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Airways Diseases

Asthma

Asthma arising in flavoring-exposed food production workers
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2008 Sep-Oct; 21:173-177.

Dampness and mold in the indoor environment: implications for asthma
Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 2008 Aug; 28:485-505.

Pesticides and atopic and nonatopic asthma among farm women in the agricultural health study
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008 Jan; 177:11-18.

Work-related asthma in the educational services industry: California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993-2000
Am J Ind Med 2008 Jan; 51:47-59.

Quality of life of adults with workplace exacerbation of asthma
Qual Life Res 2007 Dec; 16:1605-1613.

Pesticide use and chronic bronchitis among farmers in the agricultural health study
Am J Ind Med 2007 Dec; 50:969-979.

Respiratory disease in agricultural workers: mortality and morbidity statistics
J Agromed 2007 Sep; 12:5-10.

Socioeconomic outcomes in work-exacerbated asthma
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2007 Jun; 7:236-241.

The validation of work-related self-reported asthma exacerbation
Occup Environ Med 2007 May; 64:343-348.

Pesticides and other agricultural factors associated with self-reported farmer's lung among farm residents in the agricultural health study
Occup Environ Med 2007 May; 64:334-342.

Chronic bronchitis among nonsmoking farm women in the agricultural health study
J Occup Environ Med 2007 May; 49(5):574-583.

Work-exacerbated asthma
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2007 Apr; 7:146-151.

The development of species-specific immunodiagnostics for Stachybotrys chartarum: the role of cross-reactivity.
J Imm Mthds 2006; 309: 150-159.

Characterization of Nigerlysin©, hemolysin produced by Aspergillus niger, and effect on mouse neuronal cells in vitro.
Toxicology 2006; 19: 150-155.

Gas-Phase Chemistry of citronellol with ozone and OH radical: rate constants and products.
Atmos Env 2006; 40: 726-735.

Fungal and endotoxin measurements in dust associated with respiratory symptoms in a water-damaged office building.
Indoor Air 2006; 6:192-203.

Respiratory morbidity in office workers in a water-damaged building.
Env Hlth Per 2005; 113: 485-490.

Enumeration and detection of aerosolized Aspergillus fumigatus and Penicillium chtysogenum conidia and hyphae using a novel double immunostaining technique.
J Imm Mthds 2005; 307: 127-134.

Gas-phase chemistry of α-Terpineol with ozone and OH radical: rate constants and products.
Env Sci and Tech 2005; 39: 6937-6943.

Polyisocyanates in occupational environments: a critical review of exposure limits and metrics.
Am J Ind Med 2004; 46:480-91.

Symptom onset in the first twp years of employment at a wood products plant using diisocyanates: some observations relevant to occupational medical screening.
Am J Ind Med 2004; 46:226-233.

Building-related respiratory symptoms can be predicted with semi-quantitative indices of exposure to dampness and mold.
Indoor Air 2004; 14: 425-433.

Latex hypersensitivity in Department of Veterans Affairs health care workers: glove use, symptoms, and sensitization.
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2003; 91:539-545.

Role of tumor necrosis factor in toluene diisocyanate asthma.
Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2002; 27:396-405.

Use of specific inhalation challenge in the evaluation of workers at risk for occupational asthma: a survey of pulmonary, allergy, and occupational medicine residency training programs in the U.S. and Canada.
Chest 2002; 121:1323-1328.

Receiver operating characteristics analyses of Food and Drug Administration-cleared serological assays for natural rubber latex-specific immunoglobulin E antibody.
Clin Diagnostic Lab Immunol 2001; 8:1145-1149.

Determination of airborne isocyanate exposure: considerations in method selection.
AIHA J 2000; 61:544-556.

A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Alert sent to hospitals and the intentions of hospital decision makers to advocate for latex allergy control measures.
Health Ed Res 2000; 15: 463-467.

Asthma like symptoms in wood product plant workers exposed to Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate.
Chest 2000; 118:1183-1193.

