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Report on Acute Occupational Pesticide Exposure Incidents

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


New Study Evaluates Safety of Diesel Equipment in the Workplace

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


Late-Pregnancy Induced Madness

I get it. I really get it now.

I thought – oh, it’s only a few weeks until the end. That’s not much time to go crazy. 274 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.

From: PubMed Abstract

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Study Evaluates Risks to Demolition Workers From Exposure to Silica

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


L&I Study Evaluates Optimal Use of Sit-Stand Desks

“You’ve probably heard that sitting all day is bad for you, maybe even that it’s “the new smoking.” A number of scientific studies show that extended sitting carries a variety of health risks, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia.”

Source: L&I Blog

Standards for Submitting Scientific Studies to PLOS ONE

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

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