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Role of exposure databases in epidemiology.

Authors
Matanoski-G; Selevan-SG; Akland-G; Bornschein-RL; Dockery-D; Edmonds-L; Greife-A; Mehlman-M; Shaw-GM; Elliott-E
Source
Arch Environ Health 1992 Nov; 47(6):439-446
NIOSHTIC No.
00212720
Abstract
The possibility of using exposure databases in epidemiology was considered. The nature of existing exposure databases was described. Goals were presented for improving exposure information systems as applied to surveillance systems, ecologic studies, and analytic cohort and case/control studies. Information needs were discussed, including: expansion of exposure databases from having only regulatory purposes to also accommodating public health purposes; expansion of databases to include data collected at local, state, and national levels; standardization of procedures for sample collection, analysis, and data collection; computerization of all data; encouragement of state participation; initialization of active communication among various disciplines, agencies, and political groups; modification of data collection; and prioritization of databases. The authors conclude that there is a real need for exposure databases to use in the identification of human risks and provide surveillance for protection of human health; efforts must be made to modify existing databases so as to accommodate epidemiological and public health needs.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Information-systems; Analytical-processes; Environmental-exposure; Exposure-levels; Environmental-health-monitoring; Surveillance-programs
CODEN
AEHLAU
Publication Date
19921101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0003-9896
Source Name
Archives of Environmental Health
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