Is specific antibody determination diagnostic for asthma attributable to low-molecular-weight agents?
Occ Med 2000; 15:385-98.

Effects of a preventive message in the organizational context: occupational latex allergy in hospitals.
Am J Ind Med Suppl 1999; 1:125-127.

Development of a novel derivatization reagent for the sampling and analysis of total isocyanate group in air and comparison of its performance with that of several established reagents.
AIHA J 1996; 57:905-913.

Strategies for the simultaneous collection of vapors and aerosols with emphasis on isocyanate sampling.
Analyst 1994; 119: 89-97.

Obstructive Airways Diseases

Respiratory toxicologic pathology of inhaled diacetyl in Sprague-Dawley rats
Toxicol Pathol 2008 Feb; 36:330-344.

Identification of mold and dampness-associated respiratory morbidity in 2 schools: comparison of questionnaire survey responses to national data
J Sch Health 2008 Jan; 78:32-37.

Acute upper and lower respiratory effects in wildland firefighters
J Occup Environ Med 2008 Sep; 50:1019-1028.

Particle size-dependent radical generation from wildland fire smoke
Toxicology 2007 Jul; 236:103-113.

Fixed obstructive lung disease among workers in the flavor-manufacturing industry --- California, 2004--2007.
MMWR 2007; 56:389-393.

Occupational bronchiolitis obliterans masquerading as COPD.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007; 176:427-429.

Emerging opportunities to prevent occupational lung disease.
Occup Environ Med 2007; 64:499-500.

Respirator donning in post-hurricane New Orleans.
Emerg Infect Dis 2007; 13:700-707.

Longitudinal limits of normal decline in lung function in an individual.
J Occup Environ Med 2006; 48:625-634.

MD evaluation of flavorings-related lung disease risk at six microwave popcorn plants.
JOEM 2006; 48:149-157.

Popcorn worker's lung: In vitro exposure to diacetyl, an ingredient in microwave popcorn butter flavoring, increases reactivity to methacholine.
Tox App Pharm 2006; 215:17-22.

The precision of longitudinal lung function measurements:monitoring and interpretation.
Occup Environ Med 2005; 62:695-701.

Airflow obstruction attributable to work in industry and occupation among U.S. race/ethnic groups: A study of NHANES III data.
Am J Ind Med 2004; 46:126-135.

Repeated measures of FEV1 over six to twelve months: what change is abnormal?
J Occup Environ Med 2004; 46:591-595.

American Thoracic Society statement: Occupational contribution to the burden of airway disease.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2003; 167:787-797.

Association between COPD and employment by industry and occupation in the U.S. population: a study of data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Am J Epidemiol 2002; 156:738-746.

Costs of occupational COPD and asthma.
Chest 2002; 121:264-272.

Clinical bronchiolitis obliterans in workers at a microwave-popcorn plant.
N Engl J Med 2002; 347:330-338.

Necrosis of nasal and airway epithelium in rats inhaling vapors of artificial butter flavoring.
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2002; 185:128-135.

Rapid declines in FEV1 and subsequent respiratory symptoms, illnesses, and mortality in coal miners in the U.S.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163:633-639.

Design strategies for longitudinal spirometry studies: study duration and measurement frequency.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2000; 162:2134-2138.

Bronchial responsiveness and five-year FEV1 decline.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1999; 157:1390-1396.

Spirometric reference values from a sample of the general U.S. population.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1999; 159:179-187.

The role of coal mine dust exposure in the development of pulmonary emphysema.
Ann Occup Hyg 1997; 41:352-357.

Exposure-response analysis of mortality among coal miners in the U.S.
Am J Ind Med 1995; 28:167-184.

Pulmonary function of U.S. coal miners related to dust exposure estimates.
Am Rev Respir Dis 1992; 14:605-609.

Longitudinal decline in FEV1 in U.S. coal miners.
Thorax 1985; 40:132-137.

