The fields of occupational and environmental health are moving toward application of the concepts of cumulative risk assessment to enhance the health and safety of workers and communities. Yet, methods are rudimentary and few examples exist. Exploring cumulative exposures and risks in the transportation setting is particularly interesting because mobile sources contribute to air pollution exposures and related health risks to the general population and also represent a major source of exposure to selected occupational groups (e.g., truck and taxi drivers, gas-station attendants, parking garage attendants, bridge/tunnel toll collectors, traffic police). This study will develop a cumulative exposure and risk profile for transportation workers and/or transportation system users considering chemical and non-chemical stressors from the transportation setting as well as home, community, and social environments.
Research Investigators (PI*)
Final Report – coming soon!
CARTEEH Focus Area
Exposure and Health Impacts
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
University Transportation Centers Program
Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590 United States
Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218