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Publications of the Department

Conference/Meeting Presentations 2015-2016

(1)               K. Asharam, R. Naidoo, S. Muttoo, J Mason.  Risk factors for adverse birth outcomes:
The Mother and Child in the Environment.
 12th Annual Conference, Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA), East London, 19-22 September 2016. 

(2)               S. Hariparsad R. Naidoo.  The Effects of Occupational Pollutants on the Respiratory Health of Female Informal Street Traders in Warwick Junction, South Africa.  25th Annual Conference, Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH), Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 September 2016.

(3)               S. Hariparsad R. Naidoo.  The Effects of Occupational Pollutants on the Reproductive Health of Female Informal Street Traders in Warwick Junction, South Africa.  25th Annual Conference, Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH), Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 September 2016.

(4)               Naidoo RN, Makwela MH, Chuturgoon A, Tiloke C, Ramkaran, P, Phulukdaree A.  Petrol exposure and DNA integrity of peripheral lymphocytes.  25th Annual Conference, Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH), Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 September 2016.

(5)               Hamatui N, Naidoo RN, Kgabi N.  The respiratory health effects of occupational exposure to charcoal dust among NAMIBIAN charcoal factory workers.  25th Annual Conference, Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH), Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 September 2016.

(6)               Ngosa K, Naidoo RN.  Pulmonary tuberculosis among underground miners exposed to silica dust in Zambia’s copper mines, a cross-sectional study.  25th Annual Conference, Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH), Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 September 2016.

(7)               Naidoo R, Phaswana S.  Air pollution and associated serial lung function and respiratory symptoms among a panel of schoolchildren from the Vaal Triangle Priority Area, South Africa.  25th Annual Conference, Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH), Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 September 2016.

(8)               Mentz G, Robins T, Batterman R, Naidoo R.  Daily Variations in Respiratory Symptoms Associated with Fluctuations in Air Pollutants among Schoolchildren in Durban, South Africa.  25th Annual Conference, Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH), Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 September 2016.

(9)               N. Jafta, P.M. Jeena, L. Barregard, R. Naidoo.  Indoor Air Quality of Low and Middle Income Urban Households in South Africa.  28th Annual Conference, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), Rome, Italy, 4-7 September 2016.

(10)           S. Muttoo, R. Naidoo, K. Meliefste, L. Ramsay, R. Beelen.   Land Use Regression Modelling in an Industrialised Setting: A South African Study.  28th Annual Conference, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), Rome, Italy, 4-7 September 2016

(11)           Shezi B, Jafta N, Naidoo N.  The Effects of Occupational Pollutants on the Respiratory Health of Female Informal Street Traders in Warwick Junction, South Africa.  28th Annual Conference, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), Rome, Italy, 4-7 September 2016.

(12)           Nansook P, Ramkaran P, Asharam K, Muttoo S, Naidoo R, Chuturgoon A.A.  Genetic Susceptibility to Air Pollution-Induced Inflammation, and Haemo-adaptation in a Birth Cohort in South Africa.  28th Annual Conference, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), Rome, Italy, 4-7 September 2016.

(13)           Naidoo P, Naidoo N, Ramkaran P, Phulukdaree A, Muttoo S, Ramcharan K, Chuturgoon A.A.  A Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in the EPHX1 Gene, TYR113HIS T/C rs1051740, Is Associated with Low Birth Weights in Neonates Exposed to Pollution in Utero.   28th Annual Conference, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), Rome, Italy, 4-7 September 2016.

(14)           Anderson S.M, Ramkaran P, Phulukdaree A, Muttoo S, Ramcharan K, Chuturgoon A.A., Naidoo N.  The Effect of NOx Pollution on Oxidative Stress, in Pregnant Women Living In Durban, South Africa.  28th Annual Conference, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), Rome, Italy, 4-7 September 2016

(15)           Goodrich J.M, Reddy P, Naidoo RN, Asharam K, Batterman S, Dolinoy D.C.  Prenatal exposures and DNA methylation in newborns: A Pilot Study in Durban, South Africa.  28th Annual Conference, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), Rome, Italy, 4-7 September 2016.

