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Geza Benke is a Senior Research Fellow with MonCOEH and is an Occupational Hygienist. Geza graduated in physics in 1978 from the University of Melbourne. He subsequently completed a Master of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a PhD in Epidemiology at Monash University. After working in state government and OHS consulting, he was appointed Radiation Protection Officer for Monash University in 1992. In 1994 Geza was appointed Research Fellow in the Unit of Occupational and Environmental Health. He has been involved in the Healthwise study, Lead and Cancer study, Morpheus study, INTEROCC study and the ECRHS study. In 2008 Geza was President of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists. His principal research interests include occupational/environmental epidemiology exposure assessment, exposure assessment methodology, occupational cancer and respiratory epidemiology.

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Research Output 1997 2019

Interventions to Reduce Future Cancer Incidence from Diesel Engine Exhaust: What Might Work?

Carey, R. N., Fritschi, L., Driscoll, T. R., Peters, S., Glass, D. C., Benke, G. & Reid, A., Jan 2019, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 12, 1, p. 13-20 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Occupational exposures and incidence of chronic bronchitis and related symptoms over two decades: The European Community Respiratory Health Survey

Lytras, T., Kogevinas, M., Kromhout, H., Carsin, A. E., Antó, J. M., Bentouhami, H., Weyler, J., Heinrich, J., Nowak, D., Urrutia, I., Martínez-Moratalla, J., Gullón, J. A., Vega, A. P., Raherison Semjen, C., Pin, I., Demoly, P., Leynaert, B., Villani, S., Gíslason, T., Svanes, Ø. & 18 othersHolm, M., Forsberg, B., Norbäck, D., Mehta, A. J., Probst-Hensch, N., Benke, G., Jogi, R., Torén, K., Sigsgaard, T., Schlünssen, V., Olivieri, M., Blanc, P. D., Watkins, J., Bono, R., Buist, A. S., Vermeulen, R., Jarvis, D. & Zock, J. P., Apr 2019, In : Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 76, 4, p. 222-229 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Occupational exposure to solvents and lung function decline: Alif

Alif, S. M., Dharmage, S., Benke, G., Dennekamp, M., Burgess, J., Perret, J. L., Lodge, C., Morrison, S., Johns, D. P., Giles, G., Gurrin, L., Thomas, P. S., Hopper, J. L., Wood-Baker, R., Thompson, B., Feather, I., Vermeulen, R., Kromhout, H., Jarvis, D., Garcia Aymerich, J. & 3 othersWalters, E. H., Abramson, M. J. & Matheson, M. C., 1 Jan 2019, In : Thorax. 74, 7, p. 650-658 9 p.

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Radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure and risk perception: A pilot experimental study

Zeleke, B. M., Bhatt, C. R., Brzozek, C., Abramson, M. J., Freudenstein, F., Croft, R. J., Wiedemann, P. & Benke, G., 1 Mar 2019, In : Environmental Research. 170, p. 493-499 7 p.

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Second-hand smoke exposure in adulthood and lower respiratory health during 20 year follow up in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey

Flexeder, C., Zock, J. P., Jarvis, D., Verlato, G., Olivieri, M., Benke, G., Abramson, M. J., Sigsgaard, T., Svanes, C., Torén, K., Nowak, D., Jõgi, R., Martinez-Moratalla, J., Demoly, P., Janson, C., Gislason, T., Bono, R., Holm, M., Franklin, K. A., Garcia-Aymerich, J. & 9 othersSiroux, V., Leynaert, B., Dorado Arenas, S., Corsico, A. G., Pereira-Vega, A., Probst-Hensch, N., Urrutia Landa, I., Schulz, H. & Heinrich, J., 14 Feb 2019, In : Respiratory Research. 20, 1, 15 p., 33.

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