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Appendix 2 : Characteristic Signs and Symptoms for Several Pestici...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Conjunctivitis (irritation of mucous membranes, tearing) Skin irritation, rash, blistering, or erosion (without sensitization) Pulmonary edema Tearing Upper respiratory tract irritation: rhinitis, scratchy throat, cough...

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Tb Elimination : Quantiferon-Tb Test

By: Department of Health and Human Services

What are the disadvantages?¢Blood samples must be processed within 12 hoursafter collection.¢Currently, there is limited laboratory and clinicalexperience with the QFT.¢The ability of the QFT in predicting a patient’srisk of progression to TB disease has not beenevaluated.¢As with the TST, additional tests are needed toexclude TB disease and confirm diagnosis ofLTBI.

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Mortality in Dry-Cleaning Workers : An Update

By: Avima M. Ruder, Ph. D.

Background: A cohort of 1,708 dry-cleaning workers identified from union records, was exposed to perchloroethylene (PCE), a known animal carcinogen and probable human carcinogen, for at least one year before 1960. Many workers also had exposure to Stoddard solvent, a petroleum-based dry-cleaning solvent. Methods: Vital status was updated through 1996 and life table analyses conducted. Results: The cohort had excess cancer mortality (271 deaths, standardized mortality rat...

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Request for Approval'Of outside Activity

By: Department of Health and Human Services

7. NATURE OF ACTIVITY (Indicate type of activity, e.g., teaching, consultative services, and give full description of specific duties or services to be performed. Spec, when possible, the scheduled days of week and hours of day proposed activity will be performed)...

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Statement of Work National Center for Toxicogenomics (Nct) Proteom...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

The National Center for Toxicogenomics (NCT) was established at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in the fall of 2000 to apply the emerging genomicsbased global expression technologies to intractable problems in toxicology. The NCT has defined a road map for progress with three major focal points: 1) identifying early biomarkers of adverse effects; 2) understanding molecular mechanisms of toxicity, and 3) integrating diverse toxicological da...

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Historical Perspective of Personal Dust Sampling in Coal Mines

By: Fred N. Kissell; Ph. D.

ABSTRACT: Proper measurement of dust particle concentration is a critical step toward the elimination of dust-related occupational disease. This paper examines the development of dust sampling methods in U.S. coal mines, with emphasis on the benefits of personal sampling and on recent developments that permit realtime assessment of dust exposure.

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Cumulative Birth Rates by Live-Birth Order, Exact Age of Mother, A...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Table 1-35. Cumulative Birth Rates by Live-Birth Order, Exact Age of Mother, According to Race of Child, for Women in Each Cohort from 1950 to 1985: United States, 2000...

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Strategic Plan for Measles and Congenital Rubella Infection in the...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Measles and rubella remain important causes of vaccine-preventable disease and death in the European Region of WHO. Although an increasing number of Member States provide highly effective vaccines to prevent both of these diseases as part of their routine Expanded Programme on Immunization programmes, challenges remain to improve coverage in the countries currently using the vaccines and to introduce rubella vaccine in the countries that have not yet implemented a progra...

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La Diabetes : Un Problema Serio de Salud Publica at a Glance 2000

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Los datos que tenemos sobre la diabetes no dejan duda alguna acerca de su seriedad. Siendo la septima causa de muerte en Estados Unidos,la diabetes es un factor que contribuye a la muerte de 193,000 personas al an: o. Actualmente se calcula que a 10.3 millones de estadounidenses se les ha diagnosticado diabetes – esto significa que los casos se han multiplicado seis veces en las ultimas cuatro decadas – y otros 5.4 millones sufren de diabetes pero no se les ha diagnostic...

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Surveillance and Prevention of Occupational Injuries in Alaska

By: Department of Health and Human Services

During the 1980s, it became apparent that Alaska had the highest occupational fatality rate of any state (34.8/100,000/year, for the 10-year period 1980-1989, 5 times higher than the U.S. average of 7.0/100,000/year). The State of Alaska Department of Labor (AKDOL) estimates that almost 320,000 Alaskans were employed in the workforce by the end of the year 2000. The heightened risk of occupational injuries to these workers, as compared to other U.S. workers, may reflect ...

