Airborne Hazardous Chemicals in Hairdressing Salons in Taiwan
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
This study found that the levels of formaldehyde in hair salon products and other hazardous chemicals found in hair salons in Taiwan might exceed the World Health Organization's indoor air guideline for the public.
Occupational Injuries of Healthcare Workers
Nonwage Losses Associated with Occupational Injury Among Healthcare Workers
Hasanat Alamgir, PhD, MBA
University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio, TX
This study was designed to quantify the economic and quality of life consequences experienced by healthcare workers in Canada for the most common types of occupational injuries. Findings showed that many of these occupational injuries in healthcare workers are not usually captured or recorded in official workers' compensation statistics.
Biosafety and Environmental Microbiology
Public Health Risk from Legionella Pneumophila in Whirlpool Spas
Thomas Armstrong, PhD
TWA8HR Occupational Hygiene Consulting, LLC, Branchburg, NJ
Legionella bacteria thrive in warm water, such as in that of whirlpool spas and whirlpool spas' water mist. An estimated 10 to 20 percent of the community-acquired pneumonia cases (more than 60,000 deaths in the U.S. per year and 4.2 million treatments for pneumonia) may be caused by Legionnaires' disease.
Protecting the Public and Workers
Employee Exposure to Air Contaminants After Hurricane Sandy
Kerry-Ann Jaggassar, MSc
ENVIRON, Boston, MA
This presentation will discuss how an industrial hygiene-based assessment was used to evaluate the risk of po
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American Industrial Hygiene Association