|Document ID (ISN)||110412|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Meo S.A., Al-Drees A.M., Rasheed S., Meo I.M., Al-Saadi M.M., Ghani H.A., Alkandari J.R.
||Health complaints among subjects involved in oil cleanup operations during oil spillage from a Greek tanker "Tasman Spirit"
||2nd quarter 2009, Vol.22, No.2, p.143-148. Illus. 18 ref.
||This case-control study aimed at investigating health complaints among 50 healthy, non-smoking male workers subjects involved in oil cleanup operations during a spillage from an oil tanker, compared to an age-matched group of unexposed nonsmoking male controls. Participants were evaluated by means of a comprehensive interview. Subjects involved in oil cleanup operations had significantly higher rates than controls of cough, rhinitis, eye irritation, sore throat, headache, nausea and general illness. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||male workers; mineral oils; state of health; petroleum and natural gas industry; cleaning; spills; water pollution; tankers
||subjective assessment; rhinitis; eye irritation; frequency rates; dyspnoea; upper respiratory diseases; case-control study; migraine
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Kuwait; Pakistan; Saudi Arabia|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
Petroleum and natural gas industry