|Document ID (ISN)||67083|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Hornung R.W., Herrick R.F., Stewart P.A., Utterback D.F., Feigley C.E., Wall D.K., Douthit D.E., Hayes R.B.
||An experimental design approach to retrospective exposure assessment
||Mar. 1996, Vol.57, No.3, p.251-256. 18 ref.
||An experimental design approach was used to estimate historical exposures to formaldehyde in a mortality study of embalmers. Exposures were estimated as a function of formaldehyde solution concentration, air exchange rate, and autopsied versus intact body. Results of the model predictions were validated against published measurements and against field samples taken in several funeral homes. The overall accuracy of the predictions was comparable to the variation found in replicate measurements of identical embalming procedures. The model has potential for use in epidemiologic studies or to predict reduction in occupational exposures following the introduction of control measures.
||formaldehyde; funeral services; exposure evaluation; embalming
||air exchange rate; prediction; mathematical models; evaluation of technique
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)