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  1. Content type: Research article

    On-call work is a form of work that requires the person to work at any time during the on-call period. Thus, on-call work is often regarded as one of the most severe stress factors. This study investigates the...

    Authors: Chulin Baek, Jae Bum Park, Kyungjong Lee and Jaehyuk Jung

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:19

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  2. Content type: Case report

    The olfactory bulb is anatomically exposed and thus can be directly damaged by external stimulation. This can occur as an occupational injury owing to contact with organic solvents or other causes. We present ...

    Authors: Soon Woo Park, Young Joong Kang, Huisu Eom, Hyun-Jin Cho, Jungho Ahn and Sang-Gil Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:18

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In modern society, the scale of the service industry is continuously expanding, and the number of service workers is increasing. Correspondingly, physical and mental problems related to emotional labor are bec...

    Authors: Guang Hwi Kim, Hee Sung Lee, Sung Won Jung, Jae Gwang Lee, June Hee Lee, Kyung Jae Lee and Joo Ja Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:17

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The nature of police work often necessitates use of Individual Light Armour Vests (ILAVs) for officer protection. Previous research has demonstrated various biomechanical and physical performance impacts of IL...

    Authors: B. Schram, B. Hinton, R. Orr, R. Pope and G. Norris

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:15

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Various occupational inpatient rehabilitation programs are established in Norway. This study aimed to assess change in cardiorespiratory fitness, pain, anxiety, depression, and quality of life in persons on lo...

    Authors: Anne Lovise Nordstoga, Paul Jarle Mork and Marius Steiro Fimland

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:16

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Ambient air pollution has a negative effect on many diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Recent studies have reported a relationship between air pollution and renal function, but the resu...

    Authors: Hyun-Jin Kim, Jin-young Min, Yong-Seok Seo and Kyoung-bok Min

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:14

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  7. Content type: Review

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are organic compounds containing carbon and hydrogen. PAHs have carcinogenicity in human. Cancers related with PAHs include cancers of lung, skin, bladder, and others. I...

    Authors: Tae-Won Jang, Yangho Kim, Jong-Uk Won, Jong-Seong Lee and Jaechul Song

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:13

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  8. Content type: Editorial

    This thematic collection includes the articles to review eleven occupational cancer related risks or working conditions and to propose the guidelines of S. Korea.

    Authors: Jaechul Song, Kuck-Hyun Woo and Yang Ho Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:12

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:25

  9. Content type: Review

    Comprehensive consideration is necessary for setting guidelines to evaluate evidence of occupational cancer in painters due to work-related exposure to carcinogens in paint (a phenomenon termed herein as “work...

    Authors: Jun-Pyo Myong, Younmo Cho, Min Choi and Hyoung-Ryoul Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:10

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Since the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified shift work that involves circadian disruption as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” there has been growing concern on the relationship between n...

    Authors: Hye-Eun Lee, Jongin Lee, Tae-Won Jang, In-Ah Kim, Jungsun Park and Jaechul Song

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:11

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  11. Content type: Review

    Ionizing radiation is a well-known carcinogen, and is listed as one carcinogenic agent of occupational cancer. Given the increase in the number of workers exposed to radiation, as well as the increase in conce...

    Authors: Songwon Seo, Dalnim Lee, Ki Moon Seong, Sunhoo Park, Soo-Geun Kim, Jong-Uk Won and Young Woo Jin

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:9

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Going to work despite feeling sick also known as sickness presenteeism is one of the emerging global occupational health challenges. Sickness presenteeism negatively affects both health of work forces and prod...

    Authors: Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen, Mekuriaw Alemayewu Tefera and Yayehirad Alemu Melsew

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:2

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Health forecasting has been used in an attempt to provide timely and tailored meteorological information to patients and healthcare providers so that they might take appropriate actions to mitigate health risk...

    Authors: Minsu Ock, Eun Young Choi, Inbo Oh, Seok Hyeon Yun, Yoo-Keun Kim, Hyunsu Kim, Min-Woo Jo and Jiho Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:8

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:30

  14. Content type: Research article

    The South Korean criteria for occupational diseases were amended in July 2013. These criteria included formaldehyde as a newly defined occupational carcinogen, based on cases of “leukemia or nasopharyngeal can...

    Authors: Soon-Chan Kwon, Inah Kim, Jaechul Song and Jungsun Park

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:5

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  15. Content type: Review

    The goal of this study was to review the scientific basis for the recognition of occupational cancer, in relation to hepatitis viral infections in Korea. Most Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in Korea occur ...

    Authors: Hogil Kim, Yun Kyung Chung and Inah Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:6

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  16. Content type: Review

    Crystalline silica has been classified as a definite carcinogen (Group 1) causing lung cancer by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In Korea, crystalline silica has been the most common ca...

