Immune, Infectious and Dermal Disease Prevention Program
The Immune, Dermal, and Infectious Disease Prevention Program works with outside partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia to reduce the incidence of immune, infectious and dermal diseases associated with work place exposures.
Evaluation of Potential Hazards during Harvesting and Processing Cannabis at an Outdoor Organic Farmpdf icon
The Health Hazard Evaluation Program evaluated potential ergonomic, chemical, and microbial hazards associated with harvesting and processing cannabis at an outdoor organic farm. NIOSH investigators recommended (1) changing procedures and improving tools to reduce the potential for musculoskeletal disorders, (2) developing a cleaning schedule for work and tool surfaces, (3) training employees on tool cleaning, lubrication, sharpening, and maintenance, and (4) wearing nonlatex gloves when handling cannabis, cannabis products, or equipment that contacts cannabis.
Subchronic inhalation exposures to Aspergillus fumigatus (NTPC08022)
In collaboration with the National Toxicology Program, NIOSH scientists characterized murine pulmonary immune responses and toxicity associated with repeated inhalation exposure to the indoor fungal contaminant, Aspergillus fumigatus.
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