Association between occupational and radiological factors and nontuberculous mycobacteria lung infection in workers with prior dust exposure

This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to identify the factors that promote the risk of nontuberculous mycobacteria lung infection in subjects with prior occupational dust exposure. All consecutive patients with a history of occupational dust exposure whose expectorated sputum, bronchial wash or bronchial lavage was subjected to acid-fast Bacilli culture in a tertiary hospital between 2011 and 2016 were identified. READ MORE 

Solar ultraviolet radiation exposure among outdoor workers in 3 Canadian provinces

Solar ultraviolet radiation exposure places outdoor workers at risk of skin cancer, and exposure is difficult to control. In response, the Sun Safety at Work Canada project was undertaken between 2014 and 2016. The purpose of this substudy was to characterize the UVR exposure levels of outdoor workers in the SSAWC project. Study participants were workers from power utilities and municipalities.  READ MORE 

Jet fuel exposure and auditory outcomes in Australian air force personnel

Animal data suggest that jet fuels such as JP-8 are associated with hearing deficits when combined with noise and that the effect is more pronounced than with noise exposure alone. Some studies suggest peripheral dysfunction while others suggest central auditory dysfunction. Human data are limited in this regard. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible chronic adverse effects of JP-8 combined with noise exposure on the peripheral and central auditory systems in humans.  READ MORE