PDC on Risk Assessment for Elongate Mineral Particles to Be Led by C&IH at AIHce 2022

C&IH will teach a professional development course (PDC), “Risk Assessment for Elongate Mineral Particles” on Saturday, May 21 as part of the 2022 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo.  The instructors from C&IH include Andrey Korchevskiy, Dan Hall, and Cassidy Strode.

DC 102: Risk Assessment for Elongate Mineral Particles 
Saturday, May 21, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Music City Center, Room 102 A

Dr. Andrey Korchevskiy, PhD, DABT, CIH (C&IH) 
Dan Hall, PE, CIH (C&IH)
Cassidy Strode, CIH, PSE (C&IH)

Elongate mineral particles (EMPs) remain one of the most significant occupational and environmental concerns worldwide.  EMPs can belong to various classes of materials, including commercial asbestos and naturally occurring asbestos (NOA).  Two types of particles may have elongate shape: true asbestiform fibers and non-asbestiform mineral fragments.

This PDC will introduce you to the topic of quantitative risk assessment in application to various types of elongate particles.  We will present the following topics: 1) toxicology of EMPs; 2) metrics and parameters relevant for distinguishing between asbestiform and non-asbestiform EMPs; 3) dose-response relationships for fiber types, sizes, and habits; 4) predicting various health outcomes of exposure; and 6) risk communication for EMP exposure.  Applying the risk assessment approach to exposures from occupational activities, residential soil contamination, and commercial talcum powder will be demonstrated.

Session information on AIHce 2022 website

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