The Action Level!® Quiz - Volume 12 No 2 - February 2015

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Viable Influenza A Virus in Airborne Particles from Human Coughs

William G. Lindsley, John D. Noti, Francoise M. Blachere, Robert E Thewlis, Stephen B. Martin, Sreekumar Othumpangat, Bahar Noorbakhsh, William T. Goldsmith, Abhishek Vishnu, Jan E. Palmer, Karen E. Clark and Donald H. Beezhold
1. What percentage of influenza patients in the study coughed out aerosol particles containing infectious influenza virus?

2. Interventions that can help protect healthcare workers from airborne diseases include which of the following?

Detection of Airborne Bacteria in a Duck Production Facility with Two Different Personal Air Sampling Devices for an Exposure Assessment

Elena Martin, Nico Dziurowitz, Udo Jäckel and Jenny Schäfer
3. Pathogenic airborne bacteria were detected in the inhalable and alveolar fraction of dust particle in the air of the hatchery. True or False?

4. Both sampling devices (IFA PGP and NIOSH BC 251) are feasible for quantitative and qualitative exposure assessment regarding airborne microorganisms. True or False?

An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Occupational Exposure to Physical Demands on Biomarkers of Cartilage and Muscle Damage

Marc Christian and Maury A. Nussbaum
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Rotation During Lifting Tasks: Effects of Rotation Frequency and Task Order on Localized Muscle Fatigue and Performance

Leanna M. Horton, Maury A. Nussbaum and Michael J. Agnew

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Creatinine and Specific Gravity Normalization in Biological Monitoring of Occupational Exposures

Jean-François Sauvé, Martine Lévesque, Mélanie Huard, Daniel Drolet, Jérôme Lavoué, Robert Tardif and Ginette Truchon
9. Sex appeared to exert a greater influence on creatinine and specific gravity levels. True or False?

10. What is the main rationale for the normalization of urinary biomarker results by creatinine or specific gravity?

Multicenter Study of Environmental Contamination with Antineoplastic Drugs in 36 Canadian Hospitals: A 2013 Follow-up Study

M. Berruyer, C. Tanguay, N.J. Caron, M. Lefebvre and J.F. Bussières
11. Which of the following is best justified by this study?

12. A reasonable conclusion from a sub-sample of this study might be that the proportion of positive samples remained constant over time but level of surface concentration was reduced. True or False?

Identifying the Hazard Characteristics of Powder By-products Generated from Semiconductor Fabrication Processes

Kwang-Min Choi, Hee-Chul An and Kwan-Sick Kim
13. Which one of the following was not representative of semiconductor fabrication?

14. According to these authors, although the concentration of particles during preventive maintenance is low, continuous improvements to the process and work environment are still warranted. True or False?

The Effects of Aging on the Dynamic Adsorption of Hazardous Organic Vapors on Impregnated Activated Carbon

Tal Amitay-Rosen, Amir Leibman, Ido Nir, Amalia Zaltsman and Doron Kaplan
15. Impregnated microporous activated carbon is considered an efficient adsorbent of toxic vapors in both military and industrial and military air-purifying respirators. True or False?

16. A reasonable conclusion from this work is that the decrease in protection capacity of ASC carbon against Sarin might decrease by ___% per year.

Deadline for answers is February 28, 2015.

Answers to the February 2015 “The Action Level”® Questions will be available online on March 13, 2015.