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  1. Research

    Ozone exposure is associated with acute changes in inflammation, fibrinolysis, and endothelial cell function in coronary artery disease patients

    Air pollution is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, of which ozone is a major contributor. Several studies have found associations between ozone and cardiovascular morbidity, but the results have ...

    Jaime E. Mirowsky, Martha Sue Carraway, Radhika Dhingra, Haiyan Tong, Lucas Neas, David Diaz-Sanchez, Wayne Cascio, Martin Case, James Crooks, Elizabeth R. Hauser, Z. Elaine Dowdy, William E. Kraus and Robert B. Devlin

    Environmental Health 2017 16:126

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  2. Research

    Road traffic noise and children’s inattention

    An increasing number of children are exposed to road traffic noise levels that may lead to adverse effects on health and daily functioning. Childhood is a period of intense growth and brain maturation, and chi...

    Kjell Vegard Weyde, Norun Hjertager Krog, Bente Oftedal, Per Magnus, Simon Øverland, Stephen Stansfeld, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Martine Vrijheid, Montserrat de Castro Pascual and Gunn Marit Aasvang

    Environmental Health 2017 16:127

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  3. Correction

    Correction to: Lung cancer mortality of residents living near petrochemical industrial complexes: a meta-analysis

    After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the original version of this Article contained a typo in the 3rd paragraph of the section ‘Review process and data extraction’. I...

    Cheng-Kuan Lin, Huei-Yang Hung, David C. Christiani, Francesco Forastiere and Ro-Ting Lin

    Environmental Health 2017 16:122

    Published on: 15 November 2017

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2017 16:101

  4. Commentary

    Comment on “A re-assessment of the safety of silver in household water treatment: rapid systematic review of mammalian in vivo genotoxicity studies”

    We wish to thank Fewtrell, Majuru, and Hunter for their article highlighting genotoxic risks associated with the use of particulate silver for primary drinking water treatment. The recent promotion of colloida...

    Daniele Lantagne, Justine Rayner, Anjuliee Mittelman and Kurt Pennell

    Environmental Health 2017 16:121

    Published on: 13 November 2017

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2017 16:66

  5. Review

    Human health implications of organic food and organic agriculture: a comprehensive review

    This review summarises existing evidence on the impact of organic food on human health. It compares organic vs. conventional food production with respect to parameters important to human health and discusses t...

    Axel Mie, Helle Raun Andersen, Stefan Gunnarsson, Johannes Kahl, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Ewa Rembiałkowska, Gianluca Quaglio and Philippe Grandjean

    Environmental Health 2017 16:111

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  6. Research

    The impact of daily temperature on renal disease incidence: an ecological study

    Extremely high temperatures over many consecutive days have been linked to an increase in renal disease in several cities. This is becoming increasingly relevant with heatwaves becoming longer, more intense, a...

    Matthew Borg, Peng Bi, Monika Nitschke, Susan Williams and Stephen McDonald

    Environmental Health 2017 16:114

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  7. Research

    Gestational exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in relation to infant birth weight: a Bayesian analysis of the HOME Study

    Pregnant women are exposed to a mixture of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Gestational EDC exposures may be associated with changes in fetal growth that elevates the risk for poor health later in life, ...

    Meghan M. Woods, Bruce P. Lanphear, Joseph M. Braun and Lawrence C. McCandless

    Environmental Health 2017 16:115

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  8. Research

    Road traffic noise and registry based use of sleep medication

    Road traffic noise has been associated with adverse health effects including sleep disturbances. Use of sleep medication as an indicator of sleeping problems has rarely been explored in studies of the effects ...

    Jorunn Evandt, Bente Oftedal, Norun Hjertager Krog, Svetlana Skurtveit, Per Nafstad, Per E. Schwarze, Eva Skovlund, Danny Houthuijs and Gunn Marit Aasvang

    Environmental Health 2017 16:110

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  9. Research

    Extreme precipitation and emergency room visits for influenza in Massachusetts: a case-crossover analysis

    Influenza peaks during the wintertime in temperate regions and during the annual rainy season in tropical regions – however reasons for the observed differences in disease ecology are poorly understood. We hyp...

    Genee S. Smith, Kyle P. Messier, James L. Crooks, Timothy J. Wade, Cynthia J. Lin and Elizabeth D. Hilborn

    Environmental Health 2017 16:108

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  10. Review

    Hazardous waste and health impact: a systematic review of the scientific literature

    Waste is part of the agenda of the European Environment and Health Process and included among the topics of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health. Disposal and management of hazardous wast...