Interstitial Lung Diseases

Respiratory Diseases Induced by Coal Mine Dust

Mortality among US underground coal miners: a 23-year follow-up
Am J Ind Med 2008 Apr; 51:231-245.

Advanced pneumoconiosis among working underground coal miners-Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern Virginia, 2006
JAMA Am Med Assoc 2007 Aug; 298:734-736.

Rapid decline in FEV1 and the development of bronchitic symptoms among new Chinese coal miners.
J Occup Environ Med 2007; 49:1143-1148.

Advanced pneumoconiosis among working underground coal miners eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia, 2006.
MMWR 2007; 56:652-655.

Advanced cases of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, Lee and Wise counties, Virginia.
MMWR 2006; 55:909-913.

Rapidly progressive coal workers' pneumoconiosis in the U.S.: Geographic clustering and other factors.
Occup Environ Med 2005; 62:670-674.

Inaccuracy of area sampling for measuring the dust exposure of mining machine operators in coal mines.
Mining Engineering 2002; 54:33-39.

Rapid Declines in FEV1 and Subsequent Respiratory Symptoms, Illnesses, and Mortality in Coal Miners in the United States.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163:633-639.

The role of oxygen free radicals in occupational and environmental lung diseases.
Environ Health Perspect 1997; 1:165-177.

How silicosis and coal workers' pneumoconiosis develop - A cellular assessment.
Occup Med State Art Rev 1993; 8:35-56.

The derivation of estimated dust exposures for U.S. coal miners working before 1970.
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1992; 53:248-255.

Clay occlusion of respirable quartz particles detected by low voltage scanning electron microscopy.
Ann Occup Hyg 1990; 34:195-204.

An investigation into the relationship between coal workers' pneumoconiosis and dust exposure in U.S. coal miners.
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1990; 53:486-492.

On the factors influencing consistency in the radiologic diagnosis of pneumoconiosis.
Am Rev Respir Dis 1970; 102:905-915.


Silica-Induced Disease

National trends in silicosis mortality in the United States, 1981-2004
Am J Ind Med 2008 Sep; 51:633-639.

Silicosis mortality among young adults in the United States, 1968-2004
Am J Ind Med 2008 Aug; 51:568-578.

Silicosis-related years of potential life lost before age 65 years - United States, 1968-2005
MMWR 2008 Jul; 57:771-775.

Crystalline silica is a negative modifier of pulmonary cytochrome P-4501A1 induction
J Toxicol Environ Health, A 2008 Jan; 71:521-532.

Cell- and isoform-specific increases in arginase expression in acute silica-induced pulmonary inflammation.
J Toxicol Environ Health 2007; A 70:118-127.

Involvement of protein kinase C in crystalline silica-induced activation of the MAP kinase and AP-1 pathway.
Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2006; 290:L291-L297.

Particles and cellular oxidative stress.
Toxicol Particles 2006; pp119-138.

Nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species production causes progressive damage in rats after cessation of silica inhalation.
Toxicol Sci 2006; 90:188-197.

Interaction between primary alveolar macrophages and primary alveolar type II cells under basal conditions and after lipopolysaccharide or quartz exposure.
J Toxicol Environ Health, 2006; A 69:1097-1116.

Essential role of ROS-mediated NFAT activation in TNF-alpha induction by crystalline silica exposure.
Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2006; 291:L257-L264.

Mechanistically identified suitable biomarkers of exposure, effect and susceptibility for silicosis: A comprehensive review.
J Toxicol Environ Health 2006; Part B.9 pp 1-39.

Mechanistically identified suitable biomarkers of exposure, effect, and susceptibility for silicosis and coal-worker's pneumoconiosis: A comprehensive review.
J Toxicol Environ Health 2006; B 9:357-395.

Determination and analysis of silica particles surface alumino-silicate occlusion.
Chin J Ind Hyg Occup Dis2006; 24:537-539.

