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Prevalence and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders among farmers involved in manual farm operations.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Nov 19:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

b Department of Mechanical Engineering , Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur , Jaipur , India.

The aim of the current investigation is to determine the risk factors affecting the musculoskeletal system of 100 manual working farmers of India. The information regarding prevalence and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) was collected using a semi-structured questionnaire. For evaluating the risk in operations, rapid entire body assessment (REBA) and rapid upper limb assessment (RULA) techniques were used. Read More

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November 2018
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A meta-analysis of airborne asbestos fiber concentrations from work with or around asbestos-containing floor tile.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jul - Oct;24(3-4):134-148. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

e Cardno ChemRisk , LLC , Pittsburgh , PA , USA.

In this meta-analysis, exposures to airborne asbestos during work with or around floor tiles were characterized according to several variables: study, sample type, activity, and task. Personal breathing zone, bystander, and area sample exposure concentrations were differentiated and compared against current occupational exposure limits to asbestos. In total, 22 studies, including 804 personal, 57 bystander, and 295 area samples, were included in the analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1533671DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6237152PMC
February 2019
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Occupational health and safety in cannabis production: an Australian perspective.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jul - Oct;24(3-4):75-85. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

a School of Science and Health , Western Sydney University , Sydney , Australia.

The legal Australian cannabis industry has been rapidly expanding due to increased awareness of the plant's therapeutic potential, as well its diverse range of applications including biofuel, textiles, building materials, food, nutritional supplement, and animal feed. The objective of this paper is to describe the current landscape of the commercial Australian cannabis industry, summarise occupational health and safety (OHS) hazards in cannabis-related working environments, and provide suggestions for safeguarding worker health and well-being in this emerging industry. A comprehensive search of peer-reviewed and grey literature published between 1900 and 2017 was undertaken to identify case studies and original epidemiological research on OHS hazards associated with the cannabis cultivation and the manufacture of cannabis-based products. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1517234DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6237171PMC
February 2019
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Chemical use in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jul - Oct;24(3-4):109-118. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

g Wonjin Institute , Jungnang-gu , Seoul , Republic of Korea.

Background: The semiconductor industry is known to use a number of chemicals, but little is known about the exact chemicals used due to the ingredients being kept as a trade secret.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to analyze chemical use using a safety data sheet (SDS) and chemical inventory provided by a major semiconductor company, which operated two factories (A and B).

Methods: Descriptive statistics were obtained on the number of chemical products and ingredients, photoresists, and carcinogens, classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), as well as trade secret ingredients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1519957DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6237170PMC
February 2019
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Bio-monitoring of DNA damage in matchstick industry workers from Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jul - Oct;24(3-4):126-133. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

a Department of Zoology , University of Peshawar , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , Pakistan.

Background: Safety protocols are usually neglected in most of the matchstick industries rendering the laborer prone to various occupational hazards.

Objective: The present study highlights DNA damage among matchstick factory workers (n = 92) against a control group (n = 48) of healthy individuals.

Methods: Genotoxicity was measured in peripheral blood lymphocytes of the test subjects using a Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis assay (SCGE/comet assay). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1523860DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6237175PMC
February 2019
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Using leading and lagging indicators to select safe contractors at the prequalification stage of construction projects.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jan - Apr;24(1-2):61-74. Epub 2018 Sep 22.

c School of Civil Engineering , Northeast Forestry University , Harbin , China.

The contractor-selection decision at the prequalification stage is critical to the project success. An insufficient prediction of contractors' safety capacities using only lagging indicators may hinder the continuous improvement of safety performance in the construction industry. This research enhanced construction management and practices by proposing a comprehensive safe contractor selection model which integrated both leading and lagging indicators. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1517928DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225369PMC
February 2019
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Seropositivity in animals and risk of occupational brucellosis among abattoirs personnel associated with poor work practices and absence of safety policy in Egypt.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jan - Apr;24(1-2):55-60. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

b Department of Molecular Epidemiology , Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMERU-3) , Cairo , Egypt.

Background Occupational hazards are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among abattoirs personnel and animal workers. These hazards result from direct or indirect exposure to potential infection and several distressing events during routine procedures. Objectives To serologically investigate the potential occupational brucellosis hazard at Egyptian abattoirs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1516839DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225499PMC
February 2019
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Impact of occupational cadmium exposure on bone in sewage workers.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jul - Oct;24(3-4):101-108. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

a Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department , National Research Centre , Giza , Egypt.