    Authors: Hyoung-Ryoul Kim, Boowook Kim, Bum Seak Jo and Ji-Won Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:4

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Probability of causation (PC) is a reasonable way to estimate causal relationships in radiation-related cancer. This study reviewed the international trend, usage, and critiques of the PC method. Because it ha...

    Authors: Eun-A Kim, Eujin Lee, Seong-Kyu Kang and Meeseon Jeong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:3

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to suggest revised recognition standards for occupational disease due to chromium (VI) by reflecting recent domestic and international research works and considering domestic exp...

    Authors: Jungwon Kim, Sangyun Seo, Yangho Kim and Dae Hwan Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:7

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Self-perceived health, a subjective assessment of one’s health condition, is an important health indicator at the level of quality of life. In this study, working time quality refer to job factors with qualita...

    Authors: Jaeyoup Jung, Gyuree Kim, Kyusung Kim, Domyung Paek and Sung-il Cho

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:55

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Studies on the hematologic toxicity of ethylene glycol ethers in humans are limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the association between exposure to solvents (containing 2-butoxyethanol and...

    Authors: Seng-Ho Song, Seong-Kyu Kang, Won-Jun Choi, Kyeong Min Kwak, Dong-Hoon Lee, Dyuk-Yoon Kang and Sang-Ha Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:54

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  21. Content type: Research article

    This study was conducted to analyze the distribution of the psychosocial well-being index among adults living in two rural communities in Korea and to examine its correlation with lifestyle variables such as s...

    Authors: Ju-Hyun Nam, Myeong-Seob Lim, Hyun-Kyeong Choi, Jae-Yeop Kim, Sung-Kyeong Kim, Sung-Soo Oh, Sang-Baek Koh and Hee-Tae Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:53

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In Korea, Carbon disulfide (CS2) toxicity was an important social problem from the late 1980s to the early 1990s but there have been few large-scale studies examining the prevalence of diseases after CS2 exposure...

    Authors: Hweemin Chung, Kanwoo Youn, Kyuyeon Kim and Kyunggeun Park

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:52

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  23. Content type: Research article

    This study was aimed at finding out the exposure level of bisphenol A (BPA), a well-known endocrine disruptor, in relation to dietary factors using a data representing the Korean general population.

    Authors: Jin-Soo Park, Seyoung Kim, Minkyu Park, Yeji Kim, Hyeeun Lee, Hyunrim Choi and Sinye Lim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:42

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Sleep disorders and depression/anxiety disorders are long-standing and significant problem for mental health. Also there are already known so many negative health effect of these disorders. But there were few ...

    Authors: Sung Won Jung, Kyung-Jae Lee, Hee Sung Lee, Guang Hwi Kim, Jae Gwang Lee, Joo Ja Kim and June-Hee Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:51

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In modern society, many workers are stressed. Supervisors’ support or behavior can affect the emotional or psychological part of the worker. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of supervisor...

    Authors: Shin Uk Kang, Byeong Jin Ye, ByoungGwon Kim, Jung Il Kim and Jung Woo Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:43

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  26. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated the relationship between job type and the risk for spontaneous abortion to assess the reproductive toxicity of female workers in the semiconductor industry.

    Authors: Heechan Kim, Ho-Jang Kwon, Jeongbae Rhie, Sinye Lim, Yun-Dan Kang, Sang-Yong Eom, Hyungryul Lim, Jun-Pyo Myong and Sangchul Roh

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:49

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Peripheral neuritis caused by acrylamide is well-known, and many Korean grouting workers are frequently exposed to acrylamide in grouting agents that are injected into cracked concrete. We recently encountered...

    Authors: Heeyun Kim, Sang Gil Lee and Jeongbae Rhie

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:50

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Sleepiness while driving has been regarded as a major cause of death due to traffic accidents. We compared the degree of sleepiness across five different working time periods (first, morning, post-lunch, after...

    Authors: Seyoung Lee, Hyoung-Ryoul Kim, Junsu Byun and Taewon Jang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:48

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Lead and cadmium are harmful heavy metals that are used for a variety of occupational purposes. Considering their potentially hazardous effects on health, studies on the association between exposure to these t...

    Authors: Hyun Chan An, Joo Hyun Sung, Jiho Lee, Chang Sun Sim, Sang Hoon Kim and Yangho Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:47

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  30. Content type: Research

    Around the globe, discrimination has emerged as a social issue requiring serious consideration. From the perspective of public health, the impact of discrimination on the health of affected individuals is a su...

    Authors: Hee Sung Lee, Guang Hwi Kim, Sung Won Jung, June-Hee Lee, Kyung-Jae Lee and Joo Ja Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:46

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Argyria is a rare irreversible cutaneous pigmentation disorder caused by prolonged exposure to silver. Herein, we report a case of generalized argyria that developed after chronic ingestion of soluble silver-n...

