Wattasit Siriwong

Wattasit Siriwong
Chulalongkorn University · College of Public Health Sciences

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Background There is a strong link between pesticide exposure risk and farmers’ safety behavior. However, there is a lack of understanding of farmers’ safety behavior in pesticide use and the psychological factors that influence it, especially in Nigeria. Objective This study aimed to identify safety behaviors in pesticide use and their determinant...
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Toddlers in agricultural areas may be athave risk from pesticide exposure . A cross-sectional study was conducted with 130 toddlers and their caregivers. Face-to-face interviews were done to gather information about exposure factors. A wipe sampling technique was used to collect carbamate residues on each toddler’s hands and feet. Results showed th...
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Introduction Organophosphate (OP) insecticides, including chlorpyrifos, have been linked with numerous harmful health effects on maternal and child health. Limited data are available on the biological mechanisms and endogenous pathways underlying the toxicity of chlorpyrifos exposures on pregnancy and birth outcomes. In this study, we measured a ur...
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Various adverse health outcomes caused by particulate matter (PM) exposure has been documented, while the evidence for the adverse effects of PM exposure on mental and behavioral disorders (MBDs) is limited. To date, few epidemiological studies, especially in developing countries, have focused on these adverse effects. In the past decade, air pollu...
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Background Nowadays, smartphone users are increasing across the world. Smartphones have become a necessary thing in people’s life. Using smartphones have both benefits and health effects. Therefore, this study mainly aims to develop an appropriate mobile application to be the tool for health effects and finding factors associated with a health risk...
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Background: Occupational factors have previously been mentioned as contributing to decreased kidney function and the development of chronic kidney disease of unknown cause. Sea salt workers are one of the occupations facing high outdoor temperatures and a highly, intensive workload. Objectives: The purpose of the study was to examine whether the...
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The objectives of the study were to evaluate the impact of pesticide exposure on farmer health during non-active rice farming and active rice farming periods and present the change in the individual cholinesterase activities (%reduction) on the geographic information system (GIS) mapping in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. Acetyl- and butyryl-...
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Background: Excessive heat exposure and dehydration among agricultural workers have been reported to reduce kidney function and lead to chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). Objective: This cross-sectional study aimed to assess heat exposure, factors related to dehydration and the relationship between dehydration and biomarkers of k...
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Exposure to heavy metals in mining activities is a health issue among miners. This study was carried out at three small-scale gold mining sites situated in Banmauk Township, Myanmar and aims to assess the occupational health risks of small-scale gold miners who are exposed to arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) in the soil throug...
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Background: Measurements of urinary dialkyl phosphate (DAP) metabolites are often used to characterize exposures to organophosphate (OP) insecticides; however, some challenges to using urinary DAP metabolites as an exposure measure exist. OP insecticides have short biological half-lives with measurement in a single urine sample typically only refl...
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Chlorpyrifos is a widely used agricultural insecticide. Chlorpyrifos exposure affects brain development and children’s overall health. The objective of this study was to assess the health risks from skin exposure to chlorpyrifos and to investigate the factors associated with chlorpyrifos exposure among children in agricultural areas. Residual chlor...
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Meteorological conditions change substantially during rainstorms, potentially affecting ambient concentrations of fungal spores. Exposure to ambient fungal spores during rainstorm periods may result in adverse health outcome such as thunderstorm asthma and allergic symptoms. This study investigated the ambient concentrations of culturable fungi dur...
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Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) has emerged agricultural population. This study aimed to obtain a prevalence of cholinesterase activity and CKDu, and evaluate factors associated with organophosphate (OP) and carbamate (CA) poisoning and CKDu among farmers in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand. A cross-sectional study was conduct...
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Human biomarkers were used to evaluate the lead (Pb) and arsenic (As) exposure of local people who lived in an agricultural area with intense agrochemical usage and who consumed groundwater. Although the heavy metals/metalloids in the groundwater were at low concentrations, they could cause adverse effects due to a high daily water intake rate over...
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BACKGROUND Prenatal exposure to pesticides have been linked to adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Gaps exist in the current literature about the timing and magnitude of exposures that result in these adverse outcomes. OBJECTIVE The Study of Asian Women and their Offspring’s Development and Environmental Exposures (SAWASDEE) Cohort was establishe...
