• Being overweight in childhood, puberty, or early adulthood: Changing asthma risk in the next generation? 

      Johannessen, Ane; Lønnebotn, Marianne; Calciano, Lucia; Benediktsdóttir, Bryndís; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen; Bråbäck, Lennart; Dharmage, Shyamali; Franklin, Karl A.; Gíslason, Þórarinn; Holm, Mathias; Janson, Christer; Jarvis, Deborah; Jõgi, Rain; Kim, Jeong-Lim; Kirkeleit, Jorunn; Lodge, Caroline; Malinovschi, Andrei; Martinez-Moratalla, Jesus; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Pereira-Vega, Antonio; Gomez Real, Francisco; Schlünssen, Vivi; Accordini, Simone; Svanes, Cecilie (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-03)
      Background Overweight status and asthma have increased during the last decades. Being overweight is a known risk factor for asthma, but it is not known whether it might also increase asthma risk in the next generation. ...
    • Benzene exposure and hematological effects among offshore workers exposed to crude oil 

      Kirkeleit, Jorunn (Doctoral thesis, 2007-05-04)
      Objective: The main objective of the study was to gain more knowledge about the exposure to benzene in the Norway’s offshore petroleum industry, its’ relation to effects on the hematological system and the risk of hematopoietic ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cohort Profile: The Norwegian Offshore Petroleum Workers (NOPW) Cohort 

      Stenehjem, Jo S.; Babigumira, Ronnie; Dean Hosgood, H; Veierød, Marit Bragelien; Samuelsen, Sven Ove; Bråtveit, Magne; Kirkeleit, Jorunn; Rothman, Nathaniel; Lan, Qing; Silverman, Debra T; Friesen, Melissa C.; Robsahm, Trude Eid; Kjærheim, Kristina; Andreassen, Bettina Kulle; Shala, Nita Kaupang; Liu, Fei-Chih; Strand, Leif Åge; Grimsrud, Tom Kristian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    • 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 ...
    • Effects of Benzene on human hematopoiesis 

      Kirkeleit, Jorunn; Riise, Trond; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Moen, Bente E.; Bråtveit, Magne; Bruserud, Øystein (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2008)
      Benzene, an aromatic hydrocarbon that is a natural component of crude oil and natural gas, is toxic to the blood and blood-forming organs. Epidemiological studies have established an association between benzene exposure ...
    • Gene expression response in peripheral blood cells of petroleum workers exposed to sub-ppm benzene levels 

      Jørgensen, Katarina Mariann; Mosleth, Ellen Færgestad; Liland, Kristian Hovde; Hopf, Nancy Brenna; Holdhus, Rita; Stavrum, Anne-Kristin; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Kirkeleit, Jorunn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-10-27)
      Altered gene expression in pathways relevant to leukaemogenesis, as well as reduced levels of circulating lymphocytes, have been reported in workers that were exposed to benzene concentrations below 1 ppm. In this study, ...
    • 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 ...