal Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
Tob Control 15:242-6. 2006..To evaluate the effect of a total ban on smoking indoors in restaurants and other hospitality business premises in Norway, on respiratory symptoms among workers in the industry...
- Identification and characterization of potential sources of worker exposure to carbon nanofibers during polymer composite laboratory operationsMark M Methner
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 4:D125-30. 2007
- Benzene and naphthalene in air and breath as indicators of exposure to jet fuelP P Egeghy
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7431, USA
Occup Environ Med 60:969-76. 2003..To estimate exposures to benzene and naphthalene among military personnel working with jet fuel (JP-8) and to determine whether naphthalene might serve as a surrogate for JP-8 in studies of health effects...
- Personal exposure to dust, endotoxin and crystalline silica in California agricultureM J Nieuwenhuijsen
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, U K
Ann Occup Hyg 43:35-42. 1999..The aim of this study was to measure personal exposure to dust, endotoxin and crystalline silica during various agricultural operations in California over a period of one year...
- Exposure-response relations for self reported asthma and rhinitis in bakersJ Brisman
Occupational Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
Occup Environ Med 57:335-40. 2000..To explore relations between two estimates of exposure to inhalable flour dust, and the incidence rates (IRs) of asthma and rhinitis in bakers...
- Analysis of 13 (32)P-DNA postlabeling studies on occupational cohorts exposed to air pollutionM Peluso
Unit of Experimental Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Genoa, Italy
Am J Epidemiol 153:546-58. 2001..These findings suggest that linear downward extrapolations based on DNA adduct levels associated with B(a)P concentrations of > or =20 ng/m(3) might be affected by underestimation bias...
- Sampling of high amounts of bioaerosols using a high-volume electrostatic field samplerA M Madsen
The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
Ann Occup Hyg 52:167-76. 2008..In conclusion, by using the electrostatic field sampler, it was possible to sample replicas of large authentic aerosol samples that can be used, e.g. biological analysis...
- Differences in dissolution behavior in a phagolysosomal simulant fluid for single-constituent and multi-constituent materials associated with beryllium sensitization and chronic beryllium diseaseAleksandr B Stefaniak
Industrial Hygiene and Safety Group, MS K553, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
Toxicol In Vitro 20:82-95. 2006..Additional studies of the dissolution behavior of beryllium materials in a variety of mixture configurations will aid in developing exposure-response models to improve understanding of the risk of beryllium sensitization and CBD...
- Respiratory effects of occupational exposures in a milk powder factoryP Sripaiboonkij
Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT UK
Eur Respir J 31:807-14. 2008....
- Symptoms, airway responsiveness, and exposure to dust in beech and oak wood workersA B Bohadana
Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, INSERM, Unité 420, Epidemiologie, Santé Travail, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
Occup Environ Med 57:268-73. 2000..To investigate the relation between levels of cumulative exposure to wood dust and respiratory symptoms and the occurrence of bronchial hyperresponsiveness among beech and oak workers...
- DNA adduct formation among workers in a Thai industrial estate and nearby residentsMarco Peluso
Cancer Risk Factor Branch, Analytical and Biomolecular Cytology Unit, CSPO Istituto Scientifico della Regione Toscana, Via Cosimo il Vecchio 2, 50139 Florence, Italy
Sci Total Environ 389:283-8. 2008..The emissions from the MIE complex are the main source of air pollution in this area and can be the cause of such increment in the levels of DNA damage...
- Engineering case reports. Effectiveness of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) in controlling engineered nanomaterial emissions during reactor cleanout operationsMark M Methner
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 5:D63-9. 2008
- Assessing isocyanate exposures in polyurethane industry sectors using biological and air monitoring methodsK S Creely
Institute of Occupational Medicine, Research Avenue North, Riccarton, Edinburgh, UK
Ann Occup Hyg 50:609-21. 2006..The results also demonstrated that where control measures were judged to be adequate, most biological samples were close to or < 1 micromol mol(-1) creatinine, the agreed biological monitoring benchmark...
- Commentary: variability in workplace exposures and the design of efficient measurement and control strategiesAlex Burdorf
Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Ann Occup Hyg 47:95-9. 2003..Many occupational hygienists across the globe have adopted these new methods as powerful tools in their exposure assessment strategies...
- Assessment of microbial exposure risks from handling of biofuel wood chips and straw--effect of outdoor storageAleksandra Sebastian
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Medical Microbiology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Ann Agric Environ Med 13:139-45. 2006....
- Hematotoxicity in workers exposed to low levels of benzeneQing Lan
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute NCI, National Institutes of Health NIH, Department of Health and Human Services DHHS, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Science 306:1774-6. 2004..Thus, hematotoxicity from exposure to benzene occurred at air levels of 1 ppm or less and may be particularly evident among genetically susceptible subpopulations...
