Category: Take Home Exposures

The Story of a Lead Disaster Averted

A Sick Child and the Search for Answers   This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. The following fictional story of take-home lead exposure among children exemplifies a very real problem. A state health department is notified about a three-year-old boy who had recently been seen by his pediatrician due to ongoing vomiting, appetite Read More >

Posted on by Rebecca Tsai, PhD; Kathryn Egan, PhD; Amy Mobley, MEn; and Diana Ceballos, PhD, MS, CIH4 Comments

Die weitreichenden Folgen arbeitsbedingter Müdigkeit

Als Müdigkeit bezeichnet man die „Reaktion des Körpers auf Schlafmangel oder langanhaltende körperliche oder geistige Anstrengung.“1 Die Müdigkeit wird immer stärker, je länger der Schlafmangel bzw. die körperliche/geistige Anstrengung andauert. Das einzige, was gegen die Müdigkeit hilft, ist ausreichend Ruhe. Berufstätige mit ungewöhnlichen Arbeitszeiten wie Schichtarbeit, sehr frühem Arbeitsbeginn oder langen Arbeitstagen haben allerdings nur Read More >

Posted on by Imelda Wong, PhD, und Anna Arlinghaus, PhD

Fadiga relacionada ao trabalho vai além do ambiente laboral

A fadiga é definida como “a resposta do organismo à falta de sono ou a esforço físico ou mental prolongado”.1 Dessa forma, quanto mais períodos de sono insuficiente ou esforço físico/mental temos, mais fadigados ficamos. Essa fadiga só pode ser resolvida com descanso adequado. No entanto, para pessoas que trabalham em jornadas fora do padrão, Read More >

Posted on by Imelda Wong, PhD, e Anna Arlinghaus, PhD


疲労は、「睡眠不足または肉体・精神を長時間使うことに対する身体の反応」と定義されています1。そのため、睡眠不足または肉体/精神を使う時間が増加するにつれて、疲労が溜まっていきます。この疲労は十分な休息によってのみ軽減することができます。 Read More >

Posted on by Imelda Wong(PhD)、Anna Arlinghaus(PhD)

La fatiga relacionada con el trabajo va más allá del ámbito laboral

La fatiga ha sido definida como “la respuesta del cuerpo a la falta de sueño o al esfuerzo físico o mental prolongado”1. Como tal, a medida que aumentan los periodos de sueño insuficiente o esfuerzo físico o mental, más fatigados estamos. Esta fatiga solo se puede reducir con descanso suficiente. Sin embargo, para los trabajadores Read More >

Posted on by Imelda Wong, PhD, y Anna Arlinghaus, PhD


疲勞的定義是「身體對睡眠不足或對長時間體力或腦力勞累所產生的反應。」1 因此,隨著睡眠不足或體力/腦力勞累的加劇,我們變得更為疲勞。只有充分休息才能減輕這種疲勞。 Read More >

Posted on by 作者為 Imelda Wong 博士和 Anna Arlinghaus 博士

Work-related Fatigue Reaches Beyond the Workplace

Fatigue has been defined as “the body’s response to sleep loss or to prolonged physical or mental exertion.”1 As such, with increasing periods of insufficient sleep or physical/mental exertion, the more fatigued we become. This fatigue can only be reduced with sufficient rest. However, for workers employed in nonstandard schedules, such as with shift work, Read More >

Posted on by Imelda Wong, PhD, and Anna Arlinghaus, PhD8 Comments

‘Take-Home’ Exposures Still Persist

Occupational health has evolved into a largely technical field dedicated to identifying and eliminating the physical, chemical, and biologic hazards found at the workplace (Peckham et al, 2017). Central to this approach has been the distinction between work-related and non-work-related exposures, injuries, and illnesses which has become a line of demarcation between occupational safety and Read More >

Posted on by Diana Ceballos, PhD, MS, CIH, and Michael Flynn, MA12 Comments