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  1. Research

    Selected toxic and essential heavy metals in impacted teeth and the surrounding mandibular bones of people exposed to heavy metals in the environment

    The elemental composition of bones and teeth can allow exposure to heavy metals in the environment to be estimated. The aim of this study was to determine whether impacted mandibular teeth and the surrounding ...

    Piotr Malara, Agnieszka Fischer and Beata Malara

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:56

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  2. Research

    Hydrofluoric acid burns in the western Zhejiang Province of China: a 10-year epidemiological study

    Chemical burns caused by hydrofluoric acid (HF) frequently occur in the Western Zhejiang Province. This study aimed to investigate the epidemiological characteristics of HF burns within this region.

    Yuanhai Zhang, Jianfen Zhang, Xinhua Jiang, Liangfang Ni, Chunjiang Ye, Chunmao Han, Komal Sharma and Xingang Wang

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:55

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  3. Commentary

    A diagnostic bias might be a much simpler explanation for the apparently elevated risk for nasopharyngeal cancer with respect to formaldehyde

    In 2009, a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified formaldehyde as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1) and concluded that formaldehyde causes cancer of the nasopharynx (NPC) an...

    Matthias Möhner and Andrea Wendt

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:54

    Published on: 5 December 2016

  4. Research

    Hepatitis C among healthcare personnel: secondary data analyses of costs and trends for hepatitis C infections with occupational causes

    Hepatitis C infection is a global public health issue. Chronic hepatitis C infection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to describe the costs for occupationally-ca...

    Claudia Westermann, Madeleine Dulon, Dana Wendeler and Albert Nienhaus

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:52

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  5. Research

    Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers at a hospital in Naples, Italy, a low-incidence country

    Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at higher risk than the general population of contracting tuberculosis (TB). Moreover, although subjects with latent TB infection (LTBI) are asymptomatic and are not infectious, t...

    Monica Lamberti, Mariarosaria Muoio, Antonio Arnese, Sharon Borrelli, Teresa Di Lorenzo, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Giuseppe Signoriello, Stefania De Pascalis, Nicola Coppola and Albert Nienhaus

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:53

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  6. Short report

    Alternative drugs go global: possible lead and/ or mercury intoxication from imported natural health products and a need for scientifically evaluated poisoning monitoring from environmental exposures

    With increases in globalization, cultural remedies from Chinese, Ayurvedic, Arab and other traditions have become more available to international consumers, offering unfamiliar “Natural Health Products” (NHP),...

    Lygia Therese Budnik, Xaver Baur, Volker Harth and Axel Hahn

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:49

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  7. Research

    Work-related injuries among farmers: a cross-sectional study from rural Nepal

    Agriculture work is one of the most hazardous occupations across countries of all income groups. In Nepal, 74 % of people are working in the agricultural sector. This study aims to identify patterns and factor...

    Devendra Bhattarai, Suman Bahadur Singh, Dharanidhar Baral, Ram Bilakshan Sah, Shyam Sundar Budhathoki and Paras K. Pokharel

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:48

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  8. Research

    Imbalances in the German public health system - numbers of state-certified occupational physicians and relation to socioeconomic data

    State-certified occupational physicians who work as civil servants in the Federal Republic of Germany are key players in the German Public Health system. They control i.e. the legal compliance in occupational ...

    Christoph Gyo, Michael Boll, Dörthe Brüggmann, Doris Klingelhöfer, David Quarcoo and David A. Groneberg

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:47

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  9. Research

    Fungal cell wall agents and bacterial lipopolysaccharide in organic dust as possible risk factors for pulmonary sarcoidosis

    Composition of organic dust is very complex, involving particles of microbial, animal and plant origin. Several environmental exposure studies associate microbial cell wall agents in organic dust with various ...

    Sanja Stopinšek, Alojz Ihan, Barbara Salobir, Marjeta Terčelj and Saša Simčič

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:46

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  10. Research

    Total and respirable dust exposures among carpenters and demolition workers during indoor work in Denmark

    Within the construction industry the risk of lung disorders depends on the specific professions probably due to variations in the levels of dust exposure, and with dust levels depending on the work task and jo...

    Lilli Kirkeskov, Dorte Jessing Agerby Hanskov and Charlotte Brauer

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:45

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  11. Methodology

    Gendermetrics.NET: a novel software for analyzing the gender representation in scientific authoring

    Imbalances in female career promotion are believed to be strong in the field of academic science. A primary parameter to analyze gender inequalities is the gender authoring in scientific publications. Since th...

