Selected Studies on the Human Health Effects of Oil Spills

Aguilera F, Mendez J, Pasaro E, Laffon B [2010]. Review on the effects of exposure to spilled oils on human health. J Appl Toxicol 30(4):291-301.

Bosch X [2003]. Exposure to oil spill has detrimental effect on clean-up workers’ health. Lancet 361(9352):147.

Campbell D, Cox D, Crum J, Foster K, Christie P, Brewster D [1993]. Initial effects of the grounding of the tanker Braer on health in Shetland. The Shetland Health Study Group. BMJ 307(6914):1251-1255.

Campbell D, Cox D, Crum J, Foster K, Riley A [1994]. Later effects of grounding of tanker Braer on health in Shetland. BMJ 309(6957):773-774.

Carrasco JM, Lope V, Perez-Gomez B, Aragones N, Suarez B, Lopez-Abente G, Rodriguez-Artalejo F, Pollan M [2006]. Association between health information, use of protective devices and occurrence of acute health problems in the Prestige oil spill clean-up in Asturias and Cantabria (Spain): a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 6:1.

Gorman RW, Berardinelli SP, Bender TR [1991]. Exxon/Valdez Alaska oil spill. HETA 89-200 and 89-273-2111. Cincinnati: Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, US Department of Health and Human Services.

Ha M, Lee WJ, Lee S, Cheong HK [2008]. [A literature review on health effects of exposure to oil spill]. J Prev Med Public Health 41(5):345-354.

Janjua NZ, Kasi PM, Nawaz H, Farooqui SZ, Khuwaja UB, Najam ul H, Jafri SN, Lutfi SA, Kadir MM, Sathiakumar N [2006]. Acute health effects of the Tasman Spirit oil spill on residents of Karachi, Pakistan. BMC Public Health 6:84.

Laffon B, Fraga-Iriso R, Perez-Cadahia B, Mendez J [2006]. Genotoxicity associated to exposure to Prestige oil during autopsies and cleaning of oil-contaminated birds. Food Chem Toxicol 44(10):1714-1723.

Lee CH, Kang YA, Chang KJ, Kim CH, Hur JI, Kim JY, Lee JK [2010a]. [Acute health effects of the hebei oil spill on the residents of taean, Korea]. J Prev Med Public Health 43(2):166-173.

Lee J, Kim MH, Ha M, Chung BC [2010b]. Urinary metabolic profiling of volatile organic compounds in acute exposed volunteers after an oil spill in Republic of Korea. Biomed Chromatogr 24(5):562-568.

Lee SM, Ha M, Kim EJ, Jeong WC, Hur J, Park SG, Kwon H, Hong YC, Ha EH, Lee JS, Chung BC, Lee J, Im H, Choi Y, Cho YM, Cheong HK [2009]. [The effects of wearing protective devices among residents and volunteers participating in the cleanup of the Hebei Spirit oil spill]. J Prev Med Public Health 42(2):89-95.

Levin JL, Gilmore K, Carruth A, Nonnenmann MW, Evert W, King D [2010]. An interview with Vietnamese fishermen of Louisiana in the wake of the oil spill. J Agromedicine 15(4):337-42. [Funded by NIOSH];f1=%2A&amp;Startyear=&amp;Adv=0&amp;terms=1&amp;D1=<br /> 10&amp;EndYear=&amp;Limit=10000&amp;sort=&amp;PageNo=1&amp;RecNo=1&amp;View=f&amp;

Lyons RA, Temple JM, Evans D, Fone DL, Palmer SR [1999]. Acute health effects of the Sea Empress oil spill. J Epidemiol Community Health 53(5):306-310.

Meo SA, Al-Drees AM, Meo IM, Al-Saadi MM, Azeem MA [2008]. Lung function in subjects exposed to crude oil spill into sea water. Mar Pollut Bull 56(1):88-94.

Meo SA, Al-Drees AM, Rasheed S, Meo IM, Al-Saadi MM, Ghani HA, Alkandari JR [2009a]. Health complaints among subjects involved in oil cleanup operations during oil spillage from a Greek tanker “Tasman Spirit”. Int J Occup Med Environ Health 22(2):143-148.

