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  1. Content type: Research

    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.

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:55

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Matthias Möhner and Andrea Wendt

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:54

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  3. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:53

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  4. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Claudia Westermann, Madeleine Dulon, Dana Wendeler and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:52

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  5. Content type: Research

    Fishermen work in a physically challenging work environment. The aim of this analysis was to estimate the prevalence and predictors of musculoskeletal pain among Danish fishermen.

    Authors: Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff, Helle Østergaard and Jørgen Riis Jepsen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:51

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  6. Content type: Research

    Employees of a multi-site institution for children and adolescents started to wear moulded hearing protectors (MHPs) during working hours, as they were suffering from a high level of noise exposure. It was agr...

    Authors: Peter Koch, Johanna Stranzinger, Jan Felix Kersten and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:50

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  7. Content type: Short report

    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),...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:49

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  8. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:48

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  9. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:47

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  10. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:46

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  11. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Lilli Kirkeskov, Dorte Jessing Agerby Hanskov and Charlotte Brauer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:45

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  12. Content type: Short report

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:44

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  13. Content type: Methodology

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:43

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  14. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:42

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  15. Content type: Short report

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:41

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  16. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:40

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  17. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Zorawar Singh and Pooja Chadha

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:39

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  18. Content type: Research

    Malignant mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure has a long latency period. A ban on asbestos use may not be apparent in decreased incidence in the population until after several decades. The aim was to eval...

    Authors: Kristinn Tomasson, Gunnar Gudmundsson, Haraldur Briem and Vilhjalmur Rafnsson

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:37

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  19. Content type: Research

    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)...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:36

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  20. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:35

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  21. Content type: Methodology

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:34

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  22. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:33

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  23. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:32

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  24. Content type: Research

    Exposure to animal barn air is an occupational hazard that causes lung dysfunction in barn workers. Respiratory symptoms experienced by workers are typically associated with endotoxin and TLR4 signalling, but ...

    Authors: David Schneberger, Gurpreet Aulakh, Shankaramurthy Channabasappa and Baljit Singh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:31

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  25. Content type: Case report

    We present an unusual case of subcutaneous granulomas that also highlights the importance of assessing possible associations between exposure and symptoms early in the diagnostic approach to prevent further ad...

    Authors: Steffen Roth and Anne Kristin Møller Fell

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:30

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  26. Content type: Research

    Healthcare workers (HCWs) represent a tuberculosis (TB) risk group for a wide range of tasks in healthcare, even in countries with low TB incidence, like Italy. Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) screening p...

    Authors: Raffaela Olivieri, Sara Scarnera, Annalisa Ciabattini, Giulia De Vuono, Pietro Manzi, Gianni Pozzi, Giuseppe Battista and Donata Medaglini

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:29

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  27. Content type: Review

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works in fragile States and in armed conflict zones. Some of them are affected by the HIV pandemic. Within the framework of its social responsibility program...

    Authors: Stéphane Du Mortier, Silas Mukangu, Charles Sagna, Laurent Nyffenegger and Sigiriya Aebischer Perone

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:28

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  28. Content type: Research

    Apprentices in human service professions are exposed to emotional and physical stresses in their workplaces. Moreover, they are in the vulnerable phase of becoming an adult. Their lifestyle and health therefor...

    Authors: Tanja Wirth, Agnessa Kozak, Grita Schedlbauer and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:26

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  29. Content type: Research

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number one cause of death globally, more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVD in 2012, representing 46.2...

    Authors: Prajjwal Pyakurel, Prahlad Karki, Madhab Lamsal, Anup Ghimire and Paras Kumar Pokharel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:25

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  30. Content type: Review

    The Kinaesthetics care conception is a nursing approach for patient handling which aims to prevent work-related complaints and diseases. The evidence about the influence of Kinaesthetics on musculoskeletal dis...

    Authors: Alice Freiberg, Maria Girbig, Ulrike Euler, Julia Scharfe, Albert Nienhaus, Sonja Freitag and Andreas Seidler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:24

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Marine stings and envenomation are fairly common in Malaysia. Possible contact to various marine life occurs during diving, fishing and food handling. Even though majority of fish stings are benign, there are ...

    Authors: Terence Khai Wei Tay, Han Zhe Chan, Tunku Sara Tunku Ahmad, Kok Kheng Teh, Tze Hau Low and Nuraliza Ab Wahab

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:23

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  32. Content type: Review

    “Safety-sensitive” workers, also termed “safety-critical” workers, have been subject to fitness to work assessments due to concerns that a performance error may result in worker injury, injury to coworkers or ...

    Authors: Xiangning Fan, Charl Els, Kenneth J. Corbet and Sebastian Straube

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:22

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  33. Content type: Commentary

    Multiple chronic disease risks have been identified in Italian furnace workers. A range of potential toxins have been identified in foundry dust. We suggest that the heavy metal cadmium (Cd) plays an important...

