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Dr. S. Sankar   Dr. S. Sankar    Ph.D (Environmental Toxicology)
Office: 
Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute Deemed University, Porur, Chennai-600 116., Tamil Nadu
Phone No:  45928547
Fax: 24767008
Email: sankars@ehe.org.in
 
Specialization

Obtained his masters degree in Environmental Toxicology from the Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (Madras University), Chennai. His fields of specialization include environmental and industrial toxicology and industrial hygiene measurements. He is responsible for the co-ordination of data collection and analysis for R&D projects and conduct of academic and short term training programs in occupational safety & health.

 
Publications

1. Balakrishnan et al., Evaluation of the Occupational Environment in Tanneries Through Environmental, Biological and Clinical Monitoring. Seminar Proceedings on National Seminar on Occupational Safety & Health & Technical Training Workshop on “Industrial Hygiene Measurements” SRMC & RI Chennai, March 1999.

2. Padmavathi R, Balakrishnan K, Sankar S, Srividya K, Vijayalakshmi Thanasekharan , Ramasubramanian,V; Pulmonary function assessment in rural women of Tamil Nadu India- Implications for indoor air pollution research- BIOMEDICINE,21(1) PP:23-28,2001.

3. Sankar S, Padmavathi R, Balakrishanan K, Thansekaran V. Exposures to respirable particulate matter from bio-fuel combustion and pulmonary function in women of rural households in Southern India: A preliminary report. Biomedicine, 21 (2&3): 31 – 35, 2001.
 
4. Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sankar S, Jyothi Parikh, Padmavathi R, Srividya K, Vidhya Venugopal, Swarna Prasad, Vijay laxmi Pandey. Daily average exposures to respirable particulate matter from combustion of biomass fuels in rural households of Southern India. Environmental Health Perspectives, November 2002 volume 110 (11) PP:1069-1075.
 
5. K Balakrishnan, S Sankar, R Padmavathi S Mehta, KR Smith, S Kumar, K Lvovsky, S Akbar. Exposures to respirable particulates in rural households of Andhra Pradesh, India.Proceedings of Indoor Air June, 4: 560-565 (2002).
 
6. S Mehta, KR Smith, K Balakrishnan, S Sankar, R Padmavathi, S Kumar, K Lvovsky, S Akbar. Using Household Characteristics to Predict Respirable Particulate Levels in Rural Households of Andhra Pradesh, India. Proceedings of Indoor Air June, 4: 596-601 (2002)
 
7. K Balakrishnan, S Sankar, R Padmavathi, J Arnold, S Mehta, KR Smith,C Rao, S Kumar, P Kumar, S Akbar, K Lvovsky. Respirable particulate levels in rural households of Andhra pradesh, India - daily concentrations and time activity data. Epidemiology July, Vol 13, 4 S185 (2002).
 
8. Sambandam Sankar, Ramaswamy Padmavathi, Pradeep Rajan, Ramalingam Ayyappan, Joerg Arnold,Kalpana Balakrishnan. Job-exposure-health profile for workers exposed to respirable dusts in textile units of Tamilnadu, India: results of preliminary investigations. Epidemiology July, Vol 13, 4 S231 (2002).
 
9. Padmavathi R, Sankar S, , Balakrishanan K, Thansekaran V. Pulmonary function of rural women of Tamilnadu, India -links to exposures from bio-fuel combustion. Epidemiology July Vol 13, 4 S104 (2002).
 
10. Howard Hu, Naveen Thomas, V Kartigeyan, S Sankar, R. Padmavathi, David Bellinger, Kalpana Balakrishnan. Lead exposure, IQ and behavior in elementary school children living in Chennai (Madras), India: a pilot study. Epidemiology July, Vol 13, 4 S 184 (2002).
 
11. Balakrishnan K, Sankar S, Padmavathi R, Mehta S, Smith KR, Respirable particulate levels in rural households of Andhra Pradesh, India - daily concentrations and exposures. Journal of Environmental.Studies and Policy, 5 (2): 87-97 (2002).
 
12. Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sankar Sambandam, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, RaviShankar Pitani. Comparative health risk assessment for air pollutants in Chennai. Proceedings from EUROHEIS-SAHSU conference, an international conference on health and environment 120- 123 (2003).
 
13. K Balakrishnan, R Padmavathi, S Sankar. Book chapter in The Handbook of Environmental chemistry titled “Biomass smoke and Health Risks – The situation in Developing Countries”, Vol 4, Part F Springer Verlag publishers, Berlin Heidelberg, Germany 219 – 239 (2004)
 
14. Balakrishnan K, Sankar S, Padmavathi R, Mehta S, Smith KR. Exposures to respirable particulate matter associated with household fuel use in Andhra Pradesh, India” for the Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, (14) S4 - S13 (2004)
 
15. K Balakrishnan, S Mehta, P Kumar, P Ramaswamy, S Sambandam, S Kumar, KR Smith. Indoor air pollution associated with household fuel use in India: An exposure assessment and modeling exercise in rural districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. World Bank Report.
 
16. Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sankar Sambandam, Padmavathi Ramaswamy, Ramalingam Ayyappan, Thansekaran V. Job-Exposure-Health profile for workers exposed to respirable dusts in textile units of Tamilnadu, India. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (inpress).
 
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