Cadmium (Cd) is one of the environmental risk factors for bone loss. The present study included 40 sewage workers occupationally exposed to Cd. Forty nonexposed men were included as a control group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1518745DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6237150PMC
February 2019
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Heat stress in rice vermicelli manufacturing factories.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jul - Oct;24(3-4):119-125. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

b Occupational Safety and Health Division , Ministry of Manpower , Singapore.

Objective: This study provides an assessment of heat stress in indoor rice vermicelli manufacturing factories.

Methods: Worker interviews and heat stress assessments were conducted in food manufacturing factories in Singapore. The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) and Heat Stress Index (HSI) were used as heat stress indicators. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1522102DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6237154PMC
February 2019
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Digging deeper into the shared variance among safety-related climates: the need for a general safety climate measure.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jan - Apr;24(1-2):38-46. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

a Department of Psychology , University of South Florida , Tampa , USA.

We combined three independent streams of workplace climate research, safety, violence prevention, and civility, to devise a general safety climate scale that explicitly addressed a variety of risks. A confirmatory factor analysis suggested that a higher-order factor may be responsible for the similarity in relationships across these safety-related climate measures with exposure to organizational hazards and resulting employee outcomes. As a result, a concise 10-item measure was developed and validated to assess a possible general safety climate factor. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1507867DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225399PMC
February 2019
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Variations in perinatal mortality associated with different polluting fuel types and kitchen location in Bangladesh.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jan - Apr;24(1-2):47-54. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

a Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney , Sydney , NSW , Australia.

This study examines the association between household air pollution from use of polluting cooking fuels and perinatal mortality in Bangladesh. We analysed the data from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Surveys (BDHS) 2004, 2007, 2011, and 2014. The two outcome variables were stillbirth and early neonatal mortality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1507868DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225514PMC
February 2019
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Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among Indian railway sahayaks.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jan - Apr;24(1-2):27-37. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

a Department of Industrial Design , National Institute of Technology Rourkela , Rourkela , Odisha , India.

Railway sahayak or also known as coolie is one of the oldest occupations in India. This occupational group is continuously subjected to various musculoskeletal problems due to repetitive load exertion in unnatural postures. The present research aims to examine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among Indian railway sahayaks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1507187DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225486PMC
February 2019
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Resurgent lead poisoning and renewed public attention towards environmental social justice issues: A review of current efforts and call to revitalize primary and secondary lead poisoning prevention for pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children within the U.S.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jul - Oct;24(3-4):86-100. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

a Department of Psychology , SUNY Old Westbury , Old Westbury , NY , USA.

The recent Colorado Gold King Mine waste-water spill and Michigan's water supply re-routing program catastrophe, has directed renewed public attention towards resurgent environmental lead contamination threats. Leaded environments present social justice issues for children and mothers possessing blood lead levels (BLLs) > 5 μg/dL. Childhood lead exposure remains a continual U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1507291DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6237172PMC
February 2019
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A cross-sectional study of retrospectively reported seasonality in native and non-native residents of Chukotka and Turkmenistan.

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Arcady A Putilov

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jan - Apr;24(1-2):17-26. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

a Research Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics , Novosibirsk , Russia.

Seasonality represents a response of human mood, physiology, and behavior to annual variations in natural and social environment. A strong seasonal response is expected in non-native than native residents of such regions as Turkmenistan that is characterized by high air temperature in summer and Chukotka that is characterized by high-amplitude annual variation in both air temperature and day length. Seasonality was retrospectively reported by 732 residents of these regions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1500804DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225441PMC
February 2019
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Influence of vitamin intake and MTHFR polymorphism on the levels of DNA damage in tobacco farmers.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 10 27;23(4):311-318. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

f Master's Degree in Environmental Impact Evaluation , La Salle University , Canoas , RS , Brazil.

Background: Genetic damage may occur spontaneously under normal metabolic circumstances, inadequate intake of nutrients, and excessive exposure to environmental mutagens.

Objectives: To evaluate the influence of the intake of micronutrients vitamin B, vitamin B, and folate and of the polymorphism methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T on the induction of DNA damage in tobacco farmers.

