Current needs and future directions of occupational safety and heath in a globalized world

Frederica P. Perera, T. Y. Li, C. Lin, Deliang Tang, Steven G. Gilbert, Seong Kyu Kang, Michael Aschner

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This summary provides a synopsis of talks included in a symposium entitled " Current Needs and Future Directions of Occupational Safety and Heath in a Globalized World". The purpose of the symposium was to (1) highlight national and international agencies with occupational health related activities; (2) address electronic (e-)waste issues in developing countries where exposures are secondary to the handling and scavenging of scrap; and (3) discuss the effects of hazardous materials, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and tobacco smoke on child intelligence quotient (IQ) in developing countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-809
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • (e-)Waste
  • Developing countries
  • Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)
  • Intelligence quotient (IQ)
  • Occupational health organizations
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Toxicology

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