Dr. Martha A. Waters, PhD, MPH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - Senior Research Health Scientist

Dr. Martha A. Waters

PhD, MPH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Senior Research Health Scientist

Cincinnati, OH | United States

Main Specialties: Public Health

Additional Specialties: Senior Research Health Scientist

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Dr. Martha A. Waters, PhD, MPH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - Senior Research Health Scientist

Dr. Martha A. Waters

PhD, MPH

Introduction

Experience in conducting exposure assessment research studies for occupational epidemiology and industrial hygiene. Conduct field measurement studies to characterize exposures to hazardous agents in working populations. Design field studies to answer specific research questions. Assess exposures for prospective and retrospective cohort and case-control epidemiologic studies, especially occupational cancer research. Conduct research on indoor air quality and aircraft cabin air quality, and cosmic radiation exposures of flight crew. Design and evaluate performance of exposure sampling strategies for industrial hygiene. Specific interest in statistical methods for quantitative exposure assessment. Evaluate exposure variability and characterize exposure distributions. Conduct training in data evaluation and statistical analysis of occupational exposure data in developing countries for the CDC. Serve as an advisor to doctoral students and mentor junior scientists. Publications available at www.researchgate.net/profile/Martha_Waters

Primary Affiliation: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - Cincinnati, OH , United States

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Education

Dec 1990
University of California at Berkeley
PhD
Environmental Health Sciences
Dec 1983
University of California at Berkeley
MPH
Public Health - Industrial Hygiene
Jun 1977
University of California at Berkeley
BS
Chemistry

Experience

Sep 1992
Certified Industrial Hygienist

Current
Oct 1990
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Publications

80Publications

3069Reads

11Profile Views

537PubMed Central Citations

Maternal Occupational Oil Mist Exposure and Birth Defects, National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997⁻2011.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 05 4;16(9). Epub 2019 May 4.

Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16091560DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6539329PMC
May 2019
16 Reads
2.063 Impact Factor

Chromosome Translocations and Cosmic Radiation Dose in Male U.S. Commercial Airline Pilots

Aerospace Med

Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance

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July 2018
9 Reads

Agreement between two methods for retrospective assessment of occupational exposure intensity to six chlorinated solvents: Data from The National Birth Defects Prevention Study.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2017 05;14(5):389-396

e National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta , Georgia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2016.1269177DOI Listing
May 2017
50 Reads
1.170 Impact Factor

Occupational exposure to chlorinated solvents and kidney cancer: a case-control study.

Occup Environ Med 2017 03 1;74(4):268-274. Epub 2016 Nov 1.

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2016-103849DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5761658PMC
March 2017
67 Reads
1 Citation
3.270 Impact Factor

Cancer incidence among capacitor manufacturing workers exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls.

Am J Ind Med 2017 Feb 6;60(2):198-207. Epub 2017 Jan 6.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Applied Research and Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22657DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5511733PMC
February 2017
53 Reads
1.590 Impact Factor

Exposure Estimation and Interpretation of Occupational Risk: Enhanced Information for the Occupational Risk Manager.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2015 ;12 Suppl 1:S99-111

f Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago , Chicago , Illinois.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4685553PMC
September 2016
23 Reads
4 Citations
1.170 Impact Factor

Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and craniosynostosis among offspring in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.

Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2016 Jan 2;106(1):55-60. Epub 2015 Jun 2.

Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4668225PMC
January 2016
28 Reads
3 Citations
2.090 Impact Factor

Assessed occupational exposure to chlorinated, aromatic and Stoddard solvents during pregnancy and risk of fetal growth restriction.

Occup Environ Med 2015 Aug 15;72(8):587-93. Epub 2015 Jun 15.

Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4572733PMC
August 2015
103 Reads
1 Citation
3.270 Impact Factor

Miscarriage among flight attendants.

Epidemiology 2015 Mar;26(2):192-203

From the aNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH; and bNational Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA.

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March 2015
15 Reads
4 Citations
6.200 Impact Factor

Maternal periconceptional occupational pesticide exposure and neural tube defects.

Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2014 Nov 15;100(11):877-86. Epub 2014 Aug 15.

Department of Epidemiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4523060PMC
November 2014
62 Reads
1 Citation
2.090 Impact Factor

Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and small for gestational age offspring.

Occup Environ Med 2014 Aug 3;71(8):529-35. Epub 2014 Jun 3.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2013-101833DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4497781PMC
August 2014
86 Reads
6 Citations
3.270 Impact Factor

Historical reconstruction of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposures for workers in a capacitor manufacturing plant.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2014 May 9;21(10):6419-33. Epub 2013 Mar 9.

Institute for Work and Health (IST), Route de la Corniche 2, 1066, Epalinges-Lausanne, Switzerland,

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4557729PMC
May 2014
31 Reads
3 Citations
2.830 Impact Factor

Evaluation of cumulative PCB exposure estimated by a job exposure matrix versus PCB serum concentrations.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2014 May 10;21(10):6314-23. Epub 2013 Mar 10.

Institute for Work and Health (IST), Route de la Corniche 2, CH-1066, Epalinges-Lausanne, Switzerland,

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4557726PMC
May 2014
30 Reads
2.830 Impact Factor

Maternal periconceptional occupational exposure to pesticides and selected musculoskeletal birth defects.

Int J Hyg Environ Health 2014 Mar 20;217(2-3):248-54. Epub 2013 Jun 20.

NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Troy, NY, United States; University at Albany School of Public Health, Rensselaer, NY, United States.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4524544PMC
March 2014
21 Reads
3 Citations
3.830 Impact Factor

Mortality among 24,865 workers exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in three electrical capacitor manufacturing plants: a ten-year update.

Int J Hyg Environ Health 2014 Mar 30;217(2-3):176-87. Epub 2013 Apr 30.

Division of Applied Research Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2013.04.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4557692PMC
March 2014
42 Reads
13 Citations
3.830 Impact Factor

Personal history of diabetes, genetic susceptibility to diabetes, and risk of brain glioma: a pooled analysis of observational studies.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2014 Jan 12;23(1):47-54. Epub 2013 Nov 12.

Authors' Affiliations: Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda; Core Genotyping Facility, National Cancer Institute, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland; Division of Cancer Etiology, Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope and the Beckman Research Institute, Duarte, California; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio; Division of Preventive Medicine; Division of Aging, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology, Research and Information Center, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee; Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology, Umeå University, Umeå; and Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3947107PMC
January 2014
58 Reads
12 Citations
4.125 Impact Factor

Noise exposure reconstruction and evaluation of exposure trends in two large automotive plants.

Ann Occup Hyg 2013 Nov 12;57(9):1091-104. Epub 2013 Jul 12.

Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS: R-11, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA;

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November 2013
69 Reads
2 Citations
2.070 Impact Factor

Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and risk of oral cleft-affected pregnancies.

Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2013 May 8;50(3):337-46. Epub 2012 Nov 8.

Texas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, Texas Department of State Health Services, PO Box 149347, MC 1964, Austin, TX 78714-9347, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4096036PMC
May 2013
16 Reads
8 Citations

Concentration-dependent half-lives of polychlorinated biphenyl in sera from an occupational cohort.

Chemosphere 2013 Apr 18;91(2):172-8. Epub 2013 Jan 18.

Institute for Work and Health (IST), Rue du Bugnon 21, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland.

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April 2013
48 Reads
3 Citations
3.340 Impact Factor

The Upper Midwest Health Study: gliomas and occupational exposure to chlorinated solvents.

Occup Environ Med 2013 Feb 26;70(2):73-80. Epub 2012 Oct 26.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2011-100588DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4563805PMC
February 2013
53 Reads
4 Citations
3.270 Impact Factor

Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and congenital heart defects among offspring in the national birth defects prevention study.

Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2012 Nov 3;94(11):875-81. Epub 2012 Sep 3.

Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4552186PMC
November 2012
46 Reads
9 Citations
2.090 Impact Factor

Occupational exposure to chlorinated solvents and risks of glioma and meningioma in adults.

