OCCUCON Abstracts
Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2020 24(4):21-41 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

ICOH Abstracts
Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2020 24(4):3-20 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

OCCUCON 2020 - Strengthening Occupational Health at the Workplace
T RajgopalIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2020 24(4):1-2 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: T Rajgopal Source Type: research

A case of skin thickening with occupational lung disease
Arul J Mahendran, Nitesh Gupta, Dhaarna Wadhwa, Pranav IshIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(3):147-148 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Arul J Mahendran Nitesh Gupta Dhaarna Wadhwa Pranav Ish Source Type: research

Tuberculosis screening among the patients with pulmonary silicosis
Won Sriwijitalai, Viroj WiwanitkitIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(3):146-146 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Won Sriwijitalai Viroj Wiwanitkit Source Type: research

Gujjar lung: An unusual case report and systematic review of literature
We report a 65 year old female patient who had presented with dry cough and shortness of breath for the last 5 years and had also received anti-tubercular therapy but without any benefit. Evaluation revealed the presence of obstructive airway disease with nodular opacities in bilateral lungs. Histopathological examination including electron microscopy was suggestive of domestically acquired pneumoconiosis.A diagnosis of Gujjar lung was made based on history of exposure to wood smoke, characteristic histological and radiological features. Anti-tubercular therapy was stopped and bronchodilators were initiated along with remo...
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Devada Sindhu Animesh Ray Rohit Kumar Kavneet Kaur MC Sharma Sanjeev Sinha Source Type: research

Effect of occupational and personal stress on job satisfaction, burnout, and health: A cross-sectional analysis of college teachers in Punjab, India
Conclusion: The result of the study found that organizational environment significantly affects stress level in college teachers. Hence, it is suggested that a humane policy related to higher education is need of the hour to protect interests of teachers which share responsibility of carving out future of the country. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Avinash Rana Vishal Soodan Source Type: research

Comparative quantification study of arsenic in the groundwater and biological samples of simri village of Buxar District, Bihar, India
Conclusion: The maximum arsenic concentration in the groundwater sample found during the study was 1929μg/L and in blood sample was 664.7μg/L. The study denotes high arsenic concentration in the drinking water of the village Simri with the highest concentration ever reported in this part of India. Furthermore, the blood samples have also been observed with high arsenic concentration in the village population which is also the highest reporting ever done in this area. The ill health of the village population also correlates our study. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Md Samiur Rahman Arun Kumar Ranjit Kumar Mohammad Ali Ashok Kumar Ghosh Sushil Kumar Singh Source Type: research

Effect of combined exposure to noise and vibration on hearing
Conclusion: Despite the unauthorized exposure to noise and WBV of train drivers, the STS and hearing threshold shift at higher frequencies were not more prevalent compared with the shunters who were exposed only to impermissible noise levels; hence, no association was found between noise and vibration in this study. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Ziba Loukzadeh Soudabe Shahrad Ahmad Shojaoddiny-Ardekani Amir Houshang Mehrparvar Majid Alamdarian Source Type: research

Evaluating the cyberchondria construct among computer engineering students in Pune (India) Using Cyberchondria Severity Scale (CSS-15)
Conclusion: All the computer engineering students were affected by some or the other constructs of cyberchondria. This indicates that the Internet can affect an individual's mental, physical, and social activity by giving a vast amount of information and cause anxiety or distress related to their search. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Deepika Dagar Pradnya Kakodkar Sahana Hegde Shetiya Source Type: research

Silicosis with bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax in Rajasthan
Conclusions: Cases with silicosis can develop complications like tuberculosis, lung cancer, progressive massive fibrosis, cor pulmonale, broncholithiasis, or tracheobronchial compression by lymph nodes. Pleural involvement in silicosis is rare. Spontaneous pneumothorax is a pleural complication that can develop in such cases. Usually in silicosis pneumothorax is unilateral. We report here an original article with silicosis who presented with bilateral spontaneous pneumothoraxes occurring simultaneously. The rarity of its clinical presentation in the form of bilateral simultaneous spontaneous pneumothorax combined with the ...
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Manish Kumar Bairwa Nalin Joshi SP Agnihotri Source Type: research