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Background: Prenatal exposure to pesticides has been linked to adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Gaps exist in the current literature about the timing and magnitude of exposures that result in these adverse outcomes. Objective: The Study of Asian Women and their Offspring's Development and Environmental Exposures (SAWASDEE) cohort was establi...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the roles of stakeholders on cocoa farmers' safe pesticide use in Nigeria using the socio-ecological model as the theoretical framework. Methods: This was a cross-sectional qualitative study where participants were purposefully selected based on some criteria. Then, they were interviewed in-depth usi...
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Purpose The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Healthy e-Elderly People Intervention (HEPI) mobile application in reducing the physical health effects caused by smartphone usage. Design/methodology/approach This randomized controlled trial involved elderly volunteers residing in different regions of Thailand and using smartphones. Th...
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This study aims to determine the anthropometric dimensions of farmers in Thailand. The anthropometric survey study was carried out in 156 farmers who have been using poorly designed equipment. Thirty-six anthropometric measurements were collected from participants using a commercial anthropometer set. T-tests were used to compare the different mean...
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Background Artisanal and small-scale mining activities are widely practiced globally. Concentrations of heavy metals associated with gold, such as copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) can increase in the environment as a result of mining activities, leading to environmental pollution and pose toxicity risks...
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Agriculture in Thailand, which employs over 30 percent of the workforce and contributes significantly to the country’s gross domestic product, is a key sector of its economy. Import and use of pesticides has increased over the past decade due to Thailand's major role as a leading exporter of food and agricultural products. The widespread and poorly...
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Background: Pyrethroid exposure in the household environment affects children directly via inhalation or dermal exposure. Hand wipes can effectively predict pyrethroid exposure to young children along with the children's activities. The main purpose of this study is to identify the relationship between 3-PBA metabolites, hand wipe sample concentra...
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Prolonged low-lead exposure of communication radio-repair workers working routinely for soldering may have adverse health. This study aims to investigate health effects of lead exposure among workers working in a plant building. There were 66 repair workers in exposed group and 54 clerks in low exposed group. The structured-questionnaire of general...
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Exposure to pyrethroids (PYR) commonly used in households affects nervous system in children. Data on pyrethroids exposure related to neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is unknown. This study aims to investigate a relationship between urinary pyrethroids metabolite and GABA concentration, and determine factors related to pyrethroids me...
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In Thailand, pesticide use has increased exponentially over the past 15 years causing critical public health concern. We used a geographic information system and applied a remote sensing method in an integrated manner on land use data to model the spatial patterns of pesticide exposure. We also used toxicological data to quantify the health effects...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and determine factors influencing MSDs among rice farmers. Design/methodology/approach A cross-sectional study was carried out among 156 rice farmers from 14 villages in Tarnlalord sub-district, Phimai district, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand,...
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The paper aims to examine occupational hazard exposures and health risks in wooden toys processing industry in the Southern Thailand. A walk-through survey was conducted as well as environmental and personal dust sampling measurements were performed during June 2015–January 2016. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 704 workers. Environmenta...
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Purpose Children living in agricultural areas are exposed to pesticides in their living areas and through activities of daily living. These exposures may lead to adverse health effects. The purpose of this paper is to investigate household environmental and behavioural factors associated with chlorpyrifos exposure and resultant adverse health effe...
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This study aimed to identify factors associated with dermal exposure to cypermethrin and assess the health risks among young children in an agricultural community in Thailand. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with the parents/caregivers of 58 children (aged 1–3 years). Wipe samples were analyzed for cypermethrin by gas chromatography-microele...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate health effects and determine the factors associated with health effects from smartphone and tablet use among the elderly in Thailand. Design/methodology/approach This study was a cross-sectional descriptive study. The participants comprised 490 elderly people. A self-administered questionnaire was u...
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Anthropometry is the science of human body measurement which is carried out for designing tools and equipment, not only to achieve performance and productivity but also providing safety and comfort. This study presents anthropometric dimensions of agricultural workers in North-eastern Thailand that carried out in 139 agricultural workers with 15 an...
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Introduction: Kyauk Kan village of Nyaung-U, Mandalay region, Myanmar is one of the most famous groundnut-growing zones and has been exposed to pesticides. Methods: This study design provided evaluation of within-person changes in the season across growing and nongrowing periods. A cross-sectional study was performed to identify health problems...
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Background: Outdoor particulate matter [PM] has been associated with cardiovascular [CVD] morbidity and mortality. Epidemiological and experimental studies confirmed an association between outdoor PM and carotid artery intima-media thickness [CIMT], which can potentially lead to progression of CVD. However, evidence on the effects of indoor PM on t...
