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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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

    Content type: Erratum

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

  11. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  12. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Review

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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

  24. The objective of this study was to measure malondialdehyde (MDA) and isoprostane which has been used as an index of lipid injury, 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), which has been used as an index of DNA da...

    Authors: Kang Myoung Lee, Sang-Yoo Park, Kyungsuk Lee, Sung-Soo Oh and Sang Baek Ko

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:5

    Content type: Research article

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  25. We examined the current status of specialized agencies for occupational health management (SAs) and their workforce. Furthermore, we aimed to clarify the current practice status of SA healthcare professionals ...

    Authors: Saerom Lee, Jun-Pyo Myong, Eun-A Kim, Huisu Eom, Bowha Choi and Young Joong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:4

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:21

  26. Health examinations are performed so that diseases can be identified and treated earlier. Several studies have evaluated the determinants of participation in health examinations including cancer screening, but...

    Authors: Young Joong Kang, Jong Heun Park, Huisu Eom, Bohwa Choi, Seyoung Lee, Ji-Won Lee and Jun-Pyo Myong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:3

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Our study evaluated the effectiveness of the Workers’ General Health Examination by health examination period and compliance.

    Authors: Huisu Eom, Jun-Pyo Myong, Eun-A Kim, Bohwa Choi, Soon Woo Park and Young Joong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:2

    Content type: Research article

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  28. This study aimed to investigate the effects of shift work on abdominal obesity among young and middle-aged female nurses during a 5-year retrospective study.

    Authors: Gyeong-Jin Lee, Kunhyung Kim, Se-yeong Kim, Jeong-Ho Kim, Chunhui Suh, Byung-Chul Son, Chae-Kwan Lee and Junghye Choi

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:69

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In 2009, Korea banned the import, transport, and use of asbestos, and the Asbestos Injury Relief Act (AIRA) was promulgated in 2011. Two environmental health centers for asbestos (EHCA), including Pusan Nation...

    Authors: Dong-Mug Kang, Jong-Eun Kim, Yong-Jin Lee, Hyun-Hee Lee, Chang-yeol Lee, Seong-Jae Moon and Min-Sung Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:68

    Content type: Short communication

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  30. Arsenic is a carcinogenic heavy metal that has a species-dependent health effects and abandoned metal mines are a source of significant arsenic exposure. Therefore, the aims of this study were to analyze urina...

    Authors: Jin-Yong Chung, Byoung-Gwon Kim, Byung-Kook Lee, Jai-Dong Moon, Joon Sakong, Man Joong Jeon, Jung-Duck Park, Byung-Sun Choi, Nam-Soo Kim, Seung-Do Yu, Jung-Wook Seo, Byeong-Jin Ye, Hyoun-Ju Lim and Young-Seoub Hong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:67

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Agent Orange (AO) is the code name for one of the herbicides and defoliants used in the Vietnam War. Studies conducted thus far show a significant correlation between AO and the occurrence of cardiovascular di...

    Authors: SangWoo Han, Inha Hwang, Seung Min Kim, Young Soon Yang, SangWon Ha, Jeong Ho Han and Tae Hwan Park

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:66

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Methyl alcohol poisoning has been mainly reported in community. Two cases of methyl alcohol poisoning occurred in a small-sized subcontracted factory which manufactured smartphone parts in Korea.

    Authors: Jia Ryu, Key Hwan Lim, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Hyang Woon Lee, Ji Young Yun, Seoung-Wook Kim, Ji-Hoon Kim, Kyunghee Jung-choi and Hyunjoo Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:65

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Recently, the emergence of long working hours and the associated conditions such as coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke have gained attention. The aim of this study was to investigate the association betwe...

    Authors: Dong-Wook Lee, Yun-Chul Hong, Kyoung-Bok Min, Tae-Shik Kim, Min-Seok Kim and Mo-Yeol Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:64

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Firefighting is a highly stressful occupation with unique physical challenges, apparel and environments that increase the potential for dehydration. Dehydration leaves the firefighter at risk of harm to their ...

    Authors: Adam Walker, Rodney Pope and Robin Marc Orr

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:63

    Content type: Review

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  35. Welding process has many hazards that the welders are exposed to resulting in numbers of health effects and diseases. Safety measures and practices among welders are important ways of preventing or reducing th...

    Authors: Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Suman Bahadur Singh, Surya Raj Niraula and Paras K. Pokharel

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:62

    Content type: Research article

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  36. With increasing use of medical radiologic procedures, wearing proper protector should be emphasized to reduce occupational radiation exposures. This research describes the rates of lead apron wearing for radia...

    Authors: Yunjeong Heo, Hosun Chun, Seonghoon Kang, Wonjin Lee, Taewon Jang and Jongtae Park

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:60

    Content type: Research article

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  37. This study was conducted to check whether self-resilience, one of the characteristics known to affect the occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms after experiencing traumatic events, could...

    Authors: Jong-Ku Lee, Hyeon-Gyeong Choi, Jae-Yeop Kim, Juhyun Nam, Hee-Tae Kang, Sang-Baek Koh and Sung-Soo Oh

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:58

    Content type: Research article

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  38. With the development of technology, extensive use of computers in the workplace is prevalent and increases efficiency. However, computer users are facing new harmful working conditions with high workloads and ...

    Authors: Taeshik Kim, Mo-Yeol Kang, Min-sang Yoo, Dongwook Lee and Yun-Chul Hong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:57

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Few studies have examined ambulatory cardiovascular physiological parameters of taxi drivers while driving in relation to their occupational hazards. This study aims to investigate and quantify the impact of w...

    Authors: BongKyoo Choi, SangJun Choi, JeeYeon Jeong, JiWon Lee, Shi Shu, Nu Yu, SangBaek Ko and Yifang Zhu

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:54

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Night shift work has well-known adverse effects on health. However, few studies have investigated the relationship between thyroid diseases and night shift work. This study aimed to examine night shift workers...

    Authors: So-Hyun Moon, Bum-Joon Lee, Seong-Jin Kim and Hwan-Cheol Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:53

    Content type: Research article

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