Methods: The study involved 66 men and 44 women engaged in tobacco cultivation in the region of Venâncio Aires (Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1500796DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6147114PMC
October 2017
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Prevalence and correlates of psychological stress among teachers at a national key comprehensive university in China.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jan - Apr;24(1-2):7-16. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

b Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health , Jilin University , Changchun , China.

The present study investigated the levels of stress and associated factors in university teachers to provide a foundation for exploring strategies for preventing teacher stress. We conducted a cross-sectional survey using a composite questionnaire with the 10-item Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) as the core at a comprehensive university located in northeast China. The number of effective respondents was 603. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1500803DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225434PMC
February 2019
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Analyzing psychological conditions of field-workers in the construction industry.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 10 10;23(4):261-281. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

d Trauma Healing Center HumanHeart , Seoul , Korea.

The Korean construction industry has experienced poor labor productivity and high accident rates. Previous studies have reported that workers' mental health can cause negative impacts on work performance; thus, enhancing workers' psychological conditions would help achieve more productive and safer workplaces. This research aimed to understand the level of psychological conditions of construction field-workers using four categories: (1) stress (occupational stress and stress-coping style), (2) personal temperament, (3) emotional disturbance (depression and trait anxiety), and (4) drinking habits. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1474419DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6147106PMC
October 2017
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Household waste and health risks affecting waste pickers and the environment in low- and middle-income countries.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 10 20;23(4):299-310. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

a Department of Geography , University of Victoria , Victoria , Canada.

Household waste has evolved into a core urban challenge, with increased quantities of waste being generated and with more complex material compositions, often containing toxic and hazardous elements. Critical systems theory understands cities as urban metabolisms, with different material and energy flows, highlighting the circularity in production, consumption, and discard. Waste pickers in low- and medium-income countries work on dumps and landfills, sifting through highly contaminated household waste and are exposed to health hazards. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1484996DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6147112PMC
October 2017
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Preferred sampler inlet configurations for collection of aerosolized nano-scale materials.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2018 Jan - Apr;24(1-2):1-6. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

a Integrated Research Operations  , Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences , Oak Ridge , TN , USA.

Background: Due to the lack of standard industrial hygiene sampling protocols for collection of nano-scale materials, sampling inlet device selection is left to individual researchers and professionals.

Objective: The objective of this study was to compare nano-scale aspiration efficiency for common inlet configurations with that of an open-ended sampler tube that is a commonly used inlet for direct reading instruments such as a condensation particle counter.

Methods: A polydisperse aerosol was generated using an electric motor as the aerosol source. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1484995DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225364PMC
February 2019
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Estimating infants' and toddlers' inhalation exposure to fragrance ingredients in baby personal care products.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 10 7;23(4):291-298. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

a Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey , Piscataway , NJ , USA.

Fragrance ingredients are commonly added to many personal care products to provide a pleasant scent, including those intended for babies. While fragrance chemicals have a long history of safe use, at sufficiently high concentrations some may act as respiratory irritants or sensitizers. Little data have been reported on the inhalation exposures to fragrance compounds to infants and toddlers during bathing and lotion applications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1475446DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6147117PMC
October 2017
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Carpal tunnel syndrome prevalence: an evaluation of workers at a raw poultry processing plant.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 10 6;23(4):282-290. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health , Cincinnati , OH , USA.

Objectives: Evaluate the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) among workers at a raw poultry processing plant and categorize jobs on the basis of hand activity and force.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey among 191 workers assessed CTS defined by self-reported CTS symptoms, a hand symptom diagram, and measurements of nerve conduction parameters. We categorized jobs based on American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' (ACGIH®) limits for hand activity and force, and examined the relationships with CTS occurrence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1474420DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6147100PMC
October 2017
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Asbestos knowledge and awareness level in central part of Anatolia.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 07 8;23(3):243-249. Epub 2018 May 8.

a Lung and Pleural Cancers Research and Clinical Center , Eskisehir Osmangazi University , Eskisehir , Turkey.