Meo SA, Al-Drees AM, Rasheed S, Meo IM, Khan MM, Al-Saadi MM, Alkandari JR [2009b]. Effect of duration of exposure to polluted air environment on lung function in subjects exposed to crude oil spill into sea water. Int J Occup Med Environ Health 22(1):35-41.

Morita A, Kusaka Y, Deguchi Y, Moriuchi A, Nakanaga Y, Iki M, Miyazaki S, Kawahara K [1999]. Acute health problems among the people engaged in the cleanup of the Nakhodka oil spill. Environmental Research 81(3):185-194.

Palinkas LA, Russell J, Downs MA, Petterson JS [1992]. Ethnic differences in stress, coping, and depressive symptoms after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. J Nerv Ment Dis. 180(5):287-295.

Palinkas LA, Petterson JS, Russell JC, Downs MA [2004]. Ethnic differences in symptoms of post-traumatic stress after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Prehosp Disaster Med 19(1):102-112.

Pandey SK, Kim KH, Yim UH, Jung MC, Kang CH [2009]. Airborne mercury pollution from a large oil spill accident on the west coast of Korea. J Hazard Mater 164(1):380-384.

Perez-Cadahia B, Laffon B, Pasaro E, Mendez J [2006]. Genetic damage induced by accidental environmental pollutants. The Scientific World Journal 6:1221-1237.

Perez-Cadahia B, Laffon B, Porta M, Lafuente A, Cabaleiro T, Lopez T, Caride A, Pumarega J, Romero A, Pasaro E, Mendez J [2008a]. Relationship between blood concentrations of heavy metals and cytogenetic and endocrine parameters among subjects involved in cleaning coastal areas affected by the ‘Prestige’ tanker oil spill. Chemosphere 71(3):447-455.

Perez-Cadahia B, Laffon B, Valdiglesias V, Pasaro E, Mendez J [2008b]. Cytogenetic effects induced by Prestige oil on human populations: the role of polymorphisms in genes involved in metabolism and DNA repair. Mutat Res 653(1-2):117-123.

Perez-Cadahia B, Lafuente A, Cabaleiro T, Pasaro E, Mendez J, Laffon B [2007]. Initial study on the effects of Prestige oil on human health. Environ Int 33(2):176-185.

Perez-Cadahia B, Mendez J, Pasaro E, Lafuente A., Cabaleiro T, Laffon B [2008]. Biomonitoring of human exposure to Prestige Oil: Effects on DNA and endocrine parameters. Environmental Health Insights 2:83-92.

Rodriguez-Trigo G, Zock JP, Monteso II [2007]. Health effects of exposure to oil spills. Archivos De Bronconeumologia 43(11):628-635.

Schvoerer C, Gourier-Frery C, Ledrans M, Germonneau P, Derrien J, Prat M, et al [2000]. Etude épidémologique des troubles de santé survenus à court terme chez les personnes ayant participè au nettoyage des sites pollués par le fioul de l’Erika.

Song M, Hong YC, Cheong HK, Ha M, Kwon H, Ha EH, Choi Y, Jeong WC, Hur J, Lee SM, Kim EJ [2009]. [Psychological health in residents participating in clean-up works of Hebei Spirit oil spill]. J Prev Med Public Health 42(2):82-88.

Suarez B, Lope V, Perez-Gomez B, Aragones N, Rodriguez-Artalejo F, Marques F, Guzman A, Viloria LJ, Carrasco JM, Martin-Moreno JM, Lopez-Abente G, Pollan M [2005]. Acute health problems among subjects involved in the cleanup operation following the Prestige oil spill in Asturias and Cantabria (Spain). Environ Res 99(3):413-424.

Zock JP, Rodriguez-Trigo G, Pozo-Rodriguez F, Barbera JA, Bouso L, Torralba Y, Anto JM, Gomez FP, Fuster C, Verea H, Grp S-PS [2007]. Prolonged respiratory symptoms in clean-up workers of the Prestige oil spill. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 176(6):610-616.

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