- Exposure to 4,4'-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) during moulding of rigid polyurethane foam: determination of airborne MDI and urinary 4,4'-methylenedianiline (MDA)K Kääriä
Department of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
Analyst 126:476-9. 2001..Monitoring of urinary MDA appears to be an appropriate method of assessing MDI exposure in work environments with low or undetectable MDI concentrations in the workplace air...
- Exaggerated bronchoconstriction due to inhalation challenges with occupational agentsJ L Malo
Dept of Chest Medicine, Sacre Coeur Hospital, Montreal, Canada
Eur Respir J 23:300-3. 2004....
- Passive sampler used for simultaneous measurement of breathing zone size distribution, inhalable dust concentration and other size fractions involving large particlesT Schneider
National Institute of Occupational Health, Lersoe Parkalle, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ann Occup Hyg 46:187-95. 2002..The results of this study demonstrate the validity of the passive dust sampling principle in environments involving even large (>100 microm) particles and the potential to predict the concentration of several size fractions...
- Exposure to inhalable dust and endotoxins in agricultural industriesSuzanne Spaan
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, University of Utrecht, PO Box 80176, 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
J Environ Monit 8:63-72. 2006..Overall, exposure to endotoxins over the whole range of agricultural industries is high. A 10-1,000 fold reduction in exposure is needed to reduce endotoxin related health risks...
- Dermal, inhalation, and internal exposure to 1,6-HDI and its oligomers in car body repair shop workers and industrial spray paintersA Pronk
Risk Assessment in the Work Environment, Food and Chemical Risk Analysis, TNO Quality of Life and IRAS, Netherlands
Occup Environ Med 63:624-31. 2006....
- Air nicotine and saliva cotinine as indicators of workplace passive smoking exposure and riskJ L Repace
Office of Air and Radiation, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460, USA
Risk Anal 18:71-83. 1998....
- Identification of human lung and skin proteins conjugated with hexamethylene diisocyanate in vitro and in vivoA V Wisnewski
Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 162:2330-6. 2000..The data from this study identify keratin and other proteins as potential "carriers" for diisocyanates in vivo, and suggest that HDI conjugation of these proteins may play a role in the pathogenesis of diisocyanate-induced asthma...
- Occupation, chronic bronchitis, and lung function in young adults. An international studyJ P Zock
Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, and Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 163:1572-7. 2001..In conclusion, occupational exposures contributed to the occurrence of chronic (industrial) bronchitis in young adults. Fixed airflow limitation was not evident, probably due to the relatively young age of this population...
- Worker exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls in elastic polysulphide sealant renovationHelena Kontsas
Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
Ann Occup Hyg 48:51-5. 2004..1 microg/m3. The concentrations of PCB 28 and 52 in sera were positively correlated with the concentrations in air samples taken from the breathing zone of six workers (r=0.70 and 0.80)...
- Exposures and health effects from inorganic agricultural dustsM Schenker
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of California Agricultural Health and Safety Center at Davis, Davis, California, USA
Environ Health Perspect 108:661-4. 2000....
- Secondhand smoke levels in Scottish pubs: the effect of smoke-free legislationSean Semple
Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZP, UK
Tob Control 16:127-32. 2007..To compare levels of particulate matter, as a marker of secondhand smoke (SHS) levels, in pubs before and 2 months after the implementation of Scottish legislation to prohibit smoking in substantially enclosed public places...
- Monitoring multiwalled carbon nanotube exposure in carbon nanotube research facilityJeong Hee Han
Chemical Safety and Health Research Center, Daejeon, and College of Veterinary, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Inhal Toxicol 20:741-9. 2008..Therefore, the present study suggests that the conventional industrial hygiene measures can significantly reduce exposure to airborne MWCNTs and other particulate materials in a nano research facility...
- Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure among asphalt paving workersM D McClean
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 48:565-78. 2004....
- Pulmonary fibrosis in a patient with exposure to glass wool fibersAlexander Guber
Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Meir General Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel
Am J Ind Med 49:1066-9. 2006..Because of this observation, we find it of importance to present a case of interstitial fibrosis, which implies a direct association between long-term exposure to glass wool and the clinical outcome...
- Changes induced by exposure of the human lung to glass fiber-reinforced plasticCarmelo Abbate
Department of Social Medicine, Section of Occupational Medicine, Messina University, Messina, Italy
Environ Health Perspect 114:1725-9. 2006..Inhalation of GRP, independent of environmental concentration, causes alterations of the cellular and humoral components of pulmonary interstitium; these alterations are identified microscopically as acute alveolitis...
- Farming and the prevalence of non-reversible airways obstruction: results from a population-based studyB Lamprecht
Department of Pneumology, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
Am J Ind Med 50:421-6. 2007..Occupational exposure to noxious dusts, gases, and fumes most likely contributes to obstructive lung disease. We studied whether self-reported farming work is associated with non-reversible airways obstruction...
