Isocyanates and human health: Multistakeholder information needs and research priorities

James E. Lockey, Carrie A. Redlich, Robert Streicher, Andrea Pfahles-Hutchens, Pertti J. Hakkinen, Gary L. Ellison, Philip Harber, Mark Utell, John Holland, Andrew Comai, Marc White

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES:: To outline the knowledge gaps and research priorities identified by a broad base of stakeholders involved in the planning and participation of an international conference and research agenda workshop on isocyanates and human health held in Potomac, Maryland, in April 2013. METHODS:: A multimodal iterative approach was used for data collection including preconference surveys, review of a 2001 consensus conference on isocyanates, oral and poster presentations, focused break-out sessions, panel discussions, and postconference research agenda workshop. RESULTS:: Participants included representatives of consumer and worker health, health professionals, regulatory agencies, academic and industry scientists, labor, and trade associations. CONCLUSIONS:: Recommendations were summarized regarding knowledge gaps and research priorities in the following areas: worker and consumer exposures; toxicology, animal models, and biomarkers; human cancer risk; environmental exposure and monitoring; and respiratory epidemiology and disease, and occupational health surveillance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-51
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 2015

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Lockey, J. E., Redlich, C. A., Streicher, R., Pfahles-Hutchens, A., Hakkinen, P. J., Ellison, G. L., Harber, P., Utell, M., Holland, J., Comai, A., & White, M. (2015). Isocyanates and human health: Multistakeholder information needs and research priorities. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 57(1), 44-51. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000278