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    KOL Index score: 13186

    BACKGROUND: In both animal and epidemiologic studies, exposure to dioxin (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, or TCDD) has been associated with an increased risk of cancer.

    METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of mortality among the 5172 workers at 12 plants in the United States that produced chemicals contaminated with TCDD. Occupational exposure was documented by reviewing job descriptions and by measuring TCDD in serum from a sample of 253 workers. Causes of death were ...

    Also Ranks for: Cancer Mortality |  exposure tcdd |  softtissue sarcoma |  20 years |  tissue neoplasms
    KOL Index score: 10354

    BACKGROUND: Ethylene oxide is a sterilant gas that causes leukemia and other cancers in animals. Studies in Sweden have shown an excess of leukemia and stomach cancer in humans exposed to ethylene oxide, but other studies have generally failed to confirm these findings.

    METHODS: We conducted a study of mortality in 18,254 U.S. workers exposed to ethylene oxide at 14 plants producing sterilized medical supplies and spices. The subjects averaged 4.9 years of exposure to the gas and 16 ...

    Also Ranks for: Ethylene Oxide |  hematopoietic cancer |  workers exposed |  mortality cohort |  occupational exposure
    KOL Index score: 9722

    To estimate the prevalence and work-relatedness of self-reported carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) among U.S. workers, data from the Occupational Health Supplement of 1988 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) were analyzed. Among 127 million "recent" workers" who worked during the 12 months prior to the survey, 1.47% (95% CI: 1.30; 1.65), or 1.87 million self-reported CTS, and 0.53% (95% CI: 0.42; 0.65), or 675,000, stated that their prolonged hand discomfort was called CTS by a medical ...

    Also Ranks for: Tunnel Syndrome |  occupational health |  united states |  cts workers |  interview survey
    KOL Index score: 9688

    In this study the authors describe the investigation of a 1992 outbreak of green tobacco sickness, a form of nicotine poisoning from dermal exposure, among 47 tobacco workers in a five-county region of central and south-central Kentucky. Cases were identified through medical record searches at participating hospitals, as well as from reports submitted to the Occupational Health Nurses in Agricultural Communities program. A case-control study was undertaken to assess risk factors for ...

    Also Ranks for: Green Tobacco Sickness |  tobacco workers |  nicotine poisoning |  medical treatment |  case control
    KOL Index score: 9546

    2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is produced as an undesirable contaminant in the manufacture of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (TCP) and its derivatives. There is considerable concern about the health effects that may be associated with exposure to TCDD-contaminated substances. A cross-sectional medical study that included a comprehensive medical history, medical examination, and measurement of pulmonary function was conducted on workers employed more than 15 yr earlier in the ...

    Also Ranks for: Chronic Bronchitis |  occupational exposure |  fev1 fvc |  obstructive pulmonary |  substances tcdd
    KOL Index score: 8905

    Construction, one of the larger industries in the United States, employs 7.6 million workers, many in skilled trades occupations. Previously published data about potential worksite exposures and mortality of construction site workers are limited. We analyzed occupation and industry codes on death certificates from 19 U.S. states to evaluate mortality risks among men and women usually employed in construction occupations. Proportionate mortality ratios (PMRs) for cancer and several other ...

    Also Ranks for: United States |  construction industry |  death certificates |  bone cancer |  occupational diseases
    KOL Index score: 8651

    BACKGROUND: The relation between spontaneous abortion and the use of video display terminals (VDTs) is of great public health concern. Previous investigators of this issue have reported inconsistent findings.

    METHODS: To determine whether electromagnetic fields emitted by VDTs are associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion, a cohort of female telephone operators who used VDTs at work was compared with a cohort of operators who did not use VDTs. To obtain reliable estimates ...

    Also Ranks for: Spontaneous Abortion |  video display terminals |  electromagnetic fields |  vdts vdt |  exposure pregnancy
    KOL Index score: 8371

    In order to assess the possible human carcinogenicity of formaldehyde we conducted a retrospective cohort mortality study of workers exposed for at least three months to formaldehyde in three garment facilities which produced permanent press garments. A total of 11,030 workers contributing 188,025 person-years were included in the study. Vital status was successfully ascertained through 1982 for over 96% of the cohort. The average (TWA) formaldehyde exposure at the three plants monitored ...

    Also Ranks for: Workers Exposed |  cohort mortality |  formaldehyde exposure |  garment industry |  buccal cavity
    KOL Index score: 8320

    BACKGROUND: Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) and other measures of relative risk by themselves may not suffice as descriptors of occupational hazards for many audiences including decision-makers and those at direct risk from hazardous work. To explore other approaches, we calculated excess years of potential life lost and excess lifetime risk for both lung diseases and fatal injuries in a cohort of uranium miners with historical records of exposure to radon gas.

    METHODS: We used ...

    Also Ranks for: Life Lost |  occupational epidemiology |  alternate characterization |  excess years |  fatal injuries


    William E Halperin: Influence Statistics

    Sample of concepts for which William E Halperin is among the top experts in the world.
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    2610 ohio companies #1
    health social isolation #1
    dioxin lipid #1
    osha fatality investigations #1
    2378‐tetrachlorodibenzodioxin #1
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    chlorophenols trichlorophenol #1
    179 companies #1
    veterans community resources #1
    14 furniture strippers #1
    occupations ohio rape #1
    unexposed referents workers #1
    sources surveillance data #1
    preceding years objective #1
    tcdd exposed workers #1
    p450 workers #1
    ongoing explosion creation #1
    concentrations methylene #1
    sic categorization #1
    hospital sterilizers #1
    mexican subjects hemoglobin #1
    wcc rates #1
    sexual assault ohio #1
    surveillance data worksites #1
    denied disability #1
    occupations workers compensation #1
    exposure porphyria #1
    logistic models cmr #1
    company risk ranking #1
    occupational adolescent death #1
    denied awarded #1
    osha flsa #1
    sindoor united states #1
    deaths osha #1
    occupational exposure substances #1
    879 male steelworkers #1
    members employed #1
    workers school diploma #1
    study 2 deaths #1
    369 fg serum #1
    labor worker health #1
    injury rates employment #1

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    William E Halperin:Expert Impact

    Concepts for whichWilliam E Halperinhas direct influence:United states,  Ethylene oxide,  New jersey,  Methylene chloride,  Disability compensation,  Cancer mortality,  Green tobacco sickness,  National institute.

    William E Halperin:KOL impact

    Concepts related to the work of other authors for whichfor which William E Halperin has influence:Lung cancer,  Occupational exposure,  Ethylene oxide,  United states,  Carpal tunnel syndrome,  Agent orange,  Phenoxy herbicides.



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    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Rutgers, Piscataway, New Jersey | Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Rutgers – School of Public Health, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA | Manthan P. Shah and Derek G. Shend