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Jaewook Choi 3 Articles
The Effect of Exposure Factors on the Concentration of Heavy Metals in Residents Near Abandoned Metal Mines.
Sanghoo Kim, Yong Min Cho, Seung Hyun Choi, Hae Joon Kim, Jaewook Choi
J Prev Med Public Health. 2011;44(1):41-47.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2011.44.1.41
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This study assessed the factors that have an influence on the residents exposed to heavy metals, and we utilized the findings to establish the proper management of abandoned metal mines in the future. METHODS: For a total of 258 residents who lived close to abandoned mines in Gangwon-province and Gyeonggi-province, the exposure factors and biomarkers in their blood and urine were comparatively analyzed via multiple regression analysis. RESULTS: The blood levels of lead and mercury and the cadmium levels in urine were found to be higher in the study group than that in the average Korean. For the blood levels of heavy metals according to each exposure factor, all of them were found to be significantly higher in both of the group residing for a longer period of time and the group living closer to the source of pollutants. Multiple regression analysis disclosed that all the heavy metals, except lead, in their blood were significantly reduced in proportion to the increased distance of inhabitancy from the mines. Their other biomarkers were within the normal ranges. CONCLUSIONS: We found that the distance between the residential village and the mines was a factor that affects the blood level of heavy metals in the villagers. This finding could be an important factor when developing a management model for the areas that surround abandoned metal mines. (ED note: I much like this important study.)
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  • Assessment of Metalloid and Metal Contamination in Soils from Hainan, China
    Xiangjun Liao, Chao Zhang, Guangyi Sun, Zhonggen Li, Lihai Shang, Yangrong Fu, Yusheng He, Yi Yang
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2018; 15(3): 454.     CrossRef
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    Environmental Pollution.2013; 178: 322.     CrossRef
  • Exposure to heavy metals in blood and risk perception of the population living in the vicinity of municipal waste incinerators in Korea
    Chung Soo Lee, Young Wook Lim, Ho Hyun Kim, Ji Yeon Yang, Dong Chun Shin
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research.2012; 19(5): 1629.     CrossRef
  • Relationship between Heavy Metal Concentrations in the Soil with the Blood and Urine of Residents around Abandoned Metal Mines
    Bong-Ki Jang, Sang-Il Park, Nam-Soo Kim, Kyung-Sick Jung, Byung-Kook Lee, Jong-Wha Lee
    Korean Journal of Environmental Health Sciences.2011; 37(5): 348.     CrossRef
Validity of Measles Immunization Certificates Submitted upon Enrollment in an Elementary School in Korea.
Kunsei Lee, Hyeongsu Kim, Eunyoung Shin, Youngtaek Kim, Sounghoon Chang, Jaewook Choi
J Prev Med Public Health. 2009;42(2):104-108.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2009.42.2.104
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To increase the booster vaccination rate, the Korean government legislated a measles vaccination for elementary school students in 2001, requiring parents to submit a certificate of vaccination upon the admission of the students to elementary school. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of measles vaccination certificates which were issued to parents. METHODS: Using questionnaire survey data of 890 general practitioners and 9,235 parents in 2005, we investigated the evidence for booster vaccination certificates of measles. RESULTS: In the survey of general practitioners, 59.5% of the certificates depended on the medical records of clinic, 13.5% was immunization booklets, 23.7% was re-immunizations, 1.9% was confirmation of record of other clinics, and 1.4% was parents' statements or requests without evidence. In the survey of parents, 36.2% of the certificates depended on the medical records of clinic, 43.4% was immunization booklets, 18.0% was reimmunizations, and 2.4% was parents statements or requests without evidence. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings show that a majority of the booster vaccination certificates of measles was issued on the basis of documented vaccinations and it means that the implementation of the law requiring the submission of elementary school students' vaccination certificates has been very successful in Korea.
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  • Reemergence of Measles in South Korea: Implications for Immunization and Surveillance Programs
    Young-Joon Park, Hye Suk Eom, Eun Seong Kim, Young June Choe, Geun-Ryang Bae, Duk-Hyoung Lee
    Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases.2013; 66(1): 6.     CrossRef
  • Effectiveness assessment of vaccination policy against measles epidemic in Japan using an age–time two-dimensional mathematical model
    Yusuke Maitani, Hirofumi Ishikawa
    Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine.2012; 17(1): 34.     CrossRef
  • Seroprevalence of measles among children affected by national measles elimination program in Korea, 2010
    Eun Seong Kim, Young June Choe, Heeyeon Cho, You-Jin Kim, Hee Sook Yoon, Jeong-Sun Yang, Kisoon Kim, Geun-Ryang Bae, Duk-hyoung Lee
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Application Status and Its Affecting Factors of Double Standard for Multinational Corporations in Korea.
Myung Ki, Jaewook Choi, Juneyoung Lee, Heechan Park, Seokjoon Yoon, Namhoon Kim, Jungyeon Heo
J Prev Med Public Health. 2004;37(1):17-25.
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We intended to evaluate the double standard status and to identify factors of determining double standard criteria in multinational corporations of Korea, and specifically those in the occupational health and safety area. METHODS: A postal questionnaire had been sent, between August 2002 and September 2002, to multinational corporations in Korea. A double standard company was defined as those who answered in more than one item as adopting a different standard among the five items regarding double standard identification. By comparing double standard companies with equivalent standard companies, determinants for double standards were then identified using logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: Of multinational corporations, 45.1% had adopted a double standard. Based on the question naire's scale level, the factor of 'characteristic and size of multinational corporation' was found to have the most potent impact on increasing double standard risk. On the variable level, factors of 'number of affiliated companies' and 'existence of an auditing system with the parent company' showed a strong negative impact on double standard risk. CONCLUSION: : Our study suggests that a distinctive approach is needed to manage the occupational safety and health for multinational corporations. This approach should be focused on the specific level of a corporation, not on a country level.
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