- [Environmental and biological monitoring of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in workers of an electric steel foundry]E Bergamaschi
Dipartimento di Clinica Medica, Nefrologia e Scienze della Prevenzione, Sezione di Medicina del Lavoro e Tossicologia Industriale, Universita degli Studi di Parma
Med Lav 96:390-402. 2005..To assess and classify exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in some specific working areas of a steel foundry operating with a continuous casting process and evaluate biomonitoring data in different job tasks...
- [Determination of fumes and their elements from flux cored arc welding]Wanda Matczak
Zakładu Zagrozeń Chemicznych, Instytutu Medycyny Pracy im prof J Nofera w Lodzi
Med Pr 55:481-9. 2004..The aim of this work was to assay the concentration levels and composition of welding fumes, released during flux cored arc welding, to assess exposure of welders...
- Determinants of microbial exposure in grain farmingA S Halstensen
Department of Chemical and Biological Working Environment, National Institute of Occupational Health, PO Box 8149 Dep, N 0033 Oslo, Norway
Ann Occup Hyg 51:581-92. 2007..We investigated the influence of weather and production practices on personal microbial exposure during grain work...
- Evidence based guidelines for the prevention, identification, and management of occupational asthmaP J Nicholson
Procter and Gamble, Whitehall Lane, Egham, Surrey, UK
Occup Environ Med 62:290-9. 2005..This work was commissioned by the British Occupational Health Research Foundation to assist the Health and Safety Executive in achieving its target of reducing the incidence of occupational asthma in Great Britain by 30% by 2010...
- Process-related risk of beryllium sensitization and disease in a copper-beryllium alloy facilityChristine R Schuler
Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
Am J Ind Med 47:195-205. 2005..At a copper-beryllium alloy strip and wire finishing facility we performed a cross-sectional survey to examine prevalences of beryllium sensitization and CBD, and relationships between sensitization and CBD and work areas/processes...
- Description of industrial pollution in SpainJavier Garcia-Perez
Cancer and Environmental Epidemiology Area, National Centre for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health, C Sinesio Delgado, 6, 28029 Madrid, Spain
BMC Public Health 7:40. 2007..The aim of this paper is to describe industrial air and water pollution in Spain in 2001, broken down by activity group and specific pollutant, and to plot maps depicting emissions of carcinogenic substances...
- Occupational asthma due to manual metal-arc welding of special stainless steelsT Hannu
Department of Occupational Medicine, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, and Laboratory of Engineering Materials, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland
Eur Respir J 26:736-9. 2005..Welding SSS with a special electrode caused a delayed 31% drop in FEV1. In conclusion, exposure to manual metal-arc welding fumes of special stainless steel should be considered as a new cause of occupational asthma...
- Exposure of bakery and pastry apprentices to airborne flour dust using PM2.5 and PM10 personal samplersEstelle Mounier-Geyssant
INSERM National Institute of Health and Medical Research Research unit ERI no 11, 9 Avenue de la Forêt de Haye, BP 184, 54505 Vandoeuvre les Nancy, Cedex, France
BMC Public Health 7:311. 2007..This study describes exposure levels of bakery and pastry apprentices to flour dust, a known risk factor of occupational asthma...
- Beryllium: a modern industrial hazardKathleen Kreiss
Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Annu Rev Public Health 28:259-77. 2007..Beryllium sensitization and disease prevention are paradigms for much broader public health action in both occupational and general population settings...
- Exposure to airborne microbial components in autumn and spring during work at Danish biofuel plantsA M Madsen
National Institute of Occupational Health, Denmark Lersø Parkallé 105 DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Ann Occup Hyg 50:821-31. 2006..Differences in exposure levels were seen between the plants and this may partly be due to differences of the process equipment, tasks and the biofuel handled...
- Results from a community-based occupational health survey of Vietnamese-American nail salon workersCora Roelofs
Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Kitson 200H, 1 University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
J Immigr Minor Health 10:353-61. 2008..Work-related health effects may be common in nail salon work. Chemical and musculoskeletal hazards should be reduced through product and equipment redesign...
- Determination of airborne isocyanates generated during the thermal degradation of car paint in body repair shopsMichel Boutin
McGill University, 3450 University Street, FDA Building, Room 31, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A7
Ann Occup Hyg 50:385-93. 2006..However, a rapid decrease of the isocyanate concentration was observed while moving away from the emission source. Among the isocyanates detected the most abundant were the monomers (MDI, HDI, TDI and IPDI) and Me-i...
- Exposure of hairdressing apprentices to airborne hazardous substancesEstelle Mounier-Geyssant
INSERM Research unit ERI n degrees 11, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
Environ Health 5:23. 2006..Few studies have investigated exposure of hairdressing apprentices to airborne irritants. This study describes exposure levels of apprentices to chemical products used in hairdressing salons in relation with their activity...
