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  1. Content type: Research

    Ionizing radiation causes detrimental health effects such as cancer and genetic damage. The study aim was to determine predictors for micronuclei (MN) occurrence and frequency in peripheral blood lymphocytes o...

    Authors: Sanja Terzic, Aleksandar Milovanovic, Jelena Dotlic, Boban Rakic and Milan Terzic

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:25

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  2. Content type: Research

    The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) for the assessment of depressive symptoms is well established in clinical settings. An applied version (BDI-V) was previously developed in German for use within epidemiologi...

    Authors: Uwe Rose, Stefanie March, Melanie Ebener and Jean-Baptist du Prel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:24

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  3. Content type: Research

    Diatomaceous earth (DE) is mined globally and is potentially of occupational respiratory health concern due to the high crystalline silica content in processed material. DE toxicity, in terms of variability re...

    Authors: C. Nattrass, C. J. Horwell, D. E. Damby, A. Kermanizadeh, D. M. Brown and V. Stone

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:23

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  4. Content type: Research

    Waste collection workers are exposed to several occupational stressors which may affect their quality of life. Our aim was to assess the health status and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of municipal wa...

    Authors: Marcial Velasco Garrido, Cordula Bittner, Volker Harth and Alexandra Marita Preisser

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:22

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  5. Content type: Research

    Working for the UK National Health Service (NHS) requires working for organisations under financial pressures and frequent restructures, which can lead to anxiety over continuing employment and income. There a...

    Authors: Andeep Sull, Nicholas Harland and Andrew Moore

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:20

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  6. Content type: Review

    To ensure the preservation and quality of the goods, physical (i.e. radiation) or chemical pest control is needed. The dark side of such consents may bear health risks in international transport and production...

    Authors: Xaver Baur, Lygia Therese Budnik, Zhiwei Zhao, Magne Bratveit, Rune Djurhuus, Louis Verschoor, Federico Maria Rubino, Claudio Colosio and Jorgen R Jepsen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:19

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:25

  7. Content type: Research

    This article investigates the legal database and theoretical basis of workplace health promotion (WHP) in three European countries: Finland, Latvia and Lithuania, and aims to find insights into effective WHP i...

    Authors: Rasa Šidagytė, Maija Eglīte, Anne Salmi, Dovilė Šorytė, Ivars Vanadziņš, Leila Hopsu, Jaana Lerssi-Uskelin, Laima Bulotaitė, Lāsma Kozlova, Svetlana Lakiša and Sigita Vičaitė

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:18

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  8. Content type: Research

    Methanol poisoning is on the rise and has been associated with high morbidity and mortality; it has resulted in growing research in the field of toxicology. The aim of this study was to reveal underlying patte...

    Authors: Sa’ed H Zyoud, Samah W Al-Jabi, Waleed M Sweileh, Rahmat Awang and W Stephen Waring

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:17

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  9. Content type: Research

    The examination of joint range of motion (RoM) is part of musculo-skeletal functional diagnostics, used, for example, in occupational examinations. Various examination methodologies exist that have been optimi...

    Authors: Christoph Schiefer, Thomas Kraus, Rolf P Ellegast and Elke Ochsmann

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:16

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  10. Content type: Methodology

    Repeated inhalative exposures to antigenic material from a variety of sources, mainly from moulds, thermophilic Actinomycetes, and avians, respectively, can induce immune responses with the clinical picture of ex...

    Authors: Xaver Baur, Axel Fischer and Lygia T Budnik

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:15

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  11. Content type: Research

    Aluminum is considered to be a relatively safe metal for humans. However, there are some reports that aluminum can be toxic to humans and animals. In order to estimate the toxicity of aluminum with respect to ...

    Authors: Masanori Ogawa and Fujio Kayama

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:13

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    Occupational exposure to sevoflurane has the potential to cause health damage in hospital personnel. Workplace contamination with the substance mostly is assessed by using photoacoustic infrared spectrometry w...

