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  1. Research

    The association between ambient fine particulate matter and incident adenocarcinoma subtype of lung cancer

    Adenocarcinoma (AC) is the most common lung cancer among non-smokers, but few studies have assessed the effect of PM2.5 on AC among never smokers. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between a...

    Lida Gharibvand, W. Lawrence Beeson, David Shavlik, Raymond Knutsen, Mark Ghamsary, Samuel Soret and Synnove F. Knutsen

    Environmental Health 2017 16:71

    Published on: 24 June 2017

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    Ancient water bottle use and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure among California Indians: a prehistoric health risk assessment

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are the main toxic compounds in natural bitumen, a fossil material used by modern and ancient societies around the world. The adverse health effects of PAHs on modern hu...

    Sabrina B. Sholts, Kevin Smith, Cecilia Wallin, Trifa M. Ahmed and Sebastian K. T. S. Wärmländer

    Environmental Health 2017 16:61

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  3. Research

    Buccal mucosa micronuclei counts in relation to exposure to low dose-rate radiation from the Chornobyl nuclear accident and other medical and occupational radiation exposures

    Ionizing radiation is a well-known carcinogen. Chromosome aberrations, and in particular micronuclei represent an early biological predictor of cancer risk. There are well-documented associations of micronucle...

    D. Bazyka, S. C. Finch, I. M. Ilienko, O. Lyaskivska, I. Dyagil, N. Trotsiuk, N. Gudzenko, V. V. Chumak, K. M. Walsh, J. Wiemels, M. P. Little and L.B. Zablotska

    Environmental Health 2017 16:70

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  4. Research

    Prenatal exposure to antifungal medication may change anogenital distance in male offspring: a preliminary study

    Vaginal candidiasis is frequent among pregnant women and it is treated with anti-fungal medication (conazoles). Conazoles have anti-androgenic properties and prenatal exposure in rodents is associated with a s...

    Djamilla Madelung Mogensen, Maria Bergkvist Pihl, Niels E. Skakkebæk, Helle Raun Andersen, Anders Juul, Henriette Boye Kyhl, Shanna Swan, David Møbjerg Kristensen, Marianne Skovager Andersen, Dorte Vesterholm Lind and Tina Kold Jensen

    Environmental Health 2017 16:68

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  5. Research

    Impact of phthalate and BPA exposure during in utero windows of susceptibility on reproductive hormones and sexual maturation in peripubertal males

    Phthalates and BPA are endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) widely used in consumer products. Evidence suggests that phthalate and BPA exposure alters steroid hormone levels in adults, while in utero exposure...

    Deborah J. Watkins, Brisa N. Sánchez, Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo, Joyce M. Lee, Adriana Mercado-García, Clara Blank-Goldenberg, Karen E. Peterson and John D. Meeker

    Environmental Health 2017 16:69

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  6. Research

    Use of mobile and cordless phones and change in cognitive function: a prospective cohort analysis of Australian primary school children

    Some previous studies have suggested an association between children’s use of mobile phones (MPs)/cordless phones (CPs) and development of cognitive function. We evaluated possible longitudinal associations be...

    Chhavi Raj Bhatt, Geza Benke, Catherine L. Smith, Mary Redmayne, Christina Dimitriadis, Anna Dalecki, Skye Macleod, Malcolm R. Sim, Rodney J. Croft, Rory Wolfe, Jordy Kaufman and Michael J. Abramson

    Environmental Health 2017 16:62

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  7. Research

    Long-term exposure to ambient ultrafine particles and respiratory disease incidence in in Toronto, Canada: a cohort study

    Little is known about the long-term health effects of ambient ultrafine particles (<0.1 μm) (UFPs) including their association with respiratory disease incidence. In this study, we examined the relationship be...

    Scott Weichenthal, Li Bai, Marianne Hatzopoulou, Keith Van Ryswyk, Jeffrey C. Kwong, Michael Jerrett, Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V. Martin, Richard T. Burnett, Hong Lu and Hong Chen

    Environmental Health 2017 16:64

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  8. Research

    Short-term air pollution exposure decreases lung function: a repeated measures study in healthy adults

    Daily changes in ambient concentrations of particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and ozone are associated with increased cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality, with the lungs and their function being a vulnera...

    Luc Int Panis, Eline B Provost, Bianca Cox, Tijs Louwies, Michelle Laeremans, Arnout Standaert, Evi Dons, Luc Holmstock, Tim Nawrot and Patrick De Boever

    Environmental Health 2017 16:60

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  9. Review

    Air pollution, cardiovascular endpoints and susceptibility by stress and material resources: a systematic review of the evidence

    Evidence shows that both the physical and social environments play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this systematic review is two-fold: First, we summarize research from the ...

    Christina H. Fuller, Karla R. Feeser, Jeremy A. Sarnat and Marie S. O’Neill

    Environmental Health 2017 16:58

    Published on: 14 June 2017

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    The aquaglyceroporin AQP9 contributes to the sex-specific effects of in utero arsenic exposure on placental gene expression

    Sex-specific factors play a major role in human health and disease, including responses to environmental stresses such as toxicant exposure. Increasing evidence suggests that such sex differences also exist du...

