Using data collected by CDC’s NIOSH, the authors reported on acute pesticide exposure incidents in a number of states. Washington State’s Department of Health is one of the participating entities. 24 more words
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The authors used epidemiological data to determine whether current occupational exposure levels were protective of workers health. They concluded, “Although uncertainties exist in the exact slope factors, these results indicate that an acceptable excess lung cancer mortality risk can only be achieved at very low DME exposure levels, suggesting that diesel engines using older technologies should be removed from the workplace when possible or emissions strictly controlled.” 6 more words
Study: The Validity and Applicability of Using a Generic Exposure Assessment Model for Occupational Exposure to Nano-Objects and Their Aggregates and Agglomerates
The authors evaluated the ability of the Advanced REACH Tool (ART) to predict occupational exposure to nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates. They suggest future investigations should incorporate the specific characteristics of nanomaterials in their models.
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Authors’ conclusions, “Geometric and arithmetic mean of exposure was higher than threshold limit value for silica dust in all demolition sites. The risk of silicosis mortality for many demolition workers was higher than 1/1,000 (unacceptable level of risk). 22 more words
An educator with more than a decade of experience, Erik Andrulis served as an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University. Since completing his PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry, Erik Andrulis has coauthored numerous papers, including “The Mitochondrial RNA Landscape of Saccharomyces cerevisiae,” published in the… 159 more words