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Review of carcinogenicity of asbestos and proposal of approval standards of an occupational cancer caused by asbestos in Korea

Im S, Youn KW, Shin D, Lee MJ, Choi SJ

Carcinogenicity of asbestos has been well established for decades and it has similar approval standards in most advanced countries based on a number of studies and international meetings. However, Korea...
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Relationship between housing characteristics, lifestyle factors and phthalates exposure: the first Korean National Environmental Health Survey (2009-2011)

Jung K, Oh H, Ryu JY, Kim DH, Lee S, Son BC, Lee CK

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Association between shift work and obesity according to body fat percentage in Korean wage workers: data from the fourth and the fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES 2008-2011)

Son M, Ye BJ, Kim JI, Kang S, Jung KY

BACKGROUND: Health problems in shift workers vary including obesity acting as a risk factor in cerebrovascular diseases. Recent studies have commonly determined the prevalence of obesity in shift workers on...
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The relationship between quality of sleep and night shift rotation interval

Kim JY, Chae CH, Kim YO, Son JS, Kim JH, Kim CW, Park HO, Lee JH, Kwon SI

BACKGROUND: Shift work is closely related with workers' health. In particular, sleep is thought to be affected by shift work. In addition, shift work has been reported to be associated...
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Evaluation and management of lead exposure

Kim HC, Jang TW, Chae HJ, Choi WJ, Ha MN, Ye BJ, Kim BG, Jeon MJ, Kim SY, Hong YS

Lead, which is widely used in industry, is a common element found in low concentrations in the Earth's crust. Implementations to reduce environmental lead concentrations have resulted in a considerable...
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The association between shift work and depression in hotel workers

Moon HJ, Lee SH, Lee HS, Lee KJ, Kim JJ

BACKGROUND: Shift work is vital in hotel businesses as these businesses run 24 h daily regardless of holidays to accommodate customers. The number of shift workers in hotel businesses is...
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Association between serum vitamin D and depressive symptoms among female workers in the manufacturing industry

Kwon SI, Son JS, Kim YO, Chae CH, Kim JH, Kim CW, Park HO, Lee JH, Jung JI

BACKGROUND: Vitamin D has been known to maintain the body's balance of calcium and phosphorus as well as skeletal health. There has been increasing emphasis on the importance of vitamin...
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Factors related to the physician and the employer influencing successful return to work in Korea: results from the first panel study of workers' compensation insurance (PSWCI)

Lee W, Yoon JH, Roh J, Kim YK, Seok H, Lee JH, Won JU

OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate associated factors including the physician and the employer of successful return to work (RTW) in occupationally injured workers. METHODS: This study is based on the...
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A case of fitness to work in a worker with COPD using the exercise stress test

Kim Y, Jung K, Ryu JY, Kim DH, Lee S

BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by persistent airflow limitation. Therefore, both work ability and workday length may be affected in individuals with this...
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Factors associated with health-related quality of life in Korean older workers

Hong S, Jeong H, Heo Y, Chun H, Park J, Kim D

OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of aged individuals in the Korean workforce continues to increase. This research determined the health and working conditions of Korean older wage workers and confirmed the effects...
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Anxiety symptoms and occupational stress among young Korean female manufacturing workers

Lee KH, Chae CH, Kim YO, Son JS, Kim JH, Kim CW, Park HO, Lee JH, Jung YS

BACKGROUND: The prevalence of anxiety disorders has been increasing in South Korea, with recent studies reporting anxiety disorders as the most common mental disorder among all South Korean females. Anxiety...
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Residency programs and the outlook for occupational and environmental medicine in Korea

Lee Y, Kim J, Chae Y

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the implementation of training courses and the overall outlook for occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) in Korea. We described the problems facing OEM residency programs in...
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Effects of high occupational physical activity, aging, and exercise on heart rate variability among male workers

Kang D, Kim Y, Kim J, Hwang Y, Cho B, Hong T, Sung B, Lee Y

OBJECTIVES: Effects of aging and leisure time physical activity (LPA) might influence the effect of occupational physical activity (OPA) on risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study was conducted to...
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The effects of individual, occupational, and supportive factors on successful return to work using a structural equation model

Lee J, Choi M, Park SH, Kim HR, Lee HE

OBJECTIVES: We aimed to ascertain the relationship between several factors and successful return to work using a structural equation model. METHODS: We used original data from the Panel Study of Worker's...
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Association of cadmium with diabetes in middle-aged residents of abandoned metal mines: the first health effect surveillance for residents in abandoned metal mines

Son HS, Kim SG, Suh BS, Park DU, Kim DS, Yu SD, Hong YS, Park JD, Lee BK, Moon JD, Sakong J

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the association between urinary cadmium (U-cd) concentration and diabetes in middle-aged Korean residents of abandoned mines using the first Health Effect...
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Case report of renal cell carcinoma in automobile manufacturing factory worker due to trichloroethylene exposure in Korea

Lee JH, Kim I, Seok H, Park I, Hwang J, Park JO, Won JU, Roh J

BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was report first case of renal cell carcinoma developed in a worker who worked in an automobile manufacture line which handles trichloroethylene in Korea. CASE...
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French good practice guidelines for medical and occupational surveillance of the low back pain risk among workers exposed to manual handling of loads

Petit A, Fassier JB, Rousseau S, Mairiaux P, Roquelaure Y

Several clinical practice guidelines related to the assessment and management of low back pain (LBP) have been published with varied scopes and methods. This paper summarises the first French occupational...
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Decline in non-smoking workers' urine cotinine levels after increased smoking regulation in Korea

Park JH, Lee CK, Kim SY, Suh C, Kim KH, Kim JH, Son BC, Lee JT, Yu SD, Choi W, Im H

OBJECTIVES: To identify any association between implementing smoking regulation policies and workers' urine cotinine concentration levels in Korea. METHODS: From the first stage of the Korean National Environmental Health Survey conducted...
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Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory as related factor for post traumatic stress disorder symptoms according to job stress level in experienced firefighters: 5-year study

Chung IS, Lee MY, Jung SW, Nam CW

OBJECTIVES: As first responders to an increasing number of natural and manmade disasters, active-duty firefighters are at increased risk for physical and psychiatric impairment as reflected by high rates of...
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Association between night work and cardiovascular diseases: analysis of the 3rd Korean working conditions survey

Park S, Nam J, Lee JK, Oh SS, Kang HT, Koh SB

OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between night work and cardiovascular diseases among wage workers in Korea. METHODS: The study was based on the 3rd Korean Working Conditions...
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