• Screening survey of ocular, nasal, respiratory and skin symptoms in manicurists in Poland.

      Kieć-Świerczyńska, Marta; Świerczyńska-Machura, Dominika; Chomiczewska-Skóra, Dorota; Kręcisz, Beata; Walusiak-Skorupa, Jolanta; Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (2017-10-06)
      Manicurists are exposed to various chemicals in nail and skin care products and may develop ocular, nasal, respiratory or skin adverse reactions to them. To investigate the occurrence of ocular, nasal, respiratory and skin problems among manicurists and to identify their causal factors, particularly allergic etiology and occupational origin.
    • Screening value of V-RQOL in the evaluation of occupational voice disorders.

      Morawska, Joanna; Niebudek-Bogusz, Ewa; Wiktorowicz, Justyna; Sliwinska-Kowalska, Mariola; Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland (2017-12-28)
      Given the growing number of occupational voice users, easy and quick broad-scale screening is necessary to provide prophylaxis of voice disorders. The aim of the study was to assess applicability of the Voice Related Quality of Life questionnaire (V-RQOL) to screening occupational voice disorders.