(16)           Asharam K, Naidoo R, Jeena P, Chuturgoon A, Ramsay L, Singh R, Muttoo S, Naidoo V.  Birth Outcomes, Infant Respiratory Health and Ambient Pollution - Durban, South Africa.  4th Research Symposium, eThekwini’s Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE), 5-6 April 2016.

(17)           S. Hariparsad R. Naidoo.  The Effects of Occupational Pollutants on the Respiratory Health of Female Informal Street Traders in Warwick Junction (WWJ).  11th Annual Conference, Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA), Durban, 7-9 October 2015.

 

Conference Attendance Pictures

     
Presenters at the EPICOH Conference 2016 in Spain, Barcelona Presenters at the ISEE Conference 2016 in Rome, Italy The ISEE 2016 Conference Theme was Old & New Risks

 


2012 and 2013 OEH Outputs

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

2013

Phaswana SM & Naidoo S. “The prevalence of latex sensitisation and allergy and associated risk factors among healthcare workers using hypoallergenic latex gloves at King Edward VIII Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A cross-sectional study.” BMJ Open 3(12):e002900, 2013. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002900.

Naidoo S and Taylor M. “Association between South African high-school learners' knowledge about tuberculosis and their intention to seek healthcare.” Glob Health Action 6:21699, 2013. doi:10.3402/gha.v6i0.21699.

Naidoo RN, Robins TG, Batterman S, Mentz G, Jack C.  “Ambient pollution and respiratory outcomes among schoolchildren in Durban, South Africa.” SAJCH 7(4):127-134, 2013.

Reddy P, Naidoo RN, Chuturgoon AA, Asharam K, Naidoo D, Phulukdaree A & Gounden S. “Correlation between glutathione S-transferase Mu 1 (GSTM1) and glutathione S-transferase pi gene (GSTP1) polymorphisms and markers of inflammatory stress in pregnant females.” J Toxicol Environ Health Sci 5(3):52-59, March 2013. doi:10.5897/JTEHS2013.0255

Naidoo RN. “Mining: South Africa’s Legacy and Burden in the context of occupational respiratory diseases”- An invited commentary on Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African mining industry by Gill Nelson. Glob Health Action 6:20512, 2013. - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v6i0.20512

2012

Naidoo S, Seevnarain K & Nordstrom DL. “Tuberculosis infection control in primary health clinics in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.” Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 16(12): 1600-1604, 2012. doi:10.5588/ijtld.12.0041

Jafta N, Batterman SB, Gqaleni N, Naidoo RN & Robins TG. “Characterisation of allergens and airborne fungi in low and middle-income homes of primary school children in Durban, South Africa.” Am J Ind Med. 55:1110–1121, 2012. doi:10.1002/ajim.22081.

Naidoo RN. “Occupational exposures and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: incontrovertible evidence for causality?” Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 185(12):1252-1254, 2012. doi:10.1164/rccm.201204-0604ED

Reddy P, Naidoo RN, Robins TG, Mentz G, Li H, London SJ & Batterman S. “GSTM1 and GSTP1 gene variants and the effect of air pollutants on lung function measures in South African children.” Am J Ind Med. 55(12):1078-1086, 2012. doi:10.1002/ajim.22012

Reddy P, Naidoo RN, Robins TG, Mentz G, Li H & London SJ. “GSTM1, GSTP1 and NQO1 polymorphisms and susceptibility to asthma among South African children.” South Afr J Epidemiol Infect 27(4):184-188, 2012.

 

Published Conference Presentations

Nkala BA, Jafta N & Gqaleni N. “The investigation of mould occurrence inside selected Durban Homes.” In: Bioaerosols - 6th International Scientific Conference on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins in Indoor and Outdoor Environments and Human Health. Publisher/Copy Rights: Fungal Research Group Foundation, Inc., 4 Executive Park Drive, Albany, NY 12203, USA Year: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-9709915-0-8.pp280-292, 2012.

