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Study finds chronic health risks in Alaska fishermen


KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The presence of risk factors for some chronic health problems was found to be higher in a sample of Alaska gillnetters than the general population, according to researchers.

The study by researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Alaska Fairbanks showed that higher risk rates of hearing loss, musculoskeletal disorders and sleeping problems were found in the group of commercial fisherman in

Cordova, Alaska, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Thursday.

Aspects of the job like exposure to noise, the physical demands on the upper body and long wor...

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