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  1. Nanotechnology presents the possibility of revolutionizing many aspects of our lives. People in many settings (academic, small and large industrial, and the general public in industrialized nations) are either...

    Authors: Robert A Yokel and Robert C MacPhail

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2011 6:7

    Content type: Review

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  2. Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), a reactive chemical used for commercial polyurethane production, is a well-recognized cause of occupational asthma. The major focus of disease prevention efforts to date ...

    Authors: Adam V Wisnewski, Lan Xu, Eve Robinson, Jian Liu, Carrie A Redlich and Christina A Herrick

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2011 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  3. Primary prevention programs at the worksite can improve employee health and reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. Programs that include a web-based health risk assessment (HRA) with tailored feedback ho...

    Authors: Ersen B Colkesen, Maurice AJ Niessen, Niels Peek, Sandra Vosbergen, Roderik A Kraaijenhagen, Coenraad K van Kalken, Jan GP Tijssen and Ron JG Peters

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2011 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  4. Chlorpyrifos (CPF), a commonly used pesticide worldwide, has been reported to produce neurobehavioural changes. Dermal exposure to CPF is common in industries and agriculture. This study estimates changes in g...

    Authors: Kian Loong Lim, Annie Tay, Vishna Devi Nadarajah and Nilesh Kumar Mitra

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2011 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  5. Pollutants representative of common environmental contaminants induce intracellular toxicity in human cells, which is generally amplified in combinations. We wanted to test the common pathways of intoxication ...

    Authors: Céline Gasnier, Claire Laurant, Cécile Decroix-Laporte, Robin Mesnage, Emilie Clair, Carine Travert and Gilles-Eric Séralini

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2011 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  6. Electrodiagnostic Functional Assessment (EFA) objectively evaluates injuries to muscles by incorporating surface electromyography (EMG) to measure myoelectrical signals of muscle groups recorded from up to 18 ...

    Authors: John Kulin and MaryRose Reaston

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2011 6:1

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Worldwide used pesticides containing different adjuvants like Roundup formulations, which are glyphosate-based herbicides, can provoke some in vivo toxicity and in human cells. These pesticides are commonly fo...

    Authors: Céline Gasnier, Nora Benachour, Emilie Clair, Carine Travert, Frédéric Langlois, Claire Laurant, Cécile Decroix-Laporte and Gilles-Eric Séralini

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:29

    Content type: Research

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  8. Most of hydrogen sulfide poisoning has been reported as industrial accidents in Japan. However, since January 2008, a burgeoning of suicide attempts using homemade hydrogen sulfide gas has become evident. By A...

    Authors: Daiichi Morii, Yasusuke Miyagatani, Naohisa Nakamae, Masaki Murao and Kiyomi Taniyama

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:28

    Content type: Short report

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  9. Anyone working in the hospital may become a victim of violence. The effects of violence can range in intensity and include the following: minor physical injuries, serious physical injuries, temporary or perman...

    Authors: Jihane Belayachi, Kamal Berrechid, Fatiha Amlaiky, Aicha Zekraoui and Redouane Abouqal

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:27

    Content type: Short report

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  10. The ability of drugs to reduce noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) has been evaluated in diverse experimental conditions (animal species, noise intensities, durations, assessment techniques, etc), making it diff...

    Authors: Sharon Tamir, Cahtia Adelman, Jeffrey M Weinberger and Haim Sohmer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:26

    Content type: Research

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  11. According to the Report on Carcinogens, formaldehyde ranks 25th in the overall U.S. chemical production, with more than 5 million tons produced each year. Given its economic importance and widespread use, many pe...

    Authors: Susana Viegas, Carina Ladeira, Carla Nunes, Joana Malta-Vacas, Mário Gomes, Miguel Brito, Paula Mendonça and João Prista

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:25

    Content type: Research

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  12. Hairdressers often come into contact with various chemical substances which can be found in hair care products for washing, dyeing, bleaching, styling, spraying and perming. This exposure can impair health and...

    Authors: Claudia Peters, Melanie Harling, Madeleine Dulon, Anja Schablon, José Torres Costa and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:24

    Content type: Review

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  13. A German cohort study on 1,528 carbon black production workers estimated an elevated lung cancer SMR ranging from 1.8-2.2 depending on the reference population. No positive trends with carbon black exposures w...

    Authors: Peter Morfeld and Robert J McCunney

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  14. The risk of tuberculosis (TB) in healthcare workers (HCWs) is related to its incidence in the general population, and increased by the specific risk as a professional group. The prevalence of latent tuberculos...

    Authors: José Torres Costa, Rui Silva, Raul Sá, Maria João Cardoso and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  15. Peripheral neuropathy is one of the principal clinical disorders in workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome. Electrophysiological studies aimed at defining the nature of the injury have provided conflicting r...

    Authors: Helena Sandén, Andreas Jonsson, B Gunnar Wallin, Lage Burström, Ronnie Lundström, Tohr Nilsson and Mats Hagberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  16. The current analyses focus on the need for services from the perspective of individuals considering preventive measures. A new approach imported from social and health psychology is used for assessing subjecti...

