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Seven Cases of Respiratory Symptoms Caused by Acute Ozone Exposure from an Electronics Company

Kwon YJ, Woo KH, Kim JS, Yoon SY, Song IU, Yu JY, Cho SY

  • KMID: 2141472
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):449-459.
BACKGROUND: Ozone is a colorless, pungent, and highly reactive gas. It can cause headaches, burning eyes, irritation to the respiratory passages, and dyspnea. This article describes cases of respiratory difficulty...
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Detection of Cases and a Cause of Lead Exposure in Korean Steel Company

Koo BH, Kim YK, Lee SG, Kang DM, Kim JE

  • KMID: 2141471
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):441-448.
BACKGROUND: We report cases of high lead exposure in a Korean steel manufacturing company and a likely cause for these cases. CASE REPORT: Neurological examinations, neurobehavioral tests, blood tests, and urine...
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The Characteristics of Tinnitus and Hearing Threshold: In Workers with Noise Induced Hearing Loss from a Hospital Setting

Kim NJ, Park HO, Sim CS, Lee CR, Kwon YJ, Lee JH

  • KMID: 2141470
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):431-440.
OBJECTIVES: This study was carried out to define the relationship between the characteristics of tinnitus and hearing threshold (puretone and speech) in workers with noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). METHODS: A...
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The Relationship between the Korean Occupational Stress Scale and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness among Male Firefighters

Park SJ, Lim DK, Lee MY, Chung IS

  • KMID: 2141469
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):420-430.
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the relationship between job stress and the common carotid intima-media thickness as an indicator of atherosclerosis (cardiovascular disease) among male firefighters in a metropolitan city. METHODS: Between...
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Occupational Risk Factors Associated with Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Public Workers

Noh SK, Choi JH, Shin DH, Lee MY, Chung IS

  • KMID: 2141468
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):410-419.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the occupational risk factors associated with musculoskeletal symptoms in public workers. METHODS: In November 2010, 544 participants anwered a survey that included...
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Related Factors in Male Firefighters in a Metropolitan City

Shin DY, Jeon MJ, Sakong J

  • KMID: 2141467
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):397-409.
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted in order to evaluate the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related factors in male firefighters in Daegu, Korea. METHODS: A total of 1,261 firefighters...
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Occupational Stress and MMPI-2 Profile of Workers in Some Plants Undergoing Labor Dispute

Choi CK, Lee CG, Song HS, Yoo SK, Shin SY, Kim SH

  • KMID: 2141466
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):384-396.
OBJECTIVES: To identify changes in relationships with superiors or colleagues at work and family members and social networks at home, based on occupational stress and psychological characteristics in during the...
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A Study of Psychosocial Stress of Residents Near Asbestos Mines

Shin YS, Lee YJ, Ham JO, Jang EC, Park CH, Kang MS, Park SK

  • KMID: 2141465
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):375-383.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to identify the level of psychosocial stress of residents near asbestos mines, and to investigate the relationship between psychosocial stress and asbestos exposure...
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Risk Assessment for Cardiovascular Diseases in Male Workers: Comparing KOSHA Guidelines and the Framingham Risk Score System

Um IY, Choi WJ, Lee D, Oh JS, Yi MK, Yoon JW, Han SH

  • KMID: 2141464
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):365-374.
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by Framingham risk score (FRS) who classified as "healthy group" by Korean Occupational Safety and Health Agent...
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The Assessment of Pulmonary Function in Dental Technicians

Kim KH, Lee JI, Choi M, Myong JP, Park YS, Jang TW, Koo JW

  • KMID: 2141463
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):356-364.
OBJECTIVES: Dental technicians are exposed to various toxic materials in the workplace. The objectives of this study were to assess the pulmonary function of dental technicians and to evaluate the...
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An Association between Working Schedules and Depression in Public Sector Employees

Heo HT, Kim DW, Lee JS, Jo HA, Jang SS, Kim SY, Kim IA

  • KMID: 2141462
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):347-355.
OBJECTIVES: This study determined the work schedules of public project workers who work an irregular shift and assessed the effect of these schedules on depression. METHODS: Study subjects were 2934 laborers...
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Association between Long Working Hours and Suicidal Ideation

Kim KU, Park SG, Kim HC, Lim JH, Lee SJ, Jeon SH, Huh YS

  • KMID: 2141461
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):339-346.
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between long working hours and suicidal ideation. METHODS: Data based on the fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Health and Nutrition Examination...
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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Chae HJ, Kim BG, Kim HC, Lee MY, Leem JH

  • KMID: 2141460
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):328-338.
This article reviews newly available knowledge on multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), a chronic medical condition characterized by symptoms in multiple organ and caused by exposure to low levels of common...
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Nonspecific Building Related Illnesses

Suh C, Ha EH, Hong YC, Chae YM, Chang KJ, Kim J

  • KMID: 2141459
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):319-327.
Nonspecific building related illnesses (NBRI) are an array of diverse symptoms related to working in particular buildings. There are numerous contributing factors, including basic factors (temperature, humidity and ventilation) as...
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