Background Asbestos-contaminated soil has been used by people for many years in the rural part of Anatolia. However, there is no program to control usage of asbestos in this region. Objective To determine the knowledge and awareness level about asbestos in a region where asbestos-related diseases are endemic due to environmental exposure to asbestos in the rural setting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1470789DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060870PMC
July 2017
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Health assessment of self-employed in the food service industry.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 07 3;23(3):234-242. Epub 2018 May 3.

c Hospices Civils de Lyon, Pôle IMER , Lyon , France.

Objectives This study's objective was to assess the morbidity of self-employed workers in the food service industry, an industry with a large amount of occupational health risks. Methods A cross-sectional study, consisting of 437 participants, was conducted between 2011 and 2013 in Champagne-Ardenne, France. The health questionnaire included an interview, a clinical examination, and medical investigations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060868PMC
July 2017
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English language YouTube videos as a source of lead poisoning-related information: a cross-sectional study.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 07 2;23(3):222-227. Epub 2018 May 2.

b Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health , Georgia Southern University , Statesboro , GA , USA.

Exposure to lead is detrimental to children's development. YouTube is a form of social media through which people may learn about lead poisoning. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to analyze the variation in lead poisoning-related YouTube contents between different video sources. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1467621DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060871PMC
July 2017
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Exposure assessment of non-electric ice resurfacer operators in indoor ice rinks: a pilot study.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 07 2;23(3):228-233. Epub 2018 May 2.

a School of Occupational and Public Health , Ryerson University , Toronto , Canada.

Exposure of ice resurfacer operators to indoor air contaminants was measured in six indoor ice arenas. A standardized questionnaire on technical and operational features was employed and indoor airborne concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO), sulfur dioxide (SO), and total volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured. Air samples were collected using a range of direct reading instruments attached to the driver's seat of the resurfacer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1468130DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060872PMC
July 2017
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Emerging health risks from agricultural intensification in Southeast Asia: a systematic review.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 07 21;23(3):250-260. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

a Hanoi University of Public Health , Center for Public Health and Ecosystem Research , Hanoi , Vietnam.

Background Agricultural intensification is having profound impacts on food security and rural livelihoods; however, concerns remain about the potential implications on public health. Objectives We aim to examine and synthesize the evidence for human health risks of agricultural intensification in Southeast Asia. Methods We conducted a systematic review of peer-reviewed articles published between January 2000 and December 2015 from two electronic databases (PubMed, CAB Direct). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1450923DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060873PMC
July 2017
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Lifetime exposure to self-reported occupational noise and prevalent rheumatoid arthritis in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2011-2012).

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 07 20;23(3):215-221. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

b Department of Health Management and Healthcare Economics, Faculty of Public Health , Medical University of Plovdiv , Plovdiv , Bulgaria.

Multiple risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been studied, but there is a dearth of research on occupational noise, which is highly prevalent in the United States (U.S.). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1451809DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060865PMC
July 2017
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Assessment of indoor radon, thoron concentrations, and their relationship with seasonal variation and geology of Udhampur district, Jammu & Kashmir, India.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 07 15;23(3):202-214. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

d Radiological Physics & Advisory Division , Bhabha Atomic Research Centre , Mumbai , India.

Background The inhalation doses resulting from the exposure to radon, thoron, and their progeny are important quantities in estimating the radiation risk for epidemiological studies as the average global annual effective dose due to radon and its progeny is 1.3 mSv as compared to that of 2.4 mSv due to all other natural sources of ionizing radiation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1450326DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060869PMC
July 2017
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A pilot study of maternal exposure to organophosphate pesticides and newborn neurodevelopment in Thailand.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 07 15;23(3):193-201. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

b Faculty of Public Health, Department of Occupational Health and Safety , Mahidol University , Bangkok , Thailand.

The objective of this study was to evaluate whether prenatal exposures to organophosphate (OP) pesticides from maternal agricultural use are associated with neonatal neurobehavioral effects. A pilot study conducted in three provinces in Thailand measured maternal urinary metabolites of OP pesticides in pregnant women at 7 months gestation and at birth. Within 3 days of birth, 82 newborns underwent neurobehavioral testing using the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1450324DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060864PMC
July 2017
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Toxic metals in ayurvedic preparations from a public health lead poisoning cluster investigation.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 07 12;23(3):187-192. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

a Department of Occupational and Environmental Health , College of Public Health, The University of Iowa , Iowa City , IA , USA.

