Environmental Epidemiology

Population studies of adverse health effects from exposures to environmental hazards

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  1. Research

    The protracted waste crisis and physical health of workers in Beirut: a comparative cross-sectional study

    Since July 2015, Lebanon has been experiencing a waste management crisis. Dumpsites in inhabited areas and waste burning have emerged due to the waste accumulation, further adding to the gravity of the situati...

    Rami Z. Morsi, Rawan Safa, Serge F. Baroud, Cherine N. Fawaz, Jad I. Farha, Fadi El-Jardali and Monique Chaaya

    Environmental Health 2017 16:39

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  2. Research

    Variability and predictors of urinary concentrations of organophosphate flame retardant metabolites among pregnant women in Rhode Island

    Organophospate flame retardants (PFRs) are chemicals of emerging concern due to restrictions on polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardant formulations. We describe the occurrence, variability, and predicto...

    Megan E. Romano, Nicola L. Hawley, Melissa Eliot, Antonia M. Calafat, Nayana K. Jayatilaka, Karl Kelsey, Stephen McGarvey, Maureen G. Phipps, David A. Savitz, Erika F. Werner and Joseph M. Braun

    Environmental Health 2017 16:40

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  3. Review

    Environmental pollutants, a possible etiology for premature ovarian insufficiency: a narrative review of animal and human data

    Because only 25% of cases of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) have a known etiology, the aim of this review was to summarize the associations and mechanisms of the impact of the environment on this pathol...

    Pauline Vabre, Nicolas Gatimel, Jessika Moreau, Véronique Gayrard, Nicole Picard-Hagen, Jean Parinaud and Roger D. Leandri

    Environmental Health 2017 16:37

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  4. Research

    Hospitalizations for heat-stress illness varies between rural and urban areas: an analysis of Illinois data, 1987–2014

    The disease burden due to heat-stress illness (HSI), which can result in significant morbidity and mortality, is expected to increase as the climate continues to warm. In the United States (U.S.) much of what ...

    Jyotsna S. Jagai, Elena Grossman, Livia Navon, Apostolis Sambanis and Samuel Dorevitch

    Environmental Health 2017 16:38

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  5. Research

    Maternal urinary phthalates and sex-specific placental mRNA levels in an urban birth cohort

    Prenatal urinary concentrations of phthalates in women participants in an urban birth cohort were associated with outcomes in their children related to neurodevelopment, autoimmune disease risk, and fat mass a...

    Jennifer J. Adibi, Jessie P. Buckley, Myoung Keun Lee, Paige L. Williams, Allan C. Just, Yaqi Zhao, Hari K. Bhat and Robin M. Whyatt

    Environmental Health 2017 16:35

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  6. Research

    Indoor air pollution and its association with poor lung function, microalbuminuria and variations in blood pressure among kitchen workers in India: a cross-sectional study

    The present study is an attempt to explore the association between kitchen indoor air pollutants and physiological profiles in kitchen workers with microalbuminuria (MAU) in north India (Lucknow) and south Ind...

    Amarnath Singh, Chandrasekharan Nair Kesavachandran, Ritul Kamal, Vipin Bihari, Afzal Ansari, Parappurath Abdul Azeez, Prem Narain Saxena, Anil Kumar KS and Altaf Hussain Khan

    Environmental Health 2017 16:33

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  7. Review

    Lead exposure at firing ranges—a review

    Lead (Pb) is a toxic substance with well-known, multiple, long-term, adverse health outcomes. Shooting guns at firing ranges is an occupational necessity for security personnel, police officers, members of the...

    Mark A. S. Laidlaw, Gabriel Filippelli, Howard Mielke, Brian Gulson and Andrew S. Ball

    Environmental Health 2017 16:34

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  8. Research

    Effects of extreme temperatures on cardiovascular emergency hospitalizations in a Mediterranean region: a self-controlled case series study

    Cold spells and heatwaves increase mortality. However little is known about the effect of heatwaves or cold spells on cardiovascular morbidity. This study aims to assess the effect of cold spells and heatwaves...

    Anna Ponjoan, Jordi Blanch, Lia Alves-Cabratosa, Ruth Martí-Lluch, Marc Comas-Cufí, Dídac Parramon, María del Mar Garcia-Gil, Rafel Ramos and Irene Petersen

    Environmental Health 2017 16:32

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  9. Research

    Parental exposures to occupational asthmagens and risk of autism spectrum disorder in a Danish population-based case-control study

    Environmental exposures and immune conditions during pregnancy could influence development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring. However, few studies have examined immune-triggering exposures in rela...

    Alison B. Singer, Igor Burstyn, Malene Thygesen, Preben Bo Mortensen, M. Daniele Fallin and Diana E. Schendel

    Environmental Health 2017 16:31

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  10. Research

    Occupational exposures and determinants of ultrafine particle concentrations during laser hair removal procedures

    Occupational exposures to ultrafine particles in the plume generated during laser hair removal procedures, the most commonly performed light based cosmetic procedure, have not been thoroughly characterized. Ac...

    Emily J. Eshleman, Mallory LeBlanc, Lisa B. Rokoff, Yinyin Xu, Rui Hu, Kachiu Lee, Gary S. Chuang, Gary Adamkiewicz and Jaime E. Hart

    Environmental Health 2017 16:30

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  11. Research

    Association between blood lead and blood pressure: a population-based study in Brazilian adults

    Environmental lead exposure among adults may increase blood pressure and elevate the risk of hypertension. The availability of data on blood lead levels (BLL) in adult Brazilian population is scarce and popula...

    Ana Carolina Bertin de Almeida Lopes, Ellen Kovner Silbergeld, Ana Navas-Acien, Rachel Zamoiski, Airton da Cunha Martins Jr., Alissana Ester Iakmiu Camargo, Mariana Ragassi Urbano, Arthur Eumann Mesas and Monica Maria Bastos Paoliello

    Environmental Health 2017 16:27

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  12. Research

    Residential distance to major roadways and cardiac structure in African Americans: cross-sectional results from the Jackson Heart Study

    Heart failure (HF) is a significant source of morbidity and mortality among African Americans. Ambient air pollution, including from traffic, is associated with HF, but the mechanisms remain unknown. The objec...

    Anne M. Weaver, Gregory A. Wellenius, Wen-Chih Wu, DeMarc A. Hickson, Masoor Kamalesh and Yi Wang

    Environmental Health 2017 16:21

    Published on: 8 March 2017

  13. Methodology

    Accuracy of two geocoding methods for geographic information system-based exposure assessment in epidemiological studies

    Environmental exposure assessment based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and study participants’ residential proximity to environmental exposure sources relies on the positional accuracy of subjects’ re...

    Elodie Faure, Aurélie M.N. Danjou, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Laure Dossus and Béatrice Fervers

    Environmental Health 2017 16:15

    Published on: 24 February 2017

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