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Document ID (ISN)67083
CIS number 96-1376
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hornung R.W., Herrick R.F., Stewart P.A., Utterback D.F., Feigley C.E., Wall D.K., Douthit D.E., Hayes R.B.
Title An experimental design approach to retrospective exposure assessment
Bibliographic information Mar. 1996, Vol.57, No.3, p.251-256. 18 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; funeral services; exposure evaluation; embalming
Descriptors (secondary) air exchange rate; prediction; mathematical models; evaluation of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Funeral services