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How loud is too loud?

A recent NIOSH Science Blog post described noise exposure tolerance level, and the description is easy to understand and can be applied to everyday life. According to NIOSH Science Blog, Noise around 85 decibels (dBA) – which is loud enough that you must raise your voice to be heard by someone three feet away (arm’s length) – can damage your hearing after repeated exposures lasting 8 hours or more. Equipment, like printing presses and lawn mowers, and activities like vacuuming, or using earbuds or headphones with the volume set around 70%, all average about 85-90 dBA. When noise reaches 95 dBA – which is loud enough that you must shout to be heard by someone at arm’s length – it can put your

Job stress and biomarkers

A pilot study on the association between job stress and repeated measures of immunological biomarkers in female nurses OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the immunosuppressive effects of job stress in female nurses, an 8-month longitudinal study was conducted at a major university hospital. METHODS: Four groups of ten subjects each were constructed to represent high versus low objective stress and high versus low subjective stress based on their responses to a job stress questionnaire and objective stress ratings of the hospital's work units. Number of white blood cells (i.e., T cells, B cells, and natural killer cells), and lymphocytic proliferation to mitogens (concanavalin A, phytohemagglutinin, and

2018 MARCOEM in New Brunswick

2018 Mid-Atlantic regional Conference in Occupational & Environmental Medicine (MARCOEM) will be held in New Brunswick, NJ on October 6-7. This conference is hosted by The Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of New Jersey, and collaborated with Johns Hopkins University Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine regional components. Conference topics are; Novel Delivery Systems in OM Responding to the Worldwide Shortage of Healthcare Providers US DOT Update Legal Issues in Occupational Medicine Innovations in Occupational Medicine Air pollution and Carcinogenicity Occupational Health Perspective

 

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