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

 

A mum's tragic battle against inflammatory breast cancer

At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.

The business of babies around the world

Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Finding a positive path through IVF

It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Giving strangers the gift of parenthood

A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

What's so wrong with looking 'mumsy', anyway?

Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

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

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'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.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss, as it involves toilet talk. But it needs to be talked about.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
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.