Abrasive blasting agents: designing studies to evaluate relative risk. Proceedings for the 2004 Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference.
J Toxicol Environ Health 2005; Part A 68: 999-1016.

Risk of silicosis in cohorts of Chinese tin and tungsten miners and pottery workers (II): workplace-specific silica particle surface composition.
Am J Ind Med 2005; 48:10-15.

Risk of silicosis in cohorts of Chinese tin and tungsten miners, and pottery workers (I): an epidemiological study.
Am J Ind Med 2005 48:1-9.

Silicosis mortality, prevention, and control - United States, 1968-2002.
J Am Med Assoc 2005; 293:2585-2586.

Progression of lung inflammation and damage in rats after cessation of silica inhalation.
Toxicol Sci 2004; 79: 370- 381.

Signaling pathways controlling the production of inflammatory mediators in response to crystalline silica exposure: Role of reactive oxygen/nitrogen species.
Free Rad Biol Med 2004; 37: 916-925.

Role of nitric oxide in pathologic responses of the lung to exposure to environmental/occupational agents.
Redox Report 2004; 9: 7-18.

Comparative pulmonary toxicity of blasting sand and five substitute abrasive blasting agents.
J Toxicol Environ Health 2002; Part A 65: 1121-1140.

Induction of activator protein -1 through reactive oxygen species by crystalline silica in JB6 cells.
J Biol Chem 2001; 276: 9108-9144.

Comparative pulmonary toxicity of 6 abrasive blasting agents.
Toxicol Sci 2001; 61:135-143.

Time course of pulmonary response of rats to inhalation of crystalline silica: histological results and biochemical indices of damage, lipidosis and fibrosis.
J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol 2001; 20 (Suppl 2): 1-14.

Biological and statistical approaches to predicting human lung cancer risk from silica.
J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol 2001; 20 S2:15-22.

Association of TNF-alpha and IL-1 gene polymorphisms with silicosis.
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2001; 172: 75-82.

Diseases associated with exposure to silica and non-fibrous silicate minerals.
Arch Pathol Lab Med 1988; 112: 673-720.

Reactive oxygen species and silica-induced carcinogenesis.
J Toxicol Environ Health Reviews 1998; Part B. 1: 181-197.

Enhance pulmonary response to the inhalation of freshly fractured silica as compared to aged dust exposure.
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 1996; 11: 937-941.

Freshly fractured quartz inhalation leads to enhanced lung injury and inflammation: potential role of free radicals.
Am J Crit Care Med 1995; 152: 1003-1009.

Acute silicosis responding to corticosteroid therapy.
Chest 1992; 101: 366-370.

Prevalence of silicosis at death in underground coal miners.
Am J Ind Med 1989; 16: 605-616.

Generation of free radicals from freshly fractured silica dust: potential role in acute silica-induced lung injury.
Am Rev Respir Dis 1988; 138: 1213-1219.

Fiber-Induced Diseases

Asbestosis-related years of potential life lost before age 65 years - United States, 1968-2005
MMWR 2008 Dec; 57:1321-1325.

Asbestosis mortality surveillance in the United States, 1970 - 2004
Int J Occup Environ Health 2008 Jul/Sep; 14:161-169.

Vermiculite, respiratory disease and asbestos exposure in Libby, Montana: update of a chohort mortality study.
Environ Health Perspect 2007; 115:579-585.

Do vitreous fibers break in the lung?
Inhal Toxicol 2007; 19:311-315.

The effect of a proposed change to fiber-counting rules in ASTM International Standard D7200-06.
J Occup Environ Hyg 2007; 4:D42-D45.

Rayon flock: a new cause of respiratory morbidity in a card processing plant.
Am J Ind Med 50:274-284.

Follow-up study of chrysotile textile workers: cohort mortality and exposure-response.
Occup Environ Med 2007 Sep; 64:616-625.

Fiber deposition in the tracheobronchial region: experimental measurements.
Inhal Toxicol 2007; 19:1071-1078.