Screening for latent tuberculosis among healthcare workers in an Egyptian hospital using tuberculin skin test and QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Test
Conclusion: Work duration of >10 years, nurse profession, diabetics, and smokers were at increased risk of having LTBI. Increased training programs and implementation of infection control measures TB to reduce the risk of LTBI are recommended. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Manal Mohamed Anwar Doaa Mabrouk Ahmed Heba Reda Elareed Radwa Ahmed-Rabea Abdel-Latif Mostafa Saleh Sheemy Nesreen Mostafa Kamel Maha Fathy Mohamed Source Type: research

Effects of occupational exposures on the lung functions and quality of life of garbage collectors in the urban area
Conclusion: The study concludes that there is a greater impairment in the lung functions of garbage collection workers as compared to that of normal individuals. Moreover, the quality of life is lower in garbage workers than that of normal individuals considering the physical, social, and environmental aspects. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Madhur S Kulkarni Deepali P Pingale Source Type: research

Dealing with occupational lung diseases & #8211; A few challenges
Bobby JosephIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(3):101-101 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Bobby Joseph Source Type: research

The spiritual dimension of health for more spirituality at workplace
Francesco Chirico, Nicola MagnavitaIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(2):99-99 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Francesco Chirico Nicola Magnavita Source Type: research

Strategies to deal with publication misconduct among medical students and teaching faculty: An Indian perspective
Saurabh R Shrivastava, Prateek S ShrivastavaIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(2):97-98 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Saurabh R Shrivastava Prateek S Shrivastava Source Type: research

Malignant mesothelioma & #8211; Report of two cases with different presentations
Mahavir N Munot, Ketaki V Utpat, Unnati D Desai, Jyotsna M JoshiIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(2):93-96 Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive neoplasm that stems from the mesothelial cells lining the visceral cavities, namely, the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium, and tunica vaginalis of the testes. MPM is the most common variant of these and constitutes up to 80% of all malignant mesotheliomas. It is usually associated with asbestos exposure and is a locally invasive neoplasm that spreads along pleura and can involve lungs with locoregional metastasis. Diagnos...
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Mahavir N Munot Ketaki V Utpat Unnati D Desai Jyotsna M Joshi Source Type: research

Blowing balloons and pulmonary talcosis: An uncommon hazard
Mahismita Patro, Dipti Gothi, Umesh Ojha, Ram B Sah, Sameer VaidyaIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(2):90-92 A 65-year-old nonsmoker man presented with bilateral upper lobe conglomerated calcific opacities with basal reticulations. The patient denied any significant occupational exposure. Repeated and persistent enquiry revealed an intense exposure to talc 20 years back, from blowing balloons stained with talc powder for a period of 1 year. To the best of our knowledge, only one case has been reported in the past with talcosis due to balloon blowing. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational ...
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Mahismita Patro Dipti Gothi Umesh Ojha Ram B Sah Sameer Vaidya Source Type: research

Risk of tuberculosis infection among healthcare workers in a tertiary care hospital in Bengaluru City
Conclusion: The prevalence of LTBI was 20.1% and it was significantly associated with age, place of residence, education, work commute time, and mode of transport. The incidence of LTBI was 19.4% and it was significantly associated with gender, place of residence, education, work commute time, and marital status. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Melvin G Kumar Bobby Joseph B Ramakrishna Goud Merlyn Joseph M Rajitha Source Type: research

Hand-arm vibration syndrome in farmers and its correlation with degenerative triangular fibrocartilage complex injury
Conclusions: These findings reported in the study provide a better understanding of the impact and extent of HAVS in farmers. There is a significant prevalence of HAVS with mild symptoms of vascular component, mild to moderate symptoms of sensorineural component, and significant involvement of the musculoskeletal component. In addition, TFCC injury is correlated with HAVS. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Javid Hussain Sagar Soniya T Lohana Source Type: research