Occup Environ Med 2012 Nov 3;69(11):793-801. Epub 2012 Aug 3.

Radiation Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, EPS, Room 7092, 6120 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20852-7244, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3850418PMC
November 2012
60 Reads
4 Citations
3.270 Impact Factor

Association between maternal occupational exposure to organic solvents and congenital heart defects, National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2002.

Occup Environ Med 2012 Sep 17;69(9):628-35. Epub 2012 Jul 17.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2011-100536DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4472304PMC
September 2012
47 Reads
12 Citations
3.270 Impact Factor

Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and risk of neural tube defect-affected pregnancies.

Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2012 Sep 17;94(9):693-700. Epub 2012 Jul 17.

Texas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78714-9347, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23045DOI Listing
September 2012
32 Reads
11 Citations
2.090 Impact Factor

The Upper Midwest Health Study: industry and occupation of glioma cases and controls.

Am J Ind Med 2012 Sep 19;55(9):747-55. Epub 2012 Jun 19.

Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4530494PMC
September 2012
55 Reads
3 Citations
1.590 Impact Factor

Maternal occupational exposure to organic solvents during early pregnancy and risks of neural tube defects and orofacial clefts.

Occup Environ Med 2012 Jul 23;69(7):493-9. Epub 2012 Mar 23.

Department of Epidemiology, Campus Box 7435, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

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July 2012
41 Reads
14 Citations
3.270 Impact Factor

Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: effects on gastroschisis among offspring in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.

Environ Health Perspect 2012 Jun 13;120(6):910-5. Epub 2012 Feb 13.

Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3385431PMC
June 2012
64 Reads
17 Citations
7.980 Impact Factor

Cause-specific mortality among a cohort of U.S. flight attendants.

Am J Ind Med 2012 Jan 10;55(1):25-36. Epub 2011 Oct 10.

Industrywide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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January 2012
23 Reads
12 Citations
1.590 Impact Factor

Inter-rater reliability of assessed prenatal maternal occupational exposures to solvents, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and heavy metals.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2011 Dec;8(12):718-28

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2011.627293DOI Listing
December 2011
43 Reads
13 Citations
1.170 Impact Factor

Maternal occupational pesticide exposure and risk of hypospadias in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.

Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2011 Nov 22;91(11):927-36. Epub 2011 Sep 22.

Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6034618PMC
November 2011
65 Reads
8 Citations
2.090 Impact Factor

Assessment of occupational cosmic radiation exposure of flight attendants using questionnaire data.

Aviat Space Environ Med 2011 Nov;82(11):1049-54

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.

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November 2011
30 Reads
2 Citations
0.782 Impact Factor

Airline pilot cosmic radiation and circadian disruption exposure assessment from logbooks and company records.

Ann Occup Hyg 2011 Jun 24;55(5):465-75. Epub 2011 May 24.

Industrywide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3113148PMC
June 2011
70 Reads
9 Citations
2.070 Impact Factor

Maternal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and the secondary sex ratio: an occupational cohort study.

Environ Health 2011 Mar 18;10:20. Epub 2011 Mar 18.

Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3070618PMC
March 2011
42 Reads
2 Citations
3.372 Impact Factor

Development of a retrospective job exposure matrix for PCB-exposed workers in capacitor manufacturing.

J Occup Health 2010 14;52(4):199-208. Epub 2010 May 14.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies, Industry-wide Studies Branch, USA.

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December 2010
47 Reads
5 Citations
1.100 Impact Factor

Statistical modeling of occupational chlorinated solvent exposures for case-control studies using a literature-based database.

Ann Occup Hyg 2010 Jun 23;54(4):459-72. Epub 2010 Apr 23.

Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2913720PMC
June 2010
39 Reads
10 Citations
2.070 Impact Factor

Development of historical exposure estimates of cosmic radiation and circadian rhythm disruption for cohort studies of Pan Am flight attendants.

Am J Ind Med 2009 Oct;52(10):751-61

Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.

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October 2009
43 Reads
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1.590 Impact Factor

Cumulative exposure estimates for polychlorinated biphenyls using a job-exposure matrix.