In vitro cytotoxicity of Manville Code 100 glass fibers: Effect of fiber length on human alveolar macrophages.
Part Fibre Toxicol 2006; 3:pp. 5-11.

Malignant mesothelioma mortality in the United States, 1999-2001.
Int J Occup Environ Health 2006; 12:9-15.

In vitro cytotoxicity of manville code 100 glass fibers: effect of fiber length on human alveolar macrophages.
Part Fibre Toxicol 2006; 3:1-7.

Flock workers' exposures and respiratory symptoms in five plants.
Am J Ind Med 2005; 47:144-52.

ILSI Risk Science Institute Working Group. Testing of fibrous particles: Short-term assays and strategies.
Inhal Toxicol 2005; 17:497-537.

Evaluation of a local exhaust ventilation system for controlling RCF during disc sanding.
J Occup Environ Hyg 2004; 1:D107-D111.

Activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase p38 and extracellular signal-related kinase is involved in glass fiber-induced TNF-alpha production in macrophages.
J Biol Chem 2001; 276:5360-5367.

Epidemiologic investigation of respiratory morbidity at a nylon flock plant.
Am J Ind Med 2000; 38:628-638.

Performance of a fiber length classifier.
Aerosol Sci Technol 1999; 30: 420-437.

Critical role of glass fiber length in TNF-alpha production and transcription factor activation in macrophages.
Am J Physiol-Lung Cell Molec Physiol 1999; 276: L426-L434.

Environmental study of nylon flocking process.
J Toxicol Environ Health 1999: 57(Part A): 1-23.

Acute inflammatory reaction in rats after intratracheal instillation of material collected from a nylon flocking plant.
J Toxicol Environ Health 1999; 57(Part B):25-45.

Nylon flock-associated interstitial lung disease: clinical pathology workshop summary.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1999; 159:2003-2008.

The pathology of interstitial lung disease in nylon flock workers.
Am J Surg Pathol 1999; 23:1539-1545.

Effect of fiber length on glass microfiber cytotoxicity.
J Toxicol Environ Health 1998; 54:243-259.

Chronic interstitial lung disease in nylon flocking industry workers--Rhode Island, 1992-1996.
MMWR 1997; 46:897-901.

Molecular regulation of IL-6 activation by asbestos in lung epithelial cells: Role of reactive oxygen species.
J Immunol 1997; 159:3921-3928.

The morbidity and mortality of vermiculite miners and millers exposed to tremolite-actinolite: Part I. Exposure estimates.
Am J Ind Med 1987; 11:1-14.

The morbidity and mortality of vermiculite miners and millers exposed to tremolite-actinolite: Part II. Mortality.
Am J Ind Med 1987; 11:15-26.

The morbidity and mortality of vermiculite miners and millers exposed to tremolite-actinolite: Part III. Radiographic findings.
Am J Ind Med 1987; 11:27-37.

Prevalence of radiographic appearance of pneumoconiosis in an unexposed blue collar population.
Am Rev Respir Dis 1985; 131:684-686.

Chronic Beryllium Disease

Impact of negatively charged patches on the surface of MHC class II antigen-presenting proteins on risk of chronic beryllium disease
J R Soc Interface 2008 Jul; 5:749-758.

Physicochemical characteristics of aerosol particles generated during the milling of beryllium silicate ores: implications for risk assessment
J Toxicol Environ Health, A 2008 Jan; 71:1468-148.

TNF-alpha polymorphisms in chronic beryllium disease and beryllium sensitization
J Occup Environ Med 2007 Apr; 49:446-452.

Beryllium: a modern industrial hazard
Annu Rev Public Health 2007 Apr; 28:259-277.

Enhanced preventive programme at a beryllium oxide ceramics facility reduces beryllium sensitisation among new workers
Occup Environ Med 2007 Feb; 64:134-140.

Differences in estimates of size distribution of beryllium powder materials using phase contrast microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and liquid suspension counter techniques
Part Fibre Toxicol 2007 Feb; 4:3.

