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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857511/the-niosh-crops-demonstration-project-a-study-in-new-york-and-virginia-with-an-emphasis-on-youth
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David L Hard, Eugene A McKenzie, Douglas Cantis, John May, Julie Sorensen, Barbara Bayes, Erin Madden, Bruce Stone, Jimmy Maass
The agriculture, forestry, and fishing (AgFF) industry sector has had the highest rate of work-related deaths over the past several years. Tractors are the single largest source of occupational fatalities in this industry sector, and tractor rollovers are the largest category of tractor fatalities. The risk of death due to tractor rollovers has been found to be reduced considerably when rollover protective structures (ROPS) are used in conjunction with seatbelts. Increasing the number of tractors with ROPS and seatbelts is one way in which tractor rollover fatalities can be mitigated...
2016: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769264/occupation-industry-and-the-risk-of-prostate-cancer-a-case-control-study-in-montr%C3%A3-al-canada
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Jean-François Sauvé, Jérôme Lavoué, Marie-Élise Parent
BACKGROUND: Age, family history and ancestry are the only recognized risk factors for prostate cancer (PCa) but a role for environmental factors is suspected. Due to the lack of knowledge on the etiological factors for PCa, studies that are both hypothesis-generating and confirmatory are still needed. This study explores relationships between employment, by occupation and industry, and PCa risk. METHODS: Cases were 1937 men aged ≤75 years with incident PCa diagnosed across Montreal French hospitals in 2005-2009...
October 21, 2016: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767233/forest-management-scenarios-in-a-changing-climate-tradeoffs-between-carbon-timber-and-old-forest
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Megan K Creutzburg, Robert M Scheller, Melissa S Lucash, Stephen D LeDuc, Mark G Johnson
Balancing economic, ecological and social values has long been a challenge in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, where conflict over timber harvest and old-growth habitat on public lands has been contentious for the past several decades. The Northwest Forest Plan, adopted two decades ago to guide management on federal lands, is currently being revised as the region searches for a balance between sustainable timber yields and habitat for sensitive species. In addition, climate change imposes a high degree of uncertainty on future forest productivity, sustainability of timber harvest, wildfire risk, and species habitat...
October 21, 2016: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763365/seeing-the-forest-and-the-trees-western-forestry-systems-and-soviet-engineers-1955-1964
#4
Elena Kochetkova
This article examines the transfer of technology from Finnish enterprises to Soviet industry during the USSR's period of technological modernization between 1955 and 1964. It centers on the forestry sector, which was a particular focus of modernization programs and a key area for the transfer of foreign techniques and expertise. The aim of the article is to investigate the role of trips made by Soviet specialists to foreign (primarily Finnish) enterprises in order to illustrate the nontechnological influences that occurred during the transfer of technologies across the cold war border...
2016: Technology and Culture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756221/quantitative-trait-loci-influencing-forking-defects-in-an-outbred-pedigree-of-loblolly-pine
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Jin S Xiong, Steven E McKeand, Fikret Isik, Jill Wegrzyn, David B Neale, Zhao-Bang Zeng, Luciano da Costa E Silva, Ross W Whetten
BACKGROUND: The use of wood as an industrial raw material has led to development of plantation forestry, in which trees are planted, managed, and harvested as crops. The productivity of such plantations often exceeds that of less-intensively-managed forests, and land managers have the option of choosing specific planting stock to produce specific types of wood for industrial use. Stem forking, or division of the stem into two or more stems of roughly equal size, is a character trait important in determining the quality of the stem for production of solid wood products...
October 18, 2016: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748877/occupational-exposure-to-pesticides-as-a-possible-risk-factor-for-the-development-of-chronic-diseases-in-humans%C3%A2-review
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Silvia Gangemi, Edoardo Miozzi, Michele Teodoro, Giusi Briguglio, Annamaria De Luca, Carmela Alibrando, Irene Polito, Massimo Libra
It is well known that pesticides are widely used compounds. In fact, their use in agriculture, forestry, fishery and the food industry has granted a huge improvement in terms of productive efficiency. However, a great number of epidemiological surveys have demonstrated that these toxic compounds can interact and exert negative effects not only with their targets (pests, herbs and fungi), but also with the rest of the environment, including humans. This is particularly relevant in the case of workers involved in the production, transportation, preparation and application of these toxicants...
