Author: Herbert L. Needleman
Publisher: CRC Press
Human Lead Exposure consists of scientific reviews and important contributions intended to increase the understanding of the legal, social, and economic forces that have delayed effective prevention of lead toxicity. Chapters discuss the history (both ancient and recent) of lead, explore its neurobiology and toxicology, review the sources and routes to humans, and examine evidence that indicates that lead may affect humans at levels previously thought to be harmless. Neurobiologists, epidemiologists, public health officials, and others concerned about the effects of lead on the human population will find a tremendous amount of useful information in this timely volume.
Author: Neal Langerman,Leslie Putnam
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
All hospitals, physician and dental offices, ambulance companies, emergency medical technicians, medical laboratories, fire departments, and manufacturing sites with their own first aid clinics are required to comply with OSHA 1910.1030. This book provides you with (1) an employee exposure determination, (2) the method and schedule of implementation of standard requirements, and (3) a description of exposure incident evaluation procedures. Bloodborne pathogens include, among others, the HIV virus and the hepatitis B virus, both potentially fatal. Other bloodborne diseases are Lyme disease, herpes virus, HTLV, malaria, babesiosis, and Chagas' disease. This manual contains everything you need to comply with the regulations, as well as to protect your workers' health and liability. A customized implementation plan can be created using the ASCII file stored on the IBM-compatible computer disk (5.25-inch and 3.5-inch) packaged with the book. OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan will be an essential guide for any employer required to comply with the new OSHA Exposure Control Plan.
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Exposure assessment is one of the four steps of microbiological risk assessment. This volume provides guidelines for the exposure assessment of microbiological hazards in food. It outlines the principles of exposure assessment as well as the data needed and approaches available for carrying out exposure assessment.--Publisher's description.
Author: K. Asante-Duah
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In fact, with the control and containment of most infectious conditions and diseases of the past millennium having been achieved in most developed countries, and with the resultant increase in life expectancies, much more attention seems to have shifted to degenerative health problems. Many of the degenerative health conditions have been linked to thousands of chemicals regularly encountered in human living and occupational/work environments. It is important, therefore, that human health risk assessments are undertaken on a consistent basis - in order to determine the potential impacts of the target chemicals on public health.
Author: International Program on Chemical Safety,World Health Organization,International Labour Organisation,United Nations Environment Programme,Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals
Publisher: World Health Organization
The objective of this manual is to provide guidance to risk assessors on the use of quantitative toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic data to address interspecies and interindividual differences in dose and concentration-response assessment. Section 1 focuses on the relevance of this guidance in the context of the broader risk assessment paradigm and other initiatives of the International Program on Chemical Safety (IPCS) project on the Harmonization of Approaches to the Assessment of Risk from Exposure to Chemicals. Technical background material is presented in section 2, followed by generic guidance for the development of chemical-specific adjustment factors in section 3 and accompanying summary figures. Illustrative case-studies are included in an Appendix, and a glossary of terms is also provided.--Publisher's description.
Theory and Practice
Author: Riad A. Ajami,G. Jason Goddard
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Category: Business & Economics
Useful for undergraduate and graduate students of international business, this work features coverage of the Asian financial crisis and the European Union. Its treatment of such topics as foreign exchange, international trade policy, and economic development introduces students to techniques for analyzing national economies.
Author: Claire A. Franklin,John P. Worgan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This timely publication concentrates on the exposure to pesticides by agricultural workers and residential users of pesticides through inhalation and physical contact. The book discusses more recently discovered risks such as pesticides on indoor carpets and includes new trends in data interpretation. Occupational & Residential Exposure Assessment for Pesticides complements the other title on pesticide exposure in the series - Pesticide Residues in Drinking Water, by Hamilton/Crossley and is a must for all professionals in the Pesticide Industry as well as academics.
Recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
Category: Electronic books
Advances and Opportunities
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Advances in Assessing Human Exposure to Airborne Pollutants
Publisher: National Academies Press
Most people in the United States spend far more time indoors than outdoors. Yet, many air pollution regulations and risk assessments focus on outdoor air. These often overlook contact with harmful contaminants that may be at their most dangerous concentrations indoors. A new book from the National Research Council explores the need for strategies to address indoor and outdoor exposures and examines the methods and tools available for finding out where and when significant exposures occur. The volume includes: A conceptual framework and common terminology that investigators from different disciplines can use to make more accurate assessments of human exposure to airborne contaminants. An update of important developments in assessing exposure to airborne contaminants: ambient air sampling and physical chemical measurements, biological markers, questionnaires, time-activity diaries, and modeling. A series of examples of how exposure assessments have been applied--properly and improperly--to public health issues and how the committee's suggested framework can be brought into practice. This volume will provide important insights to improve risk assessment, risk management, pollution control, and regulatory programs.