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Duke University Students Devise Devices For The Disabled
... fall's projects were supervised by Robbin Newton, occupational
therapycoordinator at Duke's Lenox Baker Children's Hospital, and Jean Hartford-Todd,a child and adolescent life specialist at Duke Hospital. The students, in turn, find "it's quite a demanding course in termsof time commitment, so they really have ...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...icts the new workstations eventually will decrease occupational
injuries for these jobs by 20% (Valery Venda, personal communication). Reducing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Given the importance of this issue, and the rather considerable attention and debate that has resulted from the introduction of ...
Testing Sought For Brighteners, Natural Substance In Spices, Cosmetic Chemical, Three Herbs, A Natural Oil And A Fertilizer
...utical and agricultural products with considerable occupational
exposure; Glycoluril, a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer whose resins have also be used in paintand other coatings; 4-Methoxy-N-methyl-1,8-naphthalimide, afluorescent brightening agent for synthetic fibersand a coating for specialized paper...
Needlestick Injuries Common In Female Veterinarians, Study Finds
...the animal practitioners are now more awareof this occupational
hazard than they were a decade ago, it is importantthat the women realize the potential side effects of accidental injections. The special health concerns of female veterinarians are attractingincreasing attention as greater numbers of wo...
Women Who Smoke While Pregnant Pass Along Genetic Mutations To Their Babies, According To Pitt Researchers
...es,Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental and occupational
health at theUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Romkes is a member of a team of scientists who monitored 290 smokingexpectant mothers and nonsmoking pregnant women in an ongoing study evaluating anumber of biomarke...
"Health Of Hanford" Conference Gathers Diverse Audience To Review And Discuss Health Issues
...es * Interactive computer demonstration ofworkers' occupational
safety and health hazards * ColumbiaRiver comprehensive impact statement The meeting issupported through funding from the National Institutes forOccupational Safety and Health. Cost for registration is$40, and a limited number of scholarships are av...
UCSF Study Finds No Association Between Hair Dye And Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
...gthe study, UCSF researchers also examined various occupational
and chemicalexposures, sexual factors, allergies, and viruses as potential risk factors forthe disease. According to Holly, over the past two decades, the incidence of NHL amongthe American population has surpassed most other cancers; increasing...
Possible Breast Carcinogen Found In Human Milk
...living near Guelph inOntario,none of whom reported occupational
exposure to AAs. All of the samplescontainedlevels of AAs ranging from less than 0.01 to 7.44 parts per billion. Surprisingly, levelsdid not vary between smokers and non-smokers. Finding one particular AA,o-toluidine,may be of special significance ...
University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Team Is The First To Uncover Role Of Faulty DNA Repair In Breast Cancer
...nt, Ph.D., assistantprofessor of environmental and occupational
health at the University ofPittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health, performed the research to detectmarker gene mutations in the breast cancer patients the team evaluated....
New Carbon Monoxide Sensor Developed For Occupational Use
... workers who volunteered for the study with thenew occupational
sensor, which was clipped to the workers' lapels. ...sdeveloping plans to manufacture and market the CO occupational
dosimeter. A paper summarizing this research, "A New Carbon Monoxide OccupationalDosimeter: Results ...
The role of human exposure assessment in the prevention of environmental disease
...uman health risks resulting from environmental and occupational
exposures. This workshop will focus on the exposure-dose-response paradigm and willdescribe current opportunities and challenges in exposure assessment research,provide usable information on disease-specific chemical exposures that willenhance integr...
NRC spin-off develops rapid sensors
...ut diagnostic systems for the defence, medical and occupational
health sectors. Less than a year old, IatroQuest ... the lucrative markets in the defence, medical and occupational
CIIT publishes formaldehyde cancer risk assessment
...bability of cancer for more than 2000 workers with occupational
exposure to formaldehyde, taking their lifetime exposure history into account. The updated risk assessment is important, not only because it incorporates and critically analyzes the significance of the latest science on inhaled formaldehyde, but also...
Fox Chase Cancer Center's Joseph Testa receives 1999 Irving J. Selikoff Award for Cancer Research
... Selikoff Awards, which are named for a pioneer in occupational
and environmental health. The award honors Testa for "outstanding contributions in understanding the origins of mesothelioma." This cancer, associated with exposure to loose asbestos, usually starts in the chest lining, or mesothelium, of the chest...
Tobacco farm workers may contract tobacco sickness, Wake Forest study shows
... research to document green tobacco sickness as an occupational
health risk among seasonal and migrant farm worker...bear a disproportionate share of environmental and occupational
health risks." Quandt and other researchers at Wake Forest are now engaged in a three-year epidemio...
Toxicologists discover traces of diesel exhaust in the body
...ed on the basis of cases of lung cancer in related occupational
groups, for example drivers. The research was fund...his shows how unreliable risk assessments based on occupational
groups can be. To improve health conditions at work, it is necessary in many cases to test individua...
Occupational disease associated with pneumatic tool use worsened by smoking
...er from vibration white finger, otherwise known as occupational
Raynaud's phenomenon. This means that their blood vessels become overly sensitised to cold and constrict while their blood pressure falls. Symptoms are painful and disabling. A report in Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows that smoking seem...
Benzene responsible for high percentage of leukemia deaths induced by smoking
...d, because agencies that regulate environmental or occupational
pollutants estimate risks by adding up risks from individual chemicals. Simply adding the risks may not provide an adequate level of safety if interactions among the chemicals occur. "We need to understand better what we are putting into the environ...
Genetically engineered foods: science and nature don't necessarily mix
...ging workplace. The May 2000 JACA takes a look at occupational
health and how chiropractic is a natural solution ...on-site chiropractors who can educate employees on occupational
health issues and help prevent work-related injuries before they occur. Also featured are factors t...
Fact sheet: the Report on Carcinogens - 9th edition
... primarily quartz dust occurring in industrial and occupational
settings in the form of fine, breathable particles...d during sandblasting and similar activities in an occupational
setting. Strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric acid - Strong inorganic acid mists con...
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