- Airways inflammation among workers in poultry housesRagnar Rylander
Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 79:487-90. 2006..A study was undertaken to evaluate the usefulness of airway responsiveness measurements to diagnose the presence of airways inflammation and relate this to the workplace exposure...
- Monte Carlo simulation to reconstruct formaldehyde exposure levels from summary parameters reported in the literatureJ Lavoue
Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en sante GRIS, Departement de sante environnementale et sante au travail, Faculte de Medecine, Université de Montréal PO Box 6128, Main Station, Montreal, QC, Canada H3C 3J7
Ann Occup Hyg 51:161-72. 2007..The procedure was applied to literature regarding formaldehyde exposure in the reconstituted wood panels industry, including oriented-strand board (OSB), medium density fibre board (MDF) and particle board (PB)...
- Effects of voltage and wire feed speed on weld fume characteristicsCatherine A Hovde
Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 4:903-12. 2007..5 V. Manganese concentration was 1.7 mg/m(3) at 16 V vs. 6.4 mg/m(3) at 23.5 V. The data suggest that welders should use lower voltage levels whenever possible...
- Early evidence on the effectiveness of clean indoor air legislation in New York StateSara M Abrams
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
Am J Public Health 96:296-8. 2006..The New York State CIAA yielded measurable reductions in ETS exposure for hospitality workers...
- Exposure to diesel and gasoline engine emissions and the risk of lung cancerMarie Elise Parent
INRS Institut Armand Frappier, University of Quebec, Laval, Quebec, Canada
Am J Epidemiol 165:53-62. 2007..These results provide some limited support for the hypothesis of an excess lung cancer risk due to diesel exhaust but no support for an increase in risk due to gasoline exhaust...
- Exposure to airborne microorganisms, dust and endotoxin during processing of valerian roots on farmsCzesława Skórska
Department of Occupational Biohazards, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, Jaczewskiego 2, 20 090 Lublin, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med 12:119-26. 2005..48 microg/m (3)). In conclusion, farmers cultivating valerian could be exposed during processing of valerian roots to large concentrations of airborne microorganisms, dust and endotoxin posing a risk of work-related respiratory disease...
- Biological monitoring of bidi industry workers occupationally exposed to tobaccoR A Bhisey
Carcinogenesis Division, Cancer Research Institute, Mumbai, India
Toxicol Lett 108:259-65. 1999..In view of the association between tobacco use and several non-communicable diseases, the findings of the present study indicate an urgent need to minimize tobacco exposure among the processors...
- Determination of unreacted 2,4-toluene diisocyanate (2,4TDI) and 2,6-toluene diisocyanate (2,6TDI) in foams at ultratrace level by using HPLC-CIS-MS-MSSebastien Gagne
Institut de Recherche Robert Sauve en Sante et en Securite du Travail, 505 West De Maisonneuve Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 3C2
Analyst 128:1447-51. 2003..The use of HPLC-UVF conventional method failed to detect unreacted isocyanates in foam samples, but TDI monomers were quantified by HPLC-CIS-MS-MS...
- Neuropsychological sequelae of exposure to welding fumes in a group of occupationally exposed menRosemarie M Bowler
Department of Psychology, San Francisco State University, California, USA
Int J Hyg Environ Health 206:517-29. 2003..Within the group of welders, the number of hours welding was negatively related to scores on verbal learning, auditory span, working memory, cognitive flexibility, and motor efficiency...
- Inflammation but no DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) damage in mice exposed to airborne dust from a biofuel plantAnne Mette Madsen
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen, Denmark
Scand J Work Environ Health 34:278-7. 2008..This study investigated whether exposure to dust from biofuel plants induces DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) damage and inflammation in exposed mice...
- Characterization of chemical exposures in hairdressing salonsFrance Labrèche
Montreal Department of Public Health, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 18:1014-21. 2003....
- Association of HSP70 and genotoxic damage in lymphocytes of workers exposed to coke-oven emissionChengfeng Xiao
Institute of Occupational Medicine, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, People s Republic of China
Cell Stress Chaperones 7:396-402. 2002..05). Our results show that individuals who had high Hsp70 levels generally showed lower genotoxic damage than others. These results suggest a role of Hsp70 in the protection of DNA from genotoxic damage induced by coke-oven emission...
- Pulmonary effects of welding fumes: review of worker and experimental animal studiesJames M Antonini
Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
Am J Ind Med 43:350-60. 2003..Approximately one million workers worldwide perform welding as part of their work duties. Electric arc welding processes produce metal fumes and gases which may be harmful to exposed workers...
- Exposure to iron and welding fumes and the risk of lung cancerSie Sie Siew
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
Scand J Work Environ Health 34:444-50. 2008..The aim of this study was to identify associations between exposure to iron and welding fumes and the incidence of lung cancer among Finnish men...
