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OBJECTIVES We evaluated the health effects of exposure to BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, m,p-Xylene, o-Xylene) in the Taean area after the Hebei Spirit oil spill. METHODS We used a questionnaire survey to look for health effects among 80 pregnant women 2 to 3 months following the Hebei Spirit oil spill. Their BTEX exposures were estimated using the(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objective was to examine and evaluate the psychological health of the residents of Taean during the cleanup of the Hebei Spirit (HS) oil spill and to review some factors associated with the results. METHODS A community survey of 71 men and women was conducted 8 weeks after the HS oil spill. Questionnaires used were the PWI (Psychological(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to examine the relationship between crude oil exposure and physical symptoms among residents participating in clean-up work associated with the Hebei Spirit oil spill, 2007 in Korea. METHODS A total of 288 residents responded to a questionnaire regarding subjective physical symptoms, sociodemographic characteristics and(More)
OBJECTIVES Paraquat is commonly used worldwide as major herbicide. The objective of this study was to investigate the association among farmers between occupational paraquat exposure and respiratory health effects. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of health effects related to an oil spill was conducted in South Korea from 2008 to 2009. For this analysis,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the protective effects of wearing protective devices among the residents and volunteers who participated in the cleanup of the Hebei Spirit oil spill. METHODS A total of 288 residents and 724 volunteers were surveyed about symptoms, whether they were wearing protective devices and potential confounding variables. The questionnaires(More)
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Suwon; Department of Preventive Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan; Occupational Lung Diseases Institute, Compensation & Welfare Service Corporation, Ansan; Department of Preventive Medicine, Ewha Woman’s University School of Medicine, Seoul;(More)
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