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Biomonitoring of concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in blood and urine of children at playgrounds within Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Wirnkor VA, Ngozi VE, Ajero CM, Charity LK, Ngozi OS, Ebere EC, Emeka AC

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) exposure is among the leading air pollutants associated with diverse adverse health effects due to their persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic characteristics. Children are most affected by...
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Achievements, Problems, and Future Direction of the Quality Control Program for Special Periodic Health Examination Agencies in Republic of Korea

Won YL, Ko KS, Park JO, Choi YJ, Lee H, Sung JM, Lee MY

The ultimate goal of the quality control program for special periodic health examination agencies is to diagnose the health condition of a worker correctly, based on accurate examination and analysis...
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Occupational Exposure to Metals in Shooting Ranges: A Biomonitoring Study

Vandebroek E, Haufroid V, Smolders E, Hons L, Nemery B

BACKGROUND: Lead (Pb) exposure in shooting ranges has been reduced by various measures such as jacketed ammunition and lead-free primers. Nevertheless, this may lead to exposure to other metals, potentially...
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Laboratory Environment Monitoring: Implementation Experience and Field Study in a Tertiary General Hospital

Kang S, Baek H, Jun S, Choi S, Hwang H, Yoo S

OBJECTIVES: To successfully introduce an Internet of Things (IoT) system in the hospital environment, this study aimed to identify issues that should be considered while implementing an IoT based on...
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Experimental Study to Develop a Method for Improving Sample Collection to Monitor Laryngoscopes after Reprocessing

Ditommaso , Giacomuzzi M, Ricciardi , Zotti C

BACKGROUND/AIMS: The microbiological surveillance of endoscopes and automated flexible endoscope reprocessing have been proven to be two of the most difficult and controversial areas of infection control in endoscopy. The...
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The “Warm Zone” Cases: Environmental Monitoring Immediately Outside the Fire Incident Response Arena by Firefighters

Caban-Martinez AJ, Kropa B, Niemczyk N, Moore KJ, Baum J, Solle NS, Sterling D, Kobetz EN

Hazardous work zones (i.e., hot, warm, and cold) are typically established by emergency response teams during hazardous materials (HAZMAT) callsbut less consistently for fire responses to segment personnel and response...
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Green Tobacco Sickness Among Tobacco Harvesters in a Korean Village

Park SJ, Lim HS, Lee K, Yoo SJ

BACKGROUND: Green tobacco sickness (GTS), an occupational disease in tobacco harvesters, is a form of acute nicotine intoxication by nicotine absorption through the skin from the wet green tobacco plant....
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Lead Poisoning at an Indoor Firing Range

Kang KW, Park WJ

In March 2014, a 39-year-old Korean male presented with a 6-month history of various nonspecific symptoms including dizziness, fatigue, asthenia, irritability, elevated blood pressure, palpitation, eyestrain, and tinnitus. His occupational...
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Urinary Trans, Trans-Muconic Acid is Not a Reliable Biomarker for Low-level Environmental and Occupational Benzene Exposures

Jalai A, Ramezani Z, Ebrahim K

BACKGROUND: Benzene is a known occupational and environmental pollutant. Its urinary metabolite trans, trans-muconic acid (tt-MA) has been introduced by some environmental and occupational health regulatory associations as a biological...
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Perfluoroalkyl substances exposure and thyroid hormones in humans: epidemiological observations and implications

Lee JE, Choi K

Thyroid hormones play crucial roles in normal neurodevelopment of fetus and child. Many chemicals can affect control and homeostasis of thyroid hormones, and eventually lead to various adverse health effects...
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Biomonitoring of Toxic Effects of Pesticides in Occupationally Exposed Individuals

Arshad M, Siddiqa M, Rashid S, Hashmi I, Awan MA, Ali MA

BACKGROUND: Workers in pesticide manufacturing industries are constantly exposed to pesticides. Genetic biomonitoring provides an early identification of potential cancer and genetic diseases in exposed populations. The objectives of this...
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Case series of keratitis in poultry abattoir workers induced by exposure to the ultraviolet disinfection lamp

Kwon DH, Moon JD, Park WJ, Kang WY, Kim SH, Lim HM, Ahn JS, Chae HJ

BACKGROUND: An outbreak of eye diseases occurred among workers at a poultry abattoir in South Korea from December 2012 to June 2013. An epidemiological investigation of the causative agent was...
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Korean research project on the integrated exposure assessment of hazardous substances for food safety

Lim JA, Kwon HJ, Ha M, Kim H, Oh SY, Kim JS, Lee SA, Park JD, Hong YS, Sohn SJ, Pyo H, Park KS, Lee KG, Kim YD, Jun S, Hwang MS

OBJECTIVES: This survey was designed to conduct the first nationwide dietary exposure assessment on hazardous substances including the intakes of functional food and herbal medicine. In this paper, we introduced...
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Identification of Knowledge Gaps Regarding Healthcare Workers' Exposure to Antineoplastic Drugs: Review of Literature, North America versus Europe

Hon CY, Barzan C, Astrakianakis G

We have been examining the issue of healthcare workers' exposure to antineoplastic drugs for nearly a decade and have observed that there appears to be more publications on the subject...
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Airborne Nicotine Concentrations in the Workplaces of Tobacco Farmers

Yoo SJ, Park SJ, Kim BS, Lee K, Lim HS, Kim JS, Kim IS

  • KMID: 1791980
  • J Prev Med Public Health.
  • 2014 May;47(3):144-149.
OBJECTIVES: Nicotine is a natural alkaloid and insecticide in tobacco leaves. Green tobacco sickness (GTS) is known as a disease of acute nicotine intoxication among tobacco farmers. Until now, GTS...
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Blood Cadmium Concentration of Residents Living near Abandoned Metal Mines in Korea

Hong YS, Lee BK, Park JD, Sakong J, Choi JW, Moon JD, Kim DS, Kim BG

The purpose of this study was to investigate demographic and lifestyle variables and blood cadmium concentrations in residents living near abandoned metal mines in Korea. Blood cadmium concentrations were measured...
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Outdoor (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan Levels and Related Climatic Factors

Hwang SH, Yoon CS, Park JB

  • KMID: 1791977
  • J Prev Med Public Health.
  • 2014 Mar;47(2):124-128.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the monthly variation in the airborne (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan level throughout one year and its relationship with climatic factors (temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, hours of daylight, cloud cover,...
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Toxic detection in mine water based on proteomic analysis of lysosomal enzymes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Nguyen NT, Kim YH, Bang SH, Hong JH, Kwon SD, Min J

OBJECTIVES: Lysosome is the cell-organelle which is commonly used as biomonitoring tool in environmental pollution. In this study, the lysosomal proteomic of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was analyzed for utilization...
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The separation of arsenic metabolites in urine by high performance liquid chromatographyinductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry

Chung JY, Lim HJ, Kim YJ, Song KH, Kim BG, Hong YS

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine a separation method for each arsenic metabolite in urine by using a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)- inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer...
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Global Trends in Mercury Management

Kim DS, Choi K

  • KMID: 1499658
  • J Prev Med Public Health.
  • 2012 Nov;45(6):364-373.
The United Nations Environmental Program Governing Council has regulated mercury as a global pollutant since 2001 and has been preparing the mercury convention, which will have a strongly binding force...
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