    Emily F. Winterbottom, Devin C. Koestler, Dennis Liang Fei, Eric Wika, Anthony J. Capobianco, Carmen J. Marsit, Margaret R. Karagas and David J. Robbins

    Environmental Health 2017 16:59

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  11. Research

    Household air pollution from cooking and risk of adverse health and birth outcomes in Bangladesh: a nationwide population-based study

    Household air pollution (HAP) from cooking with solid fuels has become a leading cause of death and disability in many developing countries including Bangladesh. We assess the association between HAP and risk ...

    Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Cherri Zhang B. Nurs, M. Mofizul Islam, Md Rafiqul Islam and Md Mizanur Rahman

    Environmental Health 2017 16:57

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  12. Research

    Comparison of methods for calculating the health costs of endocrine disrupters: a case study on triclosan

    Socioeconomic analysis is currently used in the Europe Union as part of the regulatory process in Regulation Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH), with the aim of assessing and manag...

    Radka Prichystalova, Jean-Baptiste Fini, Leonardo Trasande, Martine Bellanger, Barbara Demeneix and Laura Maxim

    Environmental Health 2017 16:55

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  13. Research

    The short term burden of ambient fine particulate matter on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Ningbo, China

    Numerous studies have found associations between ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and increased mortality risk. However, little evidence is available on associations between PM2.5 and years of life lost (Y...

    Guoxing Li, Jing Huang, Guozhang Xu, Xiaochuan Pan, Xujun Qian, Jiaying Xu, Yan Zhao, Tao Zhang, Qichen Liu, Xinbiao Guo and Tianfeng He

    Environmental Health 2017 16:54

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  14. Research

    Blood pressure in young adulthood and residential greenness in the early-life environment of twins

    Previous research shows that, besides risk factors in adult life, the early-life environment can influence blood pressure and hypertension in adults. However, the effects of residential traffic exposure and re...

    Esmée M Bijnens, Tim S Nawrot, Ruth JF Loos, Marij Gielen, Robert Vlietinck, Catherine Derom and Maurice P Zeegers

    Environmental Health 2017 16:53

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  15. Research

    Newborn sex-specific transcriptome signatures and gestational exposure to fine particles: findings from the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort

    Air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been associated with adverse birth outcomes and health problems later in life. We investigated sex-specific transcriptomic responses to gestational long- and short-t...

    Ellen Winckelmans, Karen Vrijens, Maria Tsamou, Bram G. Janssen, Nelly D. Saenen, Harry A. Roels, Jos Kleinjans, Wouter Lefebvre, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Theo M. de Kok and Tim S. Nawrot

    Environmental Health 2017 16:52

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  16. Research

    Mobile phone use, school electromagnetic field levels and related symptoms: a cross-sectional survey among 2150 high school students in Izmir

    Health outcomes of electromagnetic fields (EMF) from mobile phones and their base stations are of concern. Conducting multidisciplinary research, targeting children and exploring dose-response are recommended....

    Raika Durusoy, Hür Hassoy, Ahmet Özkurt and Ali Osman Karababa

    Environmental Health 2017 16:51

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  17. Research

    Genome-wide DNA methylation at birth in relation to in utero arsenic exposure and the associated health in later life

    In utero arsenic exposure may alter fetal developmental programming by altering DNA methylation, which may result in a higher risk of disease in later life. We evaluated the association between in utero arseni...

    Akhilesh Kaushal, Hongmei Zhang, Wilfried J. J. Karmaus, Todd M. Everson, Carmen J. Marsit, Margaret R. Karagas, Shih-Fen Tsai, Hui-Ju Wen and Shu-Li Wang

    Environmental Health 2017 16:50

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  18. Review

    Pesticide exposures and chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology: an epidemiologic review

    The main causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) globally are diabetes and hypertension but epidemics of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) occur in Central America, Sri Lanka, India and beyond. ...

    Mathieu Valcke, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Agnes Soares da Silva and Catharina Wesseling

    Environmental Health 2017 16:49

    Published on: 23 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2017 16:67

  19. Research

    Prenatal bisphenol a exposure and dysregulation of infant hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function: findings from the APrON cohort study

    Animal models show that prenatal bisphenol A (BPA) exposure leads to sexually dimorphic disruption of the neuroendocrine system in offspring, including the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) neuroendocrine s...

    Gerald F Giesbrecht, Maede Ejaredar, Jiaying Liu, Jenna Thomas, Nicole Letourneau, Tavis Campbell, Jonathan W Martin and Deborah Dewey

    Environmental Health 2017 16:47

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  20. Research

    Human biomonitoring from an environmental justice perspective: supporting study participation of women of Turkish and Moroccan descent

    Environmental justice research shows how socially disadvantaged groups are more exposed and more vulnerable to environmental pollution. At the same time, these groups are less represented and, thus, less visib...

    Bert Morrens, Elly Den Hond, Greet Schoeters, Dries Coertjens, Ann Colles, Tim S. Nawrot, Willy Baeyens, Stefaan De Henauw, Vera Nelen and Ilse Loots

    Environmental Health 2017 16:48

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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