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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Research

    Airplane pilot mental health and suicidal thoughts: a cross-sectional descriptive study via anonymous web-based survey

    The Germanwings Flight 9525 crash has brought the sensitive subject of airline pilot mental health to the forefront in aviation. Globally, 350 million people suffer from depression–a common mental disorder. Th...

    Alexander C. Wu, Deborah Donnelly-McLay, Marc G. Weisskopf, Eileen McNeely, Theresa S. Betancourt and Joseph G. Allen

    Environmental Health 2016 15:121

    Published on: 15 December 2016

  10. Research

    The use of self-reported symptoms as a proxy for acute organophosphate poisoning after exposure to chlorpyrifos 50% plus cypermethrin 5% among Nepali farmers: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study

    Previous studies stating a high prevalence of occupational acute pesticide poisoning in developing countries have mainly relied on measurements of the rather non-specific self-reported acute pesticide poisonin...

    Dea Haagensen Kofod, Erik Jørs, Anshu Varma, Shankuk Bhatta and Jane Frølund Thomsen

    Environmental Health 2016 15:122

    Published on: 13 December 2016

  11. Research

    Internal living environment and respiratory disease in children: findings from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal child cohort study

    The incidence of early childhood acute respiratory infections (ARIs) has been associated with aspects of the indoor environment. In recent years, public awareness about some of these environmental issues has i...

    Sandar Tin Tin, Alistair Woodward, Rajneeta Saraf, Sarah Berry, Polly Atatoa Carr, Susan M. B. Morton and Cameron C. Grant

    Environmental Health 2016 15:120

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  12. Research

    Long-term outdoor air pollution and DNA methylation in circulating monocytes: results from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

    DNA methylation may mediate effects of air pollution on cardiovascular disease. The association between long-term air pollution exposure and DNA methylation in monocytes, which are central to atherosclerosis, ...

    Gloria C. Chi, Yongmei Liu, James W. MacDonald, R. Graham Barr, Kathleen M. Donohue, Mark D. Hensley, Lifang Hou, Charles E. McCall, Lindsay M. Reynolds, David S. Siscovick and Joel D. Kaufman

    Environmental Health 2016 15:119

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  13. Commentary

    Portable air cleaners should be at the forefront of the public health response to landscape fire smoke

    Landscape fires can produce large quantities of smoke that degrade air quality in both remote and urban communities. Smoke from these fires is a complex mixture of fine particulate matter and gases, exposure t...

    Prabjit K. Barn, Catherine T. Elliott, Ryan W. Allen, Tom Kosatsky, Karen Rideout and Sarah B. Henderson

    Environmental Health 2016 15:116

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  14. Research

    A simulation study to quantify the impacts of exposure measurement error on air pollution health risk estimates in copollutant time-series models

    Exposure measurement error in copollutant epidemiologic models has the potential to introduce bias in relative risk (RR) estimates. A simulation study was conducted using empirical data to quantify the impact ...

    Kathie L. Dionisio, Howard H. Chang and Lisa K. Baxter

    Environmental Health 2016 15:114

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  15. Research

    Brominated flame retardants in placental tissues: associations with infant sex and thyroid hormone endpoints

    Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are endocrine disruptors that bioaccumulate in the placenta, but it remains unclear if they disrupt tissue thyroid hormone (TH) metabolism. Our primary goal was to investigat...

    Christopher Leonetti, Craig M. Butt, Kate Hoffman, Stephanie C. Hammel, Marie Lynn Miranda and Heather M. Stapleton

    Environmental Health 2016 15:113

    Published on: 25 November 2016

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