Background Herbal formulations, traditional medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine are used by the majority of the world's population. Toxicity associated with use of Ayurvedic products due to metal content is an increasingly recognized potential public health problem. Objectives Report on toxic metals content of Ayurvedic products obtained during an investigation of lead poisoning among users of Ayurvedic medicine. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1447880DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060866PMC
July 2017
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Antifungal activity of essential oils against fungi isolated from air.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 07 8;23(3):181-186. Epub 2018 Mar 8.

a Environmental Health, Science and Engineering , Flinders University , Adelaide , Australia.

Fungal contamination of indoor air is an issue of increasing public health concern. Essential oils have been demonstrated to have antifungal capabilities, but there are limited studies investigating the efficacy of essential oils against fungi relevant to air quality. This study provides a preliminary screening of the antifungal properties of clove, lavender and eucalyptus essential oils against a range of fungal species isolated from environmental air samples. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1447320DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060867PMC
July 2017
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Occupational predictors of urinary dialkyl phosphate concentrations in Mexican flower growers.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 04 27;23(2):151-159. Epub 2018 Feb 27.

e Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública (EASP) (Andalusian School of Public Health) , Campus Universitario de la Cartuja, Granada , Spain.

Background Flower growers have high potential for exposures to pesticides. Occupational factors, such as tasks performed, the production method (organic or conventional), the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and workplace characteristics influence the intensity of pesticide exposure. Objective To evaluate occupational characteristics affecting urinary concentration of dialkylphosphate (DAP) metabolites of organophosphate pesticides among a group of Mexican floricultural workers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1441676DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060857PMC
April 2017
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Use of information communication technology and stress, burnout, and mental health in older, middle-aged, and younger workers - results from a systematic review.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 04 20;23(2):160-171. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

a Unit for Health Promotion Research , University of Southern Denmark , Esbjerg , Denmark.

The aim of this systematic review is to summarise quantitative studies in occupational settings observing the association between Information communication technology (ICT) and stress, and burnout, considering age as an effect modifier. A systematic review using PRISMA guidelines was conducted through the following bibliographic databases: PubMed, Web of Science, Psycinfo, and the Cochrane Library. Inclusion criteria were occupational settings and content relevant to our research question. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1436015DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060856PMC
April 2017
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Control of exposure to hexavalent chromium concentration in shielded metal arc welding fumes by nano-coating of electrodes.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 04 20;23(2):128-142. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

d Cell for Industrial Safety and Risk Analysis, Chemical Engineering Department , Central Leather Research Institute , Chennai , India.

Background Cr(VI) is a suspected human carcinogen formed as a by-product of stainless steel welding. Nano-alumina and nano-titania coating of electrodes reduced the welding fume levels. Objective To investigate the effect of nano-coating of welding electrodes on Cr(VI) formation rate (Cr(VI) FR) from a shielded metal arc welding process. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1436014DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060859PMC
April 2017
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Spatio-seasonal variation of airborne asbestos concentration in urban areas of Shiraz, Iran.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 04 9;23(2):143-150. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

a Faculty of Health, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Environmental Research Center and Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases , Isfahan University of Medical Sciences , Isfahan , Iran.

Background Asbestos fiber is mainly released from friction product in brakes and clutch linings and from reinforcing agent in the asbestos-cement industry. It leads to serious health problem such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. The objectives of this study were to monitor the levels of asbestos fibers in ambient air of Shiraz, Iran during 2014, and to draw its GIS distribution map for the city. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1436016DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060860PMC
April 2017
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Determinants of hand dermatitis, urticaria and loss of skin barrier function in professional cleaners in New Zealand.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 04 23;23(2):110-119. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

a Centre for Public Health Research , Massey University , Wellington , New Zealand.

This study assessed the risk of dermatitis, urticaria and loss of skin barrier function in 425 cleaners and 281 reference workers (retail workers and bus drivers). Symptoms, atopy and skin barrier function were assessed by questionnaire, skin prick tests, and measurement of transepidermal water loss. Cleaners had an increased risk of current (past 3 months) hand/arm dermatitis (14. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1427307DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060852PMC
April 2017
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Neuropsychological state of the population living in the Aral Sea region (zone of ecological crisis).

