Shane Que Hee, PhD

Industrial Hygiene Program Director
Fielding School of Public Health

University of Calfornia, Los Angeles
650 Charles E Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone: (office) 310-206-7388 / (lab) 310-206-5790
Fax: 310-794-2106


Website: Fielding School of Public Health

Research Areas:
Chemicals and Toxics
Community-Based Research
Occupational Health
Glove Permeation

As of 2018, Dr. Que Hee has had 232 peer-reviewed publications and has had 45 grants awarded as Principal Investigator at UCLA. He has organized 20 scientific roundtables and symposia at national and international meetings and also organized and taught in  4 Professional Development courses. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He is an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Awardee. He formed the first national committee for risk assessment of skin absorbed chemicals. He reviews for many journals, and many government agencies. He has been a member of TOXNET, the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors, and the National Toxicology Program.  His research interests include glove permeation; development of sampling and analysis methods for workplace chemicals in the air, water and soil; bioassay directed chemical analysis with emphasis on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for organics and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry for metals and elements; exposure assessment; and risk assessment.


Glove permeation of chemicals: The state of the art of current practice-Part 2. Research emphases on high boiling point compounds and simulating the donned glove environment.
O-(2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorophenyl)methylhydroxylamine hydrochloride: a versatile reagent for the determination of carbonyl-containing compounds.
The environmental geochemistry and bioaccessibility of mercury in soils and sediments: a review.
Permeation of Comite through protective gloves.
Permeation of Telone EC through protective gloves.
Whole glove permeation of cyclohexanol through disposable nitrile gloves on a dextrous robot hand: Fist clenching vs. non-clenching.
Permeation of herbicidal dichlobenil from a Casoron formulation through nitrile gloves.
Permeation of chlorothalonil through nitrile gloves: collection solvent effects in the closed-loop permeation method.
Permeation of a straight oil metalworking fluid through disposable nitrile, chloroprene, vinyl, and latex gloves.
Ear wax: a new biological monitoring medium for metals?
Analysis of captan on nitrile glove surfaces using a portable attenuated total reflection fourier transform infrared spectrometer.
Formaldehyde-induced DNA adducts as biomarkers of in vitro human nasal epithelial cell exposure to formaldehyde
Folpet permeation through nitrile gloves
Shock-synthesized hexagonal diamonds in Younger Dryas boundary sediments.
Permeation of chlorinated aromatic compounds through Viton and nitrile glove materials.
Phenol interference in the mercury-free pararosaniline method and the chromotropic acid method for formaldehyde.
Inhalation pharmacokinetics of 1,2-dichloroethane after different dietary pretreatments of male Sprague-Dawley rats.
Method for detecting the 3-hydroxymyristic acid component of the endotoxins of gram-negative bacteria in compost samples.
Inhalation exposure of lead in brass foundry workers: the evaluation of the effectiveness of a powered air-purifying respirator and engineering controls.
Swelling of four glove materials challenged by six metalworking fluids.
A comparison of techniques for preparing fish fillet for ICP-AES multielemental analysis and the microwave digestion of whole fish
An evaluation of the response of some portable, direct-reading 10.2 eV and 11.8 eV photoionization detectors, and a flame ionization gas chromatograph for organic vapors in high humidity atmospheres.
Evolution of efficient methods to sample lead sources, such as house dust and hand dust, in the homes of children.
Influence of collection solvent on permeation of di-n-octyl disulfide through nitrile glove material.
In vitro micronucleus bioassay of human peripheral lymphocytes for adriamycin in the presence of cyclophosphamide and urines of patients administered anticancer drugs.
The pyrolysis of some amine salts of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.
Variability in surface infrared reflectance of thirteen nitrile rubber gloves at key wavelengths for analysis of captan
Microtox EC50 values for drinking water by-products produced by ozonolysis.
Change in chromatogram patterns after volatilization of some aroclors, and the associated quantitation problems.
Elements in fish of Malibu Creek and Malibu Lagoon near Los Angeles, California.
A simple method to determine nanogram levels of 4-hydroxyproline in biological tissues.
Synthesis of 2-thiothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid and its chromatography in rat and human urine.
Weak luminescence from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the existence of mitogenetic radiation.
Additivity of detector responses of a portable direct-reading 10.2 eV photoionization detector and a flame ionization gas chromatograph for atmospheres of multicomponent organics: use of PID/FID ratios.
The spectral distribution of the luminescence emitted during growth of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and its relationship to mitogenetic radiation.
Effects of acid type and concentration on the determination of 34 elements by simultaneous inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry.
Urinary 2-thiothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid (TTCA) as the major urinary marker of carbon disulfide vapor exposure in rats.
Vapor and liquid phase photolysis of the n-butyl ester of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.
Condition and type of housing as an indicator of potential environmental lead exposure and pediatric blood lead levels
Permeation of a 2,4-D isooctyl ester formulation through neoprene, nitrile, and Tyvek protection materials
Permeation of captan through disposable nitrile glove
Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of di-n-octyl disulfide in a straight oil metalworking fluid: application of differential permeation and Box-Cox transformation.
Permeation of a straight oil metalworking fluid through a disposable and a chemically protective nitrile glove.
Screening method for Aroclor 1254 in whole blood
The luminescence of water excited by ambient ionizing radiation.
Interaction between 1,2-dichloroethane and disulfiram. I. Toxicologic effects
Factors affecting the volatility of DDT, dieldrin, and dimethylamine salt of (2,4-dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid (2,4-D) from leaf and glass surfaces.
Surface sampling for a pesticide in dust and small spills of a solid dye.
Synthesis of the O-(2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorobenzyl)hydroxylamine oximes of selected carbonyl compounds and their determination by liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection.
Gas-liquid chromatography and gas-liquid chromatography combined with mass spectrometry of a butyl ester formulation of (2,4-dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid.
Spectrophotometric method free of matrix effects for the sensitive quantitation of aluminum.
Simultaneous multi-instrumental monitoring of vapors in sewer headspaces by several direct-reading instruments.
Lead exposures during the segments of the ladling cycle at a non-ferrous foundry.
Effect of disulfiram pretreatment on the tissue distribution, macromolecular binding, and excretion of [U-1,2-14C]dichloroethane in the rat.
Comparison of solid sampling media for Aroclor 1254 vapor under dry and humid conditions.
2,4-D levels in the South Saskatchewan River in 1973 as determined by GLC method.
A specific gas-liquid chromatographic method for analysis of some amine salts of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.
In vivo sister chromatid exchange induced by 1,2-dichloroethane on bone marrow cells of mice.
Urinary thioether biological monitoring in the interaction between 1,2-dichloroethane and disulfiram in Sprague-Dawley rats
Purity of reagent grade p-and o-chlorophenoxyacetic acids and its biological implications.
Interconversion and comparison of the results of three methods for cholinesterase in serum.