• Airway symptoms and lung function in the local population after the oil tank explosion in Gulen, Norway 

      Granslo, Jens Tore; Bråtveit, Magne; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Irgens, Ågot; Svanes, Cecilie; Magerøy, Nils; Moen, Bente E. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-12-12)
      Background: Oil tanks containing a mixture of hydrocarbons, including sulphuric compounds, exploded and caught fire in an industrial harbour. This study assesses airway symptoms and lung function in the nearby population ...
    • Biomonitoring of Benzene and Effect of Wearing Respirators during an Oil Spill Field Trial at Sea 

      Gjesteland, Ingrid; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Kirkeleit, Jorunn; Daling, Per Snorre; Bråtveit, Magne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-10)
      Objectives The main aim of this study was to assess the biological uptake of benzene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) for subjects exposed to fresh crude oil released at sea. Methods: The study included 22 ...
    • Can air pollution affect tear film stability? a cross-sectional study in the aftermath of an explosion accident 

      Moen, Bente E.; Norbäck, Dan; Wieslander, G.; Bakke, Jan Vilhelm; Magerøy, Nils; Granslo, Jens Tore; Irgens, Ågot; Bråtveit, Magne; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Aasen, T. B. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-04-14)
      Background: After an explosion and fire in two tanks containing contaminated oil and sulphur products in a Norwegian industrial harbour in 2007, the surrounding area was polluted. This caused an intense smell, lasting until ...
    • Determinants of airborne benzene evaporating from fresh crude oils released into seawater 

      Gjesteland, Ingrid; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Kirkeleit, Jorunn; Daling, Per Snorre; Sørheim, Kristin Rist (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03)
      Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes, naphthalene and n-hexane evaporating from a thin oil film was measured for 30 min in a small-scale test system at 2 and 13 °C and the impact of physicochemical properties on airborne ...
    • Health complaints after a malodorous chemical explosion: a longitudinal study 

      Tjalvin, Gro; Lygre, Stein Håkon Låstad; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Moen, Bente Elisabeth; Bråtveit, Magne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Background: Physical and psychological symptoms are prevalent in populations recently affected by industrial accidents. Follow-up studies of human health effects are scarce, and as most of them focus on residents, little ...
    • Neurological symptoms among dental assistants: a cross-sectional study 

      Moen, Bente E.; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Riise, Trond (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2008-05-18)
      Background Dental assistants help the dentist in preparing material for filling teeth. Amalgam was the filling material mostly commonly used in Norway before 1980, and declined to about 5% of all fillings in 2005. Amalgam ...
    • Odour as a determinant of persistent symptoms after a chemical explosion, a longitudinal study 

      Tjalvin, Gro; Magerøy, Nils; Bråtveit, Magne; Lygre, Stein Håkon Låstad; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Moen, Bente Elisabeth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Foul-smelling environmental pollution was a major concern following a chemical workplace explosion. Malodorous pollution has previously been associated with aggravated physical and psychological health, and in persons ...
    • Oil Spill Field Trial at Sea: Measurements of Benzene Exposure 

      Gjesteland, Ingrid; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Kirkeleit, Jorunn; Daling, Per Snorre; Bråtveit, Magne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-06-08)
      Objectives: Characterize personal exposure to airborne hydrocarbons, particularly carcinogenic benzene, during spill of two different fresh crude oils at sea. Methods: The study included 22 participants taking part in an ...
    • Prevalence of, and work-related risk factors for, hand eczema in a Norwegian general population (The HUNT Study) 

      Vindenes, Hilde Kristin; Svanes, Cecilie; Lygre, Stein Håkon Låstad; Hollund, Bjørg Eli; Langhammer, Arnulf; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-10)
      Background: Chemical exposures at work and at home may cause hand eczema. However, this has been scarcely described for Norway. Objectives: To investigate the prevalence of, and occupational risk factors for, hand eczema ...