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Groth to present during Afternoon of Science – NIOSH 50th Anniversary Celebration

Caroline Groth, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, will present "Coffee Worker Exposures and Health Outcomes - WVU and NIOSH Collaboration" on Wednesday, May 5, from 2-3 p.m. during Afternoon of Science – NIOSH 50th Anniversary Celebration, hosted by the Office of Research and Graduate Education.

Groth's summary of what to expect from the presentation:

"In this talk we describe a few NIOSH collaborations (including healthcare workers’ exposures to cleaning chemicals; and COVID-19 and Occupation: Facebook COVID-19 Survey) but focus primarily on a NIOSH and WVU collaboration where we aim to investigate coffee workers’ exposures to alpha-diketones and potential health outcomes in this population. Exposure to the alpha-diketone chemicals diacetyl and 2-3 pentanedione has been shown to cause a disease of small airways called obliterative bronchiolitis, which can be very severe. This NIOSH study investigated workers at 17 coffee production facilities where exposure estimates were obtained." 

To RSVP for the event, complete the registration form or email Mallory Weaver.