Children’s Environmental Health

Health effects of early-life exposures to environmental hazards

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Research

    Recent exposure to ultrafine particles in school children alters miR-222 expression in the extracellular fraction of saliva

    Ultrafine particles (<100 nm) are ubiquitous present in the air and may contribute to adverse cardiovascular effects. Exposure to air pollutants can alter miRNA expression, which can affect downstream signalin...

    Annette Vriens, Tim S. Nawrot, Nelly D. Saenen, Eline B. Provost, Michal Kicinski, Wouter Lefebvre, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Jan Van Deun, Olivier De Wever, Karen Vrijens, Patrick De Boever and Michelle Plusquin

    Environmental Health 2016 15:80

    Published on: 26 July 2016

  6. Research

    Toddler temperament and prenatal exposure to lead and maternal depression

    Temperament is a psychological construct that reflects both personality and an infant’s reaction to social stimuli. It can be assessed early in life and is stable over time Temperament predicts many later life...

    Annemarie Stroustrup, Hsiao-Hsien Hsu, Katherine Svensson, Lourdes Schnaas, Alejandra Cantoral, Maritsa Solano González, Mariana Torres-Calapiz, Chitra Amarasiriwardena, David C. Bellinger, Brent A. Coull, Martha M. Téllez-Rojo, Robert O. Wright and Rosalind J. Wright

    Environmental Health 2016 15:71

    Published on: 16 June 2016

  7. Research

    Proximity to mining industry and respiratory diseases in children in a community in Northern Chile: A cross-sectional study

    In a community in northern Chile, explosive procedures are used by two local industrial mines (gold, copper). We hypothesized that the prevalence of asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis in the community may be assoc...

    Ronald Herrera, Katja Radon, Ondine S. von Ehrenstein, Stella Cifuentes, Daniel Moraga Muñoz and Ursula Berger

    Environmental Health 2016 15:66

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  8. Research

    Low-level prenatal lead exposure and infant sensory function

    Lead is a pervasive neurotoxicant that has been associated with poorer cognitive, behavioral, and motor outcomes in children. The effects of lead on sensory function have not been well characterized. The aim o...

    Monica K. Silver, Xiaoqing Li, Yuhe Liu, Ming Li, Xiaoqin Mai, Niko Kaciroti, Paul Kileny, Twila Tardif, John D. Meeker and Betsy Lozoff

    Environmental Health 2016 15:65

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  9. Research

    Air pollution modelling for birth cohorts: a time-space regression model

    To investigate air pollution effects during pregnancy or in the first weeks of life, models are needed that capture both the spatial and temporal variability of air pollution exposures.

    Elena Proietti, Edgar Delgado-Eckert, Danielle Vienneau, Georgette Stern, Ming-Yi Tsai, Philipp Latzin, Urs Frey and Martin Röösli

    Environmental Health 2016 15:61

    Published on: 25 May 2016

  10. Research

    Household air pollution and under-five mortality in India (1992–2006)

    Household air pollution (HAP) - predominantly from cooking fuel is a major public health hazard and one of the leading causes of respiratory illness and deaths among children under-five years in India. This st...

    Sabrina Naz, Andrew Page and Kingsley Emwinyore Agho

    Environmental Health 2016 15:54

    Published on: 26 April 2016

  11. Research

    Maternal levels of endocrine disruptors, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, in early pregnancy are not associated with lower birth weight in the Canadian birth cohort GESTE

    Polybrominated diphenyl ethers are known endocrine disrupting environmental contaminants used as flame retardants. Their levels have increased in humans over the last ten years, raising concerns about their co...

    Yasmine K. Serme-Gbedo, Nadia Abdelouahab, Jean-Charles Pasquier, Alan A. Cohen and Larissa Takser

    Environmental Health 2016 15:49

    Published on: 12 April 2016

  12. Research

    Direct measurement of Bisphenol A (BPA), BPA glucuronide and BPA sulfate in a diverse and low-income population of pregnant women reveals high exposure, with potential implications for previous exposure estimates: a cross-sectional study

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is a ubiquitous, endocrine-disrupting environmental contaminant that increases risk of some adverse developmental effects. Thus, it is important to characterize BPA levels, metabolic fate and...

    Roy R. Gerona, Janet Pan, Ami R. Zota, Jackie M. Schwartz, Matthew Friesen, Julia A. Taylor, Patricia A. Hunt and Tracey J. Woodruff

    Environmental Health 2016 15:50

    Published on: 12 April 2016

  13. Research

    Neurodevelopmental outcomes among 2- to 3-year-old children in Bangladesh with elevated blood lead and exposure to arsenic and manganese in drinking water

    The people of Bangladesh are currently exposed to high concentrations of arsenic and manganese in drinking water, as well as elevated lead in many regions. The objective of this study was to investigate associ...

    Ema G. Rodrigues, David C. Bellinger, Linda Valeri, Md Omar Sharif Ibne Hasan, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Mostofa Golam, Molly L. Kile, David C. Christiani, Robert O. Wright and Maitreyi Mazumdar

    Environmental Health 2016 15:44

    Published on: 12 March 2016

  14. Research

    Longitudinal associations of age and prenatal lead exposure on cortisol secretion of 12–24 month-old infants from Mexico City

    Cortisol has functions on homeostasis, growth, neurodevelopment, immune function and the stress response. Secretion follows a diurnal rhythm that mediates these processes. Our objective was to examine the asso...

    Marcela Tamayo y Ortiz, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Rosalind J. Wright, Brent A. Coull and Robert O. Wright

    Environmental Health 2016 15:41

    Published on: 29 February 2016

  15. Research

    Use of mobile and cordless phones and cognition in Australian primary school children: a prospective cohort study

    Use of mobile (MP) and cordless phones (CP) is common among young children, but whether the resulting radiofrequency exposure affects development of cognitive skills is not known. Small changes have been found...

    Mary Redmayne, Catherine L. Smith, Geza Benke, Rodney J. Croft, Anna Dalecki, Christina Dimitriadis, Jordy Kaufman, Skye Macleod, Malcolm R. Sim, Rory Wolfe and Michael J. Abramson

    Environmental Health 2016 15:26

    Published on: 19 February 2016

  16. Research

    Mitochondrial oxidative DNA damage and exposure to particulate air pollution in mother-newborn pairs

    Studies emphasize the importance of particulate matter (PM) in the formation of reactive oxygen species and inflammation. We hypothesized that PM exposure during different time windows in pregnancy influences ...

    Lotte Grevendonk, Bram G. Janssen, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Wouter Lefebvre, Mirjam Hoxha, Valentina Bollati and Tim S. Nawrot

    Environmental Health 2016 15:10

    Published on: 20 January 2016

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