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Children’s Environmental Health

Health effects of early-life exposures to environmental hazards

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  1. Undernutrition is a global public health crisis, causing nearly half of deaths for children under age 5 years. Little is known regarding the impact of air pollution in-utero and early childhood on health outco...

    Authors: Priyanka N. deSouza, Melanie Hammer, Peter Anthamatten, Patrick L. Kinney, Rockli Kim, S. V. Subramanian, Michelle L. Bell and Kevin M. Mwenda
    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:128
  2. While benefits of greenness to health have been reported, findings specific to child respiratory health are inconsistent.

    Authors: Kim Hartley, Patrick H. Ryan, Gordon L. Gillespie, Joseph Perazzo, J. Michael Wright, Glenn E. Rice, Geoffrey H. Donovan, Rebecca Gernes, Gurjit K. Khurana Hershey, Grace LeMasters and Cole Brokamp
    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:52
  3. Concern that synthetic food dyes may impact behavior in children prompted a review by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). OEHHA conducted a systematic review of the epidemi...

    Authors: Mark D. Miller, Craig Steinmaus, Mari S. Golub, Rosemary Castorina, Ruwan Thilakartne, Asa Bradman and Melanie A. Marty
    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:45
  4. Exposure to persistent environmental organic pollutants may contribute to the development of obesity among children. Chlordecone is a persistent organochlorine insecticide with estrogenic properties that was u...

    Authors: Nathalie Costet, Antoine Lafontaine, Florence Rouget, Léah Michineau, Christine Monfort, Jean-Pierre Thomé, Philippe Kadhel, Luc Multigner and Sylvaine Cordier
    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:42
  5. The aetiology of neuroblastic tumours is likely to involve both genetic and environmental factors. A number of possible environmental risk factors have been suggested, including infection. If an irregular temp...

    Authors: Louise Hayes, Nermine Basta, Colin R. Muirhead, Jason D. Pole, Paul Gibson, Bruna Di Monte, Meredith S. Irwin, Mark Greenberg, Deborah A. Tweddle and Richard J. Q. McNally
    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:30
  6. Neonicotinoids (NN) are selective neurotoxic pesticides that bind to insect but also mammal nicotinic acetycholine receptors (nAChRs). As the most widely used class of insecticides worldwide, they are ubiquito...

    Authors: Bernard Laubscher, Manuel Diezi, Raffaele Renella, Edward A. D. Mitchell, Alexandre Aebi, Matthieu Mulot and Gaëtan Glauser
    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:10
  7. Previous studies show evidence for associations of prenatal exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides with poorer childhood neurodevelopment. As children grow older, poorer cognition, executive function, and...

    Authors: Sharon K. Sagiv, Stephen Rauch, Katherine R. Kogut, Carly Hyland, Robert B. Gunier, Ana M. Mora, Asa Bradman, Julianna Deardorff and Brenda Eskenazi
    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:8
  8. Data on pediatric asthma morbidity and effective environmental interventions in U.S. agricultural settings are few. We evaluated the effectiveness of HEPA air cleaners on asthma morbidity among a cohort of rur...

    Authors: Rebecca L. Drieling, Paul D. Sampson, Jennifer E. Krenz, Maria I. Tchong French, Karen L. Jansen, Anne E. Massey, Stephanie A. Farquhar, Esther Min, Adriana Perez, Anne M. Riederer, Elizabeth Torres, Lisa R. Younglove, Eugene Aisenberg, Syam S. Andra, Seunghee Kim-Schulze and Catherine J. Karr
    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:1
  9. Previous studies have revealed that current secondhand smoke exposure showed highly suggestive evidence for increased risk of simultaneous sleep problems in children. Data on the associations between early-lif...

    Authors: Li-Zi Lin, Shu-Li Xu, Qi-Zhen Wu, Yang Zhou, Hui-Min Ma, Duo-Hong Chen, Peng-Xin Dong, Shi-Min Xiong, Xu-Bo Shen, Pei-En Zhou, Ru-Qing Liu, Gongbo Chen, Hong-Yao Yu, Bo-Yi Yang, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Li-Wen Hu…
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:127
  10. Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical mostly used in the manufacture of plastics, resins and thermal paper. Several studies have reported adverse health effects with BPA exposures, namely metabolic disor...

