Human Lead Exposure

Author: Herbert L. Needleman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849360343

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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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.

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

Author: Neal Langerman,Leslie Putnam

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780873718028

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

View: 8274


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.

Exposure Assessment of Microbiological Hazards in Food


Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241546891

Category: Medical

Page: 92

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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.

Public Health Risk Assessment for Human Exposure to Chemicals

Author: K. Asante-Duah

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401004811

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 4568


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.

Principles of Characterizing and Applying Human Exposure Models

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

ISBN: 9241563117

Category: Medical

Page: 70

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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.

International Business

Theory and Practice

Author: Riad A. Ajami,G. Jason Goddard

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765617804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 548

View: 6602


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.

Occupational and Residential Exposure Assessment for Pesticides

Author: Claire A. Franklin,John P. Worgan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471489894

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 5577


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.

Human Exposure Assessment for Airborne Pollutants

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

ISBN: 0309042844

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 4955


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.