Paula Moskowitz

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This paper describes a probabilistic assessment of neurological risks incurred from consuming fish containing methylmercury (MeHg), focusing on the incremental effects of Hg deposited from local coal combustion. A Monte Carlo model is used to simulate a "worst case" scenario in which a population of 5000 fish eaters in the upper midwestern United States(More)
Copper gallium diselenide (CGS), copper indium diselenide (CIS), and cadmium telluride (CdTe) are novel compounds used in the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries. This study was conducted to characterize the relative toxicities of these compounds and to evaluate the pulmonary absorption and distribution after intratracheal instillation. Female(More)
Acute toxicity studies were conducted on copper gallium diselenide (CGS), copper indium diselenide (CIS), and cadmium telluride (CT), three novel compounds used in the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries. Female Sprague-Dawley rats (six rats/dose) were administered 0, 12, 25, 50, or 100 mg/kg body wt of CGS, CIS, or CT by intratracheal instillation.(More)
Determining occupational health and safety risks posed by emerging technologies is difficult because of limited statistics. Nevertheless, estimates of such risks must be constructed to permit comparison of various technologies to identify the most attractive processes. One way to estimate risks is to use statistics on related industries. Based on process(More)
Several technologies to convert coal to liquid and gaseous fuels are being developed in the United States, some with support from the Department of Energy. Substitution of these technologies for those currently being used will produce different health and environmental hazards. In this article, selected health and environmental effects of four coal(More)
This article quantifies potential public health risks from tumor-producing pollutants emitted from two synthetic-fuel plants (direct liquefaction--Exxon Donor Solvent: and indirect liquefaction--Lurgi Fischer-Tropsch) located at a representative site in the eastern United States. In these analyses gaseous and aqueous waste streams were characterized;(More)
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