Robert F Herrick

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Review of PCBs in US schools: a brief history, an estimate of the number of impacted schools, and an approach for evaluating indoor air samples
    Robert F Herrick
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 23:1975-85. 2016
  2. doi PCBs in school-persistent chemicals, persistent problems
    Robert F Herrick
    Harvard School of Public Health, Dept of Environmental Health, Landmark Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    New Solut 20:115-26. 2010
  3. ncbi Exposure to fuel-oil ash and welding emissions during the overhaul of an oil-fired boiler
    Youcheng Liu
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:435-43. 2005
  4. pmc PM2.5 metal exposures and nocturnal heart rate variability: a panel study of boilermaker construction workers
    Jennifer M Cavallari
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health 7:36. 2008
  5. pmc The relationship of urinary metabolites of carbaryl/naphthalene and chlorpyrifos with human semen quality
    John D Meeker
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1665-70. 2004
  6. doi Predictors of dermal exposures to polycyclic aromatic compounds among hot-mix asphalt paving workers
    Jennifer M Cavallari
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:125-37. 2012
  7. doi Using urinary biomarkers of polycyclic aromatic compound exposure to guide exposure-reduction strategies among asphalt paving workers
    Michael D McClean
    Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02218, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:1013-24. 2012
  8. ncbi Urinary levels of insecticide metabolites and DNA damage in human sperm
    John D Meeker
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Reprod 19:2573-80. 2004
  9. pmc Neuropsychological effects of low-level manganese exposure in welders
    Wisanti Laohaudomchok
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neurotoxicology 32:171-9. 2011
  10. ncbi Temporal variability of urinary levels of nonpersistent insecticides in adult men
    John D Meeker
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 15:271-81. 2005

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Publications33

  1. pmc Review of PCBs in US schools: a brief history, an estimate of the number of impacted schools, and an approach for evaluating indoor air samples
    Robert F Herrick
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 23:1975-85. 2016
    ..The health risks posed by PCB exposures, particularly among children, mandate precautionary approaches to managing PCBs in building materials. ..
  2. doi PCBs in school-persistent chemicals, persistent problems
    Robert F Herrick
    Harvard School of Public Health, Dept of Environmental Health, Landmark Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    New Solut 20:115-26. 2010
    ..The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving to address this issue in schools; however, the costs of remediating contaminated buildings will pose a formidable obstacle to most school districts...
  3. ncbi Exposure to fuel-oil ash and welding emissions during the overhaul of an oil-fired boiler
    Youcheng Liu
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:435-43. 2005
    ..Fuel-oil ash was a major contributor to boilermakers' exposure to PM(10) and metals. Vanadium concentrations sometimes exceeded the 2003 American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) threshold limit value...
  4. pmc PM2.5 metal exposures and nocturnal heart rate variability: a panel study of boilermaker construction workers
    Jennifer M Cavallari
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health 7:36. 2008
    ..We examined the association between daytime exposure to the metal content of PM2.5 and night HRV in a panel study of boilermaker construction workers exposed to metal-rich welding fumes...
  5. pmc The relationship of urinary metabolites of carbaryl/naphthalene and chlorpyrifos with human semen quality
    John D Meeker
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1665-70. 2004
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  6. doi Predictors of dermal exposures to polycyclic aromatic compounds among hot-mix asphalt paving workers
    Jennifer M Cavallari
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:125-37. 2012
    ..The primary objective of this study was to identify the source and work practices that affect dermal exposure to polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) among hot-mix asphalt (HMA) paving workers...
  7. doi Using urinary biomarkers of polycyclic aromatic compound exposure to guide exposure-reduction strategies among asphalt paving workers
    Michael D McClean
    Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02218, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:1013-24. 2012
    ..Paving workers are exposed to polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) while working with hot-mix asphalt (HMA). Further characterization of the source and route of these exposures is necessary to guide exposure-reduction strategies...