- Asbestos bodies in the sputum of asbestos workers: correlation with occupational exposureC Paris
Occupational Disease Dept, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France
Eur Respir J 20:1167-73. 2002..Owing to the new perspectives in lung cancer screening, it might contribute to the identification of high-risk subjects...
- Determinants of wood dust exposure in the Danish furniture industryAnders B Mikkelsen
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Skive Hospital, Resenvej 25, DK 7800 Skive, Denmark
Ann Occup Hyg 46:673-85. 2002..The implications of the results for the prevention of wood dust exposure are discussed...
- Two-zone model application to breathing zone and area welding fume concentration dataFred W Boelter
ENVIRON International, Chicago, Illinois 60068 5772, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 6:298-306. 2009....
- Manganese, iron, and total particulate exposures to weldersMichael R Flynn
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina27599 7431, USA Mike
J Occup Environ Hyg 7:115-26. 2010..There were strong correlations among manganese, iron, and total particulate mass exposures, suggesting simple equations to estimate one fume component from any of the others...
- Prevalence and risk factors of occupational asthma among hairdressers in TurkeyMuge Akpinar-Elci
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Izmir Chest Diseases and Surgery Training Hospital, Turkey
J Occup Environ Med 44:585-90. 2002..Occupational asthma did not differ among subgroups of hairdressers. We observed an important risk of occupational asthma among hairdressers. The most prominent risk factors were work intensity and atopy...
- Neurocognitive sequelae of exposure to organic solvents and (meth)acrylates among nail-studio techniciansGina L LoSasso
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
Neuropsychiatry Neuropsychol Behav Neurol 15:44-55. 2002..To evaluate neuropsychologic performance among women occupationally exposed to products commonly used in nail studios...
- Variations in exposure to inhalable wood dust in the Danish furniture industry. Within- and between-worker and factory components estimated from passive dust samplingP S Vinzents
Department of Indoor Air, National Institute of Occupational Health, , , Denmark
Ann Occup Hyg 45:603-8. 2001..Grouping by factory showed very poor exposure contrast, as the contrast in exposure level among factories was as low as 0.15...
- Beryllium sensitization and disease among long-term and short-term workers in a beryllium ceramics plantP K Henneberger
Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1095 Willowdale Road, M S H 2800, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 74:167-76. 2001....
- Effects of personal exposures on pulmonary function and work-related symptoms among sawmill workersJ Mandryk
Epidemiology Unit, National Occupational Health and Safety Commission, GPO Box 58, 2001, Sydney, Australia
Ann Occup Hyg 44:281-9. 2000..The management and employees of the sawmilling industry should be educated on the potential health effects of wood dust. Wood dust should be controlled at the source...
- Detailed exposure assessment for a molecular epidemiology study of benzene in two shoe factories in ChinaRoel Vermeulen
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, 6120 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20892, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 48:105-16. 2004..Our goal was to identify workers with a broad range of benzene exposures, for an epidemiologic study relating exposure to early biologic effects...
- Occupational asthma in greenhouse workersEduard Monso
Servei de Pneumologia, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Catalonia, Spain
Curr Opin Pulm Med 10:147-50. 2004..Bronchial challenge tests in the workplace have demonstrated occupational asthma in more than 20% of the sensitized greenhouse growers...
- Occupational exposure to welding fume among welders: alterations of manganese, iron, zinc, copper, and lead in body fluids and the oxidative stress statusGuojun Jane Li
School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, PRC
J Occup Environ Med 46:241-8. 2004..These findings suggest that occupational exposure to welding fumes among welders disturbs the homeostasis of trace elements in systemic circulation and induces oxidative stress...
- 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...
- Is total mass or mass of alveolar-deposited airborne particles of beryllium a better predictor of the prevalence of disease? A preliminary study of a beryllium processing facilityM S Kent
Brush Wellman Inc, Elmore, Ohio, USA
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 16:539-58. 2001..5 microm may be a more relevant exposure metric for predicting the incidence of CBD or sensitization than the total mass concentration of airborne Be...
- Hazardous off-gassing of carbon monoxide and oxygen depletion during ocean transportation of wood pelletsUrban Svedberg
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sundsvall Hospital, Sundsvall, Sweden
Ann Occup Hyg 52:259-66. 2008..Redesign, locking and labeling of access doors and the establishment of rigorous entry procedures and training of onboard crew as well as personnel boarding ocean vessels are also important...
- Determination of isocyanates in air using 1-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazine-impregnated filters: long-term sampling performance and field comparison with impingers with dibutylamineCarl J Sennbro
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, SE 221 85 Lund, Sweden
Ann Occup Hyg 48:415-24. 2004..For long-term monitoring the 2MP method can be applied for TDI but, since the method underestimates the concentrations, a correction factor is needed which needs to be corroborated further...
