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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Nanomaterials and Worker Health Conference-medical surveillance session summary report.

Authors
Fischman-M; Storey-E; McCunney-RJ; Kosnett-M
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2011 Jun; 53(6S):S35-S37
NIOSHTIC No.
20038883
Abstract
Objectives: The goal of these sessions was to identify current practices and recommendations regarding medical surveillance for nanomaterial workers. Methods: Conference participants met in three discussion groups. Results: There were few existing programs directed to nanomaterial workers. Participants expressed a range of views, from feeling that comprehensive medical surveillance is important currently to suggesting that targeted medical surveillance will become important when more complete data are available to assess risks. Conclusions: Results of health outcomes research for ultrafine air pollution and toxicological information about specific nanomaterials should informthe design of medical surveillance programs.Groups with high exposures should be identified and targeted. Overall, because of uncertainties in the health effects of concern, investments in control measures, exposure assessment efforts, and exposure registries are currently most likely to be important prevention strategies.
Keywords
Air-quality-control; Air-quality-measurement; Air-quality-monitoring; Air-sampling-techniques; Biochemical-analysis; Biochemistry; Biohazards; Biological-effects; Biological-monitoring; Exposure-assessment; Hazardous-materials; Health-hazards; Injury-prevention; Medical-monitoring; Microscopic-analysis; Nanotechnology; Nanotechnology; Particle-aerodynamics; Particulates; Particulate-sampling-methods; Pulmonary-system; Respiratory-irritants; Statistical-analysis; Surveillance-programs; Toxic-materials; Toxicology; Work-environment; Worker-health; Workplace-studies
Contact
Michael Fischman, MD, MPH, Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, Box 1661, San Francisco, CA 94143
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20110601
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
michael.fischman@ucsf.edu
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
1076-2752
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
CA; WV; MA; CO
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