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Occupational exposure to chemical agents

Biological monitoring of exposure and effects

Cancer epidemiology

Academic article
  • 2020. Cohort Profile: The Norwegian Offshore Petroleum Workers (NOPW) Cohort. International Journal of Epidemiology.
  • 2019. Severe occupational asthma: insights from a multicenter European cohort. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2309-2318.e4.
  • 2019. Determinants of airborne benzene evaporating from fresh crude oils released into seawater. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 395-402.
  • 2019. Being overweight in childhood, puberty, or early adulthood: Changing asthma risk in the next generation? Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 1-13.
  • 2018. Maternal exposure to gasoline and exhaust increases the risk of childhood leukaemia in offspring - a prospective study in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. British Journal of Cancer. 1028-1035.
  • 2018. Gene expression response in peripheral blood cells of petroleum workers exposed to sub-ppm benzene levels. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 1-18.
  • 2018. Biomonitoring of benzene and effect of wearing respirators during an oil spill field trial at sea . Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 1033-1039.
  • 2018. Are high- and low-molecular-weight sensitizing agents associated with different clinical phenotypes of occupational asthma? Allergy. European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
  • 2017. Ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer risk in offshore workers. Occupational Medicine. 569-573.
  • 2017. Oil spill field trial at sea: Measurements of benzene exposure. Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 692-699.
  • 2017. Bakers' exposure to flour dust. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 81-91.
  • 2017. Aromatic hydrocarbons and risk of skin cancer by anatomical site in 25 000 male offshore petroleum workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 679-688.
  • 2016. Pulmonary illness as a consequence of occupational exposure to shrimp shell powder. Environmental Research. 491-499.
  • 2015. En baker med astma. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1263-1265.
  • 2013. The Healthy Worker Effect in Cancer Incidence Studies. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1218-1224.
  • 2012. Evaluation of exposure biomarkers in offshore workers exposed to low benzene and toluene concentrations. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 261-271.
  • 2011. Risk of MS is not associated with exposure to crude oil, but increases with low level of education. Multiple Sclerosis. 780-787.
  • 2010. Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene levels in offshore workers. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 55-59.
  • 2010. Increased risk of oesophageal adenocarcinoma among upstream petroleum workers. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 335-340.
  • 2009. Increased risk of oesophageal adenocarcinoma among upstream petroleum workers. Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
  • 2008. Increased risk of acute myelogenous leukemia and multiple myeloma in a historical cohort of upstream petroleum workers exposed to crude oil. Cancer Causes and Control. 13-23.
  • 2007. Biological monitoring of benzene exposure for process operators during ordinary activity in the upstream petroleum industry. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 487-494.
  • 2006. Biological monitoring of benzene exposure during maintenance work in crude oil cargo tanks. Chemico-Biological Interactions. 60-67.
  • 2006. Benzene exposure on a crude oil production vessel. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 7 pages.
  • 2006. Acute suppression of serum IgM and IgA in tank workers exposed to benzene. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. 690-698.
Report
  • 2012. Supplementary information to the Job Exposure Matrix for benzene, asbestos and oil mist/oil vapour among Norwegian offshore workers. .
  • 2008. Forståelse av sykefravær -erfaringer fra de det angår mest. .
Lecture
  • 2018. Biological monitoring of benzene after exposure to fresh Crude oil spilled at sea in an oil spill field trial.
Academic lecture
  • 2014. Level of education and multiple sclerosis risk after adjustment for known risk factors: the EnvIMS study.
  • 2012. Refinement of the JEM for workers in the offshore oil industry.
  • 2011. Development of a retrospective JEM for benzene in the Norwegian oil and gas industry.
  • 2005. Biological monitoring of benzene exposure during tank work on an oil production ship on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Short communication
  • 2018. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in fish processing workers diagnosed by inhalation challenge. European Respiratory Journal Open Research (ERJ Open Research). 00071.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • 1998. Trykksetting av binyrearterie fra Storfe - kontraktil aktivitet og modulerende agens.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2018. Single cell signalling and immune profiles in chronic myeloid leukaemia .
  • 2007. Benzene exposure and hematological effects in offshore workers exposed to crude oil.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2000. Vasostatins - dilators of bovine resistance arteries. 10 pages.
Abstract
  • 2016. Monitoring of hazardous hydrocarbons in air evaporated from thin films of light crude oils. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. A81-A81.
  • 2011. The Strength of the Healthy Worker Effect Varies According to the Type of Cancer Being Studied. Epidemiology. S261-S262.
  • 2011. The Risk of Multiple Sclerosis Among Petroleum Workers Exposed to Crude Oil and Other Hydrocarbons. Epidemiology. S60-S60.
  • 2007. Increased risk of hematopoietic malignancies in a historical cohort of upstream petroleum workers in Norway. American Journal of Epidemiology. S108-S108.
  • 2007. Increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma in a historical cohort of petroleum workers. American Journal of Epidemiology. S8-S8.
Poster
  • 2018. Associations of fathers and their offsprings weight gain With non-allergic asthma.
  • 2000. Vasodilation by the chromogranin peptides, CGA1-76 and CGA1-40, in bovine adrenal arteries.
Academic literature review
  • 2009. Biologisk monitorering i arbeidslivet. 3-6.
  • 2008. Effects of benzene on human hematopoiesis. 87-102.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

PhD (2007): The hematological effects of benzene in workers exposed to crude oil

Cand. Scient (1998): Human and experimental physiology

Novelbiomarkers for the prediction of health consequences from occupational exposure to benzene in 12 versus 8 h work shifts

Cancer risk in a historical cohort of Norwegian offshore workers with special emphasis on leukemia (ended December 2010)

Historical exposure to carcinogenic agents in the offshore petroleum industry