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Chemical process based reconstruction of exposures for an epidemiological study. III. Analysis of industrial hygiene samples.

Authors
Hall-TA; Esmen-NA; Jones-EP; Basara-H; Phillips-ML; Marsh-GM; Youk-AO; Buchanich-JM; Leonard-RC
Source
Chem-Biol Interact 2007 Mar; 166(1-3):277-284
NIOSHTIC No.
20039091
Abstract
As part of an historical cohort study to investigate the mortality experience of industrial workers exposed to chloroprene (beta-CD) and other substances, all available industrial hygiene exposure monitoring data were collected and summarized. From discussions with on-site industrial hygiene personnel, it was apparent that these data were not collected for epidemiological purposes and, therefore, their use in characterization of exposures was problematic as the data mostly pertained to samples collected to investigate the performance of specific tasks. These data were, however, informative for validating the exposure modeling process used to estimate historical exposures. The data summarized below clearly indicate that exposures to beta-CD were lowered across the time period of this study. Typically, the exposures recorded were less than the occupational exposure limits of the periods in which the exposures were recorded. Additionally, exposure measurements recorded in the recent past do not represent the exposure actually experienced by the worker as a strict personal protective equipment use program has been in place for the facilities studied since the mid-1980s.
Keywords
Industrial-exposures; Exposure-levels; Exposure-limits; Models; Monomers; Personal-protective-equipment; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Epidemiology; Author Keywords: Chloroprene; Cohort study; Industrial hygiene; Exposure
Contact
Thomas A. Hall, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK 93041
CODEN
CBINA8
CAS No.
126-99-8
Publication Date
20070320
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
tom-hall@ouhsc.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008672
Issue of Publication
1-3
ISSN
0009-2797
Source Name
Chemico-Biological Interactions
State
IL; PA; DE; OK
Performing Organization
University of Illinois-Chicago
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