A Study of stress, coping, social support, and mental health in police personnel of Uttar Pradesh
Conclusion: The study concludes that the amount of stress experienced by all echelons of police is extremely high and almost of similar level except for inspectors showing highest among the three groups, thus emphasizing the use of healthy coping mechanisms and modification in work environment promoting health and well-being. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Shweta Singh Bandna Gupta Divya Sharma Prem Chandra Mishra Source Type: research

Association of musculoskeletal disorders and inflammation markers in workers exposed to lead (Pb) from Pb-battery manufacturing plant
Conclusion: Pb-exposure and inflammatory markers were significantly associated with lower limbs of MSDs. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Kalahasthi Ravibabu Bhavani Shankara Bagepally Tapu Barman Source Type: research

Electric field exposure assessments and a novel control method for buildings installed nearby high-voltage lines
A Shemshadi, AK MalekiIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(2):63-67 This essay presents a review of new methods for electric field value assessment in high-voltage areas. For buildings that are placed near high-voltage transmission line corridor, two main scenarios are modeled using finite element method. A new approach to reduce electric field value is also simulated and the results are discussed in detail. The results are compared to related standards values. In some cases the improvement rate exceeds 65%. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: A Shemshadi AK Maleki Source Type: research

Obituary - Dr. G K Kulkarni, Editor, Indian journal of occupational and environmental medicine
T RajgopalIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(2):61-62 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: T Rajgopal Source Type: research

Universal occupational health care & #8211; the need of the hour
Bobby JosephIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(2):59-60 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Bobby Joseph Source Type: research

Better psychosocial work environment: For well-being of the worker and the organization
Raja Danasekaran, Ravivarman GovindasamyIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(1):57-58 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Raja Danasekaran Ravivarman Govindasamy Source Type: research

Prevalence of upper cross syndrome in laundry workers
Conclusions: These findings reported in the study provide a better understanding of impact and the extent of upper crossed syndrome. We found out that there is a significant prevalence of upper crossed syndrome in laundry workers. Neck pain presents as the main symptom, and these patients also present with forward head-and-neck posture. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Junaid Chandsaheb Mujawar Javid Hussain Sagar Source Type: research

A cross-sectional study of prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress among professional cab drivers in New Delhi
Conclusion: Cab drivers are at high risk of acquiring mental health diseases, yet the mental health of this large workforce is ignored. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Akanksha Rathi Vikas Kumar Amrita Singh Panna Lal Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of pesticides use among agricultural workers
Conclusion: It is proposed that educational sets consisted of acquaintance with poisons and their applications, storage, and carrying the pesticides, the methods for effective of different individual protection facilities, and utilizing the behavior to reduce the exposure to poisons should be developed and be available to farmers. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Fatemeh Rostami Maryam Afshari Masomeh Rostami-Moez Mohammad Javad Assari Ali Reza Soltanian Source Type: research

Contact sensitization to formaldehyde in veterinary medicine & #8211; An unexplored field in occupational health
Conclusions: The exposure to formaldehyde during the education in veterinary medicine and practice could be an important risk factor for the onset of contact sensitization. Stricter preventive measures are needed to reduce veterinary student's and lecturer's exposures. Equipment of dissection tables with local exhaust ventilation system could reduce the concentration of formaldehyde in the gross anatomy laboratory. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Maya G Lyapina Vasil K Manov Mariana P Cekova Source Type: research

Knowledge and perception of farmers regarding pesticide usage in a rural farming village, Southern India
Conclusion: These findings showed that knowledge level is adequate among farmers but this did not reflect in their practice. There is a need for continuous pesticide safety education along with training to the farmers regarding use of personal protective devices, personal hygiene and sanitation practices during and after application of pesticides. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Minnikanti Venkata Satya Sai G Devi Revati R Ramya Ann Mary Swaroop Eswaran Maheswari Mudigubba Manoj Kumar Source Type: research

