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Carol Rice

Professor-Emeritus

COM EH Indstr Hygiene Rice Lab

Education/Credentials
  • PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • SM: Harvard School of Public Health
Research Interests

I specialize in estimating the potential for environmental exposure of humans to toxic substances, either qualitatively through interviews or quantitatively by using historical measures of air concentrations of the material of interest. These exposure est...

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Peer Reviewed Publications

Lockey, James E; Dunning, Kari; Hilbert, Timothy J; Borton, Eric; Levin, Linda; Rice, Carol H; McKay, Roy T; Shipley, Ralph; Meyer, Cristopher A; Perme, Charles; LeMasters, Grace K 2015. Response to Comment on "HRCT/CT and Associated Spirometric Effects of Low Libby Amphibole Asbestos Exposure" by Lockey et al (2015). Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 57 7, e80-2

Lockey, James E; Dunning, Kari; Hilbert, Timothy J; Borton, Eric; Levin, Linda; Rice, Carol H; McKay, Roy T; Shipley, Ralph; Meyer, Cristopher A; Perme, Charles; LeMasters, Grace K 2015. HRCT/CT and associated spirometric effects of low Libby amphibole asbestos exposure. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 57 1, 6-13

Borton, Eric K; Lemasters, Grace K; Hilbert, Timothy J; Lockey, James E; Dunning, Kari K; Rice, Carol H 2012. Exposure estimates for workers in a facility expanding Libby vermiculite: updated values and comparison with original 1980 values. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54 11, 1350-8

Lockey, James E; Roggli, Victor L; Hilbert, Timothy J; Rice, Carol H; Levin, Linda S; Borton, Eric K; Biddinger, Paul W; Lemasters, Grace K 2012. Biopersistence of refractory ceramic fiber in human lung tissue and a 20-year follow-up of radiographic pleural changes in workers. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54 7, 781-8

Figgs, L W; Holsinger, H; Freitas, S J; Brion, G M; Hornung, R W; Rice, C H; Tollerud, D 2011. Increased suicide risk among workers following toxic metal exposure at the Paducah gaseous diffusion plant from 1952 to 2003: a cohort study. The international journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 2 4, 199-214

McKay, Roy T; LeMasters, Grace K; Hilbert, Timothy J; Levin, Linda S; Rice, Carol H; Borton, Eric K; Lockey, James E 2011. A long term study of pulmonary function among US refractory ceramic fibre workers. Occupational and environmental medicine, 68 2, 89-95

Lockey, J E; Hilbert, T J; Levin, L P; Ryan, P H; White, K L; Borton, E K; Rice, C H; McKay, R T; LeMasters, G K 2009. Airway obstruction related to diacetyl exposure at microwave popcorn production facilities. The European respiratory journal, 34 1, 63-71

Kupferman, Todd A; Rice, Clifford H; Gage-White, Linda 2007. Acute prevertebral calcific tendinitis: a nonsurgical cause of prevertebral fluid collection. Ear, nose, & throat journal, 86 3, 164-6

Rice, Carol H; Levin, Linda S; Borton, Eric K; Lockey, James E; Hilbert, Timothy J; Lemasters, Grace K 2005. Exposures to refractory ceramic fibers in manufacturing and related operations: a 10-year update. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 2 9, 462-73

LeMasters, Grace Kawas; Lockey, James E; Yiin, James H; Hilbert, Timothy J; Levin, Linda S; Rice, Carol H 2003. Mortality of workers occupationally exposed to refractory ceramic fibers. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 45 4, 440-50

Lentz, Thomas J; Rice, Carol H; Succop, Paul A; Lockey, James E; Dement, John M; LeMasters, Grace K 2003. Pulmonary deposition modeling with airborne fiber exposure data: a study of workers manufacturing refractory ceramic fibers. Applied occupational and environmental hygiene, 18 4, 278-88

Hertzberg, Vicki Stover; Rosenman, Kenneth D; Reilly, Mary Jo; Rice, Carol H 2002. Effect of occupational silica exposure on pulmonary function. Chest, 122 2, 721-8

Cocco, P; Rice, C H; Chen, J Q; McCawley, M A; McLaughlin, J K; Dosemeci, M 2001. Lung cancer risk, silica exposure, and silicosis in Chinese mines and pottery factories: the modifying role of other workplace lung carcinogens. American journal of industrial medicine, 40 6, 674-82

Lawson, C C; LeMasters, M K; Kawas Lemasters, G; Simpson Reutman, S; Rice, C H; Lockey, J E 2001. Reliability and validity of chest radiograph surveillance programs. Chest, 120 1, 64-8

MacKinnon, P A; Lentz, T J; Rice, C H; Lockey, J E; Lemasters, G K; Gartside, P S 2001. Electron microscopy study of refractory ceramic fibers. Applied occupational and environmental hygiene, 16 10, 944-51

Cocco, P; Rice, C H; Chen, J Q; McCawley, M; McLaughlin, J K; Dosemeci, M 2000. Non-malignant respiratory diseases and lung cancer among Chinese workers exposed to silica. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 42 6, 639-44

Levin, L S; Rice, C H; Lemasters, G K; Lockey, J E; Medvedovic, M 2000. What is the potential measurement error in occupational exposure studies? Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995), 50 6, 941-7

Lentz, T J; Rice, C H; Lockey, J E; Succop, P A; Lemasters, G K 1999. Potential significance of airborne fiber dimensions measured in the U.S. refractory ceramic fiber manufacturing industry. American journal of industrial medicine, 36 2, 286-98

McKay, R T; Levin, L S; Lockey, J E; Lemasters, G K; Medvedovic, M; Papes, D M; Simpson, S R; Rice, C H 1999. Weight change and lung function: implications for workplace surveillance studies. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 41 7, 596-604

Lemasters, G K; Lockey, J E; Levin, L S; McKay, R T; Rice, C H; Horvath, E P; Papes, D M; Lu, J W; Feldman, D J 1998. An industry-wide pulmonary study of men and women manufacturing refractory ceramic fibers. American journal of epidemiology, 148 9, 910-9

Lockey, J E; Levin, L S; Lemasters, G K; McKay, R T; Rice, C H; Hansen, K R; Papes, D M; Simpson, S; Medvedovic, M 1998. Longitudinal estimates of pulmonary function in refractory ceramic fiber manufacturing workers. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 157 4 Pt 1, 1226-33

Hall, G S; Rice, C H; Lockey, J E; Lemasters, G K; Gartside, P S 1997. A comparison of exposures to refractory ceramic fibres over multiple work shifts. The Annals of occupational hygiene, 41 5, 555-60

Checkoway, H; Rice, C H 1992. Time-weighted averages, peaks, and other indices of exposure in occupational epidemiology. American journal of industrial medicine, 21 1, 25-33

Seixas, N S; Robins, T G; Rice, C H; Moulton, L H 1990. Assessment of potential biases in the application of MSHA respirable coal mine dust data to an epidemiologic study. American Industrial Hygiene Association journal, 51 10, 534-40

Bonfiglio, J F; Clark, C S; Sigell, L T; Sublet, V; Rice, C H; Radike, M J; Hayes, K M 1988. Poison centers: a resource for occupational health services. Veterinary and human toxicology, 30 6, 569-71

Sigell, L T; Hayes, K M; Bonfiglio, J B; Clark, C S; Sublet, V S; Millman, S; Rice, C H; Siegel, E G 1988. An occupational/environmental services training program for poison information specialists. Veterinary and human toxicology, 30 5, 474-5