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 04 23;23(2):87-93. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

c Laboratory of Ecological Biochemistry, Biophysics and Genetics Department , National Center of Labor Hygiene and Occupational Diseases , Karaganda , Kazakhstan.

Background The Aral Sea crisis has led to harmful effects on human habitat. In recent years, mild cognitive impairment is a growing problem. Objectives This article provides the results of studying the neuropsychological state of residents living in the crisis zone of the Aral Sea region in the case of Shalkar city. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1425655DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060854PMC
April 2017
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Early detection of lung cancer potential among Egyptian wood workers.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 04 23;23(2):120-127. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

a Occupational and Environmental Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine , Cairo University , Cairo , Egypt.

Wood dust is known to be a human carcinogen, with a considerable risk of lung cancer. The increased cancer risk is likely induced through its genotoxic effects resulting from oxidative DNA damage. This study aimed at assessing the genotoxicity of wood dust and demonstrating the role of sputum PCR as a screening tool for early prediction of lung cancer among wood workers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1428265DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060858PMC
April 2017
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Breast cancer screening among shift workers: a nationwide population-based survey in Korea.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 04 18;23(2):94-97. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

b College of Nursing Science , East-West Nursing Research Institute, Kyung Hee University , Seoul , Republic of Korea.

We aimed to examine the association between shift work types and participation in breast cancer screening (BCS) programs by comparing rates of participation for BCS among regular daytime workers and alternative shift workers using data from a nationally representative, population-based survey conducted in Korea. In addition, the results were analyzed according to sociodemographic factors, including occupation, education, income, private health insurance, age, and number of working hours a week. This secondary cross-sectional analysis used data from the 2012 Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1425656DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060850PMC
April 2017
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An assessment of the level of awareness and reported complaints regarding occupational health hazards and the utilization of personal protective equipments among the welders of Lahore, Pakistan.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 04 17;23(2):98-109. Epub 2018 Jan 17.

d Research Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University , Boston , MA , USA.

Objective To assess the level of awareness and reported complaints of occupational health hazards among the welders of Lahore. Methods A cross-sectional descriptive study of 70 welders. An interview questionnaire was employed to assess awareness and complaints, the possession and utilization of protective personal equipment (PPE), and socio-demographic characteristics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1426259DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060853PMC
April 2017
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Biomonitoring of arsenic in woodworkers exposed to CCA and evaluation of other non-occupational sources in Uruguay.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 01 15;23(1):71-80. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

b Center of Specialized Chemical Toxicology (CEQUIMTOX) Toxicology Area, DEC. Facultad de Química , Universidad de la República (UdelaR) , Montevideo , Uruguay.

In Uruguay wood-impregnation plants use chromated copper arsenate (CCA) as preservative applying good manufacture practices (GMP). This study aims a retrospective evaluation of toxicologically relevant species levels in CCA exposed woodworker's urine (As-U) and an assessment of the effects of work risk factors and non-occupational sources in As-U of workers from a selected plant. From 2014 to 2016, As-U in 212 urine samples (As-U) of 73 woodworkers from six CCA impregnation plants were determined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1425654DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060846PMC
January 2017
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Case study of occupational mercury exposure during decontamination of turnaround in refinery plant.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 01 15;23(1):81-86. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

a Faculty of Public Health, Department of Occupational Health and Safety , Mahidol University , Bangkok , Thailand.

Decontamination during turnaround (TA) can lead to high exposure to toxic chemicals among workers. The decontamination process in refinery plants usually comprises two types, i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1425657DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060844PMC
January 2017
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Factors that contribute to insecticide poisoning among immigrant agricultural workers in Thailand.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 01 8;23(1):60-70. Epub 2018 Jan 8.

b Faculty of Public Health, Department of Public Health Foundation , Burapha University , Chonburi , Thailand.

Background: There has been a strong increase in the international movement of workers during the last few decades. As Thailand's economy has rapidly developed during the past 20 years, it has attracted growing numbers of laborers from the bordering countries of Myanmar, Lao PDR, and Cambodia. Numbers of migrant workers in Thai agriculture have risen to the extent that the sector's continued growth has become increasingly dependent on migrant workers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2017.1421301DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060840PMC
January 2017
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It does not occur by chance: a mediation model of the influence of workers' characteristics, work environment factors, and near misses on agricultural machinery-related accidents.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 01 18;23(1):52-59. Epub 2017 Nov 18.

a Institute for Agricultural and Earthmoving Machines (IMAMOTER) , National Research Council (CNR) , Torino , Italy.

