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Introduction to the JOEM supplement nanomaterials and worker health: medical surveillance, exposure registries, and epidemiologic research.

Authors
Schulte-PA; Trout-DB; Hodson-LL
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2011 Jun; 53(6S):S1-S2
NIOSHTIC No.
20038912
Abstract
This issue presents selected articles from the Nanomaterial Workers' Health Conference held in Keystone, Colorado, July 21 to 23, 2010. The conference addressed three critical and related topics: medical surveillance; formation of exposure registries; and the conduct of epidemiologic research. Each topic was introduced with a plenary session followed by group breakout sessions to obtain input from the approximately 120 attendees. This supplement issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine includes selected peer reviewed articles from the conference and summaries of the breakout sessions. The conference was initiated with a general session, and there are articles that provide an overview of the topics (Schulte and Trout) and describe lessons from air pollution particulate epidemiology (Peters et al) and the state-of-the-art of nanotoxicology (Castranova), both of which contributed to the initial concern about potential hazards of nanomaterials. The opening session also included an overview of medical surveillance in the context in which occupational physicians must regularly work and at a time when uncertainties about hazards and risks make decisions about medical surveillance of workers difficult (Nasterlack).
Keywords
Nanotechnology; Medical-screening; Surveillance-programs; Information-retrieval-systems; Employee-exposure; Epidemiology; Air-contamination; Particulates; Indoor-air-pollution; Toxicology; Hazardous-materials; Worker-health; Health-hazards; Biological-effects; Biological-monitoring; Occupational-medicine; Physicians
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20110601
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
PSchulte@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
1076-2752
NIOSH Division
EID; DSHEFS
Priority Area
Manufacturing
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
OH; CO
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