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Protocol - Exposure at Work and in Daily Life

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Description:

The respondent is asked to complete a table of questions about exposures at work or during daily life. If the respondent answers "yes" to any of the exposures the number of years exposed to the substance is also requested.

Protocol:

In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to any of the following? If "yes," indicate the number of years exposed.

Exposure to:

Check one

Number of years

Yes

No

Asbestos

Chemicals/Acids/Solvents

Coal or Stone Dusts

Coal Tar/Pitch/Asphalt

Diesel Engine Exhaust

Dyes

Formaldehyde

Gasoline Exhaust

Pesticides/Herbicides

Textile Fibers/Dusts

Wood Dust

X-rays/Radioactive Materials

Protocol Name from Source:

Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II), Men’s Baseline Questionnaire, 1982

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

This question may be self-administered (as in the source protocol) or administered by an interviewer with a paper-and-pencil or computer-assisted interview.

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews.* The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don’t know" response is provided.

* There are multiple modes to administer this question (e.g., paper-and-pencil and computer-assisted interviews).

Equipment Needs

Either a paper-and-pencil or computer-assisted instrument may be used. If a computer-assisted instrument is used, computer software may be necessary to develop the instrument. The interviewer will require a laptop computer or handheld computer to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult

Participants:

Adult 18 +

Specific Instructions:

The PhenX Working Group recommends that examples be provided for each substance in the protocol table. Here are some examples:

Exposure to:

Asbestos (e.g., a fibrous mineral commonly used as insulation on older furnaces, boiler pipes, sprayed on fire proofing insulation. Newer applications use glass or slag wool.)

Chemicals/Acids/Solvents (e.g., spot removers, paint thinners, surface treatments)

Coal or Stone Dusts (e.g., dust from grinding, polishing, drilling, cutting stone)

Coal Tar/Pitch/Asphalt (e.g., repair and install commercial flat roofs and road work)

Diesel Engine Exhaust (e.g., jobs working near trucks and buses; homes near truck traffic; commuting with heavy truck traffic)

Dyes (e.g., work with aniline fabric dyes, hairdressers, some artists)

Formaldehyde (e.g., work with permanent press fabrics; some lab work)

Gasoline Exhaust (e.g., toll takers, driving jobs, crossing guards, residence near heavily traveled roads)

Pesticides/Herbicides (e.g., applicator jobs, florist, farm or ranch worker)

Textile Fibers/Dusts (e.g., manufacturing textiles, clothing, other products, seamstress)

Wood Dust (e.g., carpenter, cabinet maker, construction with wood)

X-rays/Radioactive Materials (e.g., radiology worker, chemotherapy, some hospital pharmacy, some researchers)

Selection Rationale

This protocol was vetted against other protocols and preferred because it includes a broad range of exposures and captures length of time of the exposure. This is a very good screening type question.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Daily Life Exposure Text 2954148 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Environ exp work daily life proto 62520-2 LOINC
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel #2 (ERP 2) reviewed the measures in the Demographics, Environmental Exposures, and Social Environments domains.

Guidance from ERP 2 includes:

• No significant changes to measure

Back-compatible: no changes to Data Dictionary

Previous version in Toolkit archive (link)

Source

American Cancer Society. Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II), 1982. Men's Baseline Questionnaire. Question number 6.

General References

None

Protocol ID:

60401

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX060401_Exposure_Asbestos PX060401010100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Asbestos? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Asbestos_Years PX060401010200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Asbestos? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Coal_Dust PX060401030100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Coal or Stone Dusts? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Coal_Dust_Years PX060401030200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Coal or Stone Dusts? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Coal_Tar PX060401040100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Coal Tar/Pitch/Asphalt? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Coal_Tar_Years PX060401040200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Coal Tar/Pitch/Asphalt? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Diesel_Engine_Exhaust PX060401050100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Diesel Engine Exhaust? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Diesel_Engine_Exhaust_Years PX060401050200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Diesel Engine Exhaust? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Dye PX060401060100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Dyes? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Dye_Years PX060401060200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Dyes? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Formaldehyde PX060401070100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Formaldehyde? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Formaldehyde_Years PX060401070200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Formaldehyde? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Gasoline_Exhaust PX060401080100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Gasoline Exhaust? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Gasoline_Exhaust_Years PX060401080200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Gasoline Exhaust? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Pesticides_Herbicides PX060401090100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Pesticides/Herbicides? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Pesticides_Herbicides_Years PX060401090200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Pesticides/Herbicides? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Radioactive_Materials PX060401120100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to X-rays/Radioactive Materials? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Radioactive_Materials_Years PX060401120200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to X-rays/Radioactive Materials? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Solvent PX060401020100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Chemicals/Acids/Solvents? 4 Variable Mapping
PX060401_Exposure_Solvent_Years PX060401020200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Chemicals/Acids/Solvents? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Textile_Fiber_Dust PX060401100100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Textile Fibers/Dusts? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Textile_Fiber_Dust_Years PX060401100200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Textile Fibers/Dusts? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Wood_Dust PX060401110100 In your work or daily life, are (were) you regularly exposed to Wood Dust? 4 N/A
PX060401_Exposure_Wood_Dust_Years PX060401110200 How many years are (were) you regularly exposed to Wood Dust? 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Exposure at Work and in Daily Life

Release Date:

May 31, 2016

Definition

A series of questions about being exposed to environmental substances at work or during daily activities

Purpose

Some people may be exposed to known environmental contaminants during their daily activities or at work. These hazardous substances can cause a broad range of health ailments such as cancer, or cardiac, pulmonary, nervous, and reproductive system problems. By identifying these exposures and the length of time of the exposure, researchers can conduct a better assessment of the environmental causes of illness.

Keywords

Environmental exposures, American Cancer Society, ACS work exposures, asbestos, chemicals, acids, solvents, diesel engine exhaust, gasoline engine exhaust, dust, dyes, formaldehyde, pesticides, herbicides, fibers, X-rays, radioactive material