Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 28, 2015
Cardno ChemRisk received an award at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition (AIHce) for the fifth consecutive year. The recognition came courtesy of a poster created by six team members: “Pilot Study of Exposures to Airborne Concentrations of Naturally Occurring Diacetyl During Coffee Consumption.” It was authored by Lauren Spicer, Jason Lotter, Chris Comerford, Dr. Anders Abelmann, Dr. Jennifer Pierce, and Dr. Brent Finley.
The team’s poster won 2nd place, Best of Session, and was presented during the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, Risk Assessment and Management track on June 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A goal of the AIHce conference is to give attendees the information and strategies they need to protect worker health, an objective that fits perfectly with Cardno ChemRisk’s mission. A member of the Cardno Group, Cardno ChemRisk is a scientific consulting firm specializing in helping clients characterize the health and environmental risk associated with complex exposures involving chemicals, pharmaceuticals or radionuclides in a variety of media and environments.
About the Winning Cardno ChemRisk Team
Lauren Spicer, Senior Associate Health Scientist: seven years’ experience including industrial hygiene sampling and reporting, exposure assessment, chemical analysis, and safety program management.
Jason Lotter, Senior Associate Health Scientist: three years’ experience including industrial hygiene, exposure data analysis, and risk assessments.
Chris Comerford, Associate Health Scientist: One year experience including industrial hygiene, toxicology, litigation support, and exposure assessment.
Dr. Anders Abelmann, Supervising Health Scientist/Regional Unit Manager: five years’ experience in industrial hygiene, risk assessment, and occupational safety.
Dr. Jennifer S. Pierce, Senior Managing Health Scientist/Technical Director: 11 years’ experience in toxicology, industrial hygiene, and environmental and occupational epidemiology.
Dr. Brent Finley, Managing Principal Health Scientist/Executive Vice President: board-certified toxicologist with 22 years’ experience conducting and managing studies involving chemical exposures and human health risk assessment.
Previous Cardno ChemRisk AIHce Research Award Winners
AIHce 2014: Pierce et al. “Diacetyl and 2,3-Pentanedione Exposures Associated with Cigarette Smoking: Implications for Risk Assessment of Food and Flavoring Workers” (Best in Session)
AIHce 2013: Pierce et al. “A Comparison of Reported Peak Concentrations of Diacetyl in the Workplace to Estimated Diacetyl Concentrations in Mainstream Cigarette Smoke” (Best in Session)
AIHce 2013: Spicer et al. “A Comparison of Workday-Duration Occupational Exposures to Diacetyl to Estimated Exposures Associated with Cigarette Smoking”
AIHce 2012: Spicer et al. “Analysis of Time Weighted Average Concentrations of Formaldehyde during Keratin Hair Smoothing Treatments” (Best in Session)
AIHce 2012: Pierce et al. “Characterization of formaldehyde exposure resulting from the use of four professional hair straightening products” (Paper of the Year)
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