Characterizing workplace exposures in Vietnamese women working in California nail salons.

  title={Characterizing workplace exposures in Vietnamese women working in California nail salons.},
  author={Thu Quach and Robert B Gunier and Alisha Ngoc Tran and Julie Von Behren and Phuong-An Doan-Billings and Kim-Dung Nguyen and Linda Okahara and Benjamin Yee-Bun Lui and Mychi Nguyen and Jessica Huynh and Peggy Reynolds},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={101 Suppl 1},
OBJECTIVES We engaged Vietnamese nail salon workers in a community-based participatory research (CBPR) study to measure personal and area concentrations of solvents in their workplace. METHODS We measured average work-shift concentrations of toluene, ethyl acetate, and isopropyl acetate among 80 workers from 20 salons using personal air monitors. We also collected area samples from 3 salons using summa canisters. RESULTS For personal measurements, the arithmetic mean was 0.53 parts per… CONTINUE READING
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