Blood pressure and lipid profile in automechanics in relation to lead exposure
Conclusion: The result of this study indicates that blood pressure is elevated and lipid profile altered in automechanics which suggests that these groups of workers are prone to increased risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular disorders due to occupational exposure to lead. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Chikaodili Nwando Obi-Ezeani Chudi Emmanuel Dioka Samuel Chukwuemeka Meludu Ifeoma Joy Onuora Saheed Opeyemi Usman Obiageli Bridget Onyema-Iloh Source Type: research

Risk assessment in mining-based industrial workers by immunological parameters as copper toxicity markers
Conclusion: Miners are prone to morbidity such as type 2 diabetes and respiratory discomfort (asthma and hypersensitivity) since imbalance in both IgM and IgE is known to be associated with such morbidity. Immunopathy observed in chronically exposed miners could be attributed to copper toxicity in them. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rajani Ganpatrao Tumane Nirmalendu Nath Aqueel Khan Source Type: research

How safe are industries in India ? Ascertaining industrial injuries in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, India by capture-recapture method
Conclusions: Both records of police and government health facilities underestimate fatal and non-fatal injuries with under-reporting more pronounced in police records. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sajjan S Yadav Source Type: research

Perceived and manifested health problems among informal e-waste handlers: A scoping review
Sapna MishraIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(1):7-14 E-waste being hazardous in nature demands scientific management thereby protecting and safeguarding the health of the workers. A major chunk of e-waste ends up in informal sectors where crude methods are employed thereby risking the health of workers. The current scoping review, Based on Arksey and O'Malley's framework was done to explore the available literature to summarize the perceived and manifested health problems among informal e-waste workers. A literature search was done in three databases namely PubMed, Web of Science a...
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sapna Mishra Source Type: research

Stress among workers in diamond cutting and polishing occupations
This study was conducted to assess the level of stress among diamond workers with respect to their job task. Three hundred and forty-two diamond workers were enrolled from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, with age ranging between 18 and 60 years, belonging to five different job tasks – ghat tarasi (N = 37), table cutting (N = 35), talia bottom (N = 123), athpel (N = 78), and mathala (N = 69). Depression anxiety stress scale (DASS) was used to assess the level of stress among diamond workers. Results showed a mild level of stress (M = 15.41, SD = 8.7) among diamond workers. One-way analysis of variance ...
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Girijesh Kumar Yadav Sunil Kumar Mahatam Mishra Source Type: research

A financial perspective on tuberculosis treatment adherence
Rupal KulkarniIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 23(1):1-2 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rupal Kulkarni Source Type: research

Nipah virus: South India in panic mode
Jasmine Shanthi Kamath, Shruthi Hegde, Vidya AjilaIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 22(3):177-178 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Jasmine Shanthi Kamath Shruthi Hegde Vidya Ajila Source Type: research

A comparative study of byssinosis in jute industries
Conclusion: The study concluded that exposure to jute dust has contributed to both acute and chronic respiratory health effects in the jute industry workers. Modernized industry showed lesser prevalence of acute symptoms and changes related to byssinosis. Modernization of processes in jute industries may prove fruitful in lowering the respiratory problems of workers. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Asim Saha Anirban Das Bhaskar Prasad Chattopadhyay Jane Alam Tilak Kanti Dasgupta Source Type: research

Work related musculoskeletal disorders and postural stress of the women cultivators engaged in uprooting job of rice cultivation
Conclusions: MSD was highly prevalent among the study participants. Lower back, hip, wrist, shoulder, and knee were highly affected. Higher prevalence of MSDs among the cultivators may be because of prolonged working hours and awkward postures. The women cultivators had to start their day before dawn to finish off their household chores such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and dishes, etc., before they moved off to the fields, which altogether impose them under additional stress. It may be suggested that ergonomic interventions such as modifying work-rest schedules, improving work postures, and introducing new design...
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Amitava Pal Prakash C Dhara Source Type: research