    Authors: Nils Kunze, Cathrin Weigel, Wolfgang Vautz, Katrin Schwerdtfeger, Melanie Jünger, Michael Quintel and Thorsten Perl

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:12

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  13. Content type: Case report

    To determine accidental factors, clinical presentation and medical care in cases of seafarers presenting phosphine poisoning symptoms on board a bulk carrier.

    Authors: Brice Loddé, David Lucas, Jean-Marie Letort, Dominique Jegaden, Richard Pougnet and Jean-Dominique Dewitte

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:10

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  14. Content type: Research

    Many studies revealed toxic effects of pesticides on pesticide handlers but very fewer studies have been reported among grape garden pesticide sprayers in India. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the e...

    Authors: Avinash Shivaji Gaikwad, Panjakumar Karunamoorthy, Shridhar Jagannath Kondhalkar, Mala Ambikapathy and Ravichandran Beerappa

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:11

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  15. Content type: Research

    Many people suffer from complaints of the arm, neck and/or shoulder (CANS). The complaints are persistent and there is a need for intervention programs for those with longstanding CANS. Studies suggest that a ...

    Authors: Nathan Hutting, Josephine A Engels, J Bart Staal, Yvonne F Heerkens and Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:9

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  16. Content type: Research

    Greenhouse workers are exposed to organic dusts, and they are thereby at risk of developing airway disorders. This study aims to measure personal endotoxin exposure, assess respiratory symptoms and measure fra...

    Authors: Amare W Nigatu, Magne Bråtveit, Wakgari Deressa and Bente E Moen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:8

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  17. Content type: Research

    Some studies on the occupational health of hospital physicians have found that working conditions have different effects on physician’s well-being and health in different medical specialities. There has been n...

    Authors: Grit Tanner, Eva Bamberg, Agnessa Kozak, Maren Kersten and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:7

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Automatic fire suppression systems use hydrofluorocarbons (HF) to extinguish fires chemically. At high temperatures, HF can release hydrofluoric acid (HFA), a toxic, potentially lethal gas.

    Authors: YuJin Kim, JiYoung Shin, ShinMyung Kang, SunYoung Kyung, Jeong-Woong Park, SangPyo Lee, SangMin Lee and Sung Hwan Jeong

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:6

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  19. Content type: Research

    Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)-associated particulate matter (PM) has to be seen as an independent health hazard and needs to be discussed separately from the already well-known toxic and carcinogenic compo...

    Authors: Alexander Gerber, Alexander V Hofen-Hohloch, Johannes Schulze and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:5

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Traffic policemen are identified to be at a higher risk of exposure to air pollution and its contaminants such as lead. A study done prior to the introduction of unleaded petroleum in Sri Lanka revealed a mean...

    Authors: Benedict Samuel Sebastiampillai, Mitrakrishnan Rayno Navinan, Sahan Indeewara Talpe Guruge, Dilushi Rowena Wijayaratne, Buddini Samanthi Dissanayake, Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Sushrutha Vajira Dissanayake, Manisha Samithri Perera, Sulakshi Manurika Thelikorala, Hasith Dhanajaya Wijayasurendra, Don Lasitha Naveen Wickramaratne, Carukshi Arambepola and Ravindra Fernando

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:4

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  21. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2014).

    Authors: Axel Fischer and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:3

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  22. Content type: Review

    A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the agreement between Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) and Quantiferon (QFT) in screening for tuberculosis (TB) infection among healthcare workers (HCW...

    Authors: Monica Lamberti, Rossella Uccello, Maria Grazia Lourdes Monaco, Mariarosaria Muoio, Daniela Feola, Nicola Sannolo, Albert Nienhaus and Paolo Chiodini

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:2

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  23. Content type: Methodology

    Medical doctors are essential for the German public and occupational health system. They ensure the productivity of German society by enabling people to regain and recover their health. That is why the physici...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Mario Schwarzer, Julia Rey, Ingo Hermanns, Albert Nienhaus, Rolf Ellegast, Dirk Ditchen, Stefanie Mache and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:1

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  24. Content type: Short report

    Occupational and environmental exposure to inorganic arsenic leads to development of cancer and represents a significant health hazard in more than 70 countries. The underlying mechanism for arsenic-induced ca...

