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Reactive Chemical Systems: Part B – Developing Data-Driven Interventions

Dhimiter Bello

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Research Team

Anila Bello

Over the next five years, the team at the University of Massachusetts Lowell will expand its research on reactive chemical resin systems to understand exposures to Part B components. Part B contains several chemicals of concern, including solvent blends, hardeners or catalysts, engineered nanomaterials and other additives, crystalline silica, and flame retardants. Exposures to Part B components have been associated with multiple diseases, including contact dermatitis, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, as well as kidney and reproductive toxicity. The effect of exposures to part B ingredients have not been investigated, however, nor is much known about controls and their effectiveness. This project aims to develop comprehensive data-driven intervention strategies to minimize workers’ exposures and health risks.


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