November 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732622/current-and-future-distribution-of-the-tropical-tree-cedrela-odorata-l-in-mexico-under-climate-change-scenarios-using-maxlike
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Israel Estrada-Contreras, Miguel Equihua, Javier Laborde, Enrique Martínez Meyer, Lázaro R Sánchez-Velásquez
Climate change is recognized as an important threat to global biodiversity because it increases the risk of extinction of many species on the planet. Mexico is a megadiverse country and native tree species such as red cedar (Cedrela odorata) can be used to maintain forests while helping mitigate climate change, because it is considered a fast growing pioneer species with great economic potential in the forestry industry. In order to assess possible shifts in areas suitable for C. odorata plantations in Mexico with ecological niche models, we used the MaxLike algorithm, climate variables, the geo-referenced records of this species, three general circulation models and three scenarios of future emissions...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722424/determination-of-physical-emulsion-stabilization-mechanisms-of-wood-hemicelluloses-via-rheological-and-interfacial-characterization
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K S Mikkonen, D Merger, P Kilpeläinen, L Murtomäki, U S Schmidt, M Wilhelm
Materials manufacturing industries seek efficient, economic, and sustainable compounds for stabilizing dispersed systems such as emulsions. In this study, novel, abundant biobased hydrocolloids spruce galactoglucomannans (GGM) and birch glucuronoxylans (GX) were obtained from a forestry biorefining process and characterized as versatile stabilizers of rapeseed oil-in-water emulsions. For the first time, GGM and GX isolated by pressurized hot water extraction (PHWE) of spruce and birch saw meal, respectively, were studied in emulsions...
September 27, 2016: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704469/growth-and-yield-performance-of-pleurotus-ostreatus-jacq-fr-kumm-oyster-mushroom-on-different-substrates
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Zenebe Girmay, Weldesemayat Gorems, Getachew Birhanu, Solomon Zewdie
Mushroom cultivation is reported as an economically viable bio-technology process for conversion of various lignocellulosic wastes. Given the lack of technology know-how on the cultivation of mushroom, this study was conducted in Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resource, with the aim to assess the suitability of selected substrates (agricultural and/or forest wastes) for oyster mushroom cultivation. Accordingly, four substrates (cotton seed, paper waste, wheat straw, and sawdust) were tested for their efficacy in oyster mushroom production...
December 2016: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659584/prevalence-and-trends-of-leisure-time-physical-activity-by-occupation-and-industry-in-u-s-workers-the-national-health-interview-survey%C3%A2-2004-2014
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Ja K Gu, Luenda E Charles, Claudia C Ma, Michael E Andrew, Desta Fekedulegn, Tara A Hartley, John M Violanti, Cecil M Burchfiel
PURPOSE: Studies describing prevalence and trends of physical activity among workers in the United States are scarce. We aimed to estimate prevalence and trends of "sufficient" leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) during the 2004-2014 time period among U.S. workers. METHODS: Data were collected for U.S. workers in the National Health Interview Survey. LTPA was categorized as sufficiently active (moderate intensity, ≥150 minutes per week), insufficiently active (10-149 minutes per week), and inactive (<10 minutes per week)...
October 2016: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629554/estimating-impacts-of-plantation-forestry-on-plant-biodiversity-in-southern-chile-a-spatially-explicit-modelling-approach
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Andreas Christian Braun, Barbara Koch
Monitoring the impacts of land-use practices is of particular importance with regard to biodiversity hotspots in developing countries. Here, conserving the high level of unique biodiversity is challenged by limited possibilities for data collection on site. Especially for such scenarios, assisting biodiversity assessments by remote sensing has proven useful. Remote sensing techniques can be applied to interpolate between biodiversity assessments taken in situ. Through this approach, estimates of biodiversity for entire landscapes can be produced, relating land-use intensity to biodiversity conditions...
December 0: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628337/the-production-and-uses-of-beauveria-bassiana-as-a-microbial-insecticide
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REVIEW
Gabriel Moura Mascarin, Stefan T Jaronski
Among invertebrate fungal pathogens, Beauveria bassiana has assumed a key role in management of numerous arthropod agricultural, veterinary and forestry pests. Beauveria is typically deployed in one or more inundative applications of large numbers of aerial conidia in dry or liquid formulations, in a chemical paradigm. Mass production is mainly practiced by solid-state fermentation to yield hydrophobic aerial conidia, which remain the principal active ingredient of mycoinsecticides. More robust and cost-effective fermentation and formulation downstream platforms are imperative for its overall commercialization by industry...
November 2016: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566934/opportunities-to-enhance-contribution-of-model-forests-in-the-sustainable-forest-resources-management-example-from-yalova-model-forest
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Sultan Bekiroğlu, Mehmet Özdemir, Ercan Özyürek, Avni Arslan
Model forests are nongovernmental organizations at local, regional and international level which are mainly focused on reconciling the conflicts between the stakeholders. This is an innovative approach to organization, which has been receiving more and more attraction from increasing number of countries, which gradually increased the number of model forests for the last 25 years. If these organizations reach desired levels of structure, medium, impacts and assets their contribution in sustainable forest resources management will increase ipso facto...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27368149/expression-of-the-myb-transcription-factor-gene-bplmyb46-affects-abiotic-stress-tolerance-and-secondary-cell-wall-deposition-in-betula-platyphylla
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Huiyan Guo, Yucheng Wang, Liuqiang Wang, Ping Hu, Yanmin Wang, Yuanyuan Jia, Chunrui Zhang, Yu Zhang, Yiming Zhang, Chao Wang, Chuanping Yang
Plant MYB transcription factors control diverse biological processes, such as differentiation, development and abiotic stress responses. In the present study, we characterized BplMYB46, an MYB gene from Betula platyphylla (birch) that is involved in both abiotic stress tolerance and secondary wall biosynthesis. BplMYB46 can act as a transcriptional activator in yeast and tobacco. We generated transgenic birch plants with overexpressing or silencing of BplMYB46 and subjected them to gain- or loss-of-function analysis...
