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John Cherrie
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Exposure science and occupational hygiene
Exposure science and occupational hygiene

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Read my blog post about the effectiveness of gloves against chemicals.

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How effective is skin protection against chemicals?
Nitrile protective glove You may have read the recent paper in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene about the effectiveness of skin protection against carbon disulphide [ 1 ]. The authors studied a group of workers engaged in making viscous fibres who were ex...

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A new chapter...
I have taken up a new part-time Chair in Human Health in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot Watt University , Edinburgh.  I plan to work on new projects related to exposure and health, making use of the exposome concepts and the availability of new low c...

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Take a look at my presentation at the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES).

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A copy of the slides from my recent talk at the IOSH National safety Symposium. Take a look and find out how to eliminate workplace cancer!

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Time for the #GBBO host Paul Hollywood be more responsible about the hazard from flour.   One of the main causes of occupational asthma. 

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An analysis of historic data on the use and effectiveness of Airstream helmet respirators in the British coke industry. 

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Effectiveness of respirators for coke oven workers
In 2011 the UK Industrial Injuries Advisory Council ( IIAC ) recommended that lung cancer in coke Airstream helmet respirator oven workers should be a prescribed disease. Those with lung cancer and more than 5 years of working on a coke oven top or greater ...

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A new research study looks at skin exposure for consumers handling oils and lubricants.

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Consumer exposure to oils and lubricants
We recently published a paper describing skin exposure from transfer of lubricants and fuels by consumers [ 1 ]. We simulated four situations: filling a vehicle fuel tank with diesel, adding lubricant to a car engine in two scenarios - in one case with the ...
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