    L. Fazzo, F. Minichilli, M. Santoro, A. Ceccarini, M. Della Seta, F. Bianchi, P. Comba and M. Martuzzi

    Environmental Health 2017 16:107

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  11. Research

    Polychlorinated biphenyls and depression: cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation of a dopamine-related Neurochemical path in the German HELPcB surveillance program

    Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is associated with depressive symptomatology. A cause of depressive symptoms is a disturbance in the neurotransmitter system of dopamine (DA). Animal as well as hum...

    Petra Maria Gaum, Monika Gube, Thomas Schettgen, Franziska Maria Putschögl, Thomas Kraus, Bruno Fimm and Jessica Lang

    Environmental Health 2017 16:106

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  12. Research

    Socioeconomic and urban-rural differentials in exposure to air pollution and mortality burden in England

    Socioeconomically disadvantaged populations often have higher exposures to particulate air pollution, which can be expected to contribute to differentials in life expectancy. We examined socioeconomic differen...

    Ai Milojevic, Claire L. Niedzwiedz, Jamie Pearce, James Milner, Ian A. MacKenzie, Ruth M. Doherty and Paul Wilkinson

    Environmental Health 2017 16:104

    Published on: 6 October 2017

  13. Research

    Exposure to human-associated fecal indicators and self-reported illness among swimmers at recreational beaches: a cohort study

    Fecal indicator bacteria used to assess illness risks in recreational waters (e.g., Escherichia coli, Enterococci) cannot discriminate among pollution sources. To address this limitation, human-associated Bactero...

    Melanie D. Napier, Richard Haugland, Charles Poole, Alfred P. Dufour, Jill R. Stewart, David J. Weber, Manju Varma, Jennifer S. Lavender and Timothy J. Wade

    Environmental Health 2017 16:103

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  14. Methodology

    Construction of environmental risk score beyond standard linear models using machine learning methods: application to metal mixtures, oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease in NHANES

    There is growing concern of health effects of exposure to pollutant mixtures. We initially proposed an Environmental Risk Score (ERS) as a summary measure to examine the risk of exposure to multi-pollutants in...

    Sung Kyun Park, Zhangchen Zhao and Bhramar Mukherjee

    Environmental Health 2017 16:102

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  15. Review

    Psychosocial and demographic predictors of adherence and non-adherence to health advice accompanying air quality warning systems: a systematic review

    Although evidence shows that poor air quality can harm human health, we have a limited understanding about the behavioural impact of air quality forecasts. Our aim was to understand to what extent air quality ...

    Donatella D’Antoni, Louise Smith, Vivian Auyeung and John Weinman

    Environmental Health 2017 16:100

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  16. Research

    Assessment of the potential respiratory hazard of volcanic ash from future Icelandic eruptions: a study of archived basaltic to rhyolitic ash samples

    The eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull (2010) and Grímsvötn (2011), Iceland, triggered immediate, international consideration of the respiratory health hazard of inhaling volcanic ash, and prompted the need to esti...

    David E. Damby, Claire J. Horwell, Gudrun Larsen, Thorvaldur Thordarson, Maura Tomatis, Bice Fubini and Ken Donaldson

    Environmental Health 2017 16:98

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  17. Research

    Environmental radon exposure and breast cancer risk in the Nurses’ Health Study II

    Radon and its decay products, a source of ionizing radiation, are primarily inhaled and can deliver a radiation dose to breast tissue, where they may continue to decay and emit DNA damage-inducing particles. F...

    Trang VoPham, Natalie DuPré, Rulla M. Tamimi, Peter James, Kimberly A. Bertrand, Veronica Vieira, Francine Laden and Jaime E. Hart

    Environmental Health 2017 16:97

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  18. Research

    A prospective study of cancer risk among Agricultural Health Study farm spouses associated with personal use of organochlorine insecticides

    Organochlorine insecticides (OCs) have historically been used worldwide to control insects, although most have now been banned in developed countries. Evidence for an association between OC exposures and cance...

    Lydia M. Louis, Catherine C. Lerro, Melissa C. Friesen, Gabriella Andreotti, Stella Koutros, Dale P. Sandler, Aaron Blair, Mark G. Robson and Laura E. Beane Freeman

    Environmental Health 2017 16:95

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  19. Research

    Cardiovascular health effects following exposure of human volunteers during fire extinction exercises

    Firefighters have increased risk of cardiovascular disease and of sudden death from coronary heart disease on duty while suppressing fires. This study investigated the effect of firefighting activities, using ...

    Maria Helena Guerra Andersen, Anne Thoustrup Saber, Peter Bøgh Pedersen, Steffen Loft, Åse Marie Hansen, Ismo Kalevi Koponen, Julie Elbæk Pedersen, Niels Ebbehøj, Eva-Carina Nørskov, Per Axel Clausen, Anne Helene Garde, Ulla Vogel and Peter Møller

    Environmental Health 2017 16:96

    Published on: 6 September 2017

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