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New OSHA National Emphasis Program will help protect workers from chemical and physical hazards in the primary metals industries
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a new directive establishing a National Emphasis Program for the Primary Metals Industries. The purpose of this NEP is to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to harmful chemical and physical hazards in establishments producing metal products. More

Blood oxidative stress in Taiwan workers exposed to carbon disulfide
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Overexposure to carbon disulfide (CS(2)) has been associated with an increase in coronary heart disease, but the mechanisms mediating this effect remain unclear. We aimed to examine the relationship between CS(2) exposure and oxidative stress markers, in order to clarify the oxidative mechanisms involved in CS(2)-induced atherosclerosis. More

Occupational exposure to asbestos and ovarian cancer: A meta-analysis
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A recent Monographs Working Group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded that there is sufficient evidence for a causal association between exposure to asbestos and ovarian cancer. We performed a meta-analysis to quantitatively evaluate this association. More

Cost-benefit analysis in occupational health: a comparison of intervention scenarios for occupational asthma and rhinitis among bakery workers
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Use of cost-benefit analysis in occupational health increases insight into the intervention strategy that maximises the cost-benefit ratio. This study presents a methodological framework identifying the most important elements of a cost-benefit analysis for occupational health settings. One of the main aims of the methodology is to evaluate cost-benefit ratios for different stakeholders (employers, employees and society). The developed methodology was applied to two intervention strategies focused on reducing respiratory diseases.

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NIOSH study confirms pesticide drift dangers
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A new study by NIOSH and state agency partners confirms the risk faced by agricultural workers who are exposed to airborne drifts of pesticides. "Acute pesticide illnesses associated with off-target pesticide drift from agricultural applications - 11 States, 1998–2006," posted online by Environmental Health Perspectives, is the first comprehensive report to be done of multistate surveillance data on drift-related pesticide poisoning in the United States, according to its authors. More

The occupational risk of Helicobacter pylori infection among gastroenterologists and their assistants
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Helicobacter pylori is a widely spread bacterium that mainly inhabits the gastric mucosa and can lead to serious illnesses such as peptic ulcer disease, gastric carcinoma and gastric MALT lymphoma. The oral-oral route seems to be the main transmission route. The fact that endoscopes are contaminated after being used to perform a gastroscopy leads one to question whether gastroenterologists and endoscopy nurses and assistants run a higher risk of infection. More

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Is multiple sclerosis and stress in women related? New study says no
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No one is exactly a fan of stress. Those affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) have always been led to believe stress in general would make flare ups worse and increased, as MS severely affects the brain and spinal cord by slowing down communications. More

Time trends in occupational asthma in Belgium
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There is little information on the changes in the pattern of occupational asthma (OA) over time. The objective of this study was to evaluate the time trends in the incidence and causes of immunological OA in Belgium using workers' compensation data. More
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