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Greengrocers are occupationally exposed to pesticide residues (PRs) on vegetables via dermal contact, especially organophosphates (OPs). The study's aim was to explore health effects from exposure to PRs. Eighty five vegetable vendors at a large fresh market in Bangkok were tested blood cholinesterase activity by the Test-mate ChE Kit (Model 400)....
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The trend of using mobile devices amongst the elderly population is continuously increasing. Therefore, the aims of this study were to study the usage status of communication devices and applications amongst the elderly population and to determine factors associated with health effects related to mobile communication device usage among the elderly...
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Introduction The participatory ergonomic (PE) approach has been widely used to improve the health outcomes. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of the participatory ergonomic intervention program (PEIP) can reduce musculoskeletal and health outcomes among hospital orderlies. Method The randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducte...
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Urine used as a biomarker was collected and compared between two groups of participants: (1) a groundwater-drinking group and (2) a non-groundwater-drinking group in intensively agricultural areas in Ubon Ratchathani province, Thailand. The statistical relationship with the metal concentration in shallow groundwater wells was established with urine...
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Purpose Dust (particulate matters) is very dangerous to our health as it is not visible with our naked eyes. Emissions of dust concentrations in the natural environment can occur mainly by road traffic, constructions and dust generating working environments. The purpose of this paper is to assess the ambient dust pollution status and to find out t...
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In this study, the hair and fingernails of the local people in an intensively cultivated agricultural area in Ubon Ratchathani province, Thailand, were used as biomarkers of exposure to arsenic (As) and heavy metals. The study area has shallow acidic groundwater that is contaminated with As and heavy metals. The local people often consume this shal...
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The aim of this study was to investigate occupational noise exposure and hearing defects among sawmill workers in the South of Thailand. Seven hundred sawmill workers participated, of which 335 (47.9%) were male. The mean age of the sawmill workers was 33.5 years old (SD = 10.2), and more than 60% were <35 years old. 75.1% of the workers had less t...
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Objective: We utilized job safety analysis (JSA) and hazard identification for work accident prevention in Para rubber wood sawmills, which aimed to investigate occupational health risk exposures and assess the health hazards at sawmills in the Trang Province, located in southern Thailand. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study which incl...
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HHC) is one of the most important and common tumor in Pakistan. The cases of HCC have been continuously increasing in the country for the past few years. Among others, dietary exposure to aflatoxins B1 (AFB1) was described as one of the major HCC risk factors. Multiple genetic mutations and epigenetic changes are related w...
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Background The understanding of the relationship between risk perception, knowledge, and protective behaviors could play a major role in occupational risk control and management. Research exploring how workers perceive, recognize, and react to risks in different occupational settings is scarce in Thailand. The aim of this study was to assess the re...
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Background There are inconsistent findings on associations between low-to-moderate level of arsenic in water and diabetes risk from previous epidemiological reports. In Ron Phibun subdistrict, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand, a low level of arsenic exposure among population was observed and increased diabetes mellitus (DM) rate was identifie...
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Pesticide residues (PRs) in market vegetables have been reported regularly. Greengrocers may be exposed to several sorts of PRs on vegetables through hand contact. Health risk assessment from occupational exposure to PRs on vegetables is particularly concerning. This study was conducted among 91 vegetable vendors at a large fresh market in Bangkok....
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The present study was designed to investigate the toxico-pathological effect of cadmium (Cd) and its amelioration with silymarin (SL) and milk thistle (MT) in male Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). A total of 144 male quail were divided into nine equal groups (A–I). Experimental feeds were offered to these groups containing different combinations...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the associations between respiratory symptoms and pulmonary defects of Para rubber sawmill workers in the South of Thailand. Materials and Methods: 697 Para rubber sawmill workers were participating from four sawmills completed questionnaire interviews, and a subset of sawmill workers from four factori...
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Background: Use of pesticides has been documented to lead to several adverse health effects. Farmers are likely to be exposed to pesticides through dermal exposure as a result of mixing, loading, and spraying. Organophosphate pesticides (OPs) are widely used in most of the agricultural areas throughout Thailand. OPs are cholinesterase inhibitors a...
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Kanjanar Pintakham,1,2 Wattasit Siriwong1 1College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2School of Health Science, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, Chiang Rai, Thailand Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of multidimensional ergonomic intervention (MEI) model to reduce musculoskeletal discomfort...
