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Exposure to BTEX (benzene, toluene, xylene, and ethylbenzene) in beauty salons

Exposure to BTEX in beauty salons: biomonitoring, urinary excretion, clinical symptoms, and health risk assessments. Authors: Moradi M, Hopke P, Hadei M, Eslami A, Rastkari N, Naghdali Z, Kermani M, Emam B, Farhadi M, Shahsavani A. Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) concentrations were measured in beauty salons (BS) and in the urine of the beauty practitioners and a control group. Indoor and outdoor concentrations of BTEX were measured in 36 randomly selected salons. Before- and after-shift urinary BTEX were measured from one female non-smoker employee in each salon, and repeated three times. Clinical symptoms in that beautician were assessed by a physician. Thirty-six unexpos

Falls are leading cause of construction fatalities

Falls are a leading cause of death for workers and account for one-third of on-the-job injury death in the construction industry. According to BLS data, 648 of the 4,836 fatalities from falls in all industries recorded. The Campaign to Prevent Fall in Construction began in 2012, and this year, the 6th annual National Safety Stand-down to prevent falls will take place the week of May 6-10 across the nation and internationally. You can find more information and at the Campaign site and participate in the Stand-Down site Source The Campaign to Prevent Fall in Construction National Safety Stand-Down NIOSH Facebook More Sites & Information CDC Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction The Nationa

 

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