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Document ID (ISN)105799
CIS number 06-1369
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ye X., Wong O., Fu H.
Title World at work: Health hazards among foot massage workers in China
Bibliographic information Dec. 2005, Vol.62, No.12, p.902-904. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Reflexology or foot massage is increasingly popular in China. Approximately 90% of foot massage workers in large cities are young women aged between 18 and 25, mostly migrant workers from poor inland regions of the country. This article discusses the occupational safety and health aspects of this occupation. Contents: premises; tasks (soaking, cleaning, massaging); health hazards (infections, hazards from exposure to chemicals used in soaking baths and massage oils, musculoskeletal diseases, psychological hazards); recommendations for improving workers' health protection.
Descriptors (primary) China; health hazards; masseurs; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) infectious diseases; harmful substances; migrant workers; women; musculoskeletal diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services