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Objectives: Most workers in auto part factories in Thailand are usually exposed to excessive noise in their workplace. This study aimed to assess the level of occupational noise-induced hearing loss and investigate risk factors causing hearing loss in auto part factory workers in the welding units in Thailand. Methods: This was a cross- sectiona...
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(1) Background: Musculoskeletal disorders have a multifactorial etiology that is not only associated with physical risk factors, but also psychosocial risk factors; (2) Objective: This study evaluated the effects of an ergonomic intervention on musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risk factors; (3) Material and Methods: This study took a part...
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The objective of this paper is to review the integration of health impact assessment (HIA) into environmental health assessment (EIA) or EHIA, existing legal requirements for health risk analyses, and lessons learned for integrating HIA within EIA processes. The authors undertook literature searches for EHIA practices through academic publications,...
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This study was a cross-sectional study conducted in Phatadpadaeng Subdistrict, Mae Sod District, Tak Province, Thailand. This study aimed to determine cadmium concentration in farmland soil and water as well as at the residence of farmers and households. As many as 48 samples of farmers’ residence soil and water, twelve samples of households and si...
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The quality of soils and water resources in two Sekotong's gold mining villages in Lombok, Indonesia, and the nearby river, named Merebek river, has been assessed in this work, based on the compliance standard of mercury concentrations and other physicochemical properties set by US.EPA. We revealed mercury contamination in all environmental matrice...
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The ambient and personal air concentrations of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes (BTEX) and carbonyl compounds (CCs) were investigated in Pathumwan district, Bangkok (Thailand), a congested area with a high level of traffic-related air pollution. The potential health risk of three representative groups of street workers (street vendors, mo...
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Traditional Thai tobacco (Nicotiana abacus L.) is known as a non-Virginia type whose mature leaf contains three to four times more nicotine than that of a Virginia type. As such, the process of Thai traditional tobacco production may lead to adverse health effects such as green tobacco sickness (GTS). To investigate the prevalence of GTS and risk f...
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Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a ubiquitous disease. However, PDs prevalence in the population of agricultural communities lacks understanding and there has been no epidemiological study on the association between pesticides exposure factors and risk for PD. Objectives: To investigate the potential association between organophosphate pe...
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The use of pesticides for crop production has grown rapidly in Thailand during the last decade, resulting in significantly greater potential for exposure among children living on farms. Although some previous studies assessed exposures to pesticides in this population, no studies have been conducted to evaluate corresponding health effects. Twenty-...
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Pesticide has been imported to Thailand for several years including insecticide, herbicide, and others coinciding with the expansion of the country's agricultural system. Among these chemicals are organophosphate and carbamate the groups of chemicals primarily used in agriculture. Exposure to these pesticides can cause harmful effect on human healt...
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Previous studies had reported that pesticide exposure and various types of pesticides used may cause the symptoms of parkinsonism. To explore the association of parkinsonism in farmers, the risks factors such the demographics and pesticide exposure and pesticide prevention must be studied. 271 participants that consisted of elderly farmers with ave...
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To develop 4-groups innovative pesticide test kit and vegetable farm safety surveillance program, the quasai study was performed in intervention klongtabak and control ta-ngoy village groups, Nakhonratchasima province. 62 Chinese kale samples were screened for pesticide residues using innovative test kit and confirmed by GLC/HPLC. Percent acetyl ch...
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Chlorpyrifos and profenofos are organophosphate pesticides (OPPs), we studied exposure and urinary me- tabolites in an agricultural area in the northeastern of Thailand during the chili-growing season (March - April) in 2012. This study was designed to assess pesticide exposure concentration through dermal and inhalation pathways and to find and de...
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Background: Pyrethroid insecticides (PYR) are commonly used in rice farms and household pest control in Thailand. No investigative study has yet been made regarding factors associated with PYR exposure among Thai children. Objective: This study aimed to compare the levels of PYR exposure between children living in rice farms (high-intensity PYR...
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Background: Exposure to neurotoxicants is a world wide problem with significant health implications for child development. In spite of higher neurotoxicant exposures, many developing countries do not have established neuropsychological instruments. Objective: This study evaluated the adaptation and reliability of a computer and examiner administ...
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Background: Incense and joss stick are generally used in the world. Most products were made in small household factories. There are many environmental and occupational hazards in these factories. Objective: To evaluate the workplace environmental and occupational hazards in small household incense and joss stick factories in Roi-Et, Thailand. M...