High Exposure

Author: David Breashears
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684865454
Release Date: 2000-05-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author, a noted mountaineer and cinematographer, describes a lifetime of conquering the world's mountain peaks and discusses his 1996 expedition to Mount Everest to create his IMAX film "Everest."

High Exposure

Author: Amanda Parsons
ISBN: OCLC:731452761
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Motion picture actors and actresses

Residential Exposure Assessment

Author: Jeffrey Driver
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461512790
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Residential Exposure Assessment: A Source Book is the result of a multiyear effort known as the Residential Exposure Assessment Project (REAP) which was initiated by the Society for Risk Analysis and the International Society of Exposure Analysis. This textbook is the primary product of the REAP and it contains contributions from over 30 professionals from a variety of disciplines such as chemistry, biology, physics, engi neering, industrial hygiene, toxicology, pharmacology, and environmental law, reflecting the diverse knowledge and resources necessary to assess and manage potential exposures occurring in and around the home. Expert working groups were organized for each of the 13 chapters to address such issues as U. S. legislation relevant to products used in and around the residence, methods for measuring and modeling exposures across multiple pathways and routes, and distributional data available for key residential exposure factors. This volume is a compendium of information about predictive methods and tools, monitoring methods, data sources, and key variables that characterize exposures in the residential setting. It presents approaches for doing exposure assessments in and around all types of residences. The purpose of the Source Book is to provide a resource for use in educational programs and for "practitioners" of residential exposure assessment. Accordingly, this book is intended for risk assessors, exposure assessors, students, initi ates new to the concept of risk assessment, industrial hygienists assessing health hazards in the home, engineers, and monitoring specialists.

Grundlagen und Anwendungen der Mensch Maschine Interaktion

Author: Brandenburg, Elisabeth
Publisher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
ISBN: 9783798326262
Release Date: 2014-02-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Der vorliegende Tagungsband zur 10. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme gibt einen Einblick in die aktuelle Forschung im Bereich der Mensch-Maschine- Interaktion. Einen besonderen Fokus stellt das Wechselspiel von Grundlagenforschung und anwendungsbezogener Forschung dar, was sich im breiten Themenspektrum widerspiegelt, welches von theoretischen und methodischen Betrachtungen bis hin zu anwendungsnahen Fragestellungen reicht. Dabei finden Inhalte aus allen Phasen des Forschungsprozesses Beachtung, sodass auch im Rahmen der 10. Berliner Werkstatt MMS wieder sowohl neue Untersuchungskonzepte als auch abschließende Befunde diskutiert werden. Zentrale Themengebiete sind u. a. Fahrer-Fahrzeug-Interaktion, Assistenzsysteme, User Experience, Usability, Ubiquitous Computing, Mixed & Virtual Reality, Robotics & Automation, Wahrnehmungsspezifika sowie Psychophysiologie und Beanspruchung in der Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion. The proceedings of the 10th Berlin Workshop Human-Machine-Systems provide an insight into the current research in the field of human-machine-interaction. The main focus lies on the interplay between basic and applied research, which is reflected in the wide range of subjects: from theoretical and methodological issues to application oriented considerations. Again all stages of the research process are represented in the contributions of the 10th Berlin Workshop HMS. This means new research concepts as well as final results are subject of this volume. Central topics include driver-vehicleinteraction, assistance systems, user experience, usability, ubiquitous computing, mixed and virtual reality, robotics & automation, perception specifics.

Education and HIV AIDS a sourcebook of HIV AIDS prevention programs

Author: Alexandria Valerio
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821357573
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

Developed in response to the need for information about good practice regarding HIV/AIDS prevention education programmes, this sourcebook considers 13 case studies of programmes targeting school-age children and young people in seven sub-Saharan African countries, using a standardised format to enable comparison. The publication is the result of work undertaken by a range of contributors and has been produced by the World Bank in partnership with a number of international agencies including UNAIDS, UNESCO, is part of the global effort to support activities by countries to strengthen the role of the education sector in the prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Public Health Risk Assessment for Human Exposure to Chemicals

Author: K. Asante-Duah
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402009216
Release Date: 2002-09-30
Genre: Medical

Risks to humans as a consequence of chemical exposures are a complex issue with worldwide implications, especially in our modern societies. The effective management of human exposure to a variety of chemicals present in various sectors of society has indeed become a very important public health policy issue - and risk assessment promises a systematic way for developing appropriate strategies to aid public health risk management decisions. Risk assessment generally serves as a tool that can be used to organize, structure, and compile scientific information in order to help identify existing hazardous situations or problems, anticipate potential problems, establish priorities, and provide a basis for regulatory controls and/or corrective actions. In fact, with the control and containment of most infectious conditions and diseases of the past millennium having been achieved in most developed countries, and with the resultant increase in life expectancies, much more attention seems to have shifted to degenerative health problems. Many of the degenerative health conditions have been linked to thousands of chemicals regularly encountered in human living and occupational/work environments. It is important, therefore, that human health risk assessments are undertaken on a consistent basis - in order to determine the potential impacts of the target chemicals on public health. This book provides a concise, yet comprehensive overview of the many facets/aspects relating to human health risk assessments in relation to chemical exposure problems. It presents some very important tools and methodologies that can be used to address chemical exposure and public health risk management problems in a consistent, efficient, and cost?effective way. Overall the book represents a collection and synthesis of the principal elements of the risk assessment process that pertain to human exposures to chemicals in the human living and work environments. It offers an understanding of the scientific basis of risk assessment and its applications to public health policy decisions. Audience: The subject matter of this book should be of interest to many a professional encountering risk assessment in relation to environmental contamination and public health risk management programs – especially public and occupational health practitioners; environmental consultants; environmental attorneys; public policy analysts; and various health, environmental, and consumer advocacy interest groups. The book is also expected to serve as a useful educational and training resource for both students and professionals in the health-related and environmental fields – who have to deal with human exposures to chemicals, public health risk assessment issues, and/or environmental health management problems.

Radiation Exposure of Uranium Miners

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Radiation Exposure of Uranium Miners
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: NAP:14026
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Radiation

Combined Exposures to Hydrogen Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide in Army Operations

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309178681
Release Date: 2008-01-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In response to a request from the U.S. Army, a committee convened by the National Research Council (NRC) conducted the first in a sequence of studies evaluating the combined health effects of low-level exposure to two chemicals Army personnel are likely to be exposed to in firing tank weapons. The Army sought information on whether the two chemicals, hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, result in similar health impacts and should be assessed together when establishing exposure limits. Based on a review of the scientific literature, the report finds that the biochemical health impacts of the chemicals are similar and that the Army's proposed approach to setting exposure limits is appropriate. Because previous research has focused on high exposures, this initial NRC report recommends that futher neurological studies at low concentrations of exposure to the chemicals be conducted.

Climate Change Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor

Author: Judy L. Baker
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821389607
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The urban poor living in slums are at particularly high risk from the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. This study analyzes key issues affecting their vulnerability, with evidence from a number of cities in the developing world.