Impact of school air quality on children & #39;s respiratory health
Conclusions: School indoor and outdoor environment has a direct impact on children's respiratory health. This study has identified significant associations between high exposures to indoor air pollutants, school characteristics, and upper and lower airway inflammation. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Peter Fsadni Frank Bezzina Claudia Fsadni Stephen Montefort Source Type: research

The exposure to pollutants of the auto repair workers: Monitoring their oxidative stress
Conclusions: You can check the cumulative effect of pollutants on auto repair workers, by monitoring the salivary malondialdehyde. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Roberto Menicagli O Marotta L Menicagli Source Type: research

Effects of occupational heat exposure on traffic police workers in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Amee Raval, Priya Dutta, Abhiyant Tiwari, PS Ganguly, LM Sathish, Dileep Mavalankar, Jeremy HessIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 22(3):144-151 One of the most concerning environmental effects of climate change is rising levels of extreme heat, which already poses serious risks in many parts of the world. In June and July 2015, we collected weekly heat exposure data using area and personal temperature monitoring in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The study was conducted at four different traffic junctions with a cohort of 16 traffic police. For information on health effects, we administered a baseline sur...
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Amee Raval Priya Dutta Abhiyant Tiwari PS Ganguly LM Sathish Dileep Mavalankar Jeremy Hess Source Type: research

Upper extremity muscular strength in push & #8211;pull tasks: Model approach towards task design
Conclusion: The strength data generated would aid in work schedule design. Strength forecasting model would assist in developing engineering guidelines in the design of tools at workplace. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Joydeep Majumder Sanjay M Kotadiya Lokesh Kumar Sharma Sunil Kumar Source Type: research

Occupational and environmental exposure to lead and reproductive health impairment: An overview
Sunil KumarIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 22(3):128-137 Lead is a heavy metal. It is used in lead-acid battery, as a coloring agent, paints, and metal alloyed as shielding materials, smelters, printing press, and so on. It is a toxic metal affecting various organs, and developing fetus and young children are more vulnerable to toxicity of lead. This overview is based on the information of toxic potential of lead to human reproduction and reproductive outcome. Exposure to lead may affect libido, semen quality by declining sperm count, motility, viability, integrity, elevation in morphologica...
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sunil Kumar Source Type: research

The untold story of fluoridation: Revisiting the changing perspectives
Maitreyee P Unde, Raju Umaji Patil, Persis P DastoorIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 22(3):121-127 The discovery of fluoride in dentistry has revolutionized treatment modalities with a new aspect of prevention and conservation of tooth structure coming into foreplay. Since then, there has been a lot of research on both topical and systemic fluoridation in an overzealous attempt to control the most debilitating dental problem of caries. Although topical fluoride is still being widely used as a preventive measure for dental caries, systemic administration of the same has gained major criticism ...
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Maitreyee P Unde Raju Umaji Patil Persis P Dastoor Source Type: research

Occupational health surveillance
Damodar Vishnu LeleIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 22(3):117-120 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Damodar Vishnu Lele Source Type: research

How to prevent and manage green tobacco sickness ?
Dilaram Acharya, Kwan LeeIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 22(2):115-115 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Dilaram Acharya Kwan Lee Source Type: research

Asbestos and mesothelioma: A comment
Sergei V JarginIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 22(2):113-114 (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sergei V Jargin Source Type: research

The question on the potential cancerous effects of hair dyes: The monitoring of the oxidative stress induced by the hair dyes with the dosage of the salivary free radicals
Conclusions: The results of this study show a significant increase of oxidative stress in the hairdressers. This factor involves a potential carcinogenic risk, especially for the bladder, difficult to assess in the short term. (Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Roberto Menicagli O Marotta Laura Menicagli Source Type: research