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Document ID (ISN)103295
CIS number 04-401
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vincent J.H., Werner M.A.
Title Critical evaluation of historical occupational aerosol exposure records: Applications to nickel and lead
Bibliographic information Jan. 2003, Vol.47, No.1, p.49-59. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract This paper describes a model for evaluating individual data sets for occupational aerosol exposures in terms of their usefulness in hazard evaluation or standards setting. Reported occupational exposures to airborne nickel and lead are used as examples. It was found that published data sets are highly inconsistent in terms of the criteria by which the data were obtained, and are notably lacking in the essential details of the methods that were used. The evaluation model described in this paper provides not only a basis for the evaluation of historical exposure data but also guidelines for exposure assessments to be carried out in the future.
Descriptors (primary) aerosols; safety and health documentation; exposure evaluation; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; nickel; lead; computerized data bases; statistical evaluation; description of technique; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information
Risk evaluation
Exposure evaluation