Articles Submitted for Publication

Nagiah S, Phulukdaree A, Naidoo D, Ramcharan K, Naidoo RN, Moodley D, Chuturgoon A. “The role of uncoupling protein 2 -866G/A polymorphism on oxidative stress markers associated with air pollution exposure during pregnancy in Durban, South Africa.”  Free Radic Biol Med, 2013 (Submitted)

Reddy P, Naidoo RN, Chuturgoon AA, Asharam K, Naidoo D, Phulukdaree A & Gounden S. “Effect of the TNF α-308 polymorphism on birth outcomes among South African women.”  Int J Hum Genet, 2013 (Submitted).

Naidoo RN, Asharam K, Chuturgoon AA, Reddy P, Feldman FJ. “Risk factors for adverse birth outcomes: The MACE Pilot.” Afr J Prim Health Care Fam Med, 2013. (Submitted)

Non-peer Review Publications

Khan-Gillmore S. Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act. The Ripple Effect, Vol 9 Issue 116: pp 4, April 2013

Hariparsad S. Prevention of Occupational Injuries and Diseases. The Ripple Effect, Vol 9 Issue 116: pp 2, April 2013

Naidoo RN. 2012. “Public health and the climate: addressing the challenges for Southern Africa.” Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) Newsletter. November 2012

Phaswana S. Malaria. The Ripple Effect, Vol 110 Issue 8: pp 4, October 2012

Naidoo S. Musculoskeletal Disorders in Workplace. The Ripple Effect, Vol 8 Issue 109: pp 5, September 2012

Makwela M. What are the Kidneys? The Ripple Effect, Vol 8 Issue108: pp 11, August 2012

Khan-Gillmore S. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. The Ripple Effect, Vol 8 Issue107: pp 3, July 2012

Motloung N. Child Labour in SA. The Ripple Effect, Vol 8 Issue106: pp 2, May 2012

Khan-Gillmore S. Health and Safety Representatives. The Ripple Effect, Vol 8 Issue 104: pp 2, April 2012

Khan-Gillmore S. Rights of Workers: Health and Safety. The Ripple Effect, Vol 8 Issue 104: pp 2, April 2012

Khan-Gillmore S. Health and Safety Committees. The Ripple Effect, Vol 8 Issue 104: pp 4, April 2012

Khan-Gillmore S. Hazards in the Workplace. The Ripple Effect, Vol 8 Issue 104: pp 7, April 2012

Mbatha N. Traditional Medicine and Traditional Healers and the Workplace. The Ripple Effect, Vol 8 Issue 103: pp 13, March 2012

Muttoo S. Human Trafficking in South Africa. The Ripple Effect, Vol 8 Issue 103: pp 2, March 2012

Makwela M. Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day. The Ripple Effect, Vol 8 Issue 101: pp 4, January 2012

Technical Reports

Phaswana SM, Naidoo RN & Naidoo S. “The Health of Stevedores and Ship Repairmen: Review of Medical Surveillance Records of Stevedores and Ship Repairmen at The Selected Occupational Health Centres Within The Ports of Durban and Cape Town.” 2013. 

Mohamed OH, Naidoo S & Taylor M. “Final Technical Report: Evaluation Of The Use Of Primary Care 101 Clinical Guidelines Aimed At Improving Clinical Care For Patients With Chronic Diseases At Primary Care: Combined Knowledge Assessment And Quality Of Care Report.” 2013.

Keynote/Invited Presentations

[invited keynote] Naidoo RN. 2012. “Public Health and the Climate: Addressing the Challenges for Southern Africa.” Public Health Association of South Africa/Rural Doctors Association of South Africa. Bloemfontein, September 2012.

