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Document ID (ISN)112523
CIS number 12-0252
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Armstrong T.W., Liang Y., Hetherington Y., Bowes S.M., Wong O., Fu H., Chen M., Schnatter A.R.
Title Retrospective occupational exposure assessment for case-control and case-series epidemiology studies based in Shanghai China
Bibliographic information Sep. 2011, Vol.8, No.9, p.561-572. Illus. 48 ref.
Internet access Retrospective_occupational_exposure_assessment_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract To provide exposure information for epidemiology studies conducted in Shanghai from 2001 to 2008, this study completed retrospective exposure assessments (EA) of benzene and other hazards. Interviewers administered questionnaires to subjects from Shanghai area hospitals. An initial exposure screening by EA staff members, blinded as to case-control status, stratified jobs into exposed, unexposed, or uncertain categories prior to review by a separate expert panel (EP). Resources for the EA included questionnaire responses by subjects, short-term benzene area concentration measurements from a Shanghai regulatory agency database, Chinese literature for qualitative and short-term quantitative measurements, on-site investigations, summaries of technology changes and selected task simulations with concurrent benzene concentration measurements. An EP in Shanghai completed semi-quantitative benzene exposure assignments. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) China; epidemiology; benzene; exposure evaluation; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) determination in air; questionnaire survey; case-control study; job-exposure relation; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aromatic hydrocarbons