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Fransman, W. (author)
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article 2018
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Kuijpers, E. (author), Bekker, C. (author), Brouwer, D. (author), le Feber, M. (author), Fransman, W. (author)
Exposure assessment for nano-objects, and their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAA), has evolved from explorative research toward more comprehensive exposure assessment, providing data to further develop currently used conservative control banding (CB) tools for risk assessment. This study aims to provide an overview of current knowledge on...
article 2017
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Bekker, C. (author), Fransman, W. (author), Boessen, R. (author), Oerlemans, A. (author), Ottenbros, I.B. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author)
Background: Nano-specific inhalation exposure models could potentially be effective tools to assess and control worker exposure to nano-objects, and their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAA). However, due to the lack of reliable and consistent collected NOAA exposure data, the scientific basis for validation of the existing NOAA exposure models...
article 2017
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Schinkel, J. (author), Fransman, W. (author), Heussen, H. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), Marquart, H. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: For regulatory risk assessment under REACH a tiered approach is proposed in which the first tier models should provide a conservative exposure estimate that can discriminate between scenarios which are of concern and those which are not. The Stoffenmanager is mentioned as a first tier approach in the REACH guidance. In an attempt to...
article 2010
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van de Ven, P. (author), Fransman, W. (author), Schinkel, J. (author), Rubingh, C. (author), Warren, N. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The web-based tool "Stoffenmanager" was initially developed to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises in the Netherlands to make qualitative risk assessments and to provide advice on control at the workplace. The tool uses a mechanistic model to arrive at a "Stoffenmanager score" for exposure. In a recent study it was shown that variability...
article 2010
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Warren, N. (author), Meijster, T. (author), Heederik, D. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: This paper presents a dynamic population-based model for the development of sensitisation and respiratory symptoms in bakery workers. The model simulates a population of individual workers longitudinally and tracks the development of work-related sensitisation and respiratory symptoms in each worker. Methods: The model has three...
article 2009
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Meijster, T. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), Schinkel, J. (author), Heederik, D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: To effectively decrease occupational exposure to flour dust and related allergens, detailed information on exposure determinants and effectiveness of control measures is essential. In this paper, we use personal real-time exposure measurements to get more insight into the relationship between specific work characteristics, including...
article 2008
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Tielemans, E. (author), Noy, D. (author), Schinkel, J. (author), Heussen, H. (author), van der Schaaf, D. (author), West, J. (author), Fransman, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In The Netherlands, the web-based tool called 'Stoffenmanager' was initially developed to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises to prioritize and control risks of handling chemical products in their workplaces. The aim of the present study was to explore the accuracy of the Stoffenmanager exposure algorithm. This was done by comparing its...
article 2008
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Spaan, S. (author), Schinkel, J. (author), Wouters, I.M. (author), Preller, L. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), Nij, E.T. (author), Heederik, D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: Workers in many industries are exposed to endotoxins, which may cause adverse health effects. In exposure assessment, information about exposure variability is essential. However, variability in exposure has rarely been investigated for biological agents and more specifically for endotoxin. Therefore, variance components and...
article 2008
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Tielemans, E. (author), Schneider, T. (author), Goede, H. (author), Tischer, M. (author), Warren, N. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), van Tongeren, M. (author), van Hemmen, J. (author), Cherrie, J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The present paper proposes a source-receptor model to schematically describe inhalation exposure to help understand the complex processes leading to inhalation of hazardous substances. The model considers a stepwise transfer of a contaminant from the source to the receptor. The conceptual model is constructed using three components, i.e. (i) the...
article 2008
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Tielemans, E. (author), Bretveld, R. (author), Schinkel, J. (author), de Wendel van - Joode, B. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), Gerritsen-Ebben, R. (author), Roeleveld, N. (author), Preller, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of this study was to assess exposure to pesticides for a longitudinal epidemiological study on adverse reproduction effects among greenhouse workers. Detailed information on pesticide use among greenhouse workers was obtained on a monthly basis through self-administered questionnaires and subsequent workplace surveys. Questionnaires were...
article 2007
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Hertsenberg, S. (author), Brouwer, D. (author), Lurvink, M. (author), Rubingh, C. (author), Rijnders, E. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Self-assessment of exposure (SAE) refers to any exposure assessment methodology wherein the worker takes an active role in establishing his or her exposure status. The objective of this study was to investigate the reliability and feasibility of SAE approaches among shoe repair workers collecting exposure data over a 3 month period. This study...
article 2007
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Marquart, H. (author), Northage, C. (author), Money, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The new European chemicals legislation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) requires the development of Exposure Scenarios describing the conditions and risk management measures needed for the safe use of chemicals. Such Exposure Scenarios should integrate considerations of both human health and the...
article 2007
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Hueber-Becker, F. (author), Nohynek, G.J. (author), Dufour, E.K. (author), Meuling, W.J.A. (author), de Bie, A.T.H.J. (author), Toutain, H. (author), Bolt, H.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
We monitored the exposure of hairdressers to oxidative hair dyes for 6 working days under controlled conditions. Eighteen professional hairdressers (3/day) coloured hairdresser's training heads bearing natural human hair (hair length: approximately 30 cm) for 6 h/working day with a dark-shade oxidative hair dye containing 2% [14C]-para...
article 2007
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Pronk, A. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), Skarping, G. (author), Bobeldijk, I. (author), van Hemmen, J. (author), Heederik, D. (author), Preller, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
As part of a large-scale epidemiological study, occupational isocyanate exposure was assessed in spray-painting environments. The aim was to assess which compounds contribute to isocyanate exposure in car body repair shops and industrial painting companies, and to identify tasks with high risk of isocyanate exposure. Mainly personal task-based...
article 2006
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Marquart, H. (author), Warren, N.D. (author), Laitinen, J. (author), van Hemmen, J.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Dermal exposure needs to be addressed in regulatory risk assessment of chemicals. The models used so far are based on very limited data. The EU project RISKOFDERM has gathered a large number of new measurements on dermal exposure to industrial chemicals in various work situations, together with information on possible determinants of exposure....
article 2006
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Pronk, A. (author), Yu, F. (author), Vlaanderen, J. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), Preller, L. (author), Bobeldijk, I. (author), Deddens, J.A. (author), Latza, U. (author), Baur, X. (author), Heederik, D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: To study inhalation and dermal exposure to hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and its oligomers as well as personal protection equipment (PPE) use during task performance in conjunction with urinary hexamethylene diamine (HDA) in car body repair shop workers and industrial spray painters. Methods: Personal task based inhalation samples...
article 2006
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Warren, N.D. (author), Marquart, H. (author), Christopher, Y. (author), Laitinen, J. (author), van Hemmen, J.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The regulatory risk assessment of chemicals requires the estimation of occupational dermal exposure. Until recently, the models used were either based on limited data or were specific to a particular class of chemical or application. The EU project RISKOFDERM has gathered a considerable number of new measurements of dermal exposure together with...
article 2006
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Walton, P. (author), Preller, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
article 2005
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van Wendel de Joode, B. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author), van Hemmen, J.J. (author), Fransman, W. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The authors recently developed a Dermal Exposure Assessment Method (DREAM), an observational semiquantitative method to assess dermal exposures by systematically evaluating exposure determinants using pre-assigned default values. Aim: To explore the accuracy of the DREAM method by comparing its estimates with quantitative dermal...
article 2005
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