Project Example: Para-occupational (“Take-Home”) Asbestos Exposure
Project Overview: While incidence of disease in household contacts of asbestos workers had been reported in the literature, little was known about the magnitude or relationship between potential household exposure and that of the primary worker.
Our Approach: Cardno ChemRisk scientists performed a comprehensive literature review and designed an exposure study to measure the relationship between airborne chrysotile concentrations in the workplace, the contamination of work clothing, and take-home exposures and risks.
Our Value: Cardno ChemRisk scientists found that under the conditions tested, para-occupational exposures could reach up to approximately 1% of primary worker exposures. A series of studies were published in the peer-reviewed literature, and provide valuable information for exposure assessment and human health risk evaluation.