The Action Level!® Quiz - Volume 12 No 8 - August 2015

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Achieving Control of Occupational Exposures to Engineered Nanomaterials

Amanda Juric, Richard Meldrum and Eric N. Liberda

1. With respect to the preventive exposure management of engineered nanomaterials, mass-based occupational exposure limits of parent compounds with a standardized safety factor of 10 applied to account for size extrapolation provides a feasible framework for all nanomaterials. True or False?

2. Select the parameter that does not differ significantly between a nanomaterial and its parent compound.

Effects of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) on N95 Respirator Filtration Performance and Structural Integrity

William G. Lindsley, Stephen B. Martin, Jr., Robert E. Thewlis, Khachatur Sarkisian, Julian O. Nwoko, Kenneth R. Mead and John D. Noti

3. Exposure to ultraviolet germicidal irradiation will destroy the filtration ability of a disposable N95 respirator. True or False?

4. The effects of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation are the same for all disposable N95 respirators. True or False?

Occupational Exposure to Chromium of Assembly Workers in Aviation Industries

G. Genovese, L. Castiglia, M. Pieri, C. Novi, R. d’Angelo, N. Sannolo, M. Lamberti and N. Miraglia

5. In the aviation industry, assemblers could be exposed to detectable levels of Cr(VI). True or False?

6. Data from Biological Monitoring campaigns should be compared with respect to:

Estimating the Dead Space Volume between a Headform and N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Using Microsoft Kinect

Ming Xu, Zhipeng Lei and James Yang

7. Respirator fit and comfort depend on the dead space volume. True or False?

8. Respirator fit improves as dead space volume decreases. True or False?

Evaluation of the Dustiness of Different Kaolin Samples

Ana López Lilao, Marine Bruzi, Vicenta Sanfelix, Ana Gozalbo Nebot, Gustavo Mallol Gasch and Eliseo Monfort Gimeno

9. A rise in the mean particle size entailed a reduction in dustiness. True or False?

10. An increase in the fraction of fine particles raised inhalable mass fraction. True or False?

Airborne Exposures to Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds among Workers in Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing Facilities

David C. Trumbore, Linda V. Osborn, Kathleen A. Johnson and William E. Fayerweather

11. Exposures to PACs in the manufacture of asphalt roofing products are:

12. Exposure to PACs is a very small part of the overall exposure to asphalt fume. True or False?

Effects of Temperature, Humidity and Air Flow on Fungal Growth Rate on Loaded Ventilation Filters

W. Tang, T.H. Kuehn and Matt F. Simcik

13. Airflow alone strategies would likely be effective given optimum temperature and relative humidity conditions. True or False?

14. Which of the following air contaminants would be least likely as a result of microbial growth on ventilation filters?

Use of a Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer for Environmental Exposure Assessment of a Neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt Adjacent to the Site of a Former Secondary Lead Smelter

William Menrath, Yehia Zakaria, Amal El-Safty, C. Scott Clark, Caroline Lind, John Pesce and Hongying Peng

15. A majority of composite soil samples collected in play areas exceeded the US EPA limit for bare soil. True or False?

16. The best conclusion regarding portable XRF to analyze dust wipe samples for lead is which of the following?

Deadline for answers is August 31, 2015.

Answers will be available online on September 11, 2015.