Jump to content

Anyone bored and want to help me find some journal articles?


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 Angelot

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

The only journal database access I have is restricted to religion and philosophy, but I want to look up something only distantly related.

When I was doing science, I remember reading a paper on how prolonged exposure to incense caused increased cancers of the throat etc.  I've also heard anecdotally that incense can be bad for people with asthma, and gestating mothers (basically that it's not unlike passive smoke in its health effects).  

I'd like to find any articles out there investigating the health effects of incense - is anyone willing to throw a few search terms into a health journal database and see what comes up?  I'd be eternally grateful...

#2 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

I did this search on Google Scholar and HEAPS came up ...
Google Scholar


#3 baking101

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

What about:

http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/24/6/1069.short

These are locked (for non-students) by my uni but there are a bunch:
-A Case–Referent Study of Lung Cancer and Incense Smoke, Smoking, and Residential Radon in Chinese Men (2011)
-Soot-driven reactive oxygen species formation from incense burning (2011)
-Characterization of emissions from burning incense (2002)
-Characteritization of, and health risks from, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans from incense burned in a temple (2009)

Hope that helps!

Edited by baking101, 06 February 2013 - 07:21 PM.


#4 noi'mnot

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

Have you tried PubMed?

Whilst you'll only be able to access the abstract to many articles there will be some with full text access, and it'll give you a better idea of what you're looking for.

#5 Batmansunderpants

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

Title: Lung cancer in men exposed to incense smoke.(Research)(Brief article)
Source: Environmental health perspectives [0091-6765] yr:2011 vol:119 iss:11

Title: A case-referent study of lung cancer and incense smoke, smoking, and residential radon in Chinese men.
Source: Environmental health perspectives [0091-6765] Tse, Lap yr:2011 vol:119 iss:11 pg:1641 -6

Title: Incense use and respiratory tract carcinomas
Source: Cancer [0008-543X] Friborg, Jeppe yr:2008 vol:113 iss:7 pg:1676 -1684

Title: Lung cancer in Chinese women: evidence for an interaction between tobacco smoking and exposure to inhalants in the indoor environment.
Source: Environmental health perspectives [0091-6765] Tang, Li yr:2010 vol:118 iss:9 pg:1257 -60

Title: Heavy incense burning in temples promotes exposure risk from airborne PMs and carcinogenic PAHs.
Source: Science of the total environment [0048-9697] Chiang, Kuo-Chih yr:2006 vol:372 iss:1 pg:64



Edited by Miss Cookie, 06 February 2013 - 07:30 PM.


#6 AMPSyd

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

Google scholar was my greatest friend at Uni.

Google scholar...

http://scholar.google.com.au

I just put in "health effects of incense" and there were heaps. SOme articles are downloadable for free and some you need a Uni password but check them out.


Edited by AMPSyd, 06 February 2013 - 07:48 PM.


#7 Angelot

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

You guys are awesome.  Thanks so much!

#8 Literally Literary

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

When do you need them by? On the weekend I can download articles from databases additional to the ones you have access to, if that's of any use.

#9 Angelot

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

I think I've got what I need for now...it's not urgent.  It's just that I foresee arguments about the use of incense in my near future, and I want to be prepared!

#10 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

And now I shall ease up on the incense haha

#11 AMPSyd

Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

Yes, from the brief bit I read it's not healthy.

Yes, from the brief bit I read it's not healthy.

#12 Angelot

Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

Well, it stands to reason... but some people are very attached to their incense.  I once got accused of something like "wanting to destroy everything this church stands for" for raising the issue!

#13 Froger

Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

I liked my life better before I read this thread. How can I get back to that state of blissful ignorance? sad.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Video: 10-week-old baby sounds like she says 'I love you'

It’s mixed in amongst garbled baby talk, but this 10-week-old's apparent attempt at telling her parents that she loves them has made her an internet star.

I only enjoyed pregnancy after booking my caesarean

To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement. Everywhere I went I found cause to be reminded of my impending pain.

When your bundle doesn't bring immediate joy

One mum says joy is very a personal feeling and expecting all new mums to feel it in the months after their baby born may do more harm than good.

Lessons learned from my toddler

Blogger Kiran Chug explains why she is going to let her toddler make more decisions for himself.

Family welcomes first baby girl in more than 100 years

The Silverton family has heard the phrase "it's a girl" for the first time in four generations.

When a community of kindness steps in

In future when someone I care for, or even someone I barely know, is experiencing a difficult time, I will not overthink it. I'll follow my heart.

Mum in Business: Jac Bowie

Jac Bowie is the founder of Business in Heels, one of the fastest growing women’s networking events in Australia. She shares her story, including how she juggles work with a young family, and ways to work smarter.

What not to say to a mum of twins

Being a mum of identical twin boys stirs up great interest and fascination. It also opens itself up to nosy, invasive questions, as well as huge assumptions.

The mums suing over unplanned babies

A mother-of-five who calls her two youngest sons "miracle babies" is just one of many mums seeking financial compensation for their children's unplanned conceptions.

Video: Dad sings 'Hallelujah' to his daughter every year

It's a gorgeous song to begin with, but this dad's version of Hallelujah, sung for his young daughter, is especially touching.

Constipation in babies when starting solids

While starting solids can be frustrating and messy (yet also fun!), introducing solids can also play havoc on tiny digestive systems.

Parents reunited with baby snatched from hospital

A mother whose newborn baby was snatched from hospital has spoken of her joy and relief at getting her daughter back.

In defence of the bumpie

Are bumpies - bump selfies - really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind"?

Life on the other side of the fence: Why I'm child-free and quite content

Acknowledging that motherhood isn't a bed of roses – to begrudge lack of time, sleep, money and spontaneity – is sacrilegious and a no-no, especially by mother superior-types.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

In defence of the bumpie

Are bumpies really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind", as one writer has claimed?

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

My Wellbeing

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.