    Michael H. K. Bendels, Dörthe Brüggmann, Norman Schöffel and David A. Groneberg

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:43

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  12. Short report

    Improved method for measurement of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in rat lung

    Previously, we have developed and reported the method of measuring multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) in the lung from rats exposed to MWCNT intratracheally. The present research was performed to improve the...

    Makoto Ohnishi, Masaaki Suzuki, Masahiro Yamamoto, Tatsuya Kasai, Hirokazu Kano, Hideki Senoh, Ichiro Higashikubo, Akihiro Araki and Shoji Fukushima

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:44

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  13. Research

    Holi colours contain PM10 and can induce pro-inflammatory responses

    At Holi festivals, originally celebrated in India but more recently all over the world, people throw coloured powder (Holi powder, Holi colour, Gulal powder) at each other. Adverse health effects, i.e. skin an...

    Katrin Bossmann, Sabine Bach, Conny Höflich, Kerttu Valtanen, Rita Heinze, Anett Neumann, Wolfgang Straff and Katrin Süring

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:42

    Published on: 10 September 2016

  14. Short report

    Job satisfaction of foreign-national physicians working in patient care: a cross-sectional study in Saxony, Germany

    Physician migration is gaining attention worldwide. Despite increasing numbers of foreign physicians in Germany, their perceptions on working in Germany remain unexplored. Within a large survey on Saxon physic...

    Birte Pantenburg, Katharina Kitze, Melanie Luppa, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:41

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  15. Research

    Is outdoor work associated with elevated rates of cerebrovascular disease mortality? A cohort study based on iron-ore mining

    A cohort study that examined iron ore mining found negative associations between cumulative working time employed underground and several outcomes, including mortality of cerebrovascular diseases. In this coho...

    Ove Björ, Håkan Jonsson, Lena Damber, Lage Burström and Tohr Nilsson

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:40

    Published on: 26 August 2016

  16. Review

    Textile industry and occupational cancer

    Thousands of workers are engaged in textile industry worldwide. Textile industry involves the use of different kinds of dyes which are known to possess carcinogenic properties. Solvents used in these industrie...

    Zorawar Singh and Pooja Chadha

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:39

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  17. Research

    Does the Low-level occupational exposure to volatile organic compounds alter the seasonal variation of selected markers of oxidative stress? A case–control study in nail technicians

    In this study we tested whether the seasonal variations in levels of selected biomarkers of oxidative stress in female nail technicians occupationally exposed to low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)...

    Peter Grešner, Radosław Świercz, Magdalena Beata Król, Ewa Twardowska, Jolanta Gromadzińska and Wojciech Wąsowicz

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:36

    Published on: 21 July 2016

  18. Research

    A case-case study on sinonasal cancer prevention: effect from dust reduction in woodworking and risk of mastic/solvents in shoemaking

    Sinonasal cancers (SNCs) are rare neoplasms, accounting for about 3 % of head and neck cancers, with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (ADC) as the most common subtypes. ADCs present strong asso...

    Enzo Emanuelli, Enrico Alexandre, Diego Cazzador, Vera Comiati, Tiziana Volo, Alessia Zanon, Maria Luisa Scapellato, Mariella Carrieri, Alessandro Martini and Giuseppe Mastrangelo

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:35

    Published on: 21 July 2016

  19. Methodology

    Standard values of the upper body posture and postural control: a study protocol

    Decisions on orthopedic interventions on upper body posture and its control have usually resulted from comparisons with the healthy state. Therefore, practitioners as well as scientists in human movement scien...

    Daniela Ohlendorf, Christoph Mickel, Natalie Filmann, Eileen M. Wanke and David A. Groneberg

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:34

    Published on: 16 July 2016

  20. Research

    Quantification of cell-free DNA for evaluating genotoxic damage from occupational exposure to car paints

    For several years, cell-free DNA has been emerging as an important biomarker for non-invasive diagnostic in a wide range of clinical conditions and diseases. The limited information available on the genotoxic ...

    Mónica Villalba-Campos, Sandra Rocío Ramírez-Clavijo, Magda Carolina Sánchez-Corredor, Milena Rondón-Lagos, Milcíades Ibáñez-Pinilla, Ruth Marien Palma, Marcela Eugenia Varona-Uribe and Lilian Chuaire-Noack

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:33

    Published on: 15 July 2016

  21. Review

    Acetylsalicylic acid as a potential pediatric health hazard: legislative aspects concerning accidental intoxications in the European Union

    Acetylsalicylic acid is a frequently used medication worldwide. It is not used in pediatrics due its association with Reye syndrome. However, in case of pediatric intoxication, children are more fragile to sal...

    Menen E. Mund, Christoph Gyo, Dörthe Brüggmann, David Quarcoo and David A. Groneberg

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:32

    Published on: 13 July 2016

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