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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Research article

    Occupational physicians (OPs) have complex relationships with employees, employers, and the general public. OPs may have simultaneous obligations towards third parties, which can lead to variable conflicts of ...

    Authors: Junghye Choi, Chunhui Suh, Jong-Tae Lee, Segyeong Lee, Chae-Kwan Lee, Gyeong-Jin Lee, Taekjoong Kim, Byung-Chul Son, Jeong-Ho Kim, Kunhyung Kim, Dae Hwan Kim and Ji Young Ryu

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:23

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Although recent studies have investigated the influence of vitamin D on sleep patterns, there is a lack of research on the relationship between vitamin D and sleep patterns in Korean workers. This study focuse...

    Authors: Young Saeng Jung, Chang Ho Chae, Young Ouk Kim, Jun Seok Son, Chan Woo Kim, Hyoung Ouk Park, Jun Ho Lee, Young Hoo Shin and Ho Sung Kwak

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:25

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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Research article

    A number of studies have found associations between heavy metals and uterine fibroids, but the results are inconsistent. Here, we conducted this research to demonstrate the relationships between blood heavy me...

    Authors: Shinhee Ye, Hye Won Chung, Kyungah Jeong, Yeon-Ah Sung, Hyejin Lee, So Yun Park, Hyunjoo Kim and Eun-Hee Ha

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:22

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  9. Content type: Erratum

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:21

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    The original article was published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:4

  10. Content type: Case report

    In 2015, workers dismantling a fluorescent lamp factory in Korea were affected by mercury poisoning from exposure to mercury vapor.

    Authors: Sang Yoon Do, Chul Gab Lee, Jae Yoon Kim, Young Hoon Moon, Min Sung Kim, In Ho Bae and Han Soo Song

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:19

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Occupational exposure to crystalline silica is a potential risk factor for various systemic autoimmune diseases including systemic sclerosis. The etiology of systemic sclerosis is not conclusively known, but t...

    Authors: Jae Yoon Kim, Sang Yoon Do, Young Hoon Moon, Chul Gab Lee, Yun Sung Kim, Byung Soon Choi, Eun-A Kim and Han Soo Song

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:18

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Health risk assessments (HRA) are used by many organisations as a basis for developing relevant and targeted employee health and well-being interventions. However, many HRA’s have a western-centric focus and t...

    Authors: Ana Howarth, Jose Quesada and Peter R. Mills

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:17

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Law enforcement officers perform physically demanding tasks that generally remain constant as they age. However, there is limited population-specific research on age, gender and normative fitness values for la...

    Authors: J. Jay Dawes, Robin M. Orr, Richard R. Flores, Robert G. Lockie, Charlie Kornhauser and Ryan Holmes

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:16

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  14. Content type: Review

    Urban transit (bus and rail) operators, totaling nearly 700,000 persons, are one of the heaviest occupational groups in the United States (US). Little is known about occupational risk factors for weight gain a...

    Authors: BongKyoo Choi, Peter Schnall, Marnie Dobson, Haiou Yang, Dean Baker and YoungJu Seo

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:15

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The law enforcement officer profession requires performance of arduous occupational tasks while carrying an external load, consisting of, at minimum, a chest rig, a communication system, weaponry, handcuffs, p...

    Authors: Colin Tomes, Robin Marc Orr and Rodney Pope

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:14

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  16. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the association between exposure to occupational hazards for pregnancy and sick leave (SL) in pregnant workers.

    Authors: Jean-Bernard Henrotin, Monique Vaissière, Maryline Etaix, Mathieu Dziurla, Stéphane Malard and Dominique Lafon

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:12

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Recently, noise coming from the neighborhood via floor wall has become a great social problem. The noise between the floors can be a cause of physical and psychological problems, and the different types of flo...

    Authors: Seok Hyeon Yun, Sang Jin Park, Chang Sun Sim, Joo Hyun Sung, Ahra Kim, Jang Myeong Lee, Sang Hyun Lee and Jiho Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:13

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The need of efficient resource management and full-time accessibility to resources has increased with the development of industry, resulting in the increase of shift workers. Previous researches of past decade...

    Authors: Jeong Han Yeom, Chang Sun Sim, Jiho Lee, Seok Hyeon Yun, Sang Jin Park, Cheol-In Yoo and Joo Hyun Sung

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:11

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Bricks have been manufactured in Nepal for hundreds of years and are seen as a component of Nepalese sculpture and architecture. Large quantities of hazardous materials including high concentrations of particu...

    Authors: Seshananda Sanjel, Sanjay N. Khanal, Steven M. Thygerson, William S. Carter, James D. Johnston and Sunil K. Joshi

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:9

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Most of the people associated with tailoring occupation in Nepal are still using mechanical sewing machine as an alternative of new technology for tailoring. Common peroneal nerves of both right and left legs ...

    Authors: Prakash Kumar Yadav, Ram Lochan Yadav, Deepak Sharma, Dev Kumar Shah, Niraj Khatri Sapkota, Dilip Thakur, Nirmala Limbu and Md Nazrul Islam

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:8

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Sharps injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or another sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or other body fluids. According to World Health Organization pooled estimate, the ...

    Authors: Nigussie Tadesse Sharew, Getaneh Baye Mulu, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold and Kefyalew Dagne Gizachew

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:7

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Business owners in the Republic of Korea must take part in the workers’ general health examination. However, there have been few formal analyses of the uptake of this examination by employees. In the present s...

    Authors: Young Joong Kang, Jun-Pyo Myong, Huisu Eom, Bowha Choi, Jong Heon Park and Eun-A L Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:6

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:20

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