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Maidstone R, Turner J, Vetter C, et alNight shift work is associated with an increased risk of asthmaThorax Published Online First: 16 November 2020. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2020-215218 Respiratory epidemiologyOriginal research Abstract Introduction  Shift work causes misalignment between internal circadian time and the external light/dark cycle and is associated with metabolic disorders and cancer. Approximately 20% of the working population in industrialised countries work permanent or...
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Huang LY, Hu HY, Wang ZT, Ma YH, Dong Q, Tan L, Yu JT. Association of Occupational Factors and Dementia or Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020;78(1):217-227. doi: 10.3233/JAD-200605. PMID: 32986670. Abstract Background: Several existing studies have reported that occupational factors might play an important part in cognitive function with aging....
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Is falling off a cell tower structure the only real risk? Images: Unsplash In South Africa we are familiar with the following statement by a government official in regards to perceived health risks from a cell tower: “the only real threat to the health of the person would be falling at any height from the...
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Jalilian, H., Najafi, K., Khosravi, Y., & Röösli, M. (2020). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and electric shocks: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Reviews on Environmental Health (published online ahead of print 2020), 000010151520200041. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/reveh-2020-0041 The authors:” The findings indicate that occupational exposure to ELF-MF, but not electric shocks, might be...
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Spatial disorientation among US air force pilots has been linked to 72 severe accidents, 1993-2013, with 101 deaths and 65 lost aircraft. Now DARPA wants to know whether RF in combat cockpits may be at least partly to blame. New project is called ICEMAN. Source: https://microwavenews.com/short-takes-archive/iceman September 15, 2020 Spatial disorientation among U.S. Air Force...
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Garde AH, Begtrup L, Bjorvatn B, et al. How to schedule night shift work in order to reduce health and safety risks [published online ahead of print, 2020 Sep 8]. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2020;3920. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3920 Abstract Objectives This discussion paper aims to provide scientifically based recommendations on night shift schedules, including consecutive shifts, shift...
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Zendehdel R, Asadi S, Alizadeh S, Ranjbarian M. Quality assessment of DNA and hemoglobin by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy in occupational exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic field [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 13]. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2020;10.1007/s11356-020-09503-8. doi:10.1007/s11356-020-09503-8 Abstract Previous studies have shown the effect of extremely low-frequency (ELF) magnetic fields on...
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Journal of Occupational HealthVolume 62, Issue 1 Majid Bagheri Hosseinabadi, Narges Khanjani, Mohammad Hossein Ebrahimi, Seyed Habib Mousavi, Fereshteh Nazarkhani First published: 25 July 2020 https://doi.org/10.1002/1348-9585.12136 Abstract Objectives This study was designed to investigate the possible effect of exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF‐EMFs) on occupational burnout syndrome and the severity of depression...
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By David Ray, July 7, 2020 Night shift work has been a common feature of industrial economies for decades, and it has long been known that working through the night can negatively impact upon health. In recent years, the evidence base about these health impacts has expanded considerably. Here, Professor David Ray introduces this evidence and highlights how...
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Image: The colourfulness stands for the neurodiversity of people and the multiple coloured threads per strand, for the various different characteristics of an individual. The tightness of the knot indicates that we want to bring everyone together, for exchange and for common cohesion, and at the same time give space to each person and their...
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