Ata Rafiee, PhD candidate - Medicine

Ata Rafiee

PhD candidate

Medicine

Edmonton, Alberta | Canada

Main Specialties: Epidemiology, Medical Toxicology, Preventive Medicine, Public Health

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Ata Rafiee, PhD candidate - Medicine

Ata Rafiee

PhD candidate

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Ata Rafiee is a PhD candidate in Medicine at the University of Alberta in Canada. He does research in the field of human biomonitoring (HBM) for different contaminants such as VOCs, PAHs, heavy metals, BTEX, and so on both in the general population and in occupational context. Their most recent publication is "Environmental chronic exposure to metals and effects on attention and executive function in the general population". Joint projects are welcomed. Contact: rafieeta@ualberta.ca

Primary Affiliation: Medicine - Edmonton, Alberta , Canada

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Sep 2019
University of Alberta
PhD

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Characterization and risk assessment of BTEX in ambient air of a Middle Eastern City

Process Safety and Environmental Protection

The present study aimed to assess BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes) concentrations, their sources and health risk estimates in Shiraz, the fifth-most populous city in Iran. Air samples were collected from 19 sampling stations across Shiraz using passive samplers. Identification and quantification of BTEX were conducted by a Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GC–MS). Spatial distribution of BTEX compounds were mapped by inverse distance weighting (IDW) procedure. Monte Carlo simulation was employed to assess the corresponding carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic risks of BTEX concentrations. BTEX concentrations were higher than current levels in Western countries but lower than concentrations measured in East Asia. Analysis of individual BTEX ratios and their strong correlation indicated that fresh traffic emissions were the main contributor to these compounds in Shiraz, with additional sources contributing to toluene (e.g. industrial solvent use) and benzene (e.g. evaporative emissions). The incremental lifetime cancer risk (ILCR) for benzene and ethylbenzene were estimated to be 6.49 × 10−7- 1.27 × 10-5 and 1.21 × 10−7- 2.37 × 10-6, respectively, exceeding the WHO and EPA recommendations. The current evaluation of BTEX sources and associated health risks will assist policymakers to define action plans to minimize BTEX exposure in Shiraz and similar cities in the Middle East.

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Characterization and risk assessment of BTEX in ambient air of a Middle Eastern City

Process Safety and Environmental Protection

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The present study aimed to assess BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes) concentrations, their sources and health risk estimates in Shiraz, the fifth-most populous city in Iran. Air samples were collected from 19 sampling stations across Shiraz using passive samplers. Identification and quantification of BTEX were conducted by a Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GC–MS). Spatial distribution of BTEX compounds were mapped by inverse distance weighting (IDW) procedure. Monte Carlo simulation was employed to assess the corresponding carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic risks of BTEX concentrations. BTEX concentrations were higher than current levels in Western countries but lower than concentrations measured in East Asia. Analysis of individual BTEX ratios and their strong correlation indicated that fresh traffic emissions were the main contributor to these compounds in Shiraz, with additional sources contributing to toluene (e.g. industrial solvent use) and benzene (e.g. evaporative emissions). The incremental lifetime cancer risk (ILCR) for benzene and ethylbenzene were estimated to be 6.49 × 10−7- 1.27 × 10-5 and 1.21 × 10−7- 2.37 × 10-6, respectively, exceeding the WHO and EPA recommendations. The current evaluation of BTEX sources and associated health risks will assist policymakers to define action plans to minimize BTEX exposure in Shiraz and similar cities in the Middle East.

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Global injury morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2017: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.

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Inj Prev 2020 Apr 24. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

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Environmental chronic exposure to metals and effects on attention and executive function in the general population.

Sci Total Environ 2020 Feb 6;705:135911. Epub 2019 Dec 6.

Research Center for Health Sciences, Institute of Health, Department of Environmental Health, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Electronic address:

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Lifestyle and occupational factors affecting exposure to BTEX in municipal solid waste composting facility workers.

Sci Total Environ 2019 Mar 27;656:540-546. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Research Center for Health Sciences, Institute of Health, Department of Environmental Health, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Electronic address:

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Environmental and lifestyle factors affecting exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the general population in a Middle Eastern area.

Environ Pollut 2018 Sep 17;240:781-792. Epub 2018 May 17.

Center for Air Pollution Research (CAPR), Institute for Environmental Research (IER), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

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September 2018
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Use of urinary biomarkers to characterize occupational exposure to BTEX in healthcare waste autoclave operators.

Sci Total Environ 2018 Aug 16;631-632:857-865. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

Research Center for Health Sciences, Institute of Health, Department of Environmental Health, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Electronic address:

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Assessment and selection of the best treatment alternative for infectious waste by modified Sustainability Assessment of Technologies methodology.

J Environ Health Sci Eng 2016 27;14:10. Epub 2016 May 27.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran ; Center for Air Pollution Research (CAPR), Institute for Environmental Research (IER), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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Characterization and risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in urban atmospheric Particulate of Tehran, Iran.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2016 Jan 23;23(2):1820-32. Epub 2015 Sep 23.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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