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Personal Biography of William Popendorf, Ph.D.

William Popendorf is a Professor of Industrial Hygiene at Utah State University. He has been on the Board of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and a Director of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Dr. Popendorf has taught and conducted research for over thirty years and published more than 65 papers, book chapters, and one text book beginning with pesticide hazards to farm workers in 1972-1992, inorganic dusts in 1978-1982, organic dusts from grains and livestock in 1982-1995, and automotive industry foundries and metal working fluids in 1987-1994, and broader reviews since 1991 culminating in 2006 with Industrial Hygiene Control of Airborne Chemical Hazards. His broad interest has been to develop or/and apply predictive models (many developed in other fields) that describe how physical mechanisms cause (and can be used to control) exposures of workers to organic vapors, hazardous particulate aerosols, and dermally toxic chemicals, with the expectation that such tools will improve the overall practice and knowledge-base of industrial hygiene.


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