Enhanced preventive programme at a beryllium oxide ceramics facility reduces beryllium sensitisation among new workers
Occup Environ Med 2007 Feb; 64:134-140.

Exposure pathway assessment at a copper-beryllium alloy facility
Ann Occup Hyg 2007 Jan; 51:67-80.

Exposure pathway assessment at a copper-beryllium alloy facility
Ann Occup Hyg 2007 Jan; 51:67-80.

Exposure pathway assessment at a copper-beryllium alloy facility.
Ann Occup Hyg 2007; 51:67-80.

Beryllium: a modern industrial hazard.
Ann Rev Public Health 2007; 28:259-277.

Enhanced preventive program at a beryllium oxide ceramics facility reduces beryllium sensitization among new workers.
Occup Environ Med 2007; 64:134-140.

Impact of negatively charged patches on the surface of MHC class II antigen-presenting proteins on risk of chronic beryllium disease.
J R Soc Interface 2007 Oct;: 1-10.

Validation of a standardized portable fluorescence method for determining trace beryllium in workplace air and wipe samples.
J Env Mon 2006 Jun; 8: 619-624.

Process-related risk of beryllium sensitization and disease in a copper-beryllium facility.
Am J Ind Med 2005; 47:195-205.

Immunogenic factors in chronic beryllium disease.
Mutation Research 2005; 592: 68-78.

The association between HLA-DPB1Glu69 and chronic beryllium disease and beryllium sensitization.
Am J Ind Med 2004 Aug: 46:95-103.

Characterization of physicochemical properties of beryllium aerosols associated with chronic beryllium disease.
J Env Monit 2004; 6:523-532.

Electrostatic potential on human leukocyte antigen: implications for putative mechanism of chronic beryllium disease.
Environ Hlth Persp 2003; 111:1827-1834.

Surface area of respirable beryllium metal, oxide, and copper alloy aerosols and implications for assessment of exposure risk of chronic beryllium disease.
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 2003; 64:297-305.

Ultrafine beryllium number concentration as a possible metric for chronic beryllium disease risk.
Applied Occup Env Hyg 2001; 16:631-638.

Beryllium sensitization and disease among long-term and short-term workers in a beryllium ceramics plant.
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2001; 74:167-76.

Infectious Diseases

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation - current best practices
ASHRAE J 2008 Aug; 50:28-36.

Errors associated with three methods of assessing respirator fit.
Journ Occ Env Hyg 2006; 3:44-52.

Prevention and control of Tuberculosis in correctional and detention facilities: recommendations from CDC.
MMWR 55 2006; (No RR-9): 1-64.

Evaluation of a high-efficiency, filter-bank system.
J Occ Env Hyg 2006; 3:204-213.

Design, construction, and characterization of a novel robotic welding fume generator and inhalation exposure system for laboratory animals.
J Occ Env Hyg 2006; 3:194-203.

Guidelines for preventing the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in health care settings.
MMWR 54 2005; (No. RR-17): 1–140.

Impact of environmental factors on efficacy of upper-room air ultraviolet germicidal irradiation for inactivating airborne mycobacteria.
Environ Sci Technol 2005; 39: 9656-9664.

Development of evaluation procedures for local exhaust ventilation for U.S. Postal Service mail-processing equipment.
J Occ Env Hyg 2004; 1:423-429.

Fitting characteristics of eighteen N95 filtering-face piece respirators.
J Occ Env Hyg 2004; 1:262-271.

Soluble metals associated with residual oil fly ash increase morbidity and lung injury after bacterial infection in rats.
J Toxicol Environ Health 2004; 13;67:251-63.

Suppression in lung defense responses after bacterial infection in rats pretreated with different welding fumes.
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2004; 1;200:206-218.

Large histoplasmosis outbreak among high school students in Indiana, 2001.
Pediatr Infect Dis J 2004; 23:909-914.