    Authors: Daniel Murphy, Benjamin James and David Hutchinson

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:21

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  34. Content type: Research

    The study analyzes health care workers’ (HCWs) occupational risk perception and compares exposure to occupational risk factors in Moroccan and French hospitals.

    Authors: Doina Ileana Giurgiu, Christine Jeoffrion, Christine Roland-Lévy, Benjamin Grasset, Brigitte Keriven Dessomme, Leila Moret, Yves Roquelaure, Alain Caubet, Christian Verger, Chakib El Houssine Laraqui, Pierre Lombrail, Christian Geraut and Dominique Tripodi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:20

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  35. Content type: Review

    Previous studies of psychosocial work factors have indicated their importance for workers’ health. However, to what extent health problems can be attributed to the nature of the work environment or other psych...

    Authors: Susel Rosário, João A. Fonseca, Albert Nienhaus and José Torres da Costa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:19

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  36. Content type: Methodology

    Pulmonary function is often affected by the inhalation of metal particles. The resulting pathology might trigger various lung diseases, e.g., parenchymal lung fibrosis and granulomatous lung disorders. We prev...

    Authors: Elizabeth Fireman, Amir Bar Shai, Yifat Alcalay, Noa Ophir, Shmuel Kivity and Vera Stejskal

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:18

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  37. Content type: Short report

    Primary coffee processing takes place in countries where coffee is grown, and may include hand picking of coffee to remove low quality beans. Hand picking is mostly performed by women. No previous studies on d...

    Authors: Bente Elisabeth Moen, Akwilina Kayumba, Gloria Sakwari, Simon Henry David Mamuya and Magne Bråtveit

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:17

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  38. Content type: Research

    Welding is a manufacturing industry where workers could be exposed to several hazards. However, there is a dearth of studies clarifying the situation in Ethiopia. The present study determined the level of awar...

    Authors: Sebsibe Tadesse, Kassahun Bezabih, Bikes Destaw and Yalemzewod Assefa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:15

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  39. Content type: Methodology

    Unequally distributed disease burdens within populations are well-known and occur worldwide. They are depending on residents’ social status and/or ethnic background. Country-specific health care systems - espe...

    Authors: David A. Groneberg, Michael Boll and Jan Bauer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:14

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  40. Content type: Methodology

    Musculoskeletal disorders are a public health problem with significant effects on work ability. In the context of the promotion and prevention of work-related health, there is a need for valid, simple, time-sa...

    Authors: Steffi Kreuzfeld, Reingard Seibt, Mohit Kumar, Annika Rieger and Regina Stoll

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:13

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  41. Content type: Short report

    Commuting to work is thought to have a negative impact on employee health. We tested the association of work commute and different variables of health in German industrial employees.

    Authors: Daniel Mauss, Marc N. Jarczok and Joachim E. Fischer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:12

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  42. Content type: Research

    Diabetes distress is common among people with type 1 diabetes, but knowledge is scarce regarding the perceived burden of reconciling work with this disease. This cross-sectional study investigated work-related...

    Authors: Pirjo Hakkarainen, Leena Moilanen, Vilma Hänninen, Jarmo Heikkinen and Kimmo Räsänen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:11

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  43. Content type: Research

    Fipronil is an insecticide that acts at the gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor and glutamate-gated chloride channels in the central nervous systems of target organisms. The use of fipronil is increasing across the ...

    Authors: Kaitlin Merkowsky, Ram S. Sethi, Jatinder P. S. Gill and Baljit Singh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:10

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  44. Content type: Methodology

    Different methods have attempted to obtain consensus on occupational health issues. The objective of this paper is to describe a modified three-stage Delphi process that uses a wireless audience response syste...

    Authors: Tar-Ching Aw, Tom Loney, Anza Elias, Soha Ali and Balázs Ádám

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:9

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  45. Content type: Research

    To determine whether the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) suggestion of a persistent increased mortality risk for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) in relation to formaldehyde (FA) exposure is robust with respect t...

    Authors: Gary M. Marsh, Peter Morfeld, Sarah D. Zimmerman, Yimeng Liu and Lauren C. Balmert

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:8

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  46. Content type: Research

    The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to determine if the workers of an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), which recycles scrap, had higher mortality and morbidity due to possible exposure to pollutants at w...

    Authors: Roberto Cappelletti, Marcello Ceppi, Justina Claudatus and Valerio Gennaro

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:7

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  47. Content type: Research

    Use of personal protective equipment is one of the important measures to safeguard workers from exposure to occupational hazards, especially in developing countries. However, there is a dearth of studies descr...

    Authors: Sebsibe Tadesse, Temesgen Kelaye and Yalemzewod Assefa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:6

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  48. Content type: Research

    Medical students undergo numerous clinical clerkships. On these occasions they are confronted with current working conditions in hospitals. Because of the many implications of the students’ perceptions of thes...

    Authors: Jan Bauer and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:5

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