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  1. Research

    Spatiotemporal exposure modeling of ambient erythemal ultraviolet radiation

    Ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation plays a multifaceted role in human health, inducing DNA damage and representing the primary source of vitamin D for most humans; however, current U.S. UV exposure models are limi...

    Trang VoPham, Jaime E. Hart, Kimberly A. Bertrand, Zhibin Sun, Rulla M. Tamimi and Francine Laden

    Environmental Health 2016 15:111

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  2. 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

  3. Methodology

    Exploring the influence of short-term temperature patterns on temperature-related mortality: a case-study of Melbourne, Australia

    Several studies have identified the association between ambient temperature and mortality; however, several features of temperature behavior and their impacts on health remain unresolved.

    John L. Pearce, Madison Hyer, Rob J. Hyndman, Margaret Loughnan, Martine Dennekamp and Neville Nicholls

    Environmental Health 2016 15:107

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  4. 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

  5. Research

    Stunting is associated with blood lead concentration among Bangladeshi children aged 2-3 years

    Lead toxicity is of particular public health concern given its near ubiquitous distribution in nature and established neurotoxicant properties. Similar in its ubiquity and ability to inhibit neurodevelopment, ...

    Kelsey M. Gleason, Linda Valeri, A. H. Shankar, Md Omar Sharif Ibne Hasan, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Ema G. Rodrigues, David C. Christiani, Robert O. Wright, David C. Bellinger and Maitreyi Mazumdar

    Environmental Health 2016 15:103

    Published on: 4 November 2016

  6. Research

    Asthma exacerbations and traffic: examining relationships using link-based traffic metrics and a comprehensive patient database

    The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) is a unique community-based medical record data linkage system that provides individual patient address, diagnosis and visit information for all hospitalizations, as we...

    Paula Lindgren, Jean Johnson, Allan Williams, Barbara Yawn and Gregory C. Pratt

    Environmental Health 2016 15:102

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Research

    Trace metal exposure is associated with increased exhaled nitric oxide in asthmatic children

    Children with asthma experience increased susceptibility to airborne pollutants. Exposure to traffic and industrial activity have been positively associated with exacerbation of symptoms as well as emergency r...

    Krystal J. Godri Pollitt, Caitlin L. Maikawa, Amanda J. Wheeler, Scott Weichenthal, Nina A. Dobbin, Ling Liu and Mark S. Goldberg

    Environmental Health 2016 15:94

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  11. Research

    In utero exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls is associated with decreased fecundability in daughters of Michigan female fisheaters: a cohort study

    Multiple studies have suggested a relationship between adult exposures to environmental organochlorines and fecundability. There is a paucity of data, however, regarding fetal exposure to organochlorines via t...

    Lisa Han, Wei-Wen Hsu, David Todem, Janet Osuch, Angela Hungerink and Wilfried Karmaus

    Environmental Health 2016 15:92

    Published on: 31 August 2016

  12. Research

    Association between phthalate exposure and lower handgrip strength in an elderly population: a repeated-measures study

    Decreased muscle strength can lead to adverse health outcomes in the elderly. A potential association between phthalate exposure and muscle strength was suggested previously, but has not been investigated dire...

    Kyoung-Nam Kim, Mee-Ri Lee, Yoon-Hyeong Choi, Hyojung Hwang, Se-Young Oh, ChoongHee Park and Yun-Chul Hong

    Environmental Health 2016 15:93

    Published on: 31 August 2016

  13. Review

    Measuring the impact of manganese exposure on children’s neurodevelopment: advances and research gaps in biomarker-based approaches

    Children’s exposure to manganese (Mn) is a public health concern and consistent policy guidelines for safe levels of Mn exposure is lacking. The complexity of establishing exposure thresholds for Mn partially ...

    Donna J. Coetzee, Patricia M. McGovern, Raghavendra Rao, Lisa J. Harnack, Michael K. Georgieff and Irina Stepanov

    Environmental Health 2016 15:91

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  14. Research

    The contribution of motor vehicle emissions to ambient fine particulate matter public health impacts in New York City: a health burden assessment

    On-road vehicles are an important source of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in cities, but spatially varying traffic emissions and vulnerable populations make it difficult to assess impacts to inform policy and t...

    Iyad Kheirbek, Jay Haney, Sharon Douglas, Kazuhiko Ito and Thomas Matte

    Environmental Health 2016 15:89

    Published on: 26 August 2016

  15. Research

    Gestational exposure to phthalates and gender-related play behaviors in 8-year-old children: an observational study

    Phthalates, used in a variety of consumer products, are a group of chemicals that are ubiquitous in the environment, and their metabolites are detectable in most humans. Some phthalates have anti-androgenic pr...

    Zana Percy, Yingying Xu, Heidi Sucharew, Jane C. Khoury, Antonia M. Calafat, Joseph M. Braun, Bruce P. Lanphear, Aimin Chen and Kimberly Yolton

    Environmental Health 2016 15:87

    Published on: 16 August 2016

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