Environmental Epidemiology

Population studies of adverse health effects from exposures to environmental hazards

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Research

    Lifetime secondhand smoke exposure and childhood and adolescent asthma: findings from the PIAMA cohort

    Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is a modifiable risk factor associated with childhood asthma. Associations with adolescent asthma and the relevance of the timing and patterns of exposure are unclear. Knowledge...

    Edith B. Milanzi, Bert Brunekreef, Gerard H. Koppelman, Alet H. Wijga, Lenie van Rossem, Judith M. Vonk, Henriëtte A. Smit and Ulrike Gehring

    Environmental Health 2017 16:14

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Research

    The relationship between atmospheric lead emissions and aggressive crime: an ecological study

    Many populations have been exposed to environmental lead from paint, petrol, and mining and smelting operations. Lead is toxic to humans and there is emerging evidence linking childhood exposure with later lif...

    Mark Patrick Taylor, Miriam K. Forbes, Brian Opeskin, Nick Parr and Bruce P. Lanphear

    Environmental Health 2016 15:23

    Published on: 16 February 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2016 15:123