  8. ncbi Urinary levels of insecticide metabolites and DNA damage in human sperm
    John D Meeker
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Reprod 19:2573-80. 2004
    ..Members of the general population are exposed to non-persistent insecticides at low levels. The present study explored whether environmental exposures to carbaryl and chlorpyrifos are associated with DNA damage in human sperm...
  9. pmc Neuropsychological effects of low-level manganese exposure in welders
    Wisanti Laohaudomchok
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neurotoxicology 32:171-9. 2011
    ..04), adjusting for age and time between the 2 tests. Our study suggests that even at relatively low Mn exposure levels neuropsychological effects may manifest particularly with respect to attention, mood, and fine motor control...
  10. ncbi Temporal variability of urinary levels of nonpersistent insecticides in adult men
    John D Meeker
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 15:271-81. 2005
    ..In conclusion, although a single sample adequately predicted longer-term average exposure, a second sample collected at least 1 month following the first sample would reduce exposure measurement error...
  11. pmc Toenail, blood, and urine as biomarkers of manganese exposure
    Wisanti Laohaudomchok
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:506-10. 2011
    ..This study examined the correlation between manganese exposure and manganese concentrations in different biomarkers...
  12. ncbi Phthalate exposure and human semen parameters
    Susan M Duty
    Department of Environmental Health, Occupational Health Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 14:269-77. 2003
    ..People are exposed to phthalates through diet, consumer products and medical devices. The present study explored whether environmental levels of phthalates are associated with altered semen quality in humans...
  13. doi Predictors of airborne exposures to polycyclic aromatic compounds and total organic matter among hot-mix asphalt paving workers and influence of work conditions and practices
    Jennifer M Cavallari
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:138-47. 2012
    ..The primary objectives of this study were to identify predictors of airborne PAC exposures, identify PAC exposure sources, and characterize how work practices may affect personal airborne exposure to PACs...
  14. ncbi Association of expired nitric oxide with urinary metal concentrations in boilermakers exposed to residual oil fly ash
    Jee Young Kim
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Ind Med 44:458-66. 2003
    ..This study investigated the association between urinary metal concentrations and the fractional concentration of expired nitric oxide (F(E)NO) in boilermakers (N = 32) exposed to residual oil fly ash (ROFA)...
  15. ncbi Physical and chemical characterization of asphalt (bitumen) paving exposures
    Robert F Herrick
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 4:209-16. 2007
    ..02 microm; count median diameter 0.24 microm)...
  16. ncbi Time course of heart rate variability decline following particulate matter exposures in an occupational cohort
    Jennifer M Cavallari
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 20:415-22. 2008
    ..This investigation demonstrates declines in HRV for up to 14 hours following PM exposure and a multiphase cardiovascular autonomic response with immediate (2 hrs) and delayed (9-13 hrs) responses...
  17. ncbi Estimation of personal exposures to particulate matter and metals in boiler overhaul work
    Youcheng Liu
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA corrected
    J Occup Environ Med 47:68-78. 2005
    ..We sought to develop an algorithm and estimate unmeasured exposures to particulate matter (PM) and metals in an epidemiologic study of boilermakers...
  18. ncbi Comparison of fine particle measurements from a direct-reading instrument and a gravimetric sampling method
    Jee Young Kim
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 1:707-15. 2004
    ..5 measurements. Recalibration of the DUSTTRAK for the specific aerosol, as recommended by the manufacturer, may be necessary to produce valid measures of airborne particulate matter...
  19. ncbi Characterizing and biological monitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in exposures to diesel exhaust
    Wei Huang
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, Harvard Medical School, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:2711-6. 2007
    ..The study results would be beneficial to future occupational and environmental studies of PAH exposure...
  20. pmc Assessment of occupational exposure to manganese and other metals in welding fumes by portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer
    Wisanti Laohaudomchok
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 7:456-65. 2010
    ..41 for zinc to 0.97 for iron). Such strong correlations and comparable results suggested that the portable XRF could be used as an effective and reliable tool for exposure assessment in many studies...
