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Association between sleep duration and impaired fasting glucose according to work type in non-regular workers: data from the first and second year (2016, 2017) of the 7th Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination (KNHANE) (a cross-sectional study)

Joo J, Lee JG, Kim S, Lee J, Lee JH, Lee KJ

Background: We aimed to find the relationship between sleep duration and impaired fasting glucose according to working type in non-regular workers using the 2016 and 2017 Korean National Health And...
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Severe chemical burns related to dermal exposure to herbicide containing glyphosate and glufosinate with surfactant in Korea

Shin J, Lim N, Roh S

Background: Glyphosate and glufosinate use widely used as herbicide ingredients. There have been several reported cases of chemical burns caused by dermal exposure to glyphosatecontaining herbicide, and patients in these...
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Validation of the Work Engagement Scale-3, used in the 5th Korean Working Conditions Survey

Choi M, Suh C, Choi SP, Lee CK, Son BC

Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of the 3-item version of the Work Engagement Scale (WES-3), which is based on the Job DemandsResources...
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Risk factors including night shift work of colorectal polyp

Um K, Park Cs, Yoo C, Ahn YS, Kim M, Jeong KS

Background: The destruction of circadian rhythms by night shift work affects major circadian genes, which are known to play a role in advancing or killing the cell cycle through tumor...
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Validation of urinary 1,2-dichloropropane concentration as a biological exposure index for workers exposed to 1,2-dichloropropane

Park CS, Kim HS, Ahn YS, Ahn JH, Jeong KS

Background: The International Agency for Research on Cancer classified 1,2-dichloropropane (1,2-DCP) as a human carcinogen in 2016. It is necessary to establish a health monitoring system for workers exposed to...
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Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic: onsite mass workplace testing for COVID-19 in the Republic of Korea

Seo E, Mun E, Kim W, Lee C

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is causing tremendous damage globally. The Republic of Korea (ROK), a highly export-dependent nation, is a leader in the fight against the COVID-19...
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Distribution of working position among workers with varicose veins based on the National Health Insurance and National Employment Insurance data

Jung S, Kim Y, Kang D, Kim SY, Kim I, Kim EM

Background: This study aimed to determine the effect of specific working postures on the development of varicose veins (VV). By using Korea's National Health Insurance (NHI) and National Employment Insurance...
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The association between mercury concentrations and lipid profiles in the Korean National Environmental Health Survey (KoNEHS) cycle 3

Sohn SH, Heo HC, Jo S, Park C, Sakong J

Background: High concentrations of mercury intake from seafood are known to cause various side effects in humans, including on the nervous system. Various studies have reported the effects of mercury...
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Association between employment status and sickness presenteeism among Korean employees: a cross-sectional study

Park JW, Cho SS, Lee J, Hwang J, Kim JI, Kim BG, Hong YS

Background: Sickness presenteeism (SP) indicates “going to work while being ill.” The importance of SP has only recently been investigated, and the association between SP and employment status has been...
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Mental health impact on a humidifier disinfectant disaster victim: a case report

Lee YS, Nam MW, Kim HI, Kim HC, Mun EC, Park SY

In Korea, the cause of lung disease of unknown origin was identified as humidifier disinfectants in November 2011. In February 2017, the ‘Special Act on Remedy for Damage Caused by...
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Relationship of spouses' weekly working hours and sleep problems in Korean wage workers: the 5th Korean working conditions survey

Park C, Jang EC, Lee YJ, Kwon SC, Min YS, Chai SR

Background: Sleep disorders are common and serious problems for mental health. This study investigated the relationship between spouses' weekly working hours (SWWH) and sleep problems by using the data from...
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Relationship between seafood consumption and bisphenol A exposure: the Second Korean National Environmental Health Survey (KoNEHS 2012–2014)

Kim Y, Park M, Nam DJ, Yang EH, Ryoo JH

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify the relationship between exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and seafood consumption using a nationally representative data of the general Korean population. METHODS: This study was...
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Association between use of humidifier disinfectant and allergic rhinitis in Korean children: a cross-sectional study based on the eighth Panel Study on Korean Children (PSKC)

Koh TH, Park JT, Kwon D, Kwak K

BACKGROUND: Rhinitis was the most frequently diagnosed disorder among users of humidifier disinfectants (HDs). The aim of our study was to investigate on the relationship between allergic rhinitis (AR) and...
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Pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium outcomes in female firefighters in Korea

Park J, Ahn YS, Kim MG

BACKGROUND: Female firefighters are exposed to hazardous environmental (chemical and physical) and working (shift work, psychological, and ergonomic factors) conditions that have reported or are suspected of adverse effects on...
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Descriptive analysis of prevalence and medical expenses of cancer, cardio-cerebrovascular disease, psychiatric disease, and musculoskeletal disease in Korean firefighters

Min J, Kim Y, Kim HS, Han J, Kim I, Song J, Koh SB, Jang TW

BACKGROUND: Firefighters are exposed to many dangerous working conditions. Many studies have identified the risk of disease for firefighters, but only a few studies have addressed the medical expenses of...
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Multidimensional sleep quality of dependent self-employment workers

Lee SH, Kang D, Lee J, Kim U, Ham S, Lee W, Choi WJ, Kang SK

BACKGROUND: The number of workers in non-standard employment (NSE) is increasing due to industrial change and technological development. Dependent self-employment (DSE), a type of NSE, was created decades ago. Despite...
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Association between green areas and allergic disease in Korean adults: a cross-sectional study

Kim HJ, Min JY, Kim HJ, Min KB

BACKGROUND: Although many epidemiological studies have reported the inverse associations between greenness and health outcomes, inconsistent associations in allergic diseases remain an issue. We aimed to identify associations between greenness...
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Gastric and rectal cancers in workers exposed to asbestos: a case series

Choi BJ, Lee S, Lee IJ, Park SW, Lee S

BACKGROUND: The Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute (OSHRI) of the Korea had not recognized gastrointestinal cancer as work-related disease during their evaluation. However, in 2018 OSHRI recognized gastric and...
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Mercury concentration in shark meat from traditional markets of Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

Heo HC, Lim YH, Byun YS, Sakong J

BACKGROUND: Although unusually high levels of blood mercury have been reported in the North Gyeongsang Province (Gyeongsangbuk-do), mercury contents from shark meat distributed in this region have not been assessed...
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Validity assessment of self-reported smoking status in firefighters using the urine cotinine test

Heo HC, Byun YS, Sohn SH, Jo SM, Park SK, Sakong J

BACKGROUND: In firefighters, smoking management is important because they are exposed to various harmful substances in their occupational environment. Accurate surveys of smoking status are essential to control tobacco use....
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