1st Edition

Total Exposure Health An Introduction

Edited By Kirk A. Phillips, Dirk P. Yamamoto, LeeAnn Racz Copyright 2020
    351 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    351 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the concept of "Total Exposure Health" and presents details on subject areas which make up the framework. It provides in-depth coverage of the science and technology supporting exposure and risk assessment. This includes advances in toxicology and the "-omics" as well as new techniques for exposure assessment. The book concludes with a discussion on bioethics implications, including ethical considerations related to genetic testing.

    • Discusses advances in exposure monitoring

    • Presents a systems biology approach to human exposures

    • Examines how overall well-being translates to worker productivity

    • Considers the link between work-related risk factors and health conditions

    • Covers the study of genomics in precision medicine and exposure science

    • Explores bioethics in genomic studies

    Aimed at the exposure professionals (industrial hygienists, toxicologists, public health, environmental engineers), geneticists, molecular biologists, engineers and managers in the health and safety industry as well as professionals in the public administration field.

    Chapter 16 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

    Section I: Overview and Fundamentals

    1. Total Exposure Health: An Exposure Science Framework for the Fourth Industrial Age

    [Kirk A. Phillips]

    2. The Individual Exposure Health Risk Profile (IEHRP)—Developing a Risk Profile Tool beyond Dose Response

    [Richard Hartman and Mark Oxley]

    3. In Pursuit of Total Exposure Health: Leveraging Exposure Science, the Omics, and Other Emerging Technologies

    [Sherrod Brown and Dirk Yamamoto]

    4. Total Worker Health®: Bridging Worker Exposure and Well-Being

    [Sara L. Tamers, L. Casey Chosewood, Heidi Hudson, and Chia-Chia Chang]

    5. Industrial Hygiene: A Foundational Role in Total Exposure Health

    [Dirk P. Yamamoto]

    Section II: Advances in Toxicology and the -Omics

    6. Personalizing Environmental Health for the Military—Striving for Precision

    [Christopher E. Bradburne]

    7. In Silico Identification of Protein Targets for Chemical Neurotoxins Using ToxCast In Vitro Data and Read-Across within the QSAR Toolbox

    [Yaroslav G. Chushak, Jeffery M. Gearhart, Heather A. Pangburn, and Hannah W. Shows]

    8. "Omics": An Introduction

    [Roland Saldanha]

    9. Silicone Wristbands and Wearables to Assess Chemical Exposures

    [Holly M. Dixon, Carolyn M. Poutasse, and Kim A. Anderson]

    10. Total Exposure Hearing Health Preservation

    [Jeremy Slagley]

    11. The Role of Noise Exposure as an Element of Total Exposure Health: Determination of 24-Hour Noise Exposure Profiles on U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers

    [N. Cody Schaal]

    12. Identifying Exposures and Health Outcomes in Former Worker Populations

    [Jeffrey R. Miller, Ashley Golden, and Zachariah Hubbell]

    13. Personal Environmental Exposure Sensors and the Internet of Things

    [LeeAnn Racz]

    14. Sensor Platforms and Wireless Networks

    [Kevin Montgomery]

    15. Data Integration and Services

    [Kevin Montgomery]

    16. Exposure Health Informatics Ecosystem

    [Ramkiran Gouripeddi, Philip Lundrigan, Sneha Kasera, Scott Collingwood, Mollie Cummins, Julio C. Facelli, and Katherine Sward]

    Section III: Bioethics

    17. Bioethics and Precision Medicine: Focus on Information Technology

    [Kenneth W. Goodman]

    18. Unresolved Ethical Questions Raised by Genomic Sequencing Research

    [Benjamin E. Berkman]

    19. Genomics, Big Data, and Broad Consent: A New Ethics Frontier for Prevention Science

    [Celia B. Fisher and Deborah M. Layman]


    Kirk Phillips is the Vice President and Practice Leader for Health Safety and Environment at LJB Inc. He is an Industrial Hygienist who has been practicing for 30 years and has 19 years of executive experience. As a former bioenvironmental engineer in the US Air Force, he led the Occupational and Environmental Health Programs for the whole Air Force as the Associate Chief for Bioenvironmental Engineering, overseeing 1,900 exposure scientists. He held his Certified Industrial Hygiene license for 20 years while practicing at the field level and has a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Engineering and Environmental Management. Kirk is regularly asked to speak on Total Exposure Health and has presented at the National Academy of Sciences twice and has keynote speaker at numerous national industrial hygiene and toxicology conferences. Kirk serves on the American Society of Safety Professionals Total Worker Health Task Force and works with Battelle Corporation to assist in delivering Total Exposure Health. Dirk P. Yamamoto is the senior industrial hygienist for Force Health Protection Research at the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He retired from the US Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel, having served as both an electronics engineer and bioenvironmental engineer. Dr. Yamamoto is a certified industrial hygienist, certified safety professional, and is a licensed professional engineer. He also serves the American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.). LeeAnn Racz is a bioenvironmental engineer in the US Air Force, having served at bases across the globe. She currently serves as commander of the 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida. She is a licensed professional engineer, certified industrial hygienist and board-certified environmental engineer. Dr. Racz has authored dozens of refereed journal articles and conference presentations, and has edited five handbooks.

    "The book includes a useful index. The total exposure (or worker) health and exposome-ics topics will dominate occupational health and related fields. Publication during 2020 destines this book for an explainer role and a presenter of research prospects. Weighted Numerical Score: 95 - 4 Stars!"

    - John T. Pierce, MBBS (MD) PhD (Navy Environmental Health Center)