Press Releases

Read the latest ACOEM press releases regarding occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) issues.
PFAS Exposure Linked to Increased Hyperlipidemia Risk

This study explores the association between serum PFAS levels and hyperlipidemia. Nine kinds of PFAS were measured in samples from 1,600 US adults from a nationally representative study.

'Poisoned Waters of War'—Public Health Crisis Follows Dam Destruction in Ukraine

Nearly 2 months after the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in southern Ukraine—and in the face of evidence pointing to deliberate Russian sabotage—its victims are still suffering.

Perceived Workplace Health Support and Severe Psychological Distress Among Japanese Workers – A Prospective Cohort Study

This study aimed to assess the extent to which the intensity of perceived workplace health support (PWHS) affected the incidence of psychological distress.

Workplace Harassment and Health – A Long-Term Follow-Up

Many adverse health outcomes have been linked to workplace harassment. This long-term follow-up study (23 years) examined the link between workplace harassment and the onset of health effects.

Long Term Cardiovascular Health Effects of Intelligent Physical Exercise Training Among Office Workers

The aim of the study is to assess long-term effects of intelligent physical exercise training (IPET) on cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2max) and cardiometabolic measures.

Functional Impairment Due to Indoor Air Symptoms Is Common, Survey Finds

The aim of a study found in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is to analyze functional impairment due to indoor air–related symptoms and associated characteristics.

Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins Researchers Share Best Practices for Employee COVID-19 Vaccination

Based on their experiences in setting up COVID-19 vaccination programs for employees, researchers from two major medical centers have developed a Blueprint for Pandemic Preparedness, reported in a special "fast track" article in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Employees Who Work From Home at Higher Risk of Presenteeism

For employees who work from home, the link to work impairment is stronger for those in higher positions, reports a study in the July issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Little Progress in Preventing Occupational Allergy to Lab Animals

The past decade has seen only marginal improvement in the use of evidence-based methods to reduce the risk of laboratory animal allergy (LAA) among workers exposed to laboratory animals. A follow-up national survey reported on in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine fournd inconsistent use of preventive approaches to reduce LAA risk.