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Progress in Petrochemical Science

Occupational Diseases in the Petrochemical Sector and Offshore Upstream Petroleum Industry

  • Open or Close Michael AB Naafs*

    Dutch Internist Endocrinologist, International Health Consultancy, Europe

    *Corresponding author: Michael AB Naafs, Dutch Internist Endocrinologist, Health Consultant at Naafs, International Health Consultancy, Netherlands, Europe

Submission: May 22, 2018; Published: June 19, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/PPS.2018.02.000535

ISSN 2637-8035
Volume2 Issue2


In this mini-review occupational diseases (ODs) in the offshore oil and gas industry and the petrochemical sector are discussed. A disappointing number of publications during half a century yields a picture of hearing noise damage,musculoskelatal disorders (MSDs), debated cancers and dermatitis as main ODs. Crucial information about exposures at work places, working history and life styles to establish causal relationships is missing. Little attention is paid to job stress and mental health, addictions and COPD at the work place.

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