- A survey of airborne isocyanate exposure in 13 Swedish polyurethane industriesCarl J Sennbro
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, SE 221 85 Lund, Sweden
Ann Occup Hyg 48:405-14. 2004..Isocyanic acid, which could not be sampled by the 2MP method used for personal monitoring, was found by short-term stationary monitoring in levels up to 38 p.p.b. in the flame lamination plants...
- Emission of hexanal and carbon monoxide from storage of wood pellets, a potential occupational and domestic health hazardUrban R A Svedberg
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sundsvall Hospital, SE 851 86 Sundsvall, Sweden
Ann Occup Hyg 48:339-49. 2004..The objective of the present study was to investigate and describe the emissions of volatile compounds, particularly hexanal and carbon monoxide, from large- and small-scale storage of wood pellets...
- Plasma malondialdehyde and erythrocyte glutathione levels in workers with cement dust-exposure [corrected]Ayse Orman
Department of Pulmonary Diseases, The School of Medicine, Kocatepe University, Afyon 03200, Turkey
Toxicology 207:15-20. 2005..This study was designed to investigate the plasma oxidant and antioxidant status in cement plant workers...
- Airborne exposure to chemical substances in hairdresser salonsElena Ronda
Public Health Department, University of Alicante, Ap de Correos, 99 03080 Alicante, Spain
Environ Monit Assess 153:83-93. 2009..Hairdressers were exposed to low air levels of a large number of chemical substances mostly related to work related to hair dying. There were no differences between exposure levels in salons in central and suburban areas...
- Determinants of isocyanate exposures in auto body repair and refinishing shopsS R Woskie
Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, One University Avenue, 01854, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 48:393-403. 2004..Identification of these key exposure determinants will be useful in targeting exposure evaluation and control efforts to reduce isocyanate exposures...
- Microbial dustiness and particle release of different biofuelsA M Madsen
National Institute of Occupational Health, Lerso Parkalle 104, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Ann Occup Hyg 48:327-38. 2004....
- An epidemiological study of reproductive function biomarkers in male weldersDag G Ellingsen
National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, Norway
Biomarkers 12:497-509. 2007..Lower inhibin B concentrations in the patients could point to a functional impairment of the testicular Sertoli cells, that may be caused by a welding fume component or other factors in their work environment...
- Occupational exposure levels to wood dust in Italy, 1996-2006A Scarselli
Italian Institute for Occupational Safety And Prevention ISPESL, Occupational Medicine Department, 00198 Rome, Italy
Occup Environ Med 65:567-74. 2008..Wood dust has been classified as carcinogenic to humans and the association with nasal cancer risk has been observed in a large number of epidemiological studies...
- Serum Clara cell protein as an indicator of pulmonary impairment in occupational exposure at aluminum foundryTadeusz Hałatek
Department of Toxicology and Carcinogenesis, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 19:211-23. 2006..The measurement of serum anti-inflammatory Clara cell protein (CC16) was employed as a peripheral marker of the lung epithelium function...
- Redesign of a static horizontal elutriator to perform according to the ISO 7708 respirable conventionToshihiko Myojo
Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Iseigaoka 1 1, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
Ann Occup Hyg 51:371-8. 2007..The calculated bias of sampled masses with respect to the ISO respirable mass was almost zero for the workplace aerosols...
- Variability in endotoxin exposure levels and consequences for exposure assessmentSuzanne Spaan
Division of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, PO Box 80178, 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ann Occup Hyg 52:303-16. 2008..Therefore, variance components and determinants of exposure were studied in a large database with >2000 endotoxin measurements...
- Does air conditioning impact on hygienic quality of indoor air on seagoing vessels?Gabriele Meyer
See Berufsgenossenschaft, Hamburg, Germany
Int Marit Health 58:71-7. 2007..According to observations by occupational health physicians, nearly 50 % of the seamen on German vessels will get diseases of the upper respiratory tract. An impact of the air-conditioning systems on these diseases has been suggested...
- Characteristics of dusts encountered during the production of cemented tungsten carbidesAleksandr B Stefaniak
Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Ind Health 45:793-803. 2007..Variability in aerosol respirability and chemical heterogeneity could translate into differences in toxicity and support detailed characterization of physicochemical properties during exposure assessments...
- Assessment of exposure in epidemiological studies: the example of silica dustDirk Dahmann
Institut für Gefahrstoff Forschung IGF, Institut an der Ruhr Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 18:452-61. 2008..The impressive number of silica dust measurements and the evaluation of methodological uncertainties allow recommendations for a best practice of exposure assessment for epidemiological studies...
- Cross-sectional silica exposure measurements at two Zambian copper mines of Nkana and MufuliraPatrick Hayumbu
University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, 1420 Washington Heights Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
Int J Environ Res Public Health 5:86-90. 2008....