Chemosphere 2009 Jun 25;76(2):185-93. Epub 2009 Apr 25.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

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June 2009
21 Reads
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Exposure to farm crops, livestock, and farm tasks and risk of glioma: the Upper Midwest Health Study.

Am J Epidemiol 2009 Jun 29;169(12):1479-91. Epub 2009 Apr 29.

Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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June 2009
56 Reads
6 Citations
5.230 Impact Factor

The NIOSH Retrospective Pesticide Reference Database.

J Agric Saf Health 2009 Apr;15(2):143-56

Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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April 2009
27 Reads
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Agreement between task-based estimates of the full-shift noise exposure and the full-shift noise dosimetry.

Ann Occup Hyg 2009 Apr 12;53(3):201-14. Epub 2009 Mar 12.

Field Studies Branch, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA.

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April 2009
58 Reads
3 Citations
2.070 Impact Factor

Occupational exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and risk of breast cancer.

Environ Health Perspect 2009 Feb 26;117(2):276-82. Epub 2008 Sep 26.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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February 2009
47 Reads
9 Citations
7.980 Impact Factor

Increased frequency of chromosome translocations in airline pilots with long-term flying experience.

Occup Environ Med 2009 Jan 11;66(1):56-62. Epub 2008 Dec 11.

Industrywide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, R-15, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2608721PMC
January 2009
14 Reads
10 Citations
3.270 Impact Factor

Systematic literature review of uses and levels of occupational exposure to tetrachloroethylene.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2008 Dec;5(12):807-39

Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA.

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December 2008
22 Reads
24 Citations
1.170 Impact Factor

Occupational exposure to pesticides and risk of adult brain tumors.

Am J Epidemiol 2008 Apr 24;167(8):976-85. Epub 2008 Feb 24.

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3967588PMC
April 2008
54 Reads
14 Citations
5.230 Impact Factor

Issues when modeling benzene, toluene, and xylene exposures using a literature database.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2008 Jan;5(1):36-47

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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January 2008
29 Reads
14 Citations
1.170 Impact Factor

Uses of and exposure to trichloroethylene in U.S. industry: a systematic literature review.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2007 May;4(5):375-90

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA.

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May 2007
57 Reads
26 Citations
1.170 Impact Factor

The Upper Midwest Health Study: a case-control study of primary intracranial gliomas in farm and rural residents.

J Agric Saf Health 2006 Nov;12(4):255-74

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mailstop R-16, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/2013.22013DOI Listing
November 2006
16 Reads
19 Citations

Mortality and exposure response among 14,458 electrical capacitor manufacturing workers exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Environ Health Perspect 2006 Oct;114(10):1508-14

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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Re: The study of the relation between maternal occupational exposure to solvents and birth defects should include oxygenated solvents (authors’ response)

Occup Environ Med 2012;69:933-934.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

We appreciate the interest of Dr Garlantézec et al in our article on the association between maternal occupational exposure to organic solvents (chlorinated, aromatic and Stoddard) and birth defects. We reported a positive association between chlorinated solvents and neural tube defects, particularly spina bifida; we did not observe an association between solvent exposure and orofacial clefts. As noted in their comment, our exposure assessment did not include oxygenated solvents such as glycol ethers, which have been previously linked with an increased prevalence of some birth defects, including both oral clefts and neural tube defects. Garlantézec et al suggest that our exclusion of oxygenated solvents may explain our null findings for oral clefts because women exposed to such solvents may be included in our reference group, thereby introducing bias. Although potentially a plausible explanation for our findings, we believe that bias due to the lack of assessment for oxygenated solvents is unlikely. Based on preliminary, unpublished data from an expert industrial hygienist review-based assessment for the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, only 0.4% of working women in our study population had any exposure to glycol ethers during pregnancy or the 3 months before conception. Because the prevalence of occupational exposure to glycol ethers in our study population is exceedingly rare, its omission would not result in a meaningful underestimate of our effect measure estimates. However, estimated exposure to other oxygenated solvents such as aliphatic alcohols, ketones, esters and aldehydes, in our study population is unknown. We agree with Garlantézec and colleagues that differences in the definition of exposure (characterised by solvent type, formulation or mixture, frequency and intensity, etc, as noted in our Discussion section) may explain apparent ‘inconsistencies’ in reported results across studies. We encourage further dialogue and research aimed at elucidating the true underlying relation between exposure to distinct classes of organic solvents and birth defects.