July 1, 2016: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27364107/-occurrence-of-occupational-diseases-in-poland-2014
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Neonila Szeszenia-Dąbrowska, Urszula Wilczyńska
BACKGROUND: The aim of the annual analysis of the incidence of occupational diseases in Poland is to evaluate the extent of the incidence and to identify its causes as well as activities involving factors that are harmful or annoying to such an extent that they result in occupational diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Occupational diseases reporting forms supplied to the Central Register of Occupational Diseases were used as the study material. RESULTS: In 2014, there were 2351 cases of occupational diseases recorded, i...
2016: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27352384/in-vitro-dermo-cosmetic-evaluation-of-bark-extracts-from-common-temperate-trees
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Jane Hubert, Apostolis Angelis, Nektarios Aligiannis, Michalea Rosalia, Amin Abedini, Ali Bakiri, Romain Reynaud, Jean-Marc Nuzillard, Sophie C Gangloff, Alexios-Leandros Skaltsounis, Jean-Hugues Renault
Wood residues produced from forestry activities represent an interesting source of biologically active, high value-added secondary metabolites. In this study, 30 extracts from 10 barks of deciduous and coniferous tree species were investigated for their potential dermo-cosmetic use. The extracts were obtained from Fagus sylvatica, Quercus robur, Alnus glutinosa, Prunus avium, Acer pseudoplatanus, Fraxinus excelsior, Populus robusta, Larix decidua, Picea abies, and Populus tremula after three successive solid/liquid extractions of the barks with n-heptane, methanol, and methanol/water...
June 28, 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27245375/natural-resource-based-industries-and-prostate-cancer-risk-in-northeastern-ontario-a-case-control-study
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Jeavana Sritharan, Paul A Demers, Shelley A Harris, Donald C Cole, Nancy Kreiger, Andrea Sass-Kortsak, Nancy Lightfoot
OBJECTIVE: Prostate cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, and there is limited knowledge on its preventable risk factors. A number of occupational exposures in natural resource-based industries are suspected to be related to prostate cancer risk. This study investigates associations between employment in these industries and prostate cancer. METHODS: Data were from a population-based, case-control study previously conducted in Northeastern Ontario...
August 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27216523/fire-in-the-mind-changing-understandings-of-fire-in-western-civilization
#18
Stephen J Pyne
For most of human history, fire has been a pervasive presence in human life, and so also in human thought. This essay examines the ways in which fire has functioned intellectually in Western civilization as mythology, as religion, as natural philosophy and as modern science. The great phase change occurred with the development of industrial combustion; fire faded from quotidian life, which also removed it from the world of informing ideas. Beginning with the discovery of oxygen, fire as an organizing concept fragmented into various subdisciplines of natural science and forestry...
June 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27209791/assessing-cumulative-impacts-of-forest-development-on-the-distribution-of-furbearers-using-expert-based-habitat-modeling
#19
M C Bridger, C J Johnson, M P Gillingham
Cumulative impacts of anthropogenic landscape change must be considered when managing and conserving wildlife habitat. Across the central-interior of British Columbia, Canada, industrial activities are altering the habitat of furbearer species. This region has witnessed unprecedented levels of anthropogenic landscape change following rapid development in a number of resource sectors, particularly forestry. Our objective was to create expert-based habitat models for three furbearer species: fisher (Pekania pennanti), Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), and American marten (Martes americana) and quantify habitat change for those species...
March 2016: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27203466/characterization-of-anthropogenic-impacts-in-a-large-urban-center-by-examining-the-spatial-distribution-of-halogenated-flame-retardants
#20
Yan-Li Wei, Lian-Jun Bao, Chen-Chou Wu, Eddy Y Zeng
Anthropogenic impacts have continuously intensified in mega urban centers with increasing urbanization and growing population. The spatial distribution pattern of such impacts can be assessed with soil halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) as HFRs are mostly derived from the production and use of various consumer products. In the present study, soil samples were collected from the Pearl River Delta (PRD), a large urbanized region in southern China, and its surrounding areas and analyzed for a group of HFRs, i...
August 2016: Environmental Pollution
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