Efficacy of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation of upper-room air in inactivating airborne bacterial spores and mycobacteria in full-scale studies.
Atmos Env 2003; 37:405-419.

Diesel exhaust particles suppress macrophage function and slow the pulmonary clearance of Listeria monocytogenes in Rats.
Env Health Persp 2001; 109:515-521.

Subchronic silica exposure enhances respiratory defense mechanisms and the pulmonary clearance of Listeria monocytogenes in rats.
Inhal Toxicol 2000; 12:1017-1036.

Direct Detection of Histoplasma capsulatum in soil suspensions by two-stage PCR.
Molecular and Cellular Probes 1999; 13:269-273.

Air volume migration from negative pressure isolation rooms during entry/exit.
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 1998; 13:518-527.

Performance of N95 respirators: filtration efficiency for airborne microbial and inert particles.
Am Ind Hyg Assoc Journ1998; 59:128-132.

Respirator filter reuse test using the laboratory simulant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (H37RA STRAIN).
J Am Biol Saf Assoc 1998; 3:105-116.

Guidelines for preventing the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in health care facilities.
MMWR 43 1994; (No. RR–13) 1-141.

Recommendations for protecting workers from histoplasma capsulatum exposure during bat guano removal from a church’s attic.
Appl Occup Envir Hyg 1994 April; 9: 230-236.

Respiratory Malignancies

A search for thresholds and other non-linearities in the relationship between hexavalent chromium and lung cancer.
Risk Anal 2006; 26:79-88.

Sampling results of the improved SKC® diesel particulate matter cassette.
J Occup Environ Hyg 2005; 2:29-37.

The global burden of disease due to occupational carcinogens.
Am J Ind Med 2005; 48:419-431.

Radiation exposure from work-related medical x-rays at the Portsmouth naval shipyard.
Am J Ind Med 2005; 47:206-216.

Hexavalent chromium and lung cancer in the chromate industry: a quantitative risk assessment.
Risk Anal 2004; 24:1099-1108.

Quantitative exposure-response for silica dust and lung cancer in Vermont granite workers.
Am J Ind Med 2004; 45:129-138.

Submicrometer elemental carbon as a selective measure of diesel particulate matter in coal mines.
J Environ Monit 2004; 6: 799-806.

DLC-1 operates as a tumor suppressor gene in human non-small cell lung carcinomas.
Oncogene 2004; 23:1405-1411.

Evaluation of the SKC® DPM Cassette for monitoring diesel particulate matter in coal mines.
J Environ Monit 2004; 6: 973-978.

Specific chromosomal aberrations in mouse lung adenocarcinoma cell lines detected by spectral karyotyping: a comparison with human lung adenocarcinoma.
Cancer Res 2002; 62:1152-1157.

Lung cancer case-control study of beryllium workers.
Am J Ind Med 2001; 39:133-144.

Pooled exposure-response analyses and risk assessment for lung cancer in 10 cohorts of silica-exposed workers: an International Agency for Research on Cancer multicentre study.
Cancer Causes Control 2001; 12:773-784.

Cohort mortality study of 57,000 painters and other union members: A 15-year update.
Occup Environ Med 1999; 56:315-321.

Diesel exhaust and lung cancer in the trucking industry exposure-response analysis and risk assessment.
Am J Ind Med 1998; 34:220-228.

Predicted lung cancer risk among miners exposed to diesel exhaust particles.
Am J Ind Med 1998; 34:207-219.

Review of occupational lung carcinogens.
Am J Ind Med 1996; 29:474-490.

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.

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

Nanotechnology

Inhalation vs. aspiration of single-walled carbon nanotubes in C57BL/6 mice: inflammation, fibrosis, oxidative stress, and mutagenesis
Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2008 Oct; 295:L552-L565.

Raw single-wall carbon nanotubes induce oxidative stress and activate MAPKs, AP-1, NF-kappa B, and Akt in normal and malignant human mesothelial cells
Environ Health Perspect 2008 Sep; 116:1211-1217.