    Authors: Inha Jung, Eun-Jeong Joo, Byung seong Suh, Cheol-Bae Ham, Ji-Min Han, You-Gyung Kim, Joon-Sup Yeom, Ju-Yeon Choi and Ji-Hye Park

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:45

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs)’ have been mostly reported in the manufacturing industry but recently the occurrence of industrial injuries has been constantly increas...

    Authors: Hyun-Woo Choi, Young-Ki Kim, Dong-Mug Kang, Jong-Eun Kim and Bo-Young Jang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:41

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  33. Content type: Research article

    On September 27, 2012, at 3:43 pm, a hydrogen fluoride spill occurred in a manufacturing plant located at the 4th complex of the Gumi National Industrial Complex in Gumi City, South Korea. The present study ai...

    Authors: Seung-Hyun Yoo, Seong-Yong Yoon, Kuck-Hyun Woo, Jin-Seok Kim, Seong-Yong Cho, Sung-Soo Lee, Hyun-Sul Lim, Yeon-Soon Ahn and Won-Ho Yang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:40

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Accidental splash exposure is one of the common occupational health related problem among health care workers. The problem is worse in developing countries in which the safety practice and protective devices d...

    Authors: Gudeta Kaweti and Teferi Abegaz

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:39

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) are emitted in the combustion or volatilization of hazardous wastes and fossil fuels. Paint, varnishing agents, and cigarette smoke are also sources of BTEX in...

    Authors: Hyoun Ho Oh, Hyungkyu Park, Dae Hwan Kim, Byung-Chul Son, Chae-Kwan Lee, Kunhyung Kim and Ji Young Ryu

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:38

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Shift work disturbs workers’ biological clocks and this condition can cause various health problems including cardiovascular disease. The elevated albuminuria level has been significantly associated with the r...

    Authors: Eun Kye Kang, Gu Hyeok Kang, Jun Young Uhm, Young Gon Choi, Soo Young Kim, Seong Sil Chang and Hyoung-Ryoul Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:37

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Discrimination based on type of employment against non-regular workers is still a social issue. However, there are few studies on job factors that affect the discrimination experience in each type of employmen...

    Authors: Seong-Hoon Kang, Jin-Ho Song, Tae Hwan Koh, Do Myung Paek, Jong-Tae Park and HoSun Chun

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:35

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver and causes both acute and chronic disease. It is transmitted through contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids. It is an occupational hazard for healthcare w...

    Authors: Namwaka Mungandi, Mpundu Makasa and Patrick Musonda

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:32

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Interest in radiation-related health problems has been growing with the increase in the number of workers in radiation-related jobs. Although an occupational level of radiation exposure would not likely cause ...

    Authors: Jaechan Park, Sanggil Lee, Chulyong Park and Huisu Eom

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:33

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Arsenic is known as an endocrine disruptor that people are exposed to through various sources such as drinking water and indigestion of marine products. Although some epidemiological and animal studies have re...

    Authors: Kiook Baek, Namhoon Lee and Insung Chung

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:31

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Clinicians who perform radiation therapy (RT) are exposed to radiation, which may negatively affect their health. The present study reports a case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a healthcare provider who w...

    Authors: Bong Hyun Kim, Young-Jun Kwon, Young-Su Ju, Bong Kyu Kim, Hyun Seok Lee, Sang-gil Lee and Yun Kyung Chung

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:28

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Shark meat is used as sacrificial food in Gyeongsangbuk-do, and is a major source of dietary mercury. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of shark meat intake or the ritual of Jesa on blood mercury levels wi...

    Authors: Gun Il Park, Young Seok Byun, Man Joong Jeon and Joon Sakong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:29

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  43. Content type: Research article

    South Korea’s population is aging more rapidly than any other country. Aging of the productive population will lead to shortage of labor and the decreasing quality of the labor force in South Korea. South Kore...

    Authors: Jungsun Park, Soo Geun Kim, Jong-shik Park, Boyoung Han, Kab Bae Kim and Yangho Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:27

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Populations neighboring industrial complexes are at an increased health risk, due to constant exposure to various potentially hazardous compounds released during industrial production activity. Although there ...

    Authors: Sang Hoon Kim, Yang Ho Kim, Hyun Chan An, Joo Hyun Sung and Chang Sun Sim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:26

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  45. Content type: Research article

    There are few published studies on the relationship between occupational lumbar load and facet joint degeneration (FJD). This cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the effect of physical lumbar load ...

    Authors: Dong Hyun Kim, Yon Soo An, Hyung Doo Kim, Kyoung Sook Jeong, Yeon-Soon Ahn, Kun-Hyung Kim, Youngki Kim, Han-Soo Song, Chul-Gab Lee, Young-Jun Kwon and Jin-Ha Yoon

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:24

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