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Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH) and replacement, reduction or refinement best practices

Ha S, Seidle T, Lim KM

OBJECTIVES: Korea's Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH) was enacted for the protection of human health and the environment in 2015. Considering that about 2000 new substances...
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What must be done to prevent another humidifier disinfectant disaster?

Lee JH

The humidifier disinfectant disaster (HDD) was not a simple poisoning accident by biocides, but a singular disaster in history created by chemicals in household products. This disaster was a result...
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A study on the factors affecting the follow-up participation in birth cohorts

Park B, Choi EJ, Ha E, Choi JH, Kim Y, Hong YC, Ha M, Park H

OBJECTIVES: A stable follow-up participation rate is a very important factor for validity in a cohort study. This study analyzed the factors that affect the participation rate at one hospital-based...
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Evaluation of metal contamination and phytoremediation potential of aquatic macrophytes of East Kolkata Wetlands, India

Khatun A, Pal S, Mukherjee , Samanta P, Mondal S, Kole D, Chandra P, Ghosh AR

OBJECTIVES: The present study analyzes metal contamination in sediment of the East Kolkata Wetlands, a Ramsar site, which is receiving a huge amount of domestic and industrial wastewater from surrounding...
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A call for action from workers, local residents, and consumers: a safe society from toxic chemicals

Kim S, Im S, Choi Y, Park S, Hyun J, Lee KS, Lee S, Lee SN, Seo J, Kim JH, Na H, Kim M, Korean Society for Environmental Health and Toxicology, Korean Society for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Korean Industrial Hygiene Association, Korean Academic Society of Occupational Health Nursing, Association of Physicians for Humanism, Korean Pharmacists for Democratic Society, Korean Dentists for Democratic Society and the Association of Korea Doctors for Health Rights

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Humidifier disinfectant lung injury, how do we approach the issues?

Choi JE, Hong SB, Do KH, Kim HJ, Chung S, Lee E, Choi J, Hong SJ

A large portion of the Korean population has been exposed to toxic humidifier disinfectants (HDs), and considering that the majority of the victims are infants, the magnitude of the damage...
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Risk factors associated with depression and suicidal ideation in a rural population

Joo Y, Roh S

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the risk factors associated with depression and suicidal ideation in a rural population. METHODS: A survey was conducted with 543 farmers from Chungcheongnam-do Province using...
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Relationship between residential district and health-related quality of life in Chungnam industrial complex area

Kim H, Roh S

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between residential district of people, such as power plant, steel-mill and petrochemical industries, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: Using a cross-sectional...
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Decreased absorption of midazolam in the stomach due to low pH induced by co-administration of Banha-sasim-tang

Jo JH, Kim SJ, Nam WS, Seung EJ, Lee S

OBJECTIVES: Banha-sasim-tang (BST), which consists of seven different herbs, is one of the most popular herbal formulae for treating gastrointestinal disorders in Eastern Asia. The commonly used herbal medicine is...
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The humidifier disinfectant case and the legislative challenges of the 20th Congress

Park T

A number of absurdities surrounding the humidifier disinfectant (HD) incident may have occurred because 1) a judicial system operates on the underlying false assumption that the involved parties are equals...
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Major concerns regarding lung injury and related health conditions caused by the use of humidifier disinfectant

Park D

A total of 221 patients were evaluated to be humidifier disinfectant associated with lung injury (HDLI) through two rounds of programs through April 2015. The humidifier disinfectant (HD) brands most...
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An analysis of a humidifier disinfectant case from a toxicological perspective

Park K

An analysis of patients and fatalities due to exposure to polyhexamethylene guanidine (PHMG) shows that PHMG causes mainly lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis. However, no research on the other...
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The humidifier disinfectant scandal: the need for vigorous government oversight of chemicals and household products to secure public safety

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Risk assessment of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in the workplace

Kim HY

OBJECTIVES: A hazard assessment of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), a commonly used workplace chemical, was conducted in order to protect the occupational health of workers. A literature review, consisting of both...
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The effects of the standardized extracts of Ginkgo biloba on steroidogenesis pathways and aromatase activity in H295R human adrenocortical carcinoma cells

Kim M, Park YJ, Ahn H, Moon B, Chung KH, Oh SM

OBJECTIVES: Aromatase inhibitors that block estrogen synthesis are a proven first-line hormonal therapy for postmenopausal breast cancer. Although it is known that standardized extract of Ginkgo biloba (EGb761) induces anti-carcinogenic...
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Analysis of lysosomal membrane proteins exposed to melanin in HeLa cells

Bang SH, Park DJ, Kim YH, Min J

OBJECTIVES: There have been developed to use targeting ability for antimicrobial, anticancerous, gene therapy and cosmetics through analysis of various membrane proteins isolated from cell organelles. METHODS: It was examined about...
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Time to change from a simple linear model to a complex systems model

Hong YC

A simple linear model to test the hypothesis based on one-on-one relationship has been used to find the causative factors of diseases. However, we now know that not just one,...
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Level of radiation dose in university hospital non-insured private health screening programs in Korea

Lee YK

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate radiation exposure resulting from the comprehensive health examinations of selected university hospital programs and to present basic data for research and...
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Spatial assessment of soil contamination by heavy metals from informal electronic waste recycling in Agbogbloshie, Ghana

Kyere VN, Greve K, Atiemo SM

OBJECTIVES: This study examined the spatial distribution and the extent of soil contamination by heavy metals resulting from primitive, unconventional informal electronic waste recycling in the Agbogbloshie e-waste processing site...
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Are we being exposed to radiation in the hospital?

Kim Y

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