    Authors: Mercè Garí, Rebecca Moos, Daniel Bury, Monika Kasper-Sonnenberg, Agnieszka Jankowska, Aleksandra Andysz, Wojciech Hanke, Dennis Nowak, Stephan Bose-O’Reilly, Holger M. Koch and Kinga Polanska
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:95

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2023 22:24

  11. Despite the recognition of the importance of indoor microbial exposures on children’s health, the role of different microbial agents in development and aggravation of respiratory symptoms and diseases is only ...

    Authors: Adekunle Gregory Fakunle, Nkosana Jafta, Rajen N. Naidoo and Lidwien A. M. Smit
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:77
  12. Exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) has been associated with changes in body mass index and adiposity, but evidence is inconsistent as study design, population age, follow-up periods and exposure lev...

    Authors: Mathilde Lolk Thomsen, Louise Scheutz Henriksen, Jeanette Tinggaard, Flemming Nielsen, Tina Kold Jensen and Katharina M. Main
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:73
  13. Prior epidemiological and animal work has linked in utero exposure to ambient air pollutants (AAP) with accelerated postnatal weight gain, which is predictive of increased cardiometabolic risk factors in child...

    Authors: William B. Patterson, Jessica Glasson, Noopur Naik, Roshonda B. Jones, Paige K. Berger, Jasmine F. Plows, Hilary A. Minor, Frederick Lurmann, Michael I. Goran and Tanya L. Alderete
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:67
  14. Exposure to bisphenols may affect fetal growth and development. The trimester-specific effects of bisphenols on repeated measures of fetal growth remain unknown. Our objective was to assess the associations of...

    Authors: Chalana M. Sol, Charissa van Zwol - Janssens, Elise M. Philips, Alexandros G. Asimakopoulos, Maria-Pilar Martinez-Moral, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Vincent W. V. Jaddoe, Leonardo Trasande and Susana Santos
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:60
  15. Rice is an important dietary source for methylmercury; however, rice does not contain the same beneficial nutrients as fish. Our main objective was to assess associations of prenatal methylmercury exposure thr...

    Authors: Sarah E. Rothenberg, Susan A. Korrick, Jihong Liu, Yanfen Nong, Hua Nong, Chuan Hong, Eva P. Trinh, Xu Jiang, Fred J. Biasini and Fengxiu Ouyang
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:50
  16. The first 1000 days of life -including pregnancy and the first 2 years after birth- represent a critical window for health interventions.

    Authors: Alessandra Bettiol, Elena Gelain, Erika Milanesio, Federica Asta and Franca Rusconi
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:46
  17. Asthma represents a syndrome for which our understanding of the molecular processes underlying discrete sub-diseases (i.e., endotypes), beyond atopic asthma, is limited. The public health needs to characterize et...

    Authors: Hyunok Choi, Miroslav Dostal, Anna Pastorkova, Pavel Rossner Jr and Radim J. Sram
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:40
  18. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis dysfunction has been associated with a variety of mental health and cardio-metabolic disorders. While causal models of HPA-axis dysregulation have been largely focused...

    Authors: C. M. Toledo-Corral, T. L. Alderete, M. M. Herting, R. Habre, A. K. Peterson, F. Lurmann, M. I. Goran, M. J. Weigensberg and F. D. Gilliland
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:39
  19. An unusual feature of SARS-Cov-2 infection and the COVID-19 pandemic is that children are less severely affected than adults. This is especially paradoxical given the epidemiological links between poor air qua...

    Authors: Peter D. Sly, Brittany A. Trottier, Catherine M. Bulka, Stephania A. Cormier, Julius Fobil, Rebecca C. Fry, Kyoung-Woong Kim, Steven Kleeberger, Pushpam Kumar, Philip J. Landrigan, Karin C. Lodrop Carlsen, Antonio Pascale, Fernando Polack, Mathuros Ruchirawat, Heather J. Zar and William A. Suk
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:34
  20. Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) has been associated with increased risk of airway inflammation in children with asthma. While epigenetic changes could potentially modulate TRAP-induced inflammatory respon...

    Authors: N. Ji, M. Fang, A. Baptista, C. Cepeda, M. Greenberg, I. Colon Mincey, P. Ohman-Strickland, F. Haynes, N. Fiedler, H. M. Kipen and R. J. Laumbach
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:12
  21. Child blood pressure (BP) is predictive of future cardiovascular risk. Prenatal exposure to metals has been associated with higher BP in childhood, but most studies have evaluated elements individually and mea...

