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Concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Air – A Review
A review is presented of investigations of volatile organic compound (VOC) concentrations in indoor air of buildings of different classifications (dwellings, offices, schools, hospitals) and… Expand
Leukemia Risk Associated With Low-Level Benzene Exposure
Background: Men who were part of an Australian petroleum industry cohort had previously been found to have an excess of lympho-hematopoietic cancer. Occupational benzene exposure is a possible cause… Expand
Biological dust exposure in the workplace is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Although the main risk factor is smoking, 15–19% of COPD even in smokers has been attributed to… Expand
Hair and toenail arsenic concentrations of residents living in areas with high environmental arsenic concentrations.
- A. Hinwood, M. Sim, +4 authors O. Drummer
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Environmental health perspectives
- 25 October 2002
Surface soil and groundwater in Australia have been found to contain high concentrations of arsenic. The relative importance of long-term human exposure to these sources has not been established.… Expand
War-related psychological stressors and risk of psychological disorders in Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War.
- J. Ikin, M. Sim, +13 authors H. Schwarz
- Medicine, Psychology
- The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
- 1 August 2004
BACKGROUND Questions remain about the long-term health impacts of the 1991 Gulf War on its veterans. AIMS To measure psychological disorders in Australian Gulf War veterans and a military… Expand
Comorbidity of PTSD and depression in Korean War veterans: prevalence, predictors, and impairment.
- J. Ikin, M. Creamer, M. Sim, D. McKenzie
- Psychology, Medicine
- Journal of affective disorders
- 1 September 2010
BACKGROUND Rates of PTSD and depression are high in Korean War veterans. The prevalence and impact of the two disorders occurring comorbidly, however, has not been investigated. This paper aims to… Expand
Mobile telephone use is associated with changes in cognitive function in young adolescents.
As part of the Mobile Radiofrequency Phone Exposed Users' Study (MoRPhEUS), a cross-sectional epidemiological study examined cognitive function in secondary school students. We recruited 317, 7th… Expand
Impact of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Exposure During Wildfires on Cardiovascular Health Outcomes
- A. Haikerwal, M. Akram, +6 authors M. Dennekamp
- Journal of the American Heart Association
- 1 July 2015
Background Epidemiological studies investigating the role of fine particulate matter (PM2.5; aerodynamic diameter <2.5 μm) in triggering acute coronary events, including out-of-hospital cardiac… Expand
Cancer incidence and high environmental arsenic - concentrations in rural populations: results of an ecological study
A number of ecological studies have suggested associations between arsenic in drinking water and increased rates of some cancers. To investigate associations in areas with high environmental arsenic… Expand
Reproductive outcomes of maternal contamination with cyclodiene insecticides, hexachlorobenzene and beta-benzene hexachloride.
The effects of organochlorines on human reproduction have been recently under scrutiny. Some negative effects on animal reproduction have been reported. In this study we aimed to evaluate the effect… Expand