    Authors: Uwe Rose, Linda Zimmermann, Ruth Pfeifer, Thomas Unterbrink and Joachim Bauer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  17. Lead is a significant occupational and environmental hazard. Battery industry is one of the settings related to lead intoxication. Published information on the use of oral chelating agents for the treatment of...

    Authors: George Dounias, George Rachiotis and Christos Hadjichristodoulou

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:19

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Sleep disturbances induce proinflammatory immune responses, which might increase cardiovascular disease risk. So far the effects of acute sleep deprivation and chronic sleep illnesses on the immune system have...

    Authors: Anke van Mark, Stephan W Weiler, Marcel Schröder, Andreas Otto, Kamila Jauch-Chara, David A Groneberg, Michael Spallek, Richard Kessel and Barbara Kalsdorf

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  19. Organotin compounds (OTCs) have been widely used as stabilizers in the production of plastic, agricultural pesticides, antifoulant plaints and wood preservation. The toxicity of triphenyltin (TPT) compounds wa...

    Authors: Chung-Hsun Lee, I-Hui Chen, Chia-Rong Lee, Chih-Hsien Chi, Ming-Che Tsai, Jin-Lian Tsai and Hsiu-Fen Lin

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  20. Occupational demands of educators are not very well researched. Nevertheless their work is subject to several requirements. Whether these demands have an effect on the work ability and the health status of emp...

    Authors: Bianca Kusma, Albert Nienhaus, Michael Spallek, David Quarcoo, David A Groneberg and Stefanie Mache

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:16

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. A method of individually assessing former exposure to asbestos fibres is a precondition of risk-differentiated health surveillance. The main aims of our study were to assess former levels of airborne asbestos ...

    Authors: Michael K Felten, Lars Knoll, Christian Eisenhawer, Diana Ackermann, Khaled Khatab, Johannes Hüdepohl, Wolfgang Zschiesche and Thomas Kraus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:15

    Content type: Research

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  22. Adults spend about one third of their day at work and occupation may be a risk factor for obesity because of associated socioeconomic and behavioral factors such as physical activity and sedentary time. The ai...

    Authors: Margaret A Allman-Farinelli, Tien Chey, Dafna Merom and Adrian E Bauman

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:14

    Content type: Research

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  23. The use of alcohol and drugs may affect workplace safety and productivity. Little is known about the magnitude of this problem in Norway.

    Authors: Hallvard Gjerde, Asbjørg S Christophersen, Inger S Moan, Borghild Yttredal, J Michael Walsh, Per T Normann and Jørg Mørland

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  24. Restrictive patterns of pulmonary function abnormalities associated with asbestos exposure are well described. Studies are less consistent, however, regarding the association of asbestos inhalation with airway...

    Authors: Belayneh A Abejie, Xiaorong Wang, Stefanos N Kales and David C Christiani

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  25. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the most common occupational injuries in the United States. It would be extremely valuable if a safe, inexpensive compound could be identified which protects worker ...

    Authors: Rickie R Davis, David A Custer, Edward Krieg and Kumar Alagramam

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  26. In April 2009 a novel influenza A H1N1/2009 virus was identified in Mexico and in the United States which quickly spread around the world. Most of the countries established infection surveillance systems in or...

    Authors: Sabine Wicker, Holger F Rabenau, Harald Bias, David A Groneberg and René Gottschalk

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  27. Diseases associated with smoking are a foremost cause of premature death in the world, both in developed and developing countries. Eliminating smoking can do more to improve health and prolong life than any ot...

    Authors: Bianca Kusma, David Quarcoo, Karin Vitzthum, Tobias Welte, Stefanie Mache, Andreas Meyer-Falcke, David A Groneberg and Tobias Raupach

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  28. Due to an increasing awareness of the potential hazardousness of air pollutants, new laws, rules and guidelines have recently been implemented globally. In this respect, numerous studies have addressed traffic...

    Authors: David A Groneberg, Cristian Scutaru, Mathias Lauks, Masaya Takemura, Tanja C Fischer, Silvana Kölzow, Anke van Mark, Stefanie Uibel, Ulrich Wagner, Karin Vitzthum, Fabian Beck, Stefanie Mache, Carolin Kreiter, Bianca Kusma, Annika Friedebold, Hanna Zell…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:8

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. Increased risks of nasal cancer and lung cancer in nickel refiners have been investigated scientifically and discussed since they were detected in the 1930s. Nickel compounds are considered to be the main caus...

    Authors: Tom K Grimsrud and Aage Andersen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:7

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) due to repetitive work are common in manufacturing industries, such as the automotive industry. However, it's still unclear which MSDs of the upper limb are to be expected in t...

    Authors: Michael Spallek, Walter Kuhn, Stefanie Uibel, Anke van Mark and David Quarcoo

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  31. Due to constantly rising air pollution levels as well as an increasing awareness of the hazardousness of air pollutants, new laws and rules have recently been passed. Although there has been a large amount of ...

