No evidence of teratogenicity was observed in rats at doses up to three times the MRHD based on BSA, but in rabbits, a nonsignificant increase in holoprosencephaly was noted at about 10 times the MRHD.
no increase in defects was observed in rats and rabbits at exposures that were 20 times and 5 times higher, respectively, than the MRHD based on AUC.
Screenings by the MRHD staff included evaluations for cholesterol, hypertension, overweight, smoking, and exercise; counseling services included follow-up contact and referrals for persons at risk for CVD and cancer.
The MRHD'S health screenings and educational programs also helped to promote policy changes.
of nonsmokers to environmental tobacco smoke (i.e., the cafeteria was divided into smoking and nonsmoking areas; smoking was not allowed elsewhere in the building), received assistance from the MRHD to select a new food vendor, and hired another company to instruct the vendor in the preparation of low-fat, low-cholesterol, and low-sodium foods for employees.
Editorial Note: At least two elements may have contributed to the successful implementation of the MRHD Worksite and Community Health Promotion/risk Reduction Project.
The MRHD has received additional state funding to continue its programs.