• indoor environmental quality issues, including water-damaged buildings, mold growth, and poor air quality;

  • mycotoxins and endotoxins;

  • bacteria (e.g., methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and emerging infectious diseases;

  • formaldehyde in particle board furniture;

  • mixed low-level exposures;

  • long-standing hazards not covered by OSHA standards including cleaning products (e.g., disinfectants), hexavalent chromium in portland cement and concrete, and diesel exhaust;

  • carbon monoxide exposure (e.g., from gasoline generators or gas-powered washers);

  • establishment of occupational exposure limits;

  • dermatitis;

  • effects of food additives;

  • behavioral modification for the protection against needlesticks and other contaminated sharps injuries in hospitals;

  • hazards associated with construction and warehousing;

  • agricultural hazards;

  • sources of autoimmune diseases in women and healthcare provider immune system problems; and

  • musculoskeletal issues (e.g., ergonomic issues related to text messaging and small-computer use or associated with multiple operators of the same piece of equipment).



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