Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention and Health Protection by Monitoring: Role of Individual Disciplines. The Epidemiologist: Value of Monitoring
Monitoring of exposure and monitoring of effects deserve equal attention. In the past most studies have not paid attention to both the careful assessment of exposure and the careful assessment of disease outcome. Rarely have the two been put together in a coordinated fashion. Until this is done routinely we shall continue to have fragmented information and results of limited use. The number of people interested in occupational health research is small enough that we cannot afford to make these same mistakes again. Epidemiologists must work with industrial hygienists. Industrial hygienists must work with epidemiologists. Toxicologists, medical directors, chemists, etc., must all put their best efforts into the determination of the relationship between exposures and effects in the occupational health setting.
KeywordsOccupational Health Chronic Exposure Acute Exposure Chronic Effect Industrial Hygienist
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