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LIFEWORK

LIFEWORK

Initiatives -
LIFEWORK is a large federated prospective cohort established in the Netherlands to quantify the health effects of occupational and environmental exposures. This cohort is also the Dutch contribution to the international Cohort Study of Mobile Phone Use and Health (COSMOS). Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2011

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The intention is to continue to collect questionnaire data every 4–5 years, contingent on funding.

Marker Paper

Reedijk M, Lenters V, Slottje P, et al. Cohort profile: LIFEWORK, a prospective cohort study on occupational and environmental risk factors and health in the Netherlands. BMJ Open. 2018;8(2):e018504. Published 2018 Feb 3. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018504

PUBMED 29431129

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
88,466
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

88 466 participants were enrolled in three cohort studies in 2011-2012. Exposure information was collected by a harmonised core questionnaire, or modelled based on occupational and residential histories; domains include air pollution (eg, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulate matter with diameter ≤2.5 µm (PM2.5)), noise, electromagnetic fields (EMF), mobile phone use, shift work and occupational chemical exposures.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
19
Maximum age
87
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Netherlands
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
88,466
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
This prospective cohort offers a unique, large and rich resource for research on contemporary occupational and environmental health risks and will contribute to the large international COSMOS study on mobile phone use and health.
Start Date
2011
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone