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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Research

    Distributions and determinants of urinary biomarkers of organophosphate pesticide exposure in a prospective Spanish birth cohort study

    Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides (OPs) has been associated with impaired child development. Pesticide exposure determinants need to be studied in order to identify sources and pathways of pestic...

    Sabrina Llop, Mario Murcia, Carmen Iñiguez, Marta Roca, Llúcia González, Vicent Yusà, Marisa Rebagliato and Ferran Ballester

    Environmental Health 2017 16:46

    Published on: 17 May 2017

  9. Research

    Monitoring urban beaches with qPCR vs. culture measures of fecal indicator bacteria: Implications for public notification

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency has established methods for testing beach water using the rapid quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method, as well as “beach action values” so that ...

    Samuel Dorevitch, Abhilasha Shrestha, Stephanie DeFlorio-Barker, Cathy Breitenbach and Ira Heimler

    Environmental Health 2017 16:45

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  10. Research

    Prenatal chlorpyrifos leads to autism-like deficits in C57Bl6/J mice

    Children are at daily risk for exposure to organophosphate insecticides, of which the most common is chlorpyrifos (CPF). Exposure of pregnant women to CPF was linked to decreased birth weight, abnormal reflexe...

    Anat Lan, Michal Kalimian, Benjamin Amram and Ora Kofman

    Environmental Health 2017 16:43

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  11. Review

    Biological effects of exposure to static electric fields in humans and vertebrates: a systematic review

    High-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines are the technology of choice for the transport of large amounts of energy over long distances. The operation of these lines produces static electric fields (EF), but th...

    Anne-Kathrin Petri, Kristina Schmiedchen, Dominik Stunder, Dagmar Dechent, Thomas Kraus, William H. Bailey and Sarah Driessen

    Environmental Health 2017 16:41

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Research

    Ozone and childhood respiratory disease in three US cities: evaluation of effect measure modification by neighborhood socioeconomic status using a Bayesian hierarchical approach

    Ground-level ozone is a potent airway irritant and a determinant of respiratory morbidity. Susceptibility to the health effects of ambient ozone may be influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors, such ...

    Cassandra R. O’ Lenick, Howard H. Chang, Michael R. Kramer, Andrea Winquist, James A. Mulholland, Mariel D. Friberg and Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat

    Environmental Health 2017 16:36

    Published on: 5 April 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2017 16:63

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. Research

    Quantifying the impact of current and future concentrations of air pollutants on respiratory disease risk in England

    Estimating the long-term health impact of air pollution in a spatio-temporal ecological study requires representative concentrations of air pollutants to be constructed for each geographical unit and time peri...

    Francesca Pannullo, Duncan Lee, Lucy Neal, Mohit Dalvi, Paul Agnew, Fiona M. O’Connor, Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, Sujit Sahu and Christophe Sarran

    Environmental Health 2017 16:29

    Published on: 27 March 2017

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