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June 2004 Page 1 of 2 Pesticides

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Pesticides are used to eliminate or control unwanted or harmful insects, plants, fungi, animals, or microorganisms. Currently approximately 600 approved, active pesticide ingredients are used in almost 20,000 products. Each year, approximately two billion pounds of licensed pesticides are used in the United States, an amount that is roughly one-fifth of total global pesticide use. Human exposure to pesticides occurs primarily through dietary residues, outdoor pesticide e...

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Shelter in Place at Your Office

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Shelter In Place at your Office Sheltering in place in your workplace is similar to sheltering in place at home, but there are some significant differences. The basic steps remain the same: 1) Shut and lock all windows and doors 2) Turn off all air handling equipment (heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning) 3) Go to a pre-determined sheltering room (or rooms) 4) Seal any windows and/or vents with sheets of plastic and duct tape 5) Seal the door(s) with duct tape a...

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Technical Assistance and Support Center Division of Customer Suppo...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Parachute was created as an acronym (Point-to-point protocol Apple Remote Access Central High speed User Telecommuting Engine) which encompasses all the various operating systems’ names for their dial-up or remote access networking components. Parachute is only relevant to analog (standard telephone line) communication (not DSL, cable, wireless, satellite, etc.). Parachute gives you a physical connection to the Internet and nothing else. Once you are connected (dialed & ...

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University of Rochester Summer Science Camp 1998

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Where do these hazards fit into the general scheme of life concerns? Role of work Elements of work Cost/Benefit Benefit of metals (natural elements)/ chemicals to life… Costs… Host waste processing systems/ other host protective factors Society decides Risk analysis...

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Report to the President and the Nation : Asian Americans and Pacif...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

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Nhanes 2001-2002 Data Release Frequency Distribution for Current H...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

General health condition: HSD010 -- Frequency -- Percent -- Cumulative Frequency -- Cumulative Percent -- Missing -- 3349 -- 32.26 -- 3349 -- 32.26 -- 1 : Excellent, -- 1019 -- 9.82 -- 4368 -- 42.07: Very good, -- 2205 -- 21.24 -- 6573 -- 63.3: Good, -- 2513 -- 24.2 -- 9086 -- 87.52: Fair, or -- 1096 -- 10.56 -- 10182 -- 98.07: Poor? -- 198 -- 1.9 -- 10380 -- 99.98: Don't know -- 2 -- 0.02 -- 10382 -- 100.00...

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Control of Rats and Mice

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Rats and mice can be found in homes, farm and ranch buildings, sheds and garages. They are offensive in many ways: 1. They eat and contaminate all types of food. 2. They damage and destroy property. 3. They carry diseases that are health hazards to both humans and animals—diseases such as typhus fever, Trichinosis, plague, infectious jaundice, Salmonella food infections, and rat mite dermatitis.

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A Fault Detection Neural Network for Dc Trolley Protection

By: Department of Health and Human Services

To prevent mine flires eaused by undercted arcing faults on coal mine dc trolley systems by using computerzed signature analysis techniques that distinguish legitimate loads form arcing faults...

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Recent Declines in Teenage Birth Rates in the United States : Vari...

By: Stephanie J. Ventura, M. A.

Objectives—This report presents teenage birth rates by State for 1990–94. Rates for the United States for 1970–94 are shown to put the State changes in perspective. U.S. rates for 1990–94 are shown by race and Hispanic origin of mother and for teenage subgroups 15–17 and 18–19 years as well as for teenagers 15–19 years. Also presented in the same detail are birth rates by mother’s State of residence for 1994, and birth rates for teenage subgroups by State for 1990–94. Me...

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Cdc Hpv Phase II Focus Group Responses, Favorite Brochure Selectio...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Material Tested U Useful Information C Confusing Information B Both Useful and Confusing Information Panel 1 Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. It is transmitted by sex (such as vaginal, anal and possibly, oral sex). Genital HPV is not a new virus. But many people are not aware of it because it usually has no symptoms and goes away on its own. At least 50 percent of sexually active people w...

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