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Science in the News

This week, ACOEM would like to provide Science in the News readers with a look at the top 10 articles of the summer. Science in the News will resume normal publication Aug. 16, 2011.



First World Trade Center scientific and medical review released
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The CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) issued the First Periodic Review of Scientific and Medical Evidence Related to Cancer for the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. This first periodic review provides a summary of the current scientific and medical findings in the peer-reviewed literature about exposures resulting from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City and cancer studies. More

Cancer incidence and mortality in Swedish sterilant workers exposed to ethylene oxide: updated cohort study findings 1972-2006
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The purpose of this study was to assess whether cancer incidence, mainly from lymphohaematopoietic tumours and breast cancer, and mortality were increased in a cohort of Swedish sterilant workers exposed to low levels of ethylene oxide (EtO), updated with 16 more years of follow up. More



Coal dust exposure and mortality from ischemic heart disease among a cohort of US coal miners
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Particulate exposure from air pollution increases the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality. Although coal miners are highly exposed to coal dust particulate, studies of IHD mortality risk among coal miners have had inconsistent results. Previous studies may have been biased by the healthy worker effect. More

OSHA to hold meetings, solicit comments on infectious disease exposure
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OSHA will hold two stakeholder meetings in Washington, D.C., on July 29 to receive comments on occupational exposure to infectious diseases and consider a possible future rulemaking to protect employees from on-the-job disease exposure. More

Occupational mortality associated with inflammatory bowel disease in the United States 1984-1998
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The occurrence of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) is shaped by environmental influences. Many such environmental risk factors vary potentially with occupational exposure. We used a large national database to study the occupational variation of mortality associated with CD and UC. More

Industry and job-specific mortality after occupational exposure to silica dust
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Occupational exposure to silica dust occurs in many workplaces and is well known to cause silicosis. However, the link between silica exposure, silicosis and other diseases is still disputed. More

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Health care workers must get vaccinated or wear a facemask for the entire flu season
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Geisinger Health System vaccinated more than 92 percent of all employees against influenza this season, with a modification of a mandatory program. On average, fewer than half of all health care workers receive flu vaccinations. More

Study provides epidemiology of fatal occupational traumatic brain injury in the US
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Although traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, work-related TBI has not been well documented. In a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers describe the epidemiology of fatal TBI in the U.S. workplace between 2003 and 2008. More

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

Compulsory teaching of occupational health: impact on attitude of medical students in Brazil and Germany
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To assess medical students' attitude toward occupational health (OH) in Brazil and Germany before and after a compulsory OH course. A questionnaire regarding the attitude toward OH was completed by medical students at the beginning of the OH teaching term at the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil (n = 79), and at both medical schools in Munich, Germany (n = 266), in 2009/2010. The change in the assessed qualities over the course period was measured repeating the survey at the end of the teaching term (n = 193; 56%). More
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