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Update: cohort mortality study of workers highly exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) during the manufacture of electrical capacitors, 1940-1998.

Environ Health 2006 May 22;5:13. Epub 2006 May 22.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies, Industrywide Studies Branch, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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Mortality among workers exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in an electrical capacitor manufacturing plant in Indiana: an update.

Environ Health Perspect 2006 Jan;114(1):18-23

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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NAT2 slow acetylation and bladder cancer in workers exposed to benzidine.

Int J Cancer 2006 Jan;118(1):161-8

Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.

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Polychlorinated biphenyls and neurodegenerative disease mortality in an occupational cohort.

Epidemiology 2006 Jan;17(1):8-13

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA.

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Gliomas and farm pesticide exposure in women: the Upper Midwest Health Study.

Environ Health Perspect 2005 May;113(5):546-51

Divion of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.

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Gliomas and farm pesticide exposure in men: the upper midwest health study.

Arch Environ Health 2004 Dec;59(12):650-7

Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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December 2004
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Reproductive factors and risk of glioma in women.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2004 Oct;13(10):1583-8

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.

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October 2004
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Levels of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in serum samples of Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) from Spain.

Chemosphere 2004 Apr;55(4):577-83

Department of Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry, IQOG (CSIC), Juan de la Cierva, 3, 28006 Madrid, Spain.

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April 2004
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Characterization of endotoxin and 3-hydroxy fatty acid levels in air and settled dust from commercial aircraft cabins.

Indoor Air 2003 Jun;13(2):166-73

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.

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Radiation dose estimation for epidemiologic studies of flight attendants.

Am J Ind Med 2002 Jan;41(1):27-37

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA.

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The NIOSH/FAA Working Women's Health Study: evaluation of the cosmic-radiation exposures of flight attendants. Federal Aviation Administration.

Health Phys 2000 Nov;79(5):553-9

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA.

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The NIOSH/FAA Working Women’s Health Study: Evaluation of the Cosmic Radiation Exposures Of Flight Attendants

Health Phys. 2000 Nov;79(5):553-559.

Health Physics

Air crew are exposed to elevated levels of cosmic ionizing radiation of galactic and solar origin and are among the more highly exposed occupational groups to ionizing radiation in the United States. Depending on flight route patterns, the annual dose may range from 0.2 to 5 mSv. By comparison, the average annual radiation dose equivalent of occupationally exposed adults in the United States is estimated to be 1.1 mSv. Cosmic-radiation dose depends primarily on altitude and geomagnetic latitude and to a lesser degree on solar activity. Although the International Commission on Radiological Protection has recommended that air crew exposures to natural radiation in-flight be treated as occupational exposures, United States flight crew exposures to natural cosmic radiation are not regulated or typically monitored. There are approximately 148,000 air crew (flight deck crew and flight attendants) in the United States. PMID: 11045529 Erratum in Health Phys 2002 Mar;82(3):403.

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Current Report on the NIOSH FAA Working Women's Health Study

Aviation Space Environ Med 1999 70:395

Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine

Flight crew are exposed to elevated levels of cosmic ionizing radiation of galactic and solar origin and are among the more highly exposed occupational groups to ionizing radiation in the U.S., with annual doses ranging from approximately 0.2-5 mSv. Cosmic radiation dose depends primarily on altitude and geomagnetic latitude and to a lesser degree on solar activity and phase of the solar cycle. NIOSH is conducting several epidemiologic studies examining the relationship between cosmic radiation exposure, among other factors, and reproductive health of female flight attendants. Estimation of historical cosmic radiation dose is an essential component of these studies. One aim of this study was to measure cosmic radiation doses on a series of flights as a function of altitude, distance flown, latitude and longitude, and to compare dose-equivalent data collected on specific flights with doses estimated using the CARI computer program developed by the Federal Aviation Administration. CARI estimates were used for dose reconstruction for the epidemiologic studies.

