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  1. Content type: Research

    Prenatal exposure to outdoor air pollution has been shown to have health effects in many studies; low birth weight, preterm delivery, small for gestational age, and stillbirth are the most often cited. However...

    Authors: Olivier Blanchard, Séverine Deguen, Wahida Kihal-Talantikite, Romain François and Denis Zmirou-Navier

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:72

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  2. Content type: Research

    Evidence suggests that childhood near-roadway air pollution (NRAP) exposures contribute to increased body mass index (BMI); however, effects of NRAP exposure during the vulnerable periods including in utero and f...

    Authors: Jeniffer S. Kim, Tanya L. Alderete, Zhanghua Chen, Fred Lurmann, Ed Rappaport, Rima Habre, Kiros Berhane and Frank D. Gilliland

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:64

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  3. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author asked to replace Table 2 with the correct version.

    Authors: Nathalie Costet, Rémi Béranger, Ronan Garlantézec, Florence Rouget, Christine Monfort, Sylvaine Cordier, Fabienne Pelé and Cécile Chevrier

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:71

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2018 17:63

  4. Content type: Research

    Environmental pollution exposure during pregnancy has been identified as a risk factor for preterm birth. Most studies have evaluated exposures individually and in limited study populations.

    Authors: Amy M. Padula, Hongtai Huang, Rebecca J. Baer, Laura M. August, Marta M. Jankowska, Laura L. Jellife-Pawlowski, Marina Sirota and Tracey J. Woodruff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:70

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  5. Content type: Research

    Workers involved in the response and clean-up of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill faced possible exposures to crude oil, burning oil, dispersants and other pollutants in addition to physical and emotional str...

    Authors: Jean Strelitz, Lawrence S. Engel, Richard K. Kwok, Aubrey K. Miller, Aaron Blair and Dale P. Sandler

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:69

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  6. Content type: Research

    Increasing evidence suggests that welding fume exposure is associated with systemic inflammation. Although celluar metabolites may be associated with inflammation, there is limited information on metabolomic c...

    Authors: Sipeng Shen, Ruyang Zhang, Jinming Zhang, Yongyue Wei, Yichen Guo, Li Su, Feng Chen and David C. Christiani

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:68

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  7. Content type: Methodology

    Estimating the health effects of multi-pollutant mixtures is of increasing interest in environmental epidemiology. Recently, a new approach for estimating the health effects of mixtures, Bayesian kernel machin...

    Authors: Jennifer F. Bobb, Birgit Claus Henn, Linda Valeri and Brent A. Coull

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:67

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  8. Content type: Research

    The association between heat and daily mortality and its temporal variation are well known. However, few studies have analyzed the inter-annual variations in both the risk estimates and impacts of heat. The ai...

    Authors: Matteo Scortichini, Francesca de’Donato, Manuela De Sario, Michela Leone, Christofer Åström, Ferran Ballester, Xavier Basagaña, Janos Bobvos, Antonio Gasparrini, Klea Katsouyanni, Timo Lanki, Bettina Menne, Mathilde Pascal and Paola Michelozzi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:66

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  9. Content type: Research

    Exposure to low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in ordinary life is suspected to be related to oxidative stress and decreased lung function. This study evaluated whether exposure to ambient VOCs in...

    Authors: Jae-Woo Kwon, Hee-Won Park, Woo Jin Kim, Man-Goo Kim and Seung-Joon Lee

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:65

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  10. Content type: Editorial

    Identification and characterization of environmental hazards that impact human health must rely on the best possible science to inform and inspire appropriate public health intervention. The perfluorinated alk...

    Authors: Philippe Grandjean

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:62

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  11. Content type: Research

    Numerous industries use organic solvents, and many workers from various occupational sectors are exposed to these known neurotoxicants, including pregnant women. Our objective is to explore whether occupationa...

    Authors: Nathalie Costet, Rémi Béranger, Ronan Garlantézec, Florence Rouget, Christine Monfort, Sylvaine Cordier, Fabienne Pelé and Cécile Chevrier

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:63

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2018 17:71

  12. Content type: Research

    Air pollution has been found to adversely affect children’s lung function. Forced expiratory volume in 1 s and forced vital capacity from spirometry have been studied most frequently, but measurements of airwa...

    Authors: Isabelle Finke, Johan C. de Jongste, Henriette A. Smit, Alet H. Wijga, Gerard H. Koppelman, Judith Vonk, Bert Brunekreef and Ulrike Gehring

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:61

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  13. Content type: Research

    The relationship between particle matters (PMs) and cardiac arrhythmia has been investigated in numerous studies. However, evidence from developing countries is limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate t...

