IMJ 2022;23(3):236-236

İstanbul Med J 2021; 22(1): 1-7.

DOI: 10.4274/imj.galenos.2020.34538

Retraction: Bulgur İ, Piyal B. Exposures Moved from Work to Home as a Public Health Hazard. İstanbul Med J 2021; 22(1): 1-7.

The journal has taken the decision to retract this paper following concerns expressed by Diana Ceballos (PhD, MS, CIH, Assistant Professor, Director Exposure Biology Research Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health). After investigation, it has been concluded that the article shows considerable overlap with a previously published article by D.Ceballos et al (Kalweit A, Herrick RF, Flynn MA, Spengler JD, Berko JK, Levy JI and Ceballos DM. Eliminating Take-Home Exposures: Recognizing the Role of Occupational Health and Safety in Broader Community Health. Ann Work Expo Health 2020; 64: 236-49) without proper citation and presents novel ideas from this paper without the authors’ consent. The decision is made according to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines as citation correction alone would not sufficiently address potential intellectual property concerns.

The Editors of Istanbul Medical Journal take issues of research and publication misconduct seriously in order to preserve the integrity of the academic record. Our apologies are extended to the readers and to the authors of the previously published article that this was not discovered before publication.

The retracted article will be digitally watermarked on each page as “Retracted” to maintain the scholarly record.

Kind regards,

İstanbul Medical Journal Editorial Board