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  1. Research

    Exome-wide association study identifies genetic polymorphisms of C12orf51, MYL2, and ALDH2 associated with blood lead levels in the general Korean population

    Lead (Pb) is a ubiquitous toxic metal present in the environment that poses adverse health effects to humans. Inter-individual variation in blood Pb levels is affected by various factors, including genetic mak...

    Sang-Yong Eom, Myung Sil Hwang, Ji-Ae Lim, Byung-Sun Choi, Ho-Jang Kwon, Jung-Duck Park, Yong-Dae Kim and Heon Kim

    Environmental Health 2017 16:11

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  2. Research

    Regional and temporal trends in blood mercury concentrations and fish consumption in women of child bearing Age in the united states using NHANES data from 1999–2010

    The primary route of exposure to methylmercury (MeHg), a known developmental neurotoxicant, is from ingestion of seafood. Since 2004, women of reproductive age in the U.S. have been urged to eat fish and shell...

    Leanne K. Cusack, Ellen Smit, Molly L. Kile and Anna K. Harding

    Environmental Health 2017 16:10

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  3. Research

    Erectile dysfunction and exposure to ambient Air pollution in a nationally representative cohort of older Men

    Little is known about the association between air pollution and erectile dysfunction (ED), a disorder occurring in 64% of men over the age of 70, and to date, no studies have been published. To address this si...

    Lindsay A. Tallon, Justin Manjourides, Vivian C. Pun, Murray A. Mittleman, Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Brent Coull and Helen Suh

    Environmental Health 2017 16:12

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  4. Research

    Prediagnostic plasma concentrations of organochlorines and risk of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in envirogenomarkers: a nested case-control study

    Evidence suggests a largely environmental component to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDE and HCB have been repeatedly implicated...

    Rachel S. Kelly, Hannu Kiviranta, Ingvar A. Bergdahl, Domenico Palli, Ann-Sofie Johansson, Maria Botsivali, Paolo Vineis, Roel Vermeulen, Soterios A. Kyrtopoulos and Marc Chadeau-Hyam

    Environmental Health 2017 16:9

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  5. Methodology

    Assessing the short term impact of air pollution on mortality: a matching approach

    The opportunity to assess short term impact of air pollution relies on the causal interpretation of the exposure-response association. However, up to now few studies explicitly faced this issue within a causal...

    Michela Baccini, Alessandra Mattei, Fabrizia Mealli, Pier Alberto Bertazzi and Michele Carugno

    Environmental Health 2017 16:7

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  6. Research

    Exposure to air pollution near a steel plant is associated with reduced heart rate variability: a randomised crossover study

    Epidemiological studies have shown that as ambient air pollution (AP) increases the risk of cardiovascular mortality also increases. The mechanisms of this effect may be linked to alterations in autonomic nerv...

    Robin H. Shutt, Lisa Marie Kauri, Scott Weichenthal, Premkumari Kumarathasan, Renaud Vincent, Errol M. Thomson, Ling Liu, Mamun Mahmud, Sabit Cakmak and Robert Dales

    Environmental Health 2017 16:4

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  7. Research

    Early-life exposure to air pollution and greater use of academic support services in childhood: a population-based cohort study of urban children

    There is a growing literature showing associations between prenatal and early-life exposure to air pollution and children’s neurodevelopment. However, it is unclear if decrements in neurodevelopment observed i...

    Jeanette A. Stingone, Katharine H. McVeigh and Luz Claudio

    Environmental Health 2017 16:2

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  8. Research

    Airplane pilot mental health and suicidal thoughts: a cross-sectional descriptive study via anonymous web-based survey

    The Germanwings Flight 9525 crash has brought the sensitive subject of airline pilot mental health to the forefront in aviation. Globally, 350 million people suffer from depression–a common mental disorder. Th...

    Alexander C. Wu, Deborah Donnelly-McLay, Marc G. Weisskopf, Eileen McNeely, Theresa S. Betancourt and Joseph G. Allen

    Environmental Health 2016 15:121

    Published on: 15 December 2016

  9. Commentary

    Portable air cleaners should be at the forefront of the public health response to landscape fire smoke

    Landscape fires can produce large quantities of smoke that degrade air quality in both remote and urban communities. Smoke from these fires is a complex mixture of fine particulate matter and gases, exposure t...

    Prabjit K. Barn, Catherine T. Elliott, Ryan W. Allen, Tom Kosatsky, Karen Rideout and Sarah B. Henderson

    Environmental Health 2016 15:116

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  10. Research

    Brominated flame retardants in placental tissues: associations with infant sex and thyroid hormone endpoints

    Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are endocrine disruptors that bioaccumulate in the placenta, but it remains unclear if they disrupt tissue thyroid hormone (TH) metabolism. Our primary goal was to investigat...

    Christopher Leonetti, Craig M. Butt, Kate Hoffman, Stephanie C. Hammel, Marie Lynn Miranda and Heather M. Stapleton

    Environmental Health 2016 15:113

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  11. Methodology

    A proposed case-control framework to probabilistically classify individual deaths as expected or excess during extreme hot weather events

    Most excess deaths that occur during extreme hot weather events do not have natural heat recorded as an underlying or contributing cause. This study aims to identify the specific individuals who died because o...

    Sarah B. Henderson, Jillian S. Gauld, Stephen A. Rauch, Kathleen E. McLean, Nikolas Krstic, David M. Hondula and Tom Kosatsky

    Environmental Health 2016 15:109

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  12. Research

    Maternal arsenic exposure and gestational diabetes and glucose intolerance in the New Hampshire birth cohort study

    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a major pregnancy complication with detrimental effects for both mothers and their children. Accumulating evidence has suggested a potential role for arsenic (As) exposur...

    Shohreh F. Farzan, Anala Gossai, Yu Chen, Lisa Chasan-Taber, Emily Baker and Margaret Karagas

    Environmental Health 2016 15:106

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  13. Research

    Short-term markers of DNA damage among roofers who work with hot asphalt

    Roofers are at increased risk for various malignancies and their occupational exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been considered as important risk factors. The overall goal of this proje...

    Berrin Serdar, Stephen Brindley, Greg Dooley, John Volckens, Elizabeth Juarez-colunga and Ryan Gan

    Environmental Health 2016 15:99

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  14. Research

    Within-microenvironment exposure to particulate matter and health effects in children with asthma: a pilot study utilizing real-time personal monitoring with GPS interface

    Most particulate matter (PM) and health studies in children with asthma use exposures averaged over the course of a day and do not take into account spatial/temporal variability that presumably occurs as child...

    Nathan Rabinovitch, Colby D. Adams, Matthew Strand, Kirsten Koehler and John Volckens

    Environmental Health 2016 15:96

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  15. Research

    Change in decay rates of dioxin-like compounds in Yusho patients

    Once ingested, dioxins and dioxin-like compounds are excreted extremely slowly. Excretion can be evaluated by its half-life. Half-lives estimated from observed concentrations are affected by excretion and ongo...

    Shinya Matsumoto, Manabu Akahane, Yoshiyuki Kanagawa, Jumboku Kajiwara, Chikage Mitoma, Hiroshi Uchi, Masutaka Furue and Tomoaki Imamura

    Environmental Health 2016 15:95

    Published on: 7 September 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2016 15:110

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