    Authors: Qiwen Zheng, Hui Liu, Jun Zhang and Dafang Chen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:60

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  14. Content type: Research

    Residents of Massachusetts and Rhode Island were exposed to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water from 1968 through the early 1990s when the solvent was used to apply a vinyl liner to drinking ...

    Authors: Ann Aschengrau, Lisa G. Gallagher, Michael Winter, Lindsey J. Butler, M. Patricia Fabian and Veronica M. Vieira

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:58

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  15. Content type: Research

    It has previously been reported that the environmental contaminants perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are linked to atherosclerosis in cross-sectional studies. Since cross-sectional studies could be subject to...

    Authors: P. Monica Lind, Samira Salihovic, Jordan Stubleski, Anna Kärrman and Lars Lind

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:59

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  16. Content type: Research

    Research regarding the interaction of ambient air pollution and overweight on prehypertension is scarce. We aimed to test whether overweight modifies the association between long-term exposure to ambient air p...

    Authors: Bo-Yi Yang, Zhengmin Min Qian, Michael G. Vaughn, Steven W. Howard, John Phillip Pemberton, Huimin Ma, Duo-Hong Chen, Li-Wen Hu, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Chuan Zhang, Yan-Peng Tian, Min Nian, Xiang Xiao and Guang-Hui Dong

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:57

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  17. Content type: Research

    Flight attendants are an understudied occupational group, despite undergoing a wide range of adverse job-related exposures, including to known carcinogens. In our study, we aimed to characterize the prevalence...

    Authors: Eileen McNeely, Irina Mordukhovich, Steven Staffa, Samuel Tideman, Sara Gale and Brent Coull

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:49

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  18. Content type: Research

    Preterm birth is a significant public health concern and exposure to phthalates has been shown to be associated with an increased odds of preterm birth. Even modest reductions in gestational age at delivery co...

    Authors: Jonathan Boss, Jingyi Zhai, Max T. Aung, Kelly K. Ferguson, Lauren E. Johns, Thomas F. McElrath, John D. Meeker and Bhramar Mukherjee

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:56

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  19. Content type: Research

    Subfertile women are at increased risk of glucose intolerance in pregnancy. Based on epidemiologic studies, exposure to certain phthalates is associated with diabetes, elevated glucose, and increased insulin r...

    Authors: Tamarra M. James-Todd, Yu-Han Chiu, Carmen Messerlian, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Jennifer B. Ford, Myra Keller, John Petrozza, Paige L. Williams, Xiaoyun Ye, Antonia M. Calafat and Russ Hauser

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:55

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  20. Content type: Research

    Many studies have reported an increased mortality risk from heat waves comparing with non-heat wave days. However, how much the mortality rate change with the heat intensity―vulnerability curve―is still unknow...

    Authors: Lingyan Zhang, Zhao Zhang, Tao Ye, Maigeng Zhou, Chenzhi Wang, Peng Yin and Bin Hou

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:54

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  21. Content type: Research

    Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) are broad-spectrum herbicides that act on the shikimate pathway in bacteria, fungi, and plants. The possible effects of GBHs on human health are the subject of an intense pub...

    Authors: Qixing Mao, Fabiana Manservisi, Simona Panzacchi, Daniele Mandrioli, Ilaria Menghetti, Andrea Vornoli, Luciano Bua, Laura Falcioni, Corina Lesseur, Jia Chen, Fiorella Belpoggi and Jianzhong Hu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:50

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  22. Content type: Research

    Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) are the most widely used pesticides worldwide, and glyphosate is the active ingredient of such herbicides, including the formulation known as Roundup. The massive and increas...

    Authors: Simona Panzacchi, Daniele Mandrioli, Fabiana Manservisi, Luciano Bua, Laura Falcioni, Marcella Spinaci, Giovanna Galeati, Giovanni Dinelli, Rossella Miglio, Alberto Mantovani, Stefano Lorenzetti, Jianzhong Hu, Jia Chen, Melissa J. Perry, Philip J. Landrigan and Fiorella Belpoggi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:52

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  23. Content type: Research

    Emerging evidence about the effects of endocrine disruptors on asthma symptoms suggests new opportunities to reduce asthma by changing personal environments. Right-to-know ethics supports returning personal re...