[invited plenary] Naidoo RN. 2012. “Climate Change – its impacts on Environmental Health in Africa.” Africa Congress on Environmental Health. Durban, November 2012

Conference/Meeting Presentations

2013

Muttoo S, Naidoo R & Meliefste K. “Land use regression model for NOx exposure assessment in the MACE Birth Cohort.” 25th International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Annual Congress. 19-23 August 2013. Basel, Switzerland

Naidoo RN, Chuturgoon A, Reddy P & Asharam K. “Birth outcomes, biomarkers of oxidative stress and exposures to oxides of nitrogen: Findings from a birth cohort pilot.” 25th International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Annual Congress. 19-23 August 2013. Basel, Switzerland

Asharam K, Veldman FJ & Naidoo RN. “Vitamin A status in a cohort of pregnant women from areas with different levels of air pollution and HIV status.27th International Congress of Pediatrics. 24-29 August 2013. Melbourne, Australia.

Naidoo S & Taylor M. “Association between South African high-school learners' knowledge about tuberculosis and their intention to seek healthcare.” 9th Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) Conference. 24-27 September 2013. Cape Town, South Africa.

2012

Phulukdaree A, Moodley D, Naidoo R & Chuturgoon AA.  “Oxidative stress response in peripheral lymphocytes during pregnancy in an industrialised hub – Durban South versus Durban North.” SASMB Conference. February 2012. Drakensberg, South Africa:

Asharam K, Naidoo RN, Reddy P & Chuturgoon A. “Ambient air pollution and birth outcomes.”  South African Paediatric Association Congress. 22-26 August 2012. Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa. (Awarded Best Poster Presentation)

Jafta N, Naidoo R & Jeena P. “Children exposed to elevated indoor air pollution reported more pulmonary tuberculosis symptoms.” 8th Public Health Association of South Africa/Rural Doctors Association of South Africa (PHASA/RUDASA) Conference. 5 - 7 September 2012. Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Asharam K, Veldman FJ, Naidoo RN & Chuturgoon A. “Vitamin A status in a cohort of pregnant women from areas with different levels of air pollution and HIV status.” 8th PHASA/RUDASA Conference. 5 - 7 September 2012. Bloemfontein, South Africa. 

Muttoo S, R Naidoo R & Meliefste K. “Developing a land use regression model for NOx exposure assessment.” 8th PHASA/RUDASA Conference. 5 - 7 September 2012. Bloemfontein, South Africa. 

Asharam K, Veldman FJ, Naidoo RN & Chuturgoon A. “Vitamin A status in a cohort of pregnant women from areas with different levels of air pollution and HIV status.” 2012 University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Health Science Research Symposium. 12-13 September 2012, Durban, South Africa. 

Nagiah A, Phulukdaree A, Asharam K, Naidoo RN, Naidoo DB & Chuturgoon A. “The role of mitochondria in the oxidative stress response of PBMCS of pregnant women living in an industrial hub (Durban South Basin).” 2012 University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Health Science Research Symposium. 12-13 September 2012, Durban, South Africa.

Asharam K & Naidoo RN. “Ambient air pollution and birth outcomes.” The Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE), eThekwini Research Symposium-UKZN. 19 September 2012, Durban, South Africa.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Naidoo S, Kromhout H, London L, Naidoo RN, Burdorf A. Musculoskeletal pain in women working in small-scale agriculture in South Africa. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2009; 52(3): 202-209
    1. Naidoo RN. The WAHSA Programme 2004-2008 (editorial). Occupational Health Southern Africa. 2009; 15s
    2. *Hogstedt C, Elgstrand K, Ryan A, Naidoo RN, Rees D, Chitambo A et al. The Work and Health in Southern Africa (WAHSA) Programme – overall experiences and the way forward. Occupational Health Southern Africa. 2009; 15s:2-6
    3. Naidoo RN, Kessy FM, Mlingi L, Mirembo J. Occupational health and safety in the informal section in Southern Africa – the WAHSA Project in Tanzania and Mozambique. Occupational Health Southern Africa. 2009; 15s:46-50
    4. Naidoo RN, Kessy FM, Mlingi L. Respiratory health of stonecrushers from the informal sector in Tanzania. Occupational Health Southern Africa. 2009; 15(6):6-13
    5. Naidoo RN. Work-related chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Continuing Medical Education Journal. 2009;27(11):488-491
    6. Naidoo RN. Work-related Asthma. The Specialist Forum. 2010;10(3):42-50
    7. Reddy P, Naidoo RN, Robins TG, Mentz G, London S, Li H, Naidoo R. GSTM1, GSTP1, and NQO1 Polymorphisms and Susceptibility to Atopy and Airway Hyperresponsiveness among South African Schoolchildren. Lung DOI 10.1007/s00408-010-9246-3
    8. Naidoo S, London L, Rother HA, Burdorf A, Naidoo RN, Kromhout H. Pesticide safety training and practices in women working in small-scale agriculture in South Africa. Occup Environ Med. 2010 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print]
    9. Naidoo S, London L, Burdorf A, Naidoo RN, Kromhout H. Spontaneous miscarriages and infant deaths among female farmers in rural South Africa. Scand J Work Environ Health – online first; 2010. [Epub ahead of print]