- Allergic asthma and chromium exposureSteven R Patierno; Fiscal Year: 2010..One reason is that workers in the chromium industry are co-exposed to many occupational air pollutants, making it difficult to conclude which specific pollutant(s) is responsible for promoting asthma ..
- Silica Exposure & Silicosis: Effect of Mixed ExposuresGurumurthy Ramachandran; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Mouse Allergen Exposure & Mouse Allergic SensitizationElizabeth Matsui; Fiscal Year: 2007..In addition, improvements in the prediction of allergic sensitization would allow interventions to be targeted in a more practical and efficient manner to those at highest risk. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Retrospective Assessment of Mixed Chemical ExposuresGurumurthy Ramachandran; Fiscal Year: 2003..However, the methods will be applicable to other industry based epidemiologic studies where the available data are sparse and exposures to chemical mixtures are the norm. ..
- HEALTH AND SOCIOECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF NSBRICarrie Redlich; Fiscal Year: 2003..This information is critical for the development of interventions to prevent and/or ameliorate the adverse consequences of NSBRI. ..
- Mouse Allergen and Asthma Intervention TrialElizabeth Matsui; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Expert Decision-making in Exposure AssessmentGurumurthy Ramachandran; Fiscal Year: 2007..The methodology will be developed using a large occupational exposure dataset from 3M Company, and probabilistic professional judgments obtained from occupational hygienists employed at 3M Company. ..
- Mouse Allergen and Inner-City AsthmaElizabeth C Matsui; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- EVALUATING EXPOSURES UNDER OSHAS 1984 ETO STANDARDRobert Herrick; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- Data Coordinating Center for Sleep Heart HealthMarie Diener West; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Control Measures for Silica Exposures for TuckpointingWilliam Heitbrink; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Workplace Aerosol Sampling at Realistic Low WindspeedsJames Vincent; Fiscal Year: 2006..The new research will fill these gaps and place occupational aerosol exposure assessment on a still firmer footing. ..
- MULTIDISCIPLINARY METHODS FOR CLINICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCHRosemarie Bowler; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Study of Genetics, Endotoxin and Allergen (SAGE)Karin Pacheco; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- POSTMENOPAUSAL ESTROGEN INFLUENCES ON OLFACTIONRICHARD DOTY; Fiscal Year: 2005..Third, it would lead to testable hypotheses regarding the role of reproductive hormones, and their underlying mechanisms, in the maintenance of normal olfactory function. ..
- Indoor Environment and Symptoms in Office BuildingMARK MENDELL; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- SURVEILLANCE METHODS FOR HEALTH CARE AND RELATED WORKERSJohn Dement; Fiscal Year: 2004..Results of the case-based surveillance effort also will have broad application to health care workers. ..
- OLFACTION IN EPILEPSYRICHARD DOTY; Fiscal Year: 2004..In addition to providing a better understanding of the influences of TLE and TLR on human olfactory function, this work may lead to the development of a simple and inexpensive non-invasive means for better establishing TLE seizure loci. ..
- OLFACTION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSISRICHARD DOTY; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- EVAPORATIVE LOSSES FROM SEMI-VOLATILE MIST SAMPLESPeter Raynor; Fiscal Year: 2002..Reevaluated data may be able to be used more effectively in epidemiological studies on the health effects of metalworking fluid mists. ..
- New Serodiagnostics for Isocyanate Exposure, A Major Cause of Occupational AsthmaADAM WISNEWSKI; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Medical workplace exposures, atopy and asthma in nursesMaria Mirabelli; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Numerical Modeling of Aerosol ConcentrationMichael Flynn; Fiscal Year: 2003..4) Employ computational visualization tools to enhance interpretation of the results and to improve worker education. ..
- BIOMARKERS OF BENZENE EXPOSURE AND GENOTOXICITYMartyn Smith; Fiscal Year: 2007..The overall goal is to develop new biomarkers of exposure and early effect for benzene and provide new insights into the mechanisms of benzene toxicity. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A MAIL SURVEY OF CHEMICALDavid Valiante; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- RURAL ELDERS: ETHNICITY, FOOD MEANING & DIET MEASUREMENTSARA QUANDT; Fiscal Year: 2004..These participants will complete six 24 hour diet recall interviews over a six month period, which will be used to validate the adapted Food Frequency Questionnaire and Meal Pattern Questionnaire. ..
- Spanish Translation and Validation of Sleep MeasuresCarol Baldwin; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Construction of a mammalian genetic toggle switchROBERT JACKMAN; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Indoor Tanning Use, DNA Repair and Risk of MelanomaDeAnn Lazovich; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Development of Effective Interventions to Reduce Adolescent Use of Indoor TanningDeAnn Lazovich; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Hazardous Air Pollutants and Lymphohematopoietic Cancer Incidence in Houston 1995Elaine Symanski; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- JUSTA: Justice and Health for Poultry WorkersSARA QUANDT; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Rural Elders' Diabetes Self Management: Development of a Common Sense Model InvenSara A Quandt; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Biomarkers of Formaldehyde Exposure and ToxicityLuoping Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2010..The data produced from these studies will be useful to public health agencies in their evaluation of the leukemia risk presented by formaldehyde. ..