    Authors: Laura J. Perovich, Jennifer Liss Ohayon, Elicia Mayuri Cousins, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Phil Brown, Gary Adamkiewicz and Julia Green Brody

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:48

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  24. Content type: Research

    Some studies have linked long-term exposure to traffic related air pollutants (TRAP) with adverse cardiovascular health outcomes; however, previous studies have not linked highly variable concentrations of TRA...

    Authors: Stacey E. Alexeeff, Ananya Roy, Jun Shan, Xi Liu, Kyle Messier, Joshua S. Apte, Christopher Portier, Stephen Sidney and Stephen K. Van Den Eeden

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:38

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  25. Content type: Research

    Recent epidemiological studies have suggested that air pollution could be associated with suicide. However, other studies have criticized these results for being analytically weak and not taking into account p...

    Authors: Julián Alfredo Fernández-Niño, Claudia Iveth Astudillo-García, Laura Andrea Rodríguez-Villamizar and Víctor Alfonso Florez-Garcia

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:47

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  26. Content type: Research

    Both cigarette smoking and long-term exposure to crystalline silica dust were reported to be associated with increased mortality. However, the combined effect of both factors has not been well evaluated.

    Authors: Hanpeng Lai, Yuewei Liu, Min Zhou, Tingming Shi, Yun Zhou, Shaofan Weng and Weihong Chen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:46

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  27. Content type: Research

    Extreme heat is often associated with elevated levels of human mortality, particularly across the mid-latitudes. Los Angeles, CA exhibits a unique, highly variable winter climate, with brief periods of intense...

    Authors: Adam J. Kalkstein, Laurence S. Kalkstein, Jennifer K. Vanos, David P. Eisenman and P. Grady Dixon

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:45

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  28. Content type: Research

    Few studies have explored the relationship between air pollution and fertility. We used a natural experiment in California when coal and oil power plants retired to estimate associations with nearby fertility ...

    Authors: Joan A. Casey, Alison Gemmill, Deborah Karasek, Elizabeth L. Ogburn, Dana E. Goin and Rachel Morello-Frosch

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:44

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  29. Content type: Research

    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) was the predominant leukemia in a recent study of Chornobyl cleanup workers from Ukraine exposed to radiation (UR-CLL). Radiation risks of CLL significantly increased with in...

    Authors: Juhi Ojha, Iryna Dyagil, Stuart C. Finch, Robert F. Reiss, Adam J. de Smith, Semira Gonseth, Mi Zhou, Helen M. Hansen, Amy L. Sherborne, Jean Nakamura, Paige M. Bracci, Nataliya Gudzenko, Maureen Hatch, Nataliya Babkina, Mark P. Little, Vadim V. Chumak…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:43

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  30. Content type: Hypothesis

    The regulatory management of chemicals and toxicants in the EU addresses hundreds of different chemicals and health hazards individually, one by one. An issue is that, so far, the possible interactions among c...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Anne-Simone Parent, Jos C. S. Kleinjans, Tim S. Nawrot, Greet Schoeters and Nicolas Van Larebeke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:42

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  31. Content type: Research

    Lack of research on the effects of gaseous pollutants (nitrogen oxides [NOx], sulfur dioxide [SO2], carbon monoxide [CO] and ozone [O3]) in the ambient environment on health outcomes from within low and middle in...

    Authors: Katherine Newell, Christiana Kartsonaki, Kin Bong Hubert Lam and Om Kurmi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:41

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  32. Content type: Commentary

    Geospatial artificial intelligence (geoAI) is an emerging scientific discipline that combines innovations in spatial science, artificial intelligence methods in machine learning (e.g., deep learning), data min...

    Authors: Trang VoPham, Jaime E. Hart, Francine Laden and Yao-Yi Chiang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:40

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  33. Content type: Research

    Neighborhood environment, such as green vegetation, has been shown to play a role in coping with stress and mental ill health. Yet, epidemiological evidence of the association between greenness and mental heal...

    Authors: Vivian C. Pun, Justin Manjourides and Helen H. Suh

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:39

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  34. Content type: Research

    Regarding electromagnetic fields from mobile communication technologies, empirical studies have shown that precautionary information given to lay recipients increases their risk perceptions, i.e. the belief th...

    Authors: Christoph Boehmert, Adam Verrender, Mario Pauli and Peter Wiedemann

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:36

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  35. Content type: Research

    Trichloramine exposure in indoor swimming pools has been suggested to cause asthma in children. We aimed to investigate the risk of asthma onset among children in relation to individual trichloramine exposure.

