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NIH study finds 2 pesticides associated with Parkinson's disease
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New research shows a link between use of two pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, and Parkinson's disease. People who used either pesticide developed Parkinson's disease approximately 2.5 times more often than non-users. More

Occupational rhinitis in bell pepper greenhouse workers: determinants of leaving work and the effects of subsequent allergen avoidance on health-related quality of life
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Avoidance of occupational allergens or reduction in exposure has been advocated as the mainstay of the management of occupational rhinitis. More

Athletes prone to a rash of skin conditions
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Team sports have a long history of fostering cooperation, camaraderie and a healthy competitive spirit among athletes. But the closeness that brings athletes together also can create an environment for a host of contagious skin infections. More

In effort to prevent fatalities, MSHA issues alert to mining community
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The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration issued a fatality alert to the mining community profiling the causes of and circumstances surrounding the 71 fatal accidents that occurred last year. More

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Too many hours on the job may put teens at risk
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High school students who work more than 20 hours a week at part-time jobs during the school year may be more likely to have academic and behavior problems, according to a new study. More

A pilot study of male breast cancer in the veterans affairs health care system
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This study reports findings on a hospital-based retrospective pilot cohort with case-controls study, which we carried out to examine genetic, environmental, and occupational risk factors in men with breast cancer. More

OSHA respiratory protection video discusses proper respirator use for health care workers
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently produced a training video for health care employers and workers that explains the proper use of respirators and the procedures to follow to assure that respirators protect workers from airborne hazards in health care settings. More
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