 

 

 

Conference Published Abstracts

  1. Naidoo R, Robins T, Batterman S, Mentz G. Respiratory outcomes, work and ambient pollution. 21st Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Dublin, Ireland. August  2009. Epidemiology Supplement. 2009; 20(6):S219
  2. Naidoo R, Robins T, Batterman S, Mentz G, Reddy P. Ambient air pollutant exposures, gene-interactions and fluctuations in pulmonary function among South African schoolchildren. 21st Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Dublin, Ireland. August  2009. Epidemiology Supplement. 2009; 20(6):S89

 

Other Conference Presentations

  1. Robins TG, Jeebhay MF, Naidoo RN. Do international funding initiatives work? The Fogarty experience in South Africa. 29th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009
  2. Naidoo RN. Funding sustainable occupational health development in Southern Africa – what are we aligning to? 29th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009
  3. Naidoo RN. Funding occupational health in Southern Africa: Inter-agency collaboration. 29th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009
  4. Ryan A, Naidoo RN. Globalisation and occupational health: Current trends and future directions in Southern Africa. 29th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009
  5. Kessy FM, Naidoo RN, Mlingi L. Health risk assessments and interventions among stonecrushers from the informal sector in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. 29th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009
  6. Naidoo RN, Robins T, Batterman S, Mentz G. Respiratory outcomes, work and ambient pollution. 29th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009
  7. Naidoo S, London L, Burdorf A, Naidoo RN, Kromhout H.. Musculoskeletal Pain In Women Working In Small-Scale Agriculture In South Africa. 29th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009
  8. Kessy FM, Naidoo RN Mlingi L. Health and Safety Risks of  Informal Metal Workers, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. 29th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009
  9. Naidoo S, London L, Burdorf A, Naidoo RN, Kromhout H. Agricultural Activities, Crop Production and Pesticide Use among women working in small scale farming in two areas of Northern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa (SA). 29th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009

10.  Govender N, Naidoo RN. Occupational exposures and COPD. 29th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009

11.  Naidoo RN, Kessy F, Mlingi L. Respiratory health of stonecrushers from the informal sector in Tanzania. 29th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009

12.  [Invited speaker] Naidoo RN. The Informal Sector in Southern Africa – Workers’ Health and Social Justice. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 2010

13.  [Invited speaker] Naidoo RN. Funding sustainable occupational health development in Southern Africa. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 2010


Projects

Birth Outcomes Study

COPD Project

EO2Heaven Project


Editorial Board

  1. Advisory Board, International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health http://www.springer.com/environment/environmental+health+-+public+health/journal/420?detailsPage=editorialBoard
  2. Editorial Board, EcoHealth. http://www.springer.com/environment/journal/10393?detailsPage=editorialBoard

  1. Regular and occaisonal reviewer for peer reviewed journals:
  • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
  • International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.
  • International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
  • American Journal of Industrial Medicine
  • Journal Of Environmental Science And Health
  • International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Occupational Health Southern Africa
  • Journal  Of  African  Earth  Sciences



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