    Authors: Caitlin G. Howe, Katerina Margetaki, Marina Vafeiadi, Theano Roumeliotaki, Marianna Karachaliou, Manolis Kogevinas, Rob McConnell, Sandrah P. Eckel, David V. Conti, Maria Kippler, Shohreh F. Farzan and Leda Chatzi
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:1
  22. The IGF2 (insulin-like growth factor 2) and H19 gene cluster plays an important role during pregnancy as it promotes both foetal and placental growth. We investigated the association between cord blood DNA methyl...

    Authors: Congrong Wang, Michelle Plusquin, Akram Ghantous, Zdenko Herceg, Rossella Alfano, Bianca Cox and Tim S. Nawrot
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:129
  23. Evidence of associations between prenatal exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and fetal thyroid hormones (THs) is controversial, and few studies have estimated the associations, while addressing the ...

    Authors: Hong Liang, Ziliang Wang, Maohua Miao, Youping Tian, Yan Zhou, Sheng Wen, Yao Chen, Xiaowei Sun and Wei Yuan
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:127
  24. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as metals have been reported to alter circulating reproductive hormone concentrations and pubertal development in animals. However, the relationship has rarely been i...

    Authors: Pahriya Ashrap, John D. Meeker, Brisa N. Sánchez, Niladri Basu, Marcela Tamayo-Ortiz, Maritsa Solano-González, Adriana Mercado-García, Martha M. Téllez-Rojo, Karen E. Peterson and Deborah J. Watkins
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:124
  25. We thank Sani Rachman Soleman et al. for three specific points of criticism concerning our investigation of the ecological association between low birth weight (LBW) and radioactive contamination in Japan afte...

    Authors: Hagen Scherb and Keiji Hayashi
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:123

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2020 19:121

  26. Childhood exposure to air pollution contributes to cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Immune and oxidative stress disturbances might mediate the effects of air pollution on the cardiovascular system, but the...

    Authors: Mary Prunicki, Nicholas Cauwenberghs, Jennifer Arthur Ataam, Hesam Movassagh, Juyong Brian Kim, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Joseph C. Wu, Holden Maecker, Francois Haddad and Kari Nadeau
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:108

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2022 21:117

  27. Although prior studies showed a correlation between environmental manganese (Mn) exposure and neurodevelopmental disorders in children, the results have been inconclusive. There has yet been no consistent biom...

    Authors: Weiwei Liu, Yongjuan Xin, Qianwen Li, Yanna Shang, Zhiguang Ping, Junxia Min, Catherine M. Cahill, Jack T. Rogers and Fudi Wang
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:104
  28. Various risk factors influence obesity differently, and environmental endocrine disruption may increase the occurrence of obesity. However, most of the previous studies have considered only a unitary exposure ...

    Authors: Bangsheng Wu, Yi Jiang, Xiaoqing Jin and Li He
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:94
  29. Bisphenol A (BPA), one of the highest-volume chemicals produced worldwide, has been identified as an endocrine disruptor. Many peer-reviewing studies have reported adverse effects of low dose BPA exposure, par...

    Authors: Yann Malaisé, Corinne Lencina, Christel Cartier, Maïwenn Olier, Sandrine Ménard and Laurence Guzylack-Piriou
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:93
  30. A previous study showed that dibutyl phthalate (DBP) exposure disrupted the growth of testicular Sertoli cells (SCs). In the present study, we aimed to investigate the potential mechanism by which DBP promotes...

    Authors: Tan Ma, Jiwei Hou, Yuan Zhou, Yusheng Chen, Jiayin Qiu, Jiang Wu, Jie Ding, Xiaodong Han and Dongmei Li
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:87
  31. Perinatal mortality increased in contaminated prefectures after the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accidents in Japan in 2011. Elevated counts of surgeries for cryptorchidism and congenital heart...

    Authors: Hagen Scherb and Keiji Hayashi
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:82

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2020 19:120

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2020 19:121

  32. The number of pediatric patients diagnosed with influenza types A and B is increasing annually, especially in temperate regions such as Shanghai (China). The onset of pandemic influenza viruses might be attrib...

    Authors: Yanbo Li, Xiaofang Ye, Ji Zhou, Feng Zhai and Jie Chen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:71
  33. Concerns about the effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on human brain and behavior are not novel; however, Grohs and colleagues have contributed groundbreaking data on this topic in a recent issue of Environmental Healt...

    Authors: Vicente Mustieles and Mariana F. Fernández
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:66
  34. Pesticide exposure during susceptible windows and at certain doses are linked to numerous birth defects. Early experimental evidence suggests an association between active ingredients in pesticides and holopro...

