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Remko Houba
Utrecht University
51Publications
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#1Martin van den Berg (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 55
#2Remko Houba (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 13
Last.J. de Boer (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 57
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Abstract To determine possible effects of lifestyle, diet, housing and professional activities on differences in individual levels of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) in serum of women, 20 to 40 years of age, in The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Norway and Spain. BDE-209 was measured in serum of 145 female volunteers with no known occupational exposure from Norway, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Spain. Blood levels of BDE-209 in a subgroup of 40 Dutch women were determined twice at a si...
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#1Hicham Zilaout (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 2
#2Jelle Vlaanderen (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 18
Last.Hans Kromhout (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 61
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Abstract Introduction In 2000, a prospective Dust Monitoring Program (DMP) was started in which measurements of worker’s exposure to respirable dust and quartz are collected in member companies from the European Industrial Minerals Association (IMA-Europe). After 15 years, the resulting IMA-DMP database allows a detailed overview of exposure levels of respirable dust and quartz over time within this industrial sector. Our aim is to describe the IMA-DMP and the current state of the corresponding ...
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#1Hicham Zilaout (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 2
#2Remko Houba (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 13
Last.Hans Kromhout (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 61
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Introduction Since 2000, a prospective Dust Monitoring Program (DMP) has systematically collected respirable dust and quartz measurements from companies across Europe producing industrial minerals (IMA-Europe). Currently, the IMA-DMP database includes more than 28,000 personal respirable dust measurements collected in 23 European countries. This database offers opportunities to monitor long-term temporal trends in respirable dust and quartz concentrations and gain unique insight into long-term t...
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#1Dick Heederik (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 74
#2José Jacobs (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 12
Last.Remko Houba (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 13
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Background Chloroplatinate salts are well-known respiratory sensitizing agents leading to work-related sensitization and allergies in the work environment. No quantitative exposure-response relation has been described for chloroplatinate salts. Objective We sought to evaluate the quantitative exposure-response relation between occupational chloroplatinate exposure and sensitization. Methods A retrospective cohort study was conducted using routinely collected health surveillance data and chloropl...
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Introduction: In 2012 an employee of a chocolate products plant was diagnosed with talcosis. Talc (magnesium silicate) is often used in the food industry. Although talc is considered to be safe by oral route, inhalation of talc is a well known cause of granulomatous lung disease and fibrosis. Objectives: To identify exposed workers at risk of talcosis and to define exposure measures. Methods: Exposure assessment consisted of semi-quantitative evaluation for all job titles with relevant talc expo...
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#1Hans Kromhout (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 61
#2Remko HoubaH-Index: 13
Last.Roel Vermeulen (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 58
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Objectives Recent analyses of long-term trends in respirable dust and quartz concentrations from the long term monitoring program of the European Industrial Minerals Association (IMA-Europe) Dust Monitoring Program (covering the years 2000–2013) showed striking downward temporal trends in exposure which came to a halt at around the year 2009. Careful analyses and discussion with occupational health and safety representatives pointed at a direct detrimental effect of the current economic crisis o...
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#1Dick HeederikH-Index: 74
#2José JacobsH-Index: 12
Last.Remko HoubaH-Index: 13
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Objectives Soluble platinum salts are well known respiratory sensitising agents leading to work related sensitisation in the work environment. No quantitative exposure response relation has been described for soluble platinum salts. The objective of this study was to explore exposure response relations for soluble platinum salt exposed workers. Method A retrospective cohort study was conducted using routinely collected health surveillance data and soluble platinum exposure data. Workers who newl...
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#1Dick HeederikH-Index: 74
#2Remko HoubaH-Index: 13
Last.Melissa Millerick-MayH-Index: 1
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#1F G B G J van Rooy (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 6
#2Remko Houba (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 13
Last.Dick HeederikH-Index: 74
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Objectives To investigate exposures, respiratory symptoms, lung function and exposure–response relationships among aluminium cast-house workers. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 182 workers. Exposure data were used to model exposure to irritants. Lung function and questionnaire data on respiratory symptoms were compared to a general population sample and an internal reference group. Blood samples were taken from 156 workers to examine total IgE, eosinophils and sensitisation t...
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