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Comparison of high-volume air sampling equipment for viral aerosol sampling during emergency response.
For emergency response to suspected bioaerosols, the evaluated high-volume air samplers are as effective as the standard low-flow sampler and should be considered in conducting a health risk assessment. Expand
Chemical-Induced Hearing Loss in Shipyard Workers
Simultaneous exposures classified as high for metals/solvents/noise appear to damage hearing more than exposure to noise alone. Expand
Photometer response determination based on aerosol physical characteristics.
An analysis of photometer response relative to particle size distribution, density, and refractive index demonstrated that the calculated correction factors were within 10% of a correction factor predicted from the slope of a linear regression relating gravimetric measurements to the average of photometers readings taken during the sample period. Expand
Effects of combined exposure to metals, solvents, and noise on permanent threshold shifts
Simultaneous exposures classified as high for metals and solvents may damage hearing and the need for expanding hearing conservation programs to consider combinations of exposures to metals,solvents, and noise is suggested. Expand
A review on municipal solid waste-to-energy trends in the USA
Abstract This review on current US municipal solid waste-to-energy trends highlighted regional contrasts on technology adoption, unique challenges of each technology, commonly used decision supportExpand
Laboratory evaluation of airborne particulate control treatments for simulated aircraft crash recovery operations involving carbon fiber composite materials.
Emergency crash recovery operations should include a treatment of the debris with water or wetted water to make respiratory protection more effective in protecting the response crews, and a significant difference in idealized particle size distribution was found. Expand
Noise concerns of residents living in close proximity to hydraulic fracturing sites in Southwest Pennsylvania.
Noise associated with nontraditional gas industry sites (e.g., hydraulic fracturing well pads, compressor stations, processing plants) may create disturbances and anxiety in rural populations and health care professionals serving rural areas impacted by hydraulic fracturing should be aware of potential noise stressors on the populations they serve. Expand
A review of CBRN topics related to military and civilian patient exposure and decontamination.
There are several emerging technologies that can make this process easier on all parties, such as bioscavengers, antitoxins, and color changing bleach for visualization, and a reliable way to quantify decontamination is also needed, which would allow for better care of victims both in normal hospital situations, as well as during aeromedical transport. Expand
Occupational Noise Dose Reduction via Behavior Modification Using In-Ear Dosimetry among United States Air Force Personnel Exposed to Continuous and Impulse Noise
Results indicate that in-ear dosimetry and noise exposure feedback could provide an effective tool to reduce worker noise exposures over time, however, advances in dosimeter technology are necessary before it can be evaluated for impulse noise. Expand
Active Noise Control of Stageloader Noise in Longwall Mining
Abstract : With the large-scale mechanization inherent to the mining industry, noise-induced hearing loss remains a major concern. As part of on-going efforts to develop engineering controls toExpand