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Measure: Exposures from Hobbies   #060600


Questions about particular hobbies in which the respondent participated in for 6 months or longer.


Many hobbies involve the use of volatile organic compounds such as paints, solvents, gasoline, or glues and adhesives that can cause adverse health effects such as eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches; dizziness; loss of coordination; damage to the liver, kidneys, or nervous system; and even cancer. Other dangerous hobbies include the use of lead (e.g., making stained glass or fishing sinkers). By determining a person’s hobbies, a researcher may identify a potential cause of an exposure or an illness.



Environmental exposures, exposures, hobbies, chemicals, volatile organic compounds, VOCs, solvents, paint, glue, stained glass, headaches, dizziness, nervous system damage

Measure Release Date: May 31, 2016

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