    Authors: Guangming Lu, Huiwen Xu, De Chang, Zhenglai Wu, Xiaoyuan Yao, Shiying Zhang, Zhenlong Li, Jieben Bai, Qing Cai and Wen Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:42

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  25. Content type: Case report

    We present a case report of an auxiliary nurse who developed an adenoid cystic carcinoma in her left maxillary sinus following occupational exposure to formaldehyde in the operating theatre. Currently, the epi...

    Authors: Anniken Sandvik, Tor Audun Klingen and Sverre Langård

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:43

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  26. Content type: Research

    With the increasing number of female medical students physicians’ need for work-life balanced hospital jobs rises at all career stages. The Working Time Act (Arbeitszeitgesetz, ArbZG), an implementation of the...

    Authors: Astrid Richter, Petya Kostova, Volker Harth and Ralf Wegner

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:41

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  27. Content type: Research

    Physiotherapists are exposed to diverse occupational demands. Until now, little has been known about the interaction between occupational stress and the job satisfaction of physiotherapists. This paper aims to...

    Authors: Birte Brattig, Anja Schablon, Albert Nienhaus and Claudia Peters

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:36

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  28. Content type: Case report

    An 81-year-old woman was dying from histologically confirmed pulmonary fibrosis without having had any asbestos exposure in the workplace. The lung dust fibre analysis showed significantly increased “asbestos ...

    Authors: Joachim Schneider, Bernd Brückel, Ludger Fink and Hans-Joachim Woitowitz

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:39

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  29. Content type: Research

    Exposure to hand-held vibrating tools may cause the hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). The aim was to study the test-retest reliability of hand and muscle strength tests, and tests for the determination of th...

    Authors: Lars Gerhardsson, Lennart Gillström and Mats Hagberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:38

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  30. Content type: Research

    The Services Sector, as defined by the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), is comprised of a diverse industry mix and its workers face a variety of occupational exposures and hazards. The objective o...

    Authors: Naomi J Anderson, David K Bonauto and Darrin Adams

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:37

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  31. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to examine occupational accidents reported from non-passenger merchant ships registered in the Danish International Ship Register in 2010-2012, with a focus on analysing nationality di...

    Authors: Balázs Ádám, Hanna Barbara Rasmussen, Randi Nørgaard Fløe Pedersen and Jørgen Riis Jepsen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:35

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  32. Content type: Research

    The risk of tuberculosis (TB) in healthcare personnel (HCP) is related to its incidence in the general population. Healthcare students involved in clinical training could be exposed to occupational risks simil...

    Authors: Monica Lamberti, Mariarosaria Muoio, Maria Grazia Lourdes Monaco, Rossella Uccello, Nicola Sannolo, Gennaro Mazzarella, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Anonio Arnese, Giuseppe La Cerra and Nicola Coppola

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:34

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  33. Content type: Research

    Fumigation of freight containers to prevent spread of pests and off-gassing of freight are sources of volatile chemicals that may constitute significant health risks when released. The aim of the study was to ...

    Authors: Randi Nørgaard Fløe Pedersen, Jørgen Riis Jepsen and Balázs Ádám

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:33

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  34. Content type: Research

    Work-related musculoskeletal pain- particularly back pain - is an important individual and socioeconomic problem. The Back College for the insurance holders of the Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance ...

    Authors: Peter Koch, Aki Pietsch, Melanie Harling, Susanne Behl-Schön and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:32

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  35. Content type: Research

    Until now there has been a lack of effective screening instruments for health care workers at risk. To counteract the forecast shortage for health care workers, the offer of early interventions to maintain the...

