The Action Level!® Quiz - Volume 13 No 12 - December 2016

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Effect of Multiple Alcohol-based Hand Rub Applications on the Tensile Properties of Thirteen Brands of Medical Exam Nitrile and Latex Gloves

Pengfei Gao, Matthew Horvatin, George Niezgoda, Robyn Weible and Ronald Shaffer

1. The smallest effect of the two ABHRs on tensile properties was observed for:

2. This article found that the effect of ABHR was generally greater on the latex than on the nitrile gloves. True or False?

Use of Raman Spectroscopy to Identify Carbon Nanotube Contamination at an Analytical Balance Workstation

Elizabeth I. Braun, An Huang, Carolyn A. Tusa, Michael A. Yukica and Paul Pantano

3. One must pay attention to high laser excitation powers when analyzing carbon nanomaterial (CNM) samples in order to avoid CNM transformations. True or False?

4. What are some of the ways carbon nanotubes can be released during their application life cycles?


N. Bartsch, J. Heidler, B. Vieth, C. Hutzler and A. Luch

5. Commonly used aqueous sweat simulant is insufficient for prediction of dermal PAHs-exposure. True or False?

6. The stratum corneum is the layer of human skin that accumulates the most B[a]P amounts after contact to a B[a]P containing consumer product. True or False?

A Comparison of Control Banding Tools for Nanomaterials

Araceli Sánchez Jiménez, Julia Varet, Craig Poland, Gordon J. Fern, Steven M. Hankin and Martie van Tongeren

7. Which tool offers a wider range of exposure tasks?

8. In general, all tools compared well and provided similar hazard and exposure output. True or False?

Speech Intelligibility Assessment of Protective Facemasks and Air-purifying Respirators

Andrew J. Palmiero, Daniel Symons, Judge W. Morgan III and Ronald E. Shaffer

9. Speech Intelligibility (SI) is likely crucial to quality patient care and safety even if a health care worker dons an air-purifying respirator. True or False?

10. Given alternate visual cues and prompts the issue of reduced speech intelligibility is usually considered only an inconvenience. True or False?


M. Worth Calfee, Jenia Tufts, Kathryn Meyer, Katrina McConkey, Leroy Mickelsen, Laura Rose, Chad Dowell, Lisa Delaney, Angela Weber, Stephen Morse, Jasmine Chaitram and Marshall Gray

11. As used in this article, the best meaning for the term “negative consequences” is:


Eggshells as a Source for Occupational Exposure to Airborne Bacteria in Hatcheries

Paul Brauner, Kerstin Klug and Udo Jäckel

13. Which of the following best matches the purpose for Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) Analysis?

14. Developments in the last few years have allowed researchers to first-time report bacterial growth in saline containing hens’ eggshell membranes. True or False?

On the Threshold Conditions for Electron Beam Damage of Asbestos Amosite Fibers in the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

Joannie Martin, Martin Beauparlant, Sébastien Sauvé and Gilles L’Espérance


16. The energy acquired by atomic electrons is converted into the momentum of the atomic nuclei by different mechanisms that do not include valence electrons being excited into the conduction band, generating an electron-hole pair. True or False?

Deadline for answers is December 31, 2016.

Answers will be available online on January 13, 2017.