<p>Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a condition described by the group of risk factors associated with obesity that raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. MS has an increasing trend in
Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Shop keepers dealing with pesticides are exposed to multiple pesticides that include organophosphates, organochlorines, carbamates, pyrethroids. Hence an exploratory health study was conducted on shopkeepers selling pesticides in urban areas of Lucknow and Barabanki District, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Strategies and policies deteriorate occupational health situation in India: A review based on social determinant framework
Overwhelming evidence shows that hazardous work, working conditions, and environment fail to maintain homeostasis results in death or severe disability. Up to the 1980s, governments did not pay major attention to occupational health in developing countries, including India. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy, in 1984, was the turning point in the history of health and safety in India.
With the expansion of mobile phone technology and the associated obvious presence of mobile phone base stations, some people living close to these masts reported symptoms they attributed to electromagnetic fields (EMF). Public and scientific discussions arose with regard to whether these symptoms were due to EMF or were nocebo effects.
A study on oxidative stress and antioxidant status of agricultural workers exposed to organophosphorus insecticides during spray
Oxidative stress status and Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity were studied in blood samples obtained from 61 agricultural workers engaged in spraying organophosphorus (OP) insecticides in the mango plantation, with a minimum work history of one year, in the age range of 12-55 years. Controls were age-matched, unexposed workers, who never had any exposure to OP pesticides.
A multicentric case-control study on the impact of air pollution on eyes in a metropolitan city of India
Health hazards due to complex problems of air pollution in metropolitan cities are very well-recognized. Vehicular emissions are one of the main sources of air pollution. Rising income and increasing necessity for personal mobility and inadequate availability of mass transportation facility has resulted in a rapid increase in automobile ownership and its utilization in Delhi.
Epidemiological surveillance of employees in a mercury thermometer plant: An occupational health study
<p>A cross-sectional epidemiological survey of 255 individuals (130 current permanent employees, 64 contract workers, 55 ex-employees and 6 scrap dealers) coupled with a retrospective cohort study of the
<p>Safety in nuclear power plants (NPPs) in India is a very important topic and it is necessary to dissipate correct information to all the readers and the public at large. In this article, I have briefly described how the safety in our NPPs is maintained. Safety is accorded overriding priority in all the activities.