RIFM Webinar: Introduction to the RIFM 2-Box Air Dispersion Modeling Tool for Assessing Inhalation Exposure



RIFM held a webinar on Introduction to the RIFM 2-Box Air Dispersion Modeling Tool for Assessing Inhalation Exposure.  The webinar was held on Tuesday, January 17th at 10am EST.

The RIFM 2-Box Air Dispersion Model is a computational indoor air exposure model that characterizes the movement of a single chemical inside a room of interest and the remaining space in a house. The software program allows the user to determine the air concentrations from the initial exposure and over time for the purpose of assessing the cumulative inhalation exposure over 24 hours. The model is designed to account for different air care and consumer products under defined consumer use conditions. The goal of this webinar is to introduce the software program and provide information regarding its utility for our membership. In alignment with the previously demonstrated MPPD program, this software will function independently but also in conjunction with MPPD as well. Additionally, the 2-Box Air Dispersion Model has been instrumental in the Systemic Quantitative Risk Assessment task force efforts to evaluate exposure from dermal, oral, and inhalation routes.

Intro To The RIFM 2-Box Air Dispersion Model Presentation

Intro To The RIFM 2-Box Air Dispersion Model Audio File

Dr. Madhuri Singal, RRT is Manager of Respiratory Science Program at the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc. (RIFM). Since joining RIFM in May 2007, Dr. Singal has assumed responsibility for completion of the clinical exposure study, has re-invigorated the Respiratory Science

 Working Group and has developed a multiple pathway approach, that includes unique alternative research methods, to answer important questions regarding inhalation safety and fragrance material use in air care products.   

Dr. Singal has clinical critical care experience in neonatal, pediatric, and adult intensive care and emergency medicine as a Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner at medical centers in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She received her doctorate in Molecular Toxicology and Environmental Medicine, her masters in Environmental Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and her B.S. in Respiratory Care, with honors, from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.

Dr. Singal has published papers in international scientific journals including Inhalation Toxicology, Experimental Lung Research, the industry journal Household and Personal Care Today and, most recently, in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering and the Journal of Aerosol Science.  In July 2010, her dissertation, regarding nanoparticle-induced inflammatory signaling in the lung, was published as a textbook by VDM Publishing.  Dr. Singal is also an invited member of the Scientific Editorial Review Board for Household and Personal Care Today.

Among her professional affiliations, Dr. Singal is an active member of the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Toxicology, the National Board for Respiratory Care and the American Association for Respiratory Care.