    Authors: Martin Andersson, Helena Backman, Gunnar Nordberg, Annika Hagenbjörk, Linnea Hedman, Kåre Eriksson, Bertil Forsberg and Eva Rönmark

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:34

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  36. Content type: Research

    Outdoor pollen grain and fungal spore concentrations have been associated with severe asthma exacerbations at the population level. The specific impact of each taxon and the concomitant effect of air pollution...

    Authors: Ariane Guilbert, Bianca Cox, Nicolas Bruffaerts, Lucie Hoebeke, Ann Packeu, Marijke Hendrickx, Koen De Cremer, Sandrine Bladt, Olivier Brasseur and An Van Nieuwenhuyse

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:35

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  37. Content type: Research

    Few longitudinal studies have examined the association between ultrafine particulate matter (UFP, particles < 0.1 μm aerodynamic diameter) exposure and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. We used data f...

    Authors: Laura Corlin, Mark Woodin, Jaime E. Hart, Matthew C. Simon, David M. Gute, Joanna Stowell, Katherine L. Tucker, John L. Durant and Doug Brugge

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:33

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  38. Content type: Research

    The age of menarche has been associated with metabolic and cardiovascular disease, as well as cancer risk. The decline in menarcheal age over the past century may be partially attributable to increased exposur...

    Authors: Alexandra M. Binder, Camila Corvalan, Antonia M. Calafat, Xiaoyun Ye, Verónica Mericq, Ana Pereira and Karin B. Michels

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:32

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  39. Content type: Research

    Australian farmers are routinely exposed to a wide variety of agrichemicals, including herbicides and insecticides. Organophosphate (OP) insecticides are widely used for agricultural production, horticulture a...

    Authors: Jacqueline Cotton, John Edwards, Muhammad Aziz Rahman and Susan Brumby

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:31

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  40. Content type: Research

    Studies of potential adverse effects of traffic related air pollution (TRAP) on allergic disease have had mixed findings. Nutritional studies to examine whether fish oil supplementation may protect against dev...

    Authors: Anna L. Hansell, Ioannis Bakolis, Christine T. Cowie, Elena G. Belousova, Kitty Ng, Christina Weber-Chrysochoou, Warwick J. Britton, Stephen R. Leeder, Euan R. Tovey, Karen L. Webb, Brett G. Toelle and Guy B. Marks

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:27

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  41. Content type: Research

    Asphalt workers are exposed to polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from hot mix asphalt via both inhalation and dermal absorption. The use of crumb rubber modified (CRM) asphalt may result in higher exposure to P...

    Authors: Yiyi Xu, Christian H. Lindh, Bo A. G. Jönsson, Karin Broberg and Maria Albin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:29

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  42. Content type: Research

    Findings from a recent prospective cohort study in California suggested increased risk of breast cancer associated with higher exposure to certain carcinogenic and estrogen-disrupting hazardous air pollutants ...

    Authors: Jaime E. Hart, Kimberly A. Bertrand, Natalie DuPre, Peter James, Verónica M. Vieira, Trang VoPham, Maggie R. Mittleman, Rulla M. Tamimi and Francine Laden

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:28

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  43. Content type: Review

    In the last decade unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction has rapidly proliferated throughout the United States (US) and the world. This occurred largely because of the development of directional drilling...

    Authors: Ashley L. Bolden, Kim Schultz, Katherine E. Pelch and Carol F. Kwiatkowski

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:26

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  44. Content type: Research

    Glyphosate (GLY) is the most heavily used herbicide worldwide but the extent of exposure in human pregnancy remains unknown. Its residues are found in the environment, major crops, and food items that humans, ...

    Authors: S. Parvez, R. R. Gerona, C. Proctor, M. Friesen, J. L. Ashby, J. L. Reiter, Z. Lui and P. D. Winchester

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:23

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  45. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the article [1], it was brought to our attention that a number in Table 1 is incorrect.

    Authors: Roxana Khalili, Scott M. Bartell, Xuefei Hu, Yang Liu, Howard H. Chang, Candice Belanoff, Matthew J. Strickland and Verónica M. Vieira

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:25

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2018 17:20

  46. Content type: Research

    Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent that may affect the gut microbiome and endocrine system to influence adiposity. However, little data from prospective studies examining prenatal and childhood exposures exis...

    Authors: Geetika Kalloo, Antonia M. Calafat, Aimin Chen, Kimberly Yolton, Bruce P. Lanphear and Joseph M. Braun

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:24

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