  21. ncbi Personal coronary risk profiles modify autonomic nervous system responses to air pollution
    Jiu Chiuan Chen
    Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:1133-42. 2006
    ..We investigated whether PM2.5-mediated autonomic modulation depends on individual coronary risk profiles...
  22. doi Temperature-dependent emission concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in paving and built-up roofing asphalts
    Jennifer M Cavallari
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Occup Hyg 56:148-60. 2012
    ..To characterize temperature-dependent emissions from paving and built-up roofing asphalt (BURA) and to quantify differences in temperature-related concentrations and composition...
  23. pmc Serum PCB levels and congener profiles among teachers in PCB-containing schools: a pilot study
    Robert F Herrick
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health 10:56. 2011
    ..This research compared the serum PCB concentrations, and congener profiles between 18 teachers in PCB-containing schools and referent populations...
  24. pmc An unrecognized source of PCB contamination in schools and other buildings
    Robert F Herrick
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1051-3. 2004
    ..The presence of PCBs in schools is of particular concern given evidence suggesting that PCBs are developmental toxins...
  25. pmc Soil contamination from PCB-containing buildings
    Robert F Herrick
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:173-5. 2007
    ..The PCBs in soil may have been generated in the process of removing the caulking, but natural weathering and deterioration of the caulking may have also been a source...
  26. pmc Serum PCB levels and congener profiles among US construction workers
    Robert F Herrick
    Harvard University School of Public Health, Huntington Ave, Boston MA, USA
    Environ Health 6:25. 2007
    ..Workers removing caulking material have been shown to have elevated serum PCB levels...
  27. ncbi The association of expired nitric oxide with occupational particulate metal exposure
    Jee Young Kim
    Occupational Health Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Res 93:158-66. 2003
    ..5 metal exposure and FENO in subjects with limited respirator usage suggests that soluble transition metals might be partially responsible for the adverse pulmonary responses seen in workers exposed to ROFA...
  28. pmc Association of expired nitric oxide with occupational particulate exposure
    Jee Young Kim
    Department of Environmental Health, Occupational Health Program, Environmental Science and Engineering Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:676-80. 2003
    ..In conclusion, occupational exposure to metal-containing fine particulates was associated with significant decreases in F(E)NO in a survey of workers with limited respirator usage...
  29. ncbi Exposure assessment for retrospective follow-up studies of semiconductor- and storage device-manufacturing workers
    Robert F Herrick
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:983-95. 2005
    ..This exposure assessment was conducted in the first large study of mortality and cancer incidence in semiconductor and storage device manufacturing...
  30. pmc Particulate air pollution and socioeconomic position in rural and urban areas of the Northeastern United States
    Paul J Brochu
    Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02465, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:S224-30. 2011
    ..This study determined the relationship of ambient PM and SEP across several spatial scales...
  31. ncbi Laboratory evaluation of a potential diesel fuel interference in the determination of polycyclic aromatic compounds on dermal samplers
    Robert A Weker
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 1:334-42. 2004
    ..Sampling media must be examined carefully for visible contamination to prevent bias in the measurement of PACs deposited from asphalt fume...
  32. pmc The relationship between environmental exposures to phthalates and DNA damage in human sperm using the neutral comet assay
    Susan M Duty
    Department of Environmental Health, Occupational Health Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1164-9. 2003
    ..In conclusion, this study represents the first human data to demonstrate that urinary MEP, at environmental levels, is associated with increased DNA damage in sperm...
  33. ncbi Exposure databases and exposure surveillance: promise and practice
    Anthony D LaMontagne
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 63:205-12. 2002
    ..A companion report in this issue on the development and pilot testing of a workplace-level exposure surveillance system concretely illustrates the application of the conceptual framework proposed...