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Document ID (ISN)110412
CIS number 09-1324
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Meo S.A., Al-Drees A.M., Rasheed S., Meo I.M., Al-Saadi M.M., Ghani H.A., Alkandari J.R.
Title Health complaints among subjects involved in oil cleanup operations during oil spillage from a Greek tanker "Tasman Spirit"
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2009, Vol.22, No.2, p.143-148. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) male workers; mineral oils; state of health; petroleum and natural gas industry; cleaning; spills; water pollution; tankers
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; rhinitis; eye irritation; frequency rates; dyspnoea; upper respiratory diseases; case-control study; migraine
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKuwait; Pakistan; Saudi Arabia
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Cleaning work
Petroleum and natural gas industry