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Spectrum of Flavoring Chemical-Related Lung Disease—New—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Background and Brief Description
This project involves a questionnaire, along with clinical testing, to investigate and characterize the nature of lung disease occurring in popcorn and flavoring workers. Since publication of the 60-day Federal Register Notice, the annual burden estimate has been revised. We added the inclusion of job and medication forms to be completed by the participant prior to the testing session. We also included the time needed to review the informed consent. The overall burden hours is now estimated to be 115 hours.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the spectrum of lung disease occurring in flavoring and microwave popcorn workers. A secondary aim is to study the natural history of lung disease. For this study, we plan on interviewing and conducting clinical testing on participants from a previously investigated flavoring plant and microwave popcorn plant.
For this study, we will recruit participants from two study populations: Approximately 112 workers from a flavorings plant for whom we have spirometry data and 132 workers that had abnormal spirometry on any test from a previous NIOSH health hazard evaluation at a microwave popcorn plant. Thirty additional workers from the microwave popcorn plant who had normal spirometry on their last test also will be chosen at random.
NIOSH anticipates that information collection will begin in the 2013 fiscal year for the microwave popcorn workers and for the flavorings workers in fiscal year 2014. Prior to the testing, participants will be mailed a copy of the informed consent to review and asked to complete a job history form and current medication form. This will take no more than 25 minutes (total) to review and complete. On the day of testing, a NIOSH staff member will review the consent form with the participant, which will take about 5 minutes. Participants will then be given a NIOSH-administered questionnaire which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All study results will be stored at NIOSH.
Participation in all components of the study is completely voluntary. There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The total estimated annual burden hours are 115.
Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
|Type of respondents||Form name||Number of respondents||Number of responses per
respondent||Average burden per
|Popcorn workers||Informed consent||81||1||15/60|
| ||Medication form||81||1||5/60|
| ||Job history form||81||1||10/60|
|Flavoring workers||Informed consent||56||1||15/60|
| ||Medication form||56||1||5/60|
| ||Job history form||56||1||10/60|
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Ron A. Otten,
Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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