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Document ID (ISN)105812
CIS number 06-1373
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jégaden D., Dewitte J.D.
Title Health of deep-sea fishermen: Past and present, and future prospects
Original title La santé des marins pêcheurs: passé, présent et perspectives d'avenir [in French]
Bibliographic information Société française de Médecine Maritime, Faculté de médecine de Brest, CS 93837, 29238 Brest cedex 3, France, Nov. 2005. 8p. 30 ref.
Abstract This article discusses the health hazards faced by deep-sea fishermen, in particular smoking, alcoholism and poor diets. Other risk factors include noise (it is estimated that the average on-board exposure during the time spent at sea is higher than 85dB(A)), as well as postures and movements that can give rise to musculoskeletal diseases. Finally, there are stress, fatigue and other psychological risk factors that have effects on health and on the frequency of accidents.
Descriptors (primary) France; fishing; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) noise level; alcoholism; smoking; state of health; dietary errors; work posture; cardiovascular diseases; fatigue; musculoskeletal diseases; psychology and sociology; human behaviour; stress factors; obesity
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Alcohol and drug abuse