    Authors: Hanna Zell, David Quarcoo, Cristian Scutaru, Karin Vitzthum, Stefanie Uibel, Norman Schöffel, Stefanie Mache, David A Groneberg and Michael F Spallek

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:5

    Content type: Research

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  32. Although work related risk factors associated with Cardiovascular Diseases (CD) have been well researched, there is no detailed knowledge regarding disparate occupational groups each with a different risk expo...

    Authors: Danielle Hartung, Martina Stadeler, Romano Grieshaber, Sylvia Keller and Gerhard Jahreis

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:4

    Content type: Research

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  33. Occupational cases with allergic reaction to fragrance substances, which refer to various chemicals providing aroma characteristics, are arising with its recent usage diversification from pharmaceutical, perfu...

    Authors: Mikiya Sato, Hajime Yoshiki, Masaki Horie and Eiji Yano

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:3

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Due to the great socioeconomic burden of allergic diseases, research in this field which is important for environmental medicine is currently increasing. Therefore the European Union has initiated the Global A...

    Authors: Cristian Scutaru, David Quarcoo, Mohannad Sakr, Awfa Shami, Khaled Al-Mutawakel, Karin Vitzthum, Tanja C Fischer, Torsten Zuberbier and Beatrix Groneberg-Kloft

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  35. Seafarers play an important role in the transmission of communicable diseases. The aim of the present study is to draw information and identify possible gaps on occupational health practices related to seafare...

    Authors: George Rachiotis, Varvara A Mouchtouri, Clara Schlaich, Tobias Riemer, Carmen Varela Martinez, Gordon Nichols, Christopher LR Bartlett, Jenny Kremastinou and Christos Hadjichristodoulou

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2010 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  36. Back pain is one of the most frequent complaints in the nursing profession. Thus, the 12-month prevalence of pain in the lumbar spine in nursing staff is as high as 76%. Only a few representative studies have ...

    Authors: Kathrin Kromark, Madeleine Dulon, Barbara-Beate Beck and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:33

    Content type: Research

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  37. Although stress is known to be a common occupational health issue in the veterinary profession, few studies have investigated its broad domains or the internal validity of the survey instrument used for assess...

    Authors: Derek R Smith, Peter A Leggat, Richard Speare and Maureen Townley-Jones

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:32

    Content type: Research

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  38. Although diverse definitions have been construed for burnout syndrome, most authors consider it to be a single phenomenon, the result of chronic work-related stress. However, in order to enable specific interv...

    Authors: Jesús Montero-Marín, Javier García-Campayo, Domingo Mosquera Mera and Yolanda López del Hoyo

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:31

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  39. Using French cut-offs for the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST), results of the TST were compared with the results of an Interferon-γ Release Assay (IGRA) in Healthcare Workers (HCW) after contact to AFB-positive TB ...

    Authors: Dominique Tripodi, Benedicte Brunet-Courtois, Virginie Nael, Marie Audrain, Edmond Chailleux, Patrick Germaud, Frederique Naudin, Jean-Yves Muller, Martine Bourrut-Lacouture, Marie-Henriette Durand-Perdriel, Claire Gordeeff, Guyonne Guillaumin, Marietherese Houdebine, Francois Raffi, David Boutoille, Charlotte Biron…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:30

    Content type: Research

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  40. Although the risk of a herpes B virus (Cercopithecine herpes virus 1) infection is low, the clinical course of the infectious disease is generally unfavourable. A high safety standard can be achieved if people...

    Authors: Thomas Remé, Klaus Dieter Jentsch, Juliane Steinmann, Stephanie Kenner, Ulrich Straile, Eberhard Buse, Andreas Sauerbrei and Franz-Josef Kaup

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:29

    Content type: Commentary

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  41. As a consequence of the disintegration of the state systems and the expansion of the European Union, there have been marked changes in the political and social affiliations of the countries of Eastern Europe. ...

    Authors: Kathrin R von Hirschberg, Björn Kähler and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:28

    Content type: Research

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  42. During transurethral endoscopic prostate and bladder operations the influence of an ergonomic redesign of the arrangement of the operation equipment - including the introduction of a video-assisted resection m...

    Authors: Alwin Luttmann, Matthias Jäger and Jürgen Sökeland

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:26

    Content type: Research

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  43. While epidemiological methods have grown in sophistication during the 20th century, their application in historical occupational (and environmental) health research has also led to a corresponding growth in uncer...

    Authors: James G Heller, Philip G Thornhill and Bruce R Conard

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:23

    Content type: Research

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  44. Continuous shift schedules are required in the petroleum industry because of its dependency on uninterrupted production. Although shiftwork affects health, less is known about its effects on social and domesti...

    Authors: Cathrine Haugene Ljoså and Bjørn Lau

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:22

    Content type: Research

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  45. Psychotrauma occurs as a result to a traumatic event, which may involve witnessing someone's actual death or personally experiencing serious physical injury, assault, rape and sexual abuse, being held as a hos...

    Authors: Karin Vitzthum, Stefanie Mache, Ricarda Joachim, David Quarcoo and David A Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2009 4:21

    Content type: Review

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