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NIOSH Respiratory Diseases Research Program

Evidence Package for the National Academies' Review 2006-2007

Appendix List - Chapter 5

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NIOSH Carcinogen List.


RDRP scientists participated in NIOSH’s strategic planning and priority-setting for occupational cancer – internal report.


WoRLD report, Chapter 13: Cancer


Historical perspective on planning for studies concerning radiation exposure and lung cancer.


202 RDRP published reports on cancer


Driscoll T, Nelson D, Steenland K, Leigh J, Concha-Barrientos M, Fingerhut M, Pruss-Ustun A. The global burden of disease due to occupational carcinogens. Am J Ind Med 2005 Dec; 48(6):419-431


Steenland K, Loomis D, Shy C, Simonsen N.  Review of occupational lung carcinogens. Am J Ind Med 1996;29:474-490. (cited 60 times) (A6-6)


Sanderson W, Ward E, Steenland K, Petersen M. Lung cancer case control study of beryllium workers.Am J Ind Med 2001 Feb; 39(2):133-144


Park RM, Bena JF, Stayner LT, Smith RJ, Gibb HJ, Lees PSJ. Hexavalent chromium and lung cancer in the chromate industry: a quantitative risk assessment. Risk Anal 2004 Oct; 24(5):1099-1108


Steenland K, Mannetje A, Boffetta P, Stayner L, Attfield MD, Chen J; Dosemeci M, DeKlerk N, Hnizdo E, Koskela R, Checkoway H. Pooled exposure-response analyses and risk assessment for lung cancer in 10 cohorts of silica-exposed workers: an IARC multicentre study. Cancer Causes Control, 2001, 12:773-784


Daniels RD, Kubale TL, Spitz HB. Radiation exposure from work-related medical X-rays at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Am J Ind Med 2005 Mar; 47(3):206-216


Ten RDRP publications on cancer in construction workers


Steenland-K, Palu S. Cohort mortality study of 57,000 painters and union members: a 15 year update. Occup Environ Med 1999 May; 56(5):315-321


RDRP presented its strategic planning and priority setting concerning occupational cancer before the Executive Branch in 1994 (Dr. L Fine testimony)


NIOSH Worker Notification Program


 Worker notifications for lung cancer hazards (breakdown by industry)


NIOSH Flgiht Crew Topic Page


Park RM, Stayner LT. A search for thresholds and other nonlinearities in the relationship between hexavalent chromium and lung cancer. Risk Anal 2006 Feb; 26(1):79-88


NIOSH analytical method for field portable determination of hexavalent chromium: based on a patent by Wang J and Ashley K [2004]: Method for the Determination of Hexavalent Chromium using Ultrasonic Extraction and Strong Anion Exchange Solid Phase Extraction, U.S. Patent 6,808,931. (A6-19)


Comparison of three sampling and analytical methods for the determination of airborne hexavalent chromium James M. Boiano, Marjorie E. Wallace, W. Karl Sieber, Jensen H. Groff, Jin Wang and Kevin Ashley. Comparison of three sampling and analytical methods for the determination of airborne hexavalent chromium. J. Env. Monitoring 2:329-333, 2000.


List of 7 RDRP publications on chromium VI


Aizenberg V, England E, Grinshpun S, Carlton G, Willeke K [2000]. Metal exposure among abrasive blasting workers at four U.S. Air Force facilities. Appl Occup Environ Hyg 15:766-772.
External link:,10,13;journal,39,60;linkingpublicationresults,1:102429,1


Steenland K, Brown D.  Mortality study of gold miners exposed to silica and nonasbestiform amphibole minerals: an update with 14 more years of follow-up. Am J Ind Med. 1995;27:217-229.


Costello J, Graham WG. Vermont granite workers' mortality study. Am J Ind Med. 1988;13:483-497.


Attfield M, Costello J. Quantitative Exposure-Response for Silica Dust and Lung Cancer in Vermont Granite Workers. Am J Ind Med 2004 Feb; 45(2):129-138


MSHA promulgated standard for underground mines for coal mines [66 FR 5526]


 MSHA promulgated standard for underground mines for metal and nonmetal mines [66 FR 5706]


MSHA has proposed application of a final PEL of 160 µg/m3 total carbon, the sum of elemental carbon and organic carbon, with a 5-year phase-in period of reduced limits starting with an interim limit of 308 µg/m3 elemental carbon (70 FR 53280)



Current Intelligence Bulletin 50, 1988 on carcinogenicity of diesel exhaust


List of 6 RDRP published reports.


Stayner L, Dankovic D, Smith R, Steenland K. Predicted Lung Cancer Risk Among Miners Exposed to Diesel Exhaust Particles.Am J Ind Med, 1998 Sep 34(3):207-219


Steenland K, Deddens J, Stayner L. Diesel Exhaust and Lung Cancer in the Trucking Industry: Exposure-Response Analyses and Risk Assessment.Am J Ind Med, 1998 Sep 34(3):220-228


List of six peer-reviewed RDRP journal reports and technical conferences


MSHA notice of diesel exhaust rule (Federal Register, Vol. 68, No. 157, August 14, 2003, Proposed Rules, page 48668)


Noll JD, Birch E. Evaluation of the SKC® DPM Cassette for monitoring diesel particulate matter in coal mines. J Environ Monit. 2004 Dec; 6(12):973-978.


Mischler SE, Volkwein JC. Differential Pressure as a Measure of Particulate Matter Emissions from Diesel Engines. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2005; Vol. 39, No. 7:2255-2261.


 Noll JD, Timko RJ, McWilliams LJ, Hall P, Haney R. Sampling results of the improved SKC diesel particulate matter cassette. J Occup Environ Hyg 2005 Jan; 2(1):29-37


Birch-ME, Noll-JD. Submicrometer Elemental Carbon as a Selective Measure of Diesel Particulate Matter in Coal Mines  J Environ Monit 2004 6:799-806.


MSHA included the elemental carbon standard in its final rule on diesel exhaust exposure in metal and non-metal mines

(Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 111 / Friday, June 9, 2006)


RDRP research results were presented at two workshops and partnership meetings attended by representatives of industry, labor, and government


"The Effectiveness of Selected Technologies in Controlling Diesel Emissions in an Underground Mine: Isolated Zone Study at Stillwater Mining Company's Nye Mine," is on the MSHA Web site at (External link).


Yuan BZ, Jefferson AM, Baldwin KT, Thorgeirsson SS, Popescu NC, Reynolds SH.DLC-1 operates as a tumor suppressor gene in human non-small cell lung carcinomas. Oncogene 2003 Dec; 22(56):1-7


Sargent L, Senft JR Lowry DT, et al.  Specific chromosomal aberrations in mouse lung adenocarcinoma cell lines detected by spectral karyotyping: a comparison with human lung adenocarcinoma. Cancer Research 2002; 62:1152-1157.