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Safe lifetime occupational exposure-1 LONE (lifetime occupational noise exposure).
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PMID:  20330631     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
For many years, it has been recognized by those working in the field of industrial noise that understanding how much noise is needed to cause hearing loss over a lifetime is difficult to communicate to most people, even those who have an understanding of logarithms. The concept of expressing noise exposure in industrial situations without decibels is the focus of this paper. Eldred ("Sound Exposure without Decibels" Internoise-86) discussed this approach for community noise. ANSI Standard S3.44-1996 defines sound exposure with units of Pascals squared seconds, or PASQUES, as noted by Eldred. This paper proposes that a safe value for lifetime occupational exposure to noise be expressed in terms of PASQUES. The authors will discuss the pros and cons of such an approach and offer 11.5 x 10(6) million PASQUES as the upper limit for a safe lifetime exposure to occupational noise.
Robert D Bruce; Arno S Bommer; Kimberly A Lefkowitz; Noel W Hart
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  127     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
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Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1881     Citation Subset:  IM    
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