    Authors: Yonit A. Addissie, Paul Kruszka, Angela Troia, Zoë C. Wong, Joshua L. Everson, Beth A. Kozel, Robert J. Lipinski, Kristen M. C. Malecki and Maximilian Muenke
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:65
  35. Organophosphate esters (OPEs) are synthetic chemicals used as flame retardants and plasticizers in a variety of goods. Despite ubiquitous human exposures and laboratory evidence that prenatal OPE exposures may...

    Authors: Jordan R. Kuiper, Heather M. Stapleton, Marsha Wills-Karp, Xiaobin Wang, Irina Burd and Jessie P. Buckley
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:55
  36. Children are exposed to p,p’-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (p,p’-DDT) and p,p’-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (p,p’-DDE) through placental and lactational transfer. Some studies have suggested that early-life...

    Authors: Laurence Plouffe, Delphine Bosson-Rieutort, Lina Madaniyazi, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Kunihiko Nakai, Nozomi Tatsuta, Shoji F. Nakayama and Marc-André Verner
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:49

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2020 19:56

  37. Many populations are exposed to arsenic, lead, and manganese. These metals influence immune function. We evaluated the association between exposure to single and multiple metals, including arsenic, lead, and m...

    Authors: Barrett M. Welch, Adam Branscum, G. John Geldhof, Sharia M. Ahmed, Perry Hystad, Ellen Smit, Sakila Afroz, Meghan Megowan, Mostofa Golam, Omar Sharif, Mahmuder Rahman, Quazi Quamruzzaman, David C. Christiani and Molly L. Kile
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:41
  38. Previous studies have shown a correlation between fluoride concentrations in urine and community water fluoride concentrations. However, there are no studies of the relationship between community water fluorid...

    Authors: Dawud Abduweli Uyghurturk, Dana E. Goin, Esperanza Angeles Martinez-Mier, Tracey J. Woodruff and Pamela K. DenBesten
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:38
  39. In light of the vulnerability of the developing brain, mixture risk assessment (MRA) for the evaluation of developmental neurotoxicity (DNT) should be implemented, since infants and children are co-exposed to ...

    Authors: Francesca Pistollato, Emilio Mendoza de Gyves, Donatella Carpi, Stephanie K. Bopp, Carolina Nunes, Andrew Worth and Anna Bal-Price
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:23
  40. Prenatal exposure to environmental contaminants can have deleterious effects on child development. While psychomotor, cognitive and behavioural outcomes have been investigated in relation to chronic exposure, ...

    Authors: C. Polevoy, T. E. Arbuckle, Y. Oulhote, B. P. Lanphear, K. A. Cockell, G. Muckle and D. Saint-Amour
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:14
  41. As climate research continues to highlight the global shifts in temperature and precipitation, more research is needed to understand how climate anomalies impact human health outcomes. In this paper, we analyz...

    Authors: Cristina Bradatan, Jeffrey A. Dennis, Nadia Flores-Yeffal and Sharmistha Swain
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:10
  42. Lima is one of the more polluted cities in Latin America. High levels of PM2.5 have been shown to increase health center outpatient visits of respiratory diseases.

    Authors: Jennifer Estefanía Davila Cordova, Vilma Tapia Aguirre, Vanessa Vasquez Apestegui, Luis Ordoñez Ibarguen, Bryan N. Vu, Kyle Steenland and Gustavo F. Gonzales
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:7

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2020 19:11

  43. The associations between indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in homes and symptom reporting of children have been extensively studied, but only few large-scale studies have been done in schools. We examined ass...

    Authors: Kateryna Savelieva, Tero Marttila, Jussi Lampi, Sari Ung-Lanki, Marko Elovainio and Juha Pekkanen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:115
  44. Recent lead (Pb) exposure reduction strategies enabled to lower children’s blood lead levels (B-Pb) worldwide. This study reports the estimated intelligence gain and social cost savings attributable to recent ...

    Authors: Sylvie Remy, Ramona Hambach, Marc Van Sprundel, Caroline Teughels, Tim S. Nawrot, Jurgen Buekers, Christa Cornelis, Liesbeth Bruckers and Greet Schoeters
    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:113
  45. After the discovery of fluoride as a caries-preventing agent in the mid-twentieth century, fluoridation of community water has become a widespread intervention, sometimes hailed as a mainstay of modern public ...

    Authors: Philippe Grandjean
    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:110