- Isocyanate Antigens and T-cells that Cause AsthmaADAM WISNEWSKI; Fiscal Year: 2005..Together the results should provide significant insights into the pathogenesis of diisocyanate asthma. ..
- 9th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens: Student Travel ExpensesJonathan Ward; Fiscal Year: 2005..Awards will be made without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, or disability. ..
- Metals in exhaled breath condensate as COPD biomarkersAntonio Mutti; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Human Lung gamma/delta T cells, Antigens and FunctionsADAM WISNEWSKI; Fiscal Year: 2004..The results of these experiments should provide important insights into the role of airway mucosal gamma/delta T cells in maintaining human pulmonary immune homeostasis. ..
- HUMAN SENSITIVITY TO GENOTOXIC EFFECTS OF BUTADIENEJonathan Ward; Fiscal Year: 2005..how genetic variation in mEH influences human sensitivity to the genotoxic effects of BD, and better understand the role of variants in biotransformation genes in modifying human susceptibility to toxic chemicals ..
- Dermatopharmacokinetics: In Vivo Analysis of SolventsKarla Thrall; Fiscal Year: 2005..To evaluate the kinetics and dermal bioavailability of ethylbenzene, styrene, and toluene vapor using F344 rats. ..
- Dermal Exposure to 1,6-Hexamethylene DiisocyanateLeena Nylander French; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Nail Salon Hazards and Health EffectsCora Roelofs; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- DEMOLITION AND ASTHMA IN CHICAGO PUBLIC HOUSINGSamuel Dorevitch; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- Human Sensory Irritation From Volitile Organic CompoundsWilliam Cain; Fiscal Year: 2006..F) The effect of inflammation upon chemesthetic sensitivity. G) Through measurement of the NMP, confirmation of the peripheral basis for a) temporal phenomena, b) differences in potency, and c) effects of inflammation. ..
- Communities Organized Against Asthma and Lead (COAL)Jonathan Ward; Fiscal Year: 2006..The primary purpose of Project COAL is to give De Madres a Madres the means to provide services to reduce the exposure of children in their community to agents that can result in lead exposure and asthma exacerbation. ..
- Molecular Epidemiology of Fatal Prostate CancerSheila Weinmann; Fiscal Year: 2006..The case-control study design will provide maximum statistical power for analysis of these relationships, particularly in the important African-American subgroup. ..
- Certified Safe Farm Evaluating Health Insurance ClaimsKelley Donham; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Isocyanate Exposure Intervention Study in Body ShopsYoucheng Liu; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- INJURY AND MUSCULO-SKELETAL DISORDERS AMONG AGING WORKERMark Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2001..The results of these analyses will be used to develop strategies for subsequent intervention trials in this organization and industrial workforces generally. ..
- TIME RELATED FACTORS IN CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGYBryan Langholz; Fiscal Year: 2006..The impact of these projects is to expand the design and analysis "tools"' available to epidemiologic research in a way that will improve validity and cost-efficiency. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Endothelial Dysfunction, Oxidative Stress and Risk of Peripheral Arterial DiseaseKenneth Jay Mukamal; Fiscal Year: 2010..Finally, we will examine how a derived dietary antioxidant score, based upon measured oxidative potential of specific foods using the ferric-reducing/antioxidant power method, is related to PAD. ..
- Male Reproductive Effects from Exposure to BoronWendie Robbins; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- NEONATAL EFFECTS AND METABOLISM OF XENOESTROGENSNira Ben Jonathan; Fiscal Year: 2003..The results should provide a much needed experimental foundation for assessing the vulnerability of the neuroendocrine system to insults by environmental factors. ..
- Heavy Drinking & Coronary Disease: Acute/Chronic EffectsKenneth Mukamal; Fiscal Year: 2006..These results may prove to have important biological, clinical, and public health implications for the care of CHD. ..
- Prolactin and Estrogens as Mitogens in Prostate CancerNira Ben Jonathan; Fiscal Year: 2002..The findings on BPA may reveal the potential risk associated with human exposure to environmental estrogens. ..
- Xenoestrogens: Genomic and Non-genomic MechanismsNira Ben Jonathan; Fiscal Year: 2006..The results of these studies should provide much needed experimental foundation for assessing the vulnerability of the pituitary gland to insults by endocrine disruptors. ..
- Longitudinal Study of Isocyanate Asthma in Body ShopsMark Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Fundamental Study of Welding Fume InhalationSerap Erdal; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..