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Review Of: Joe Thornton, Pandora's Poison: Chlorine, Health, And A New Environmental Strategy, William Ronnenberg Jr. Sep 2000

Review Of: Joe Thornton, Pandora's Poison: Chlorine, Health, And A New Environmental Strategy, William Ronnenberg Jr.

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

Review of the book Pandora's Poison: Chlorine, Health, and a New Environmental Strategy by Joe Thornton, (M.I.T. Press 2000). Appendices, notes, references, index. LC 99-057011; ISBN 0-262-20124-0 [599 pp. $34.95 cloth, Five Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA 02142-1493] .


Safe Farm: 1999 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller Sep 2000

Safe Farm: 1999 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and engaged in production or present during production.


Signal Modeling With Non-Uniform Time Sampling Of Features For Automatic Speech Recognition, Montri Karnjanadecha Jul 2000

Signal Modeling With Non-Uniform Time Sampling Of Features For Automatic Speech Recognition, Montri Karnjanadecha

Electrical & Computer Engineering Theses & Disssertations

This dissertation presents an investigation of non-uniform time sampling methods for spectral/temporal feature extraction in speech. Frame-based features were computed based on an encoding of the global spectral shape using a Discrete Cosine Transform. In most current “standard” methods, trajectory (dynamic) features are determined from frame-based parameters using a fixed time sampling, i.e., fixed block length and fixed block spacing. In this research, new methods are proposed and investigated in which block length and/or block spacing are variable. The idea was initially tested with HMM-based isolated word recognition, and a significant performance improvement resulted when a variable ...


Validation Of Passive Air Sampling Monitors Onboard United States Navy Submarines, Larry A. Mcfarland Jul 2000

Validation Of Passive Air Sampling Monitors Onboard United States Navy Submarines, Larry A. Mcfarland

Community & Environmental Health Theses & Dissertations

An operating submarine creates a unique air quality mixture of compounds that result from a combination of human metabolism, construction materials, materials brought onboard and compounds created through the interaction of ship systems. A comprehensive study of submarine atmospheres is ongoing during deployments of U.S. Navy nuclear submarines. As part of the overall effort, a paired air sampling comparison field validation was conducted to compare the air sampling effectiveness of passive diffusive monitors compared to more traditional active air sampling methods when sampling for acrolein, formaldehyde and ozone in the enclosed submarine atmosphere. Acrolein monitors containing 2-hydroxymethylpiperidine (HMP) impregnated ...


Trends. Problems In Cultural Transplants: From Aviation To Medicine, Ibpp Editor Jun 2000

Trends. Problems In Cultural Transplants: From Aviation To Medicine, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the issues with transferring aviation security to medical cultures.


Flight Physician - May, 2000, Civil Aviation Medical Association May 2000

Flight Physician - May, 2000, Civil Aviation Medical Association

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A fifteen page newsletter of the Civil Aviation Medical Association. The newsletter provided news about civil aviation medicine and information related to the organization.


Functional Infrared Imaging Of The Breast, J. Keyserlingk, P. Ahlgren, E. Yu, N. Belliveau, M. Yassa Apr 2000

Functional Infrared Imaging Of The Breast, J. Keyserlingk, P. Ahlgren, E. Yu, N. Belliveau, M. Yassa

Edward Yu

In order to re-assess the potential contribution of infrared (IR) imaging as a first-line component of a multi-imaging strategy using currently available technology, we first review the history of its introduction and clinical application, including the results of the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Projects (BCDDP). We then discuss experiments with a new high-resolution, computerized IR station and software program acquired by the Ville Marie Breast Center to assess IR imaging's ability to complement clinical examination and mammography in the early detection of breast cancer. Our goal is to show that high-resolution IR imaging provides additional safe, practical, and objective ...


