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  1. Research

    Cross-sectional study of social behaviors in preschool children and exposure to flame retardants

    Children are exposed to flame retardants from the built environment. Brominated diphenyl ethers (BDE) and organophosphate-based flame retardants (OPFRs) are associated with poorer neurocognitive functioning in...

    Shannon T. Lipscomb, Megan M. McClelland, Megan MacDonald, Andres Cardenas, Kim A. Anderson and Molly L. Kile

    Environmental Health 2017 16:23

    Published on: 9 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. Research

    Chronic exposure to arsenic, LINE-1 hypomethylation, and blood pressure: a cross-sectional study in Bangladesh

    Chronic exposure to arsenic is associated with cancer and hypertension. Growing evidence suggests that altered methylation in long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) is involved in many types of disorders...

    Khaled Hossain, Takehiro Suzuki, M. M. Hasibuzzaman, Md. Shofikul Islam, Atiqur Rahman, Sudip Kumar Paul, Tanzina Tanu, Shakhawoat Hossain, Zahangir Alam Saud, Mashiur Rahman, Farjana Nikkon, Hideki Miyataka, Seiichiro Himeno and Keiko Nohara

    Environmental Health 2017 16:20

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Research

    Estimating deaths attributable to airborne particles: sensitivity of the results to different exposure assessment approaches

    Epidemiological evidences support the existence of an effect of airborne particulate on population health. However, few studies evaluated the robustness of the results to different exposure assessment approach...

    Simone Giannini, Michela Baccini, Giorgia Randi, Giovanni Bonafè, Paolo Lauriola and Andrea Ranzi

    Environmental Health 2017 16:13

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

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