Archives For: February 2010

Concentrated ambient fine particles and not ozone induce a systemic interleukin-6 response in humans.

February 15, 2010 - 11:00 am

Urch B, Speck M, Corey P, Wasserstein D, Manno M, Lukic KZ, Brook JR, Liu L, Coull B, Schwartz J, Gold DR, Silverman F. Inhal Toxicol. 2010 Feb;22(3):210-8. ABSTRACT: Epidemiological studies have established significant associations between ambient pollutants, including fine particulate...

Symptoms after mould exposure including Stachybotrys chartarum, and comparison with darkroom disease.

February 15, 2010 - 10:15 am

Al-Ahmad M, Manno M, Ng V, Ribeiro M, Liss GM, Tarlo SM. Allergy. 2010 Feb;65(2):245-55. Epub 2009 Oct 1. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Mould-attributed symptoms have included features which overlap with unexplained syndromes such as sick building syndrome. OBJECTIVES: We describe questionnaire...

The individual, environmental, and organizational factors that influence nurses' use of facial protection to prevent occupational transmission of communicable respiratory illness in acute care hospitals.

February 15, 2010 - 9:57 am

Nichol K, Bigelow P, O'Brien-Pallas L, McGeer A, Manno M, Holness DL. Am J Infect Control. 2008 Sep;36(7):481-7. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Communicable respiratory illness is an important cause of morbidity among nurses. One of the key reasons for occupational transmission of this illness is the...

Propylene glycol dermatitis in the printing industry: the fundamental role of a workplace visit.

February 14, 2010 - 3:06 pm

Noiles K, Kudla I, DeKoven J. Dermatitis. 2010 Feb;21(1):E1-4. ABSTRACT: Workers in the printing industry serve as an example of a working population that is at high risk of developing occupational skin disease. Daily exposures include both irritants and sensitizing agents. While many substances...