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Using Molecular Epidemiology in Assessing Exposure for Risk Assessment

ANN NEW YORK ACAD SCIENCES 1999 Dec 895:101-111.

ANNALS of the NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Quantitative estimation of health risks depends on exposure characterization, the nature of the dose response relationships, and the toxicity of the agents involved. The greatest uncertainties in risk assessment almost always arise from sparse or inadequate exposure data, inadequate understanding of exposure mechanisms, and insufficient understanding of the exposure-dose-response pathway. Additional sources of uncertainty arise when mixed or multiple exposures are implicated in the disease pathway, and as a result of variability in both exposures and responses within and between individuals. Here we consider the role of exposure assessment in the risk assessment process, the use of biological markers or molecular epidemiology to contribute to improvements in exposure assessment for risk assessment, and uncertainties associated with the use of biological markers.

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December 1999
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Occupational Exposures to Some Industrial Chemicals

IARC Monograph 1994; 60:45-475.

International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph 60

International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph 60 on Ethylene, Ethylene Oxide, Propylene, Propylene Oxide, Isoprene, Styrene, Styrene-7,8-oxide, 4-Vinylcyclohexene, 4-Vinylcyclohexene Diepoxide, Vinyl Toluene, Acrylamide, N-Methylolacrylamide, Methyl Methacrylate, 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate

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October 1994
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Occupational cancer among women: a conference overview.

J Occup Med 1994 Aug;36(8):809-13

Occupational Studies Section, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892-7364.

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Degradation of methyl and ethyl mercury into inorganic mercury by hydroxyl radical produced from rat liver microsomes.

Authors:
I Suda K Hirayama

Arch Toxicol 1992 ;66(6):398-402

Department of Pharmacology, Kumamoto University Medical School, Japan.

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December 1992
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Occupational Exposures to Strong Acid Mists and Other Industrial Exposures

IARC 1992;54:41-237.

International Agency for Research on Cancer Monograph 54

Occupational exposures to mists and vapours from sulfuric acid and other strong inorganic acids, Sulfur dioxide and sorne sulfites, bisulfites and metabisulfites, Hydrochloric acid, Diethyl sulfate, Diisopropyl sulfate, 1,3-Butadiene.

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October 1992
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A measure of goodness-of-fit for the lognormal model applied to occupational exposures.

Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1991 Nov;52(11):493-502

Department of Biomedical and Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley 94720.

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November 1991
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A method for evaluating the mean exposure from a lognormal distribution.

Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1987 Apr;48(4):374-9

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April 1987
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Exposures to Hydrocarbon Components of Gasoline in the Petroleum Industry

Applied Indust Hyg J 1987; 2(4):148-154.

Applied Industrial Hygiene Journal

Air concentrations were obtained for 55 individual chemical components of gasoline measured by eight petroleum companies for service station attendants (n = 491, transport drivers (n = 49), and outside operators (n = 56) during the summer of 1984. Approximate 95 percent confidence intervals were computed for the mean exposures to each of the 55 components in the three job groups. Exposures of service station attendants were significantly lower when vapor recovery systems were present; exposures in the other two job groups were apparently unaffected by vapor recovery systems. The ratios of air concentrations of the 16 most abundant vapor components to the air concentrations of total hydrocarbons (THC) comprised 80-84 percent. It was observed that the vapor ratios calculated in this investigation were similar to those of the same 16 components reported in a previous investigation by McDermott and Killiany in 1978. This apparent stability of vapor ratios suggests the possibility that exposures of individual gasoline components might be estimated solely on the basis of THC measurements. This hypothesis was tested by comparing predicted air levels for 23 hydrocarbons with those actually observed in a recent investigation by Tironi et a/ (1986) and relatively good agreement was observed.

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April 1987
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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Stewart Exposure Assessments

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