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Annet Lenderink Patient Expert

I'm trained as an occupational physician (OP) and worked in that field for 14 years. Then I shifted to freelance journalism and had my own business for 10 years. After that I stepped into the (academic) world of knowledge generation and transfer in the field of work and health. Occupational... Full Bio
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HAVS at your feet? Vibration-white foot by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health At the Netherlands Center of Occupational Diseases earlier this year a question was asked about complaints of back and legs in a construction worker exposed to vibrat ... Read on »
Bakery employees at risk for work-related allergies by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health NIOSH study confirms that despite all the knowledge on the risks of exposure to flour, employees of large commercial bakeries are still at risk of sensitization and r ... Read on »
Elevated suicide risk among veterinary surgeons by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health An accumulating body of research demonstrates that risk of suicide varies between occupational groups. There is preliminary evidence to suggest that veterinary surg ... Read on »
Mold and damp work spaces may cause new-onset adult asthma by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Damp and moldy indoor environments aggravate pre-existing asthma, but may also induce new-onset asthma. Finnish researchers assessed the probability of molds being the c ... Read on »
Occupational diseases surveillance in France by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health The French national occupational disease surveillance a nd prevention network (RNV3P) includes the 30 occupational disease consultation centres in university hospitals to ... Read on »
Gas from freight containers risk to harbour employees by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Residues of pesticide fumigants and toxic industrial chemicals in freight containers represent a health hazard to employees and consumers, especially since freight cont ... Read on »
Mining, teaching and health care high risk occupations for asthma by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health US researchers found that workers in mining (17.0%), health-related industries (12.5%), teaching (13.1%), or in health-related occupations (12.6%) had the highest prevalen ... Read on »
Which low molecular weight chemicals potentially cause allergy? by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Until now there is no agreed protocol for the prediction of low molecular weight (LMW) respiratory sensitizers. To assess the validaty of a previously published quantitati ... Read on »
Not so easy to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health To evaluate the utility of physical examination manoeuvres in the prediction of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) a cohort of 1108 newly employed workers in several industries ... Read on »
New and emerging risks in occupational safety and health by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Interesting and very recent report on the occupational safety and health status of the EU workforce. It is affected by many factors, not least its changing demographic str ... Read on »
Combined exposure to Noise and Ototoxic Substances by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Noise-induced hearing loss remains one of the most prominent occupational diseases in Europe. However, noise is no longer perceived as the only source of work-related hea ... Read on »
Sickness presenteeism related to regular overtime by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health The article examines the prevalence of sickness presenteeism in comparison with sickness absenteeism, using survey data covering 725 Finnish union members in 2008. Control ... Read on »
Increasing prevalence of pneumoconiosis in US coal miners by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Retrospective assessment of chest x-rays from 90,973 underground coal miners from Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia showed an increasing prevalence of pneumoconiosis o ... Read on »
Paid employment no risk for pregnancy complications by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Within the Dutch Generation R study the relation between employment statustype of unemployment and number of weekly working hours with a wide range of pregnancy outcomes ... Read on »
No link between gastrointestinal symptoms and Helicobacter pylori status in sewage workers by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health The objective of this Belgian study was to assess the seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in sewage workers at municipal waste water sewage plants (WWTPs). T ... Read on »
How to influence health behaviour to prevent skin cancer? by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Skin cancer is an increasing problem in Europe, America and Australasia, although largely preventable by avoiding excessive ultraviolet (UV) exposure. The aim of ... Read on »
Silica exposure occupational cause of systemic sclerosis? by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Systemic sclerosis is a rare chronic disease of unknown cause characterized by diffuse fibrosis, degenerative changes, and vascular abnormalities in the skin, joints, ... Read on »
Another 10,000 visitors… by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Since May 2009 another 10,000 visitors on this blog…. Yesterday it passed 20,000, so thanks to all of you! Posted in No category Read on »
How to survive working in the cold? by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health In the Netherlands it is winter, like in the rest of Europe too. For this weekend there is a forecast of snow, low temperatures and a strong wind, which will make it f ... Read on »
Dangerous oxygen depletion risk in transportation of wood by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health There are several articles on the risks that can occur during the transportation of timber. My colleague Gert van der Laan published a article in Dutch on our website, ... Read on »