Health Risk Characterization for Transport Users

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.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $200,000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747128

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Project Managers:

    Walker, Marcia

  • Performing Organizations:

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

    Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Center for Injury Research and Policy, 624 North Broadway
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21205
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fox , Mary

  • Start Date: 20170501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Source Data: JHU-06

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637695
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747128
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 2 2017 1:07PM