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Faculty Member

James Purdham Ph.D.

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Occupational & Environmental Health Division
Associate Professor Emeritus
SGS Status
Member Emeritus
Appointment Status

Research Interests

  • occupational hygiene
  • exposure assessment methodology
  • occupational epidemiology
  • air pollution
  • analytical chemistry

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • CHL 5901 – Occupational & Environmental Hygiene II
  • CHL 5914 – Physical Agents I Noise and Vibration

Honours & Awards

Current Research Projects

  • Occupational and other risk factors for prostate cancer
  • Occupational exposure to ultrafine particles and the relationship to early indicators of cardiopulmonary effects.
  • Physician diagnosed asthma, respiratory and cutaneous symptoms,immunologic sensitization and exposures among cleaners.
  • Characterization of microbial contaminants in metalworking fluids
  • Whole Body Vibration and Prostate Cancer – A Feasibility Study

Representative Publications

  • Tarlo SM, Liss GM, Greene JM, Purdham J, Kerr M. Work attributed symptom clusters (Dark Room Disease) among radiographers versus physiotherapists: associations between self-reported exposures and psychosocial stressors. Am J Ind Med. 2004;45:513-21.
  • N Lightfoot, M Conlon, N Kreiger, AM Sass-Kortsak, J Purdham, G Darlington. Medical history, sexual, and maturational factors and prostate cancer risk. Ann Epid 14:655-662, 2004
  • GM Liss, S Tarlo, J Doherty, J Purdham, J Greene, L McCaskell, M Kerr. Physician-diagnosed asthma, respiratory symptoms and association with workplace tasks among radiographers in Ontario, Canada.. Occup Environ Med (2003); 60:254-261
  • Tarlo S., Purdham J. Air sampling in occupational asthma.