BACKGROUND Mercury is a toxic metal that has been used for centuries as a constituent of medicines and other items. OBJECTIVE We assessed exposure to inorganic mercury in the adult population of New York City (NYC). METHODS We measured mercury concentrations in spot urine specimens from a representative sample of 1,840 adult New Yorkers in the 2004 NYC… (More)
INTRODUCTION Self-management programmes are complex interventions aimed at improving the way individuals self-manage chronic conditions, but there are questions about the overall impact of these programmes on disadvantaged populations, in terms of their capacity to engage with and receive the benefits from these initiatives. Given the increased resources… (More)
This paper reports field research of Enterprise IT-Management Software deployments in corporate data centers. The observed deployments were complex, time-consuming and often did not provide tools and documentation that optimally supported IT Professionals' work. The findings highlight deployment work practices and challenges, and inform guidelines for… (More)
Heat waves can be lethal and routinely prompt public warnings about the dangers of heat. With climate change, extreme heat events will become more frequent and intense. However, little is known about public awareness of heat warnings or behaviors during hot weather. Awareness of heat warnings, prevention behaviors, and air conditioning (AC) prevalence and… (More)
This paper reports field research of Enterprise Storage Administration. We observed that Storage Administration was complex and not always optimally supported by software tools. The findings highlight Storage Administrator work practices and challenges, and inform guidelines for designing software tools that support Storage Administrators' work.