The University of Michigan’s Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering funds some of the exposure science research our lab conducts. Learn more about the Center from this great new video! You’ll see some familiar faces from our lab.
PhD student Mozhgon Rajaee was recently bestowed the Warren A. Cook Award, which is given each year to a PhD student who has made significant contributions to industrial hygiene research. Mozhgon’s thesis is titled “Mercury exposure, cardiovascular health and pulmonary function in a Ghanaian small-scale gold mining community.” Congratulations, Mozhgon!
As an Aspen Fellow, lab member Dr. Utibe Effiong has been raising awareness about the ongoing meningitis crisis in West Africa, and his personal experience with it. He has also written about the challenge of stemming this year’s Ebola outbreak. Great work, Utibe!
EHS Alumnus and research scientist Utibe Effiong, MD, was interviewed on CBS radio about several aspects of the Ebola outbreak. Dr. Effiong also wrote up a blog post for the Risk Science Center’s website on the topic. Dr. Effiong writes that Ebola should be seen as a global problem, not a localized one, and that resources should be allocatedContinue reading “Dr. Utibe Effiong: Ebola has not received the attention it requires”
The 85-3 Campaign aims to recognize organizations and employers that have adopted 85 dBA for an 8-hour noise exposure limit measured with a 3-dB exchange rate for their hearing loss prevention programs, and to encourage others to adopt this same hearing protective strategy. To fight the ”silent epidemic” of occupational hearing loss, the 85-3 Campaign is enlisting asContinue reading “New website for 85-3 Campaign”
Barbara Lucas at WEMU spoke with Dr. Rick Neitzel about the impacts of noise on our health. Listen or read the transcript here.
Utibe Effiong is published in the Detroit Free Press, discussing the risks of labeling the recent Ebola outbreak as a foreign issue.
The electricity required to keep a computer running 24 hours a day and seven days a week can cost up to $600 per year. Add to that the electricity consumption of lighting, fume hoods, and other lab equipment, and a research lab quickly becomes very energy-intensive and expensive. Fortunately, a few simple behaviors can greatlyContinue reading “Exposure Research Lab Gets Certified as a “Sustainable Lab””