Research Ethics: An Introduction, Tom Regan Apr 2000

Research Ethics: An Introduction, Tom Regan

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

Research Ethics: an Introduction focuses both on how Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) fits into the field of applied ethics and on procedures for making decisions that have a moral component. Tom Regan presents “Morally Relevant Questions: A Check List” with the central theme of balancing conflicting obligations. We expand this discussion with several classic resources by well known experts in research ethics that articulate critical topics. We present a Case Study from The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. We consider the question of professional codes and think about the toll of making the right decision. In the Additional ...


Human Subjects In Research, Matt Ronning Apr 2000

Human Subjects In Research, Matt Ronning

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

Human Subjects in Research presents basic ethical issues that face researchers when doing work with human participants. Matt Ronning, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Administration Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance, (SPARCS) is our guide for this module. In the Overview section we review chapters from two well known textbooks on Research Ethics. In the Applied Ethics section we focus on the consent form as a contract and comment upon the recurring topics of Justice and Honesty as they apply particularly to human subjects. In the Central Theme section we review institutional guidelines, both at the national and institutional level, utilizing ...


Science And The Media: Ethics Issues, Joann Burkholder Apr 2000

Science And The Media: Ethics Issues, Joann Burkholder

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

This module addresses the complex interface of research and the media; this interface necessarily involves issues of public policy, however, for the purposes of this module we will focus on media issues and touch on public policy in the Thinking Outside the Box section. For simplicity, when we refer to “media” we are speaking of journalists covering the science beat. In the Introduction we talk about the special collaboration between the media and the researcher and the challenges both face in communicating science to the public at large. We note the ethical component inherent in all communication and include quotations ...


Responsible Use Of Statistical Methods, Larry Nelson, Charles Proctor, Cavell Brownie Apr 2000

Responsible Use Of Statistical Methods, Larry Nelson, Charles Proctor, Cavell Brownie

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

Responsible Use of Statistical Methods focuses on good statistical practices. In the Introduction we distinguish between two types of activities; one, those involving the study design and protocol (a priori) and two, those actions taken with the results (post hoc.) We note that right practice is right ethics, the distinction between a mistake and misconduct and emphasize the importance of how the central hypothesis is stated. The Central Essay, Identification of Outliers in a Set of Precision Agriculture Experimental Data by Larry A. Nelson, Charles H. Proctor and Cavell Brownie, is a good paper to study. The Applied Ethics section ...


The Mentoring Of Graduate Students, Margaret King Apr 2000

The Mentoring Of Graduate Students, Margaret King

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

The Mentoring of Graduate Students presents basic issues that face both mentors and their protégés. Margaret King, the Graduate School, is our faculty guide for this module. We focus on some of the ethical values most central to the mentoring process such as justice and the idea of contracts. One of the challenges of the mentoring experience is that it involves rules and practices both tangible and intangible. Dr. King explores some of these intangibles- Right Attention, Right Balance, Right Empowerment and Right Boundaries- in the central essay and we focus on them additionally in our Central Theme section. We ...


Intellectual Property - Copyright, Peggy Hoon Apr 2000

Intellectual Property - Copyright, Peggy Hoon

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

The goal of this module is to present the major issues surrounding intellectual property (IP): rather than attempt to discuss all four types of IP, trademarks, trade secrets, patents and copyright, we will focus on copyright. Our Faculty Expert for this module is Peggy Hoon, Director of the Scholarly Communications Center, NC State University. The Overview section presents two chapters from two well known textbooks on research ethics. In the Applied Ethics portion we discuss the idea of the labor contract and the idea of the Intellectual Commons to clarify some of the more complex issues. In the Central Theme ...


Professional Responsibility And Codes Of Conduct, Nell Kriesberg Apr 2000

Professional Responsibility And Codes Of Conduct, Nell Kriesberg

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

Professional Responsibility and Codes of Conduct presents an overview of major issues concerning professionalism as they relate to the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). Joe Herkert emphasizes both the micro (between individuals) and macro (between professionals and society) ethical dimensions of professional responsibility and codes of conduct. We compare ethical codes with aspects of moral theory, expanding the discussion with some of the classical readings for this topic. We present a case study from the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. We consider the complex issue of whistle-blowing. We close with a sampling of additional resources.