Agriculture is among the most hazardous productive sectors, and farm machinery is a major source of injury. In the present study, a mediated model was used to test the role played by workers' characteristics, work environment factors, and near misses in predicting agricultural machinery-related accidents in a sample of Italian users (n = 290). Hours worked per week (via the mediation of an adverse work environment) showed a positive association and years of work experience (via the mediation of risk perception) showed a negative association with the probability of being involved in a near miss, which in turn showed a positive association with the probability of being involved in a machinery-related accident. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2017.1404220DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060838PMC
January 2017
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Response to Second Letter by Lee et al. of 2016.

Authors:
Ronald E Gordon

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 04 17;23(2):177-180. Epub 2017 Nov 17.

a Department of Pathology , Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai , New York , NY , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2017.1281787DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060851PMC
April 2017
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A mindfulness training program based on brief practices (M-PBI) to reduce stress in the workplace: a randomised controlled pilot study.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 01 30;23(1):40-51. Epub 2017 Oct 30.

e Facultat de Psicologia , Ciències de l'Educació i l'Esport (FPCEE) Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull , Barcelona , Spain.

Work stress is a major contributor to absenteeism and reduced work productivity. A randomised and controlled study in employee-volunteers (with Perceived Stress Scale [PSS-14]>22) was performed to assess a mindfulness program based on brief integrated mindfulness practices (M-PBI) with the aim of reducing stress in the workplace. The PSS-14 of the employees before and after 8-weeks M-PBI program, as well as after a 20-week follow-up, was assessed (primary endpoint). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2017.1386607DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060839PMC
January 2017
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Employee health-relevant personality traits are associated with the psychosocial work environment and leadership.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 01 16;23(1):25-39. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

a Medical Management Centre, Department Learning Informatics Management and Ethics , Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm , Sweden.

Objectives: Little is known about personality in relation to assessments of the psychosocial work environment and leadership. Therefore the objective of this study is to explore possible associations and differences in mean values between employee health-relevant personality traits and assessments of the psychosocial work environment and leadership behaviors.

Methods: 754 survey responses from ten organizations were selected from a large-scale intervention study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2017.1386385DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060842PMC
January 2017
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Occupational exposure and respiratory health problems among nutmeg production workers in Grenada, the Caribbean.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 01 2;23(1):20-24. Epub 2017 Mar 2.

b Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine , St. George's University , St. George , Grenada.

Background: The nutmeg industry is a major contributor to the Grenadian economy. However, workers in the industry face many environmental and occupational health risks.

Objectives: The goal of this study was to investigate respiratory health problems and possible related occupational exposures among nutmeg production workers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2017.1280948DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060845PMC
January 2017
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Leptospira seropositivity as a risk factor for Mesoamerican Nephropathy.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 01 17;23(1):1-10. Epub 2017 Feb 17.

a Department of Epidemiology , Boston University School of Public Health , Boston , MA , USA.

Background: Leptospirosis is postulated as a possible cause of Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN) in Central American workers.

Objectives: Investigate job-specific Leptospira seroprevalence and its association with kidney disease biomarkers.

Methods: In 282 sugarcane workers, 47 sugarcane applicants and 160 workers in other industries, we measured anti-leptospiral antibodies, serum creatinine, and urinary injury biomarkers, including neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), interleukin-18 (IL-18), and N-acetyl-D-glucosaminidase (NAG). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2016.1275462DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060841PMC
January 2017
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Acute toxicological effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles in mice after intratracheal instillation.

Int J Occup Environ Health 2017 01 1;23(1):11-19. Epub 2017 Feb 1.

b Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health , Shandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention , Jinan , PR China.

Background: Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are increasingly being used in industry.

Objective: To evaluate the acute toxicology of ZnO NPs in Mice.

Methods: ZnO NPs were intratracheally instilled into mice at different dose (200, 400, 800 μg/kg), which was 1, 2, or 4 times of accumulative intake in one week according to the threshold limit value. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2016.1278510DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060843PMC
January 2017
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