Matthew A London

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Twenty-five workers in an egg-processing factory were evaluated for respiratory sensitization to inhaled egg proteins by a physician evaluation, serial peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) measurements for a 1-week period, and immunologic tests. Immunologic studies included skin prick tests, serum-specific IgE (RAST), and specific IgG (ELISA) to solutions(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the airflow characteristics of respiratory isolation rooms (IRs) and to evaluate the use of visible smoke as a monitoring tool. METHODS Industrial hygienists from the New York State Department of Health evaluated 140 designated IRs in 38 facilities within New York State during 1992 to 1998. The rooms were located in the following(More)
We previously reported IgE-mediated occupational asthma among workers exposed to airborne egg protein at a plant that produces liquid and dried powdered egg products. To demonstrate that our original observations are generalizable to other facilities that process eggs, and to estimate the prevalence of IgE-mediated occupational asthma among egg-exposed(More)
Exposure to silo gas is a recognized agricultural hazard. Silo gas produced from corn fermentation may consist of oxides of nitrogen and carbon dioxide. The presence of potentially lethal concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) within vertical silos has been well documented. The risk of silo gas exposure from other silage storage methodologies--including(More)
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  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
  • 1986
Cross-cultural studies on immigrants from Pakistan and the New Commonwealth are reviewed, with emphasis on epidemiology and differences in clinical presentation. Their referral to the psychiatric service is also examined and deficiencies are noted. Awareness of transcultural issues among health professionals need to be increased in order to achieve(More)
A case-control methodology was developed and utilized to investigate a reported cluster of testicular cancer among leather workers in New York. Eighteen cases of testicular cancer, including the three index cases, diagnosed from 1974 to 1986 among residents of two counties with substantial leather tanning and finishing establishments made up the case group.(More)
1. Although cows greatly outnumber bulls on dairy farms, bulls account for 25% of animal related injuries in a surveillance study of agricultural injury. In addition, bull injuries are more severe. 2. Because of their size and unpredictable behavior, bulls, especially those over 18 months of age, must be handled with extreme caution. 3. Important risk(More)
PROBLEM Federal policy recommends environmental strategies as part of a comprehensive workplace violence program in healthcare and social services. The purpose of this project was to contribute specific, evidence-based guidance to the healthcare and social services employer communities regarding the use of environmental design to prevent violence. METHOD(More)
Workplace violence, a dangerous and complex occupational hazard in the modern health care work environment, presents challenges for nurses, other health care employees, management, labor unions, and regulators. Violence from patients, visitors, and coworkers is often tolerated and explained as part of the job in the fast-paced, stressful health care(More)
1. The size of cows and their unpredictable behavior constitute a hazard for workers who handle them. 2. When cows are startled by sudden movements and unfamiliar situations, they may kick, push, knock down, fall, or step on workers. 3. Cows in heat or those with calves are particularly excitable. Working in confining situations, such as milking stalls,(More)