    Authors: Melanie Harling, Anja Schablon, Claudia Peters and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:30

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  36. Content type: Research

    Occupational skin diseases are among the most prevalent work-related diseases. The Nordic Occupational Skin Questionnaire (NOSQ-2002) is a useful standardized epidemiological tool which enables screening of oc...

    Authors: Maria Girbig, Lene Seidler, Janice Hegewald, Christian Apfelbacher, Andreas Seidler, Stefanie Deckert, Karsten Rossa, Jake Butler, Mari-Ann Flyvholm and Jochen Schmitt

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:29

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  37. Content type: Research

    Many epidemiological studies point to an increased risk of breast cancer among female airline cabin crew. Possible causes include occupational factors (e.g. cosmic radiation exposure, chronodisruption), as wel...

    Authors: Mareen Winter, Maria Blettner and Hajo Zeeb

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:27

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  38. Content type: Research

    Although a combined Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)/meningococcal capsular group C (MenC) conjugate vaccine with a tetanus toxoid carrier protein (Hib/MenC-TT) is not licensed for use in those above 2 years o...

    Authors: Jamie Findlow, Helen Findlow, Sarah Frankland, Ann Holland, Daniel Holme, Emma Newton, Jo Southern, Pauline Waight, Ed Kaczmarski, Elizabeth Miller and Ray Borrow

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:26

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  39. Content type: Research

    Chronic painful conditions have an important influence on the ability to work. Work-related outcomes, however, are not commonly reported in publications on trials investigating the treatment of chronic painful...

    Authors: Ingmar Wolf, Tim Friede, Ernst Hallier and Sebastian Straube

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:25

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  40. Content type: Research

    Healthcare workers (HCWs) are exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and therefore are screened for tuberculosis (TB). Results of TB screenings with the Interferon-γ Release Assay (IGRA) in a French psych...

    Authors: Albert Nienhaus, Paul-Kenneth Gariepy, Catherine Trouve, Christiane Lhaumet, Jean Toureau and Claudia Peters

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:24

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  41. Content type: Research

    The level of mental demands in the workplace is rising. The present study investigated whether and how mental demands at work are associated with cognitive functioning in the general population.

    Authors: Francisca S Then, Tobias Luck, Melanie Luppa, Katrin Arélin, Matthias L Schroeter, Christoph Engel, Markus Löffler, Joachim Thiery, Arno Villringer and Steffi G Riedel-Heller

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:23

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  42. Content type: Commentary

    In 2004, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reclassified formaldehyde (FA) from a probable (Group 2A) to a known human carcinogen (Group 1) citing results for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) mo...

    Authors: Gary M Marsh, Peter Morfeld, James J Collins and James Morel Symons

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:22

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  43. Content type: Research

    Isocyanates are among the most common causes of occupational asthma (OA) in Switzerland. Patients with OA have been shown to have unfavourable medical, socioeconomic and psychological outcomes. We investigated...

    Authors: Martin Rüegger, Doreen Droste, Markus Hofmann, Marcel Jost and David Miedinger

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:21

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  44. Content type: Short report

    Snakebite is a global health problem associated with high morbidity and mortality. In Sri Lanka, snakebite is mainly an occupational health hazard associated with farming. Understanding awareness and perceptio...

    Authors: Anjana Silva, Faiz Marikar, Arumugam Murugananthan and Suneth Agampodi

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:20

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  45. Content type: Research

    On merchant ships, the medical treatment including emergency interventions on the high seas are carried out by nautical officers who have to pass a forty hours medical refresher course every five years in orde...

    Authors: Marcus Oldenburg, Jan Rieger, Christoph Sevenich and Volker Harth

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:19

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  46. Content type: Research

    To determine the prevalence of asbestos-related changes on chest X-ray (CXR) and low-dose multidetector-row CT (MDCT) of the thorax in a cohort of formerly asbestos-exposed power industry workers and to assess...

    Authors: Christian Eisenhawer, Michael K Felten, Miriam Tamm, Marco Das and Thomas Kraus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2014 9:18

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