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Guidelines for recognition of occupational cancers in Korea

This special series in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, aims to review occupational cancer related risks or working conditions and proposes occupational guidelines for South Korea.

The article collection was supported by the Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute, Korean Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA), as well as the Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (KSOEM). Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process.

  1. Content type: Review

    We reviewed articles to clarify the current evidence status for 1) types of cancer which related to benzene exposure, and 2) certain benzene exposure level which might cause the hematopoietic cancers. Hematopo...

    Authors: Jin-Ha Yoon, Woo Seok Kwak and Yeon-Soon Ahn

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:33

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  2. Content type: Review

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are organic compounds containing carbon and hydrogen. PAHs have carcinogenicity in human. Cancers related with PAHs include cancers of lung, skin, bladder, and others. I...

    Authors: Tae-Won Jang, Yangho Kim, Jong-Uk Won, Jong-Seong Lee and Jaechul Song

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:13

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  3. Content type: Editorial

    This thematic collection includes the articles to review eleven occupational cancer related risks or working conditions and to propose the guidelines of S. Korea.

    Authors: Jaechul Song, Kuck-Hyun Woo and Yang Ho Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:12

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:25

  4. Content type: Review

    Comprehensive consideration is necessary for setting guidelines to evaluate evidence of occupational cancer in painters due to work-related exposure to carcinogens in paint (a phenomenon termed herein as “work...

    Authors: Jun-Pyo Myong, Younmo Cho, Min Choi and Hyoung-Ryoul Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:10

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Since the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified shift work that involves circadian disruption as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” there has been growing concern on the relationship between n...

    Authors: Hye-Eun Lee, Jongin Lee, Tae-Won Jang, In-Ah Kim, Jungsun Park and Jaechul Song

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:11

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  6. Content type: Review

    Ionizing radiation is a well-known carcinogen, and is listed as one carcinogenic agent of occupational cancer. Given the increase in the number of workers exposed to radiation, as well as the increase in conce...

    Authors: Songwon Seo, Dalnim Lee, Ki Moon Seong, Sunhoo Park, Soo-Geun Kim, Jong-Uk Won and Young Woo Jin

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:9

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The South Korean criteria for occupational diseases were amended in July 2013. These criteria included formaldehyde as a newly defined occupational carcinogen, based on cases of “leukemia or nasopharyngeal can...

    Authors: Soon-Chan Kwon, Inah Kim, Jaechul Song and Jungsun Park

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:5

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  8. Content type: Review

    The goal of this study was to review the scientific basis for the recognition of occupational cancer, in relation to hepatitis viral infections in Korea. Most Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in Korea occur ...

    Authors: Hogil Kim, Yun Kyung Chung and Inah Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:6

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  9. Content type: Review

    Crystalline silica has been classified as a definite carcinogen (Group 1) causing lung cancer by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In Korea, crystalline silica has been the most common ca...

    Authors: Hyoung-Ryoul Kim, Boowook Kim, Bum Seak Jo and Ji-Won Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:4

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Probability of causation (PC) is a reasonable way to estimate causal relationships in radiation-related cancer. This study reviewed the international trend, usage, and critiques of the PC method. Because it ha...

    Authors: Eun-A Kim, Eujin Lee, Seong-Kyu Kang and Meeseon Jeong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:3

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to suggest revised recognition standards for occupational disease due to chromium (VI) by reflecting recent domestic and international research works and considering domestic exp...

    Authors: Jungwon Kim, Sangyun Seo, Yangho Kim and Dae Hwan Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018 30:7

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  12. Content type: Review

    Carcinogenicity of asbestos has been well established for decades and it has similar approval standards in most advanced countries based on a number of studies and international meetings. However, Korea has be...

    Authors: Sanghyuk Im, Kan-woo Youn, Donghee Shin, Myeoung-jun Lee and Sang-Jun Choi

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015 27:34

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  13. Content type: Review

    Trichloroethylene (TCE) has been widely used as a degreasing agent in many manufacturing industries. Recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer presented “sufficient evidence” for the causal rel...

    Authors: Inah Kim, Jaehyeok Ha, June-Hee Lee, Kye-mook Yoo and Jaehoon Rho

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:12

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