Responsible Authorship And Peer Review, James Wilson Apr 2000

Responsible Authorship And Peer Review, James Wilson

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

Responsible Authorship and Peer Review presents the basic issues facing researchers at the publication stage of research. We focus on some of the ethical values particularly relevant to publication: honesty, objectivity, trust, collegiality, and the problem of power differentials. We present Jim Wilson’s Guidelines for Authors and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Guidelines: ORI has also posted extensive materials on authorship and peer review issues. We present a Case Study from The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. We consider the challenges of peer review, especially in terms of innovation in research. In the Resources section, you will ...


Rightdoing And Misconduct In Research, Rebeca Rufty, Nell Kriesberg Apr 2000

Rightdoing And Misconduct In Research, Rebeca Rufty, Nell Kriesberg

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

Rightdoing and Research presents the major issues concerning research integrity and misconduct; we intend this to be more of a reference handbook than the other modules in the series. Our faculty expert for this module is Becky Rufty, the Graduate School. Concepts of Rightdoing and integrity are discussed, and we expand the discussion with several key articles in the evolution of research ethics literature. Ethical concerns about ambiguity and trust are explored, as is the idea of micro and Macroethics. We focus on the resources at NC State University for promoting research integrity, as well as national guidelines. We present ...


Employers' Instructional Guide: Training Employees Who Operate Agricultural Tractors, Charles V. Schwab Apr 2000

Employers' Instructional Guide: Training Employees Who Operate Agricultural Tractors, Charles V. Schwab

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Training employees who operate agricultural tractors is important. All operators should be informed of the nine safe operating practices presented in this publication.


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Safe Farm: 1998 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller Feb 2000

Safe Farm: 1998 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and engaged in production or present during production.


A New Look For Farm Safety: Reflective And Flourescent Tape, H. Mark Hanna, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller Feb 2000

A New Look For Farm Safety: Reflective And Flourescent Tape, H. Mark Hanna, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Recommendations and instructions on the use of reflective and fluorescent tape to increase visibility of farm vehicles


Terminology Work: Tools And Processes That Make A Difference, Uwe Muegge Jan 2000

Terminology Work: Tools And Processes That Make A Difference, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

Technical texts, i.e., technical literature proper (data sheets, user documentation, scientific publications, etc.), as well as the whole range of medical and legal texts, have one feature in common: Their authors make generous use of: a) words not in common usage, e.g., dongle (a computer hardware device that prevents unauthorized use of protected software); and/or b) words that are in common usage but have a slightly, or even totally, different meaning in the special language, e.g., bug (in the general sense, this means a small insect, but in the computer software field, this is a small ...


The Nexus I Case, Kenneth D. Pimple Jan 2000

The Nexus I Case, Kenneth D. Pimple

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

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Flight Physician - January, 2000, Civil Aviation Medical Association Jan 2000

Flight Physician - January, 2000, Civil Aviation Medical Association

Browse all Civil Aviation Medical Association Newsletters

A fourteen page newsletter of the Civil Aviation Medical Association. The newsletter provided news about civil aviation medicine and information related to the organization.


Total Elbow Replacement In The Dog: Development And Evaluation , Michael Gerard Conzemius Jan 2000

Total Elbow Replacement In The Dog: Development And Evaluation , Michael Gerard Conzemius

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Elbow osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of forelimb lameness in the dog. The goal of nonsurgical and/or surgical management of the diseases that cause elbow OA is to slow the progression OA in the joint and reduce lameness in the patient. Nonsurgical and surgical management of these conditions frequently leads to unsatisfactory results. Current treatment alternatives for dogs with moderate to severe elbow OA include nonsurgical management, removing loose bodies and osteophytes from the joint, and arthrodesis. Similarly, these treatments frequently lead to a poor outcome. Improvements in implant design and surgical techniques have made total elbow ...