Size-selective poorly soluble particulate reference materials for evaluation of quantitative analytical methods
Anal Bioanal Chem 2008 Jul; 391:2071-2077.

Characteristics of dusts encountered during the production of cemented tungsten carbides
Ind Health 2007 Dec; 45:793-803.

Critical issues in the evaluation of possible effects resulting from airborne nanoparticles. In: Nanotechnology: Characterization, Dosing and Health Effects.
Informa Healthcare, Philadelphia, 2007; Chap. 14, pp 221-232.

An improved method to disperse nanoparticles for in vitro and in vivo investigation of toxicity.
Nanotoxicol 2007; 1:118-129.

Pulmonary effects of single walled carbon nanotubes: inflammatory response, oxidative stress/signaling, and recognition by macrophages.
NATO Series, Nanotechnology – Toxicological Issues and Environmental Safety, Springer, 2007; pp 65-75.

Vitamin E deficiency enhances pulmonary inflammatory response and oxidative stress induced by single walled carbon nanotubes in C57BL/6 mice.
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2007; 221:339-348.

Single-walled carbon nanotubes: Geno- and cytotoxic effects in lung fibroblast V79 cells.
J Toxicol Environ Health 2007; Part A, 70:1-9.

Exposure assessment considerations for nanoparticles in the workplace. In Nanotoxicology: characterizing, dosing, and health effects.
Informa Healthcare, New York; 2007; pp71-83.

Direct and indirect effects of single walled carbon nanotubes on RAW 264.7 macrophages: Role of iron.
Toxicol Lett 2006; 165: 88-100.

Lung dosimetry and risk assessment of nanoparticles and evaluating and extending current models in rats and humans.
Inhal Toxicol 2006; 18:717-724.

Unusual inflammatory and fibrogenic pulmonary responses to single-walled carbon nanotubes in mice.
Am J Physiol - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology 2005; 289:L698-708.

Principles for characterizing the potential human effects from exposure to nanomaterials: elements of screening strategy.
Particle and Fibre Toxicol 2005; 2:8.

Miscellaneous Respiratory Issues

Direct-Reading Exposure Assessment Methods (DREAM)

Measurement capability of field portable organic vapor monitoring instruments under different experimental conditions
J Occup Environ Hyg 2009 Jan; 6:1-8.

Respirators

Simulated workplace protection factors for half-facepiece respiratory protective devices
J Occup Environ Hyg 2007 Jun; 4:420-431.

Respirator donning in post-hurricane New Orleans
Emerg Infect Dis 2007 May; 13:700-707.

Comparison of performance of three different types of respiratory protection devices
J Occup Environ Hyg 2006 Sep; 3:465-474.

Lung Function Testing (LFT)

Reproducibility and validity of a handheld spirometer
Resp Care 2008 Apr; 53:433-441.

Decline in lung function and mortality: implications for medical monitoring
Occup Environ Med 2007 Jul; 64:461-466.

Contingent Works

Contingent workers and contingent health - risks of a modern economy
JAMA J Am Med Assoc 2008 Jan; 299:448-450.

Displacement of the underserved: medical needs of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in West Virginia
J Health Care Poor Underserved 2007 May; 18:369-381.


Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

Health effects of exposure to water-damaged New Orleans homes six months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Am J Publ Health 2008 May; 98:869-875.

Resident cleanup activities, characteristics of flood-damaged homes and airborne microbial concentrations in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2005
Environ Res 2008 Mar; 106:401-409.

Hydrophilic fungi and ergosterol associated with respiratory illness in a water-damaged building
Environ Health Perspect 2008 Jan; 116:45-50.

This mold house: exposure assessment of flood-damaged homes in New Orleans
Am J Epidemiol 2006 Jun; 163(Suppl 1):S30.

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to mold exposure among residents and remediation workers in posthurricane New Orleans
Arch Environ Occup Health 2006 May-Jun; 61:101-108.

 

 
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