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Engelen, V. (author), Detmar, S. (author), Koopman, H. (author), Maurice-Stam, H. (author), Caron, H. (author), Hoogerbrugge, P. (author), Egeler, R.M. (author), Kaspers, G. (author), Grootenhuis, M. (author)
Background: The aim of the current study is to investigate the effectiveness of an intervention that provides health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores of the patient (the QLIC-ON PROfile) to the pediatric oncologist. Procedure: Children with cancer participated in a sequential cohort intervention study: intervention N=94, control N=99....
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de Hollander, E.L. (author), Zwart, L. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), Wendel-Vos, W. (author)
Objective: To examine whether the "Short QUestionnaire to ASsess Health-enhancing physical activity" (SQUASH) and the "Injuries and Physical Activity in the Netherlands" questionnaire ("Ongevallen en Bewegen in Nederland," OBiN) were valid in assessing adherence to physical activity (PA) guidelines. Study Design and Setting: Participants (N =...
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Bieser, J. (author), Aulinger, A. (author), Matthias, V. (author), Quante, M. (author), Denier Van Der Gon, H.A.C. (author)
The vertical allocation of emissions has a major impact on results of Chemistry Transport Models. However, in Europe it is still common to use fixed vertical profiles based on rough estimates to determine the emission height of point sources. This publication introduces a set of new vertical profiles for the use in chemistry transport modeling...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Denier van der Gon, H.A.C. (author), Appelman, W. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
Large-scale use of leaded gasoline was an important source of the neurotoxin lead in the European environment. After a sequence of regulations on the allowed gasoline lead content and, eventually, a ban on the use of lead additives in gasoline, road transport was no longer considered a source of atmospheric lead. Currently a discrepancy exists...
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Joumard, R. (author), Laurikko, J. (author), Han, T.L. (author), Geivanidis, S. (author), Samaras, Z. (author), Merétei, T. (author), Devaux, P. (author), André, J.-M. (author), Cornelis, E. (author), Lacour, S. (author), Prati, M.V. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author), Zallinger, M. (author)
The influence of 20 parameters on the measurement of light-vehicle emission factors on chassis dynamometer based on driving patterns, vehicle-related parameters, vehicle sampling, and laboratory-related parameters, was studied. The results were based on literature synthesis, ≈ 2700 specific tests with 183 vehicles, and the reprocessing of > 900...
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Smit, M.G.D. (author), Bechmann, R.K. (author), Hendriks, A.J. (author), Skadsheim, A. (author), Larsen, B.K. (author), Baussant, T. (author), Bamber, S. (author), Sannei, S. (author), TNO Industrie en Techniek (author)
Biomarkers are widely used to measure environmental impacts on marine species. For many biomarkers, it is not clear how the signal levels relate to effects on the whole organism. This paper shows how species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) can be applied to evaluate multiple biomarker responses in species assemblages. To our knowledge, the...
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Griffioen, J. (author), Passier, H.F. (author), Klein, J. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
Establishment of natural background levels (NBL) for groundwater is commonly performed to serve as reference when assessing the contamination status of groundwater units. We compare various selection methods to establish NBLs using groundwater quality data forfour hydrogeologically different areas in the highly populated and developed...
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Peters, R.J.B. (author), Beeltje, H. (author), van Delft, R.J. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
The exposure to some chemicals can lead to hormone disrupting effects. Presently, much attention is focused on so-called xeno-estrogens, synthetic compounds that interact with hormone receptors causing a number of reactions that eventually lead to effects related to reproduction and development. The current study was initiated to investigate the...
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van den Berg, J.F. (author), van Rooij, F.J.A. (author), Vos, H. (author), Tulen, J.H.M. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Miedema, H.M.E. (author), Neven, A.K. (author), Tiemeier, H. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
Sleep duration is an important concept in epidemiological studies. It characterizes a night's sleep or a person's sleep pattern, and is associated with numerous health outcomes. In most large studies, sleep duration is assessed with questionnaires or sleep diaries. As an alternative, actigraphy may be used, as it objectively measures sleep...
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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...
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Vermeulen, J. (author), van Gool, M.P.M. (author), Dorleijn, A.S. (author), Joziasse, J. (author), Bruning, H. (author), Rulkens, W.H. (author), Grotenhuis, J.T.C. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
After dredged sediments have settled in a temporary upland disposal site, ripening starts, which turns waterlogged sediment into aerated soil. Aerobic biological mineralization of organic matter (OM) and chemical oxidation of reduced sulfur compounds are the major biochemical ripening processes. Quantitative data describing these processes are...
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Spaan, S. (author), Heederik, D.J.J. (author), Thorne, P.S. (author), Wouters, I.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Endotoxin exposure occurs in homes and occupational environments and is known to cause adverse health effects. In order to compare results from different studies and establish standards, airborne endotoxin exposures should be assessed using standardized methods. Although the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) developed guidelines for...
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Penkett, S.A. (author), Burgess, R.A. (author), Coe, H. (author), Coll, I. (author), Hov, O. (author), Lindskog, A. (author), Schmidbauer, N. (author), Solberg, S. (author), Roemer, M. (author), Thijsse, T. (author), Beck, J. (author), Reeves, C.E. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
The nitrate radical (NO3) was first measured in the atmosphere in the 1970s and suggestions were made that it could play a major role in oxidising many unsaturated hydrocarbons, such as those emitted from the biosphere. Analysis of the hydrocarbon mix over the North Atlantic Ocean suggested subsequently that the influence of NO3 radical...
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Fontaras, G. (author), Kouridis, H. (author), Samaras, Z. (author), Elst, D.A.M.M. (author), Gense, N.L.J. (author)
The reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption from road transportation constitutes an important pillar of the EU commitment for implementing the Kyoto Protocol. Efforts to monitor and limit CO2 emissions from vehicles can effectively be supported by the use of vehicle modelling tools. This paper presents the application of such a tool for...
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Denier van der Gon, H.A.C. (author), Hulskotte, J.H.J. (author), Visschedijk, A.J.H. (author), Schaap, M. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
Comparisons of measured and model-predicted atmospheric copper concentrations show a severe underestimation of the observed concentrations by the models. This underestimation may be (partly) due to underestimated emissions of copper to air. Since the phase out of asbestos brake lining material, the composition of brake lining material has...
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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...
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de Kluizenaar, Y. (author), Gansevoort, R.T. (author), Miedema, H.M.E. (author), de Jong, P.E. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between road traffic noise exposure at home and the prevalence of hypertension. METHODS: We conducted cross-sectional analyses in a large random sample (N = 40,856) of inhabitants of Groningen City, and in a subsample (the Prevention of Renal and Vascular End-Stage Disease ...
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