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Children’s Environmental Health

Health effects of early-life exposures to environmental hazards

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  1. Content type: Research

    Children are exposed to flame retardants from the built environment. Brominated diphenyl ethers (BDE) and organophosphate-based flame retardants (OPFRs) are associated with poorer neurocognitive functioning in...

    Authors: Shannon T. Lipscomb, Megan M. McClelland, Megan MacDonald, Andres Cardenas, Kim A. Anderson and Molly L. Kile

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:23

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    There are numerous examples of laboratory animals that were inadvertently exposed to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) during the process of conducting experiments. Controlling contaminations in the labora...

    Authors: SriDurgaDevi Kolla, Aastha Pokharel and Laura N. Vandenberg

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:25

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    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...

    Authors: Jeanette A. Stingone, Katharine H. McVeigh and Luz Claudio

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:2

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    The symposium entitled “Chernobyl +30, Fukushima +5: Lessons and Solutions for Fukushima’s Thyroid Question” was held in September, 2016 in Fukushima. The aim of the Symposium was to revisit and recapitulate e...

    Authors: Vladimir A. Saenko, Geraldine A. Thomas and Shunichi Yamashita

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:3

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    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:120

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    Estimating the health effects of ambient air pollutant mixtures is necessary to understand the risk of real-life air pollution exposures.

    Authors: Qingyang Xiao, Yang Liu, James A. Mulholland, Armistead G. Russell, Lyndsey A. Darrow, Paige E. Tolbert and Matthew J. Strickland

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:115

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    Lead toxicity is of particular public health concern given its near ubiquitous distribution in nature and established neurotoxicant properties. Similar in its ubiquity and ability to inhibit neurodevelopment, ...

    Authors: Kelsey M. Gleason, Linda Valeri, A. H. Shankar, Md Omar Sharif Ibne Hasan, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Ema G. Rodrigues, David C. Christiani, Robert O. Wright, David C. Bellinger and Maitreyi Mazumdar

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:103

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    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...

    Authors: Nathan Rabinovitch, Colby D. Adams, Matthew Strand, Kirsten Koehler and John Volckens

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:96

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    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...

    Authors: Krystal J. Godri Pollitt, Caitlin L. Maikawa, Amanda J. Wheeler, Scott Weichenthal, Nina A. Dobbin, Ling Liu and Mark S. Goldberg

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:94

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  10. Content type: Review

    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 ...

    Authors: Donna J. Coetzee, Patricia M. McGovern, Raghavendra Rao, Lisa J. Harnack, Michael K. Georgieff and Irina Stepanov

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:91

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    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...

    Authors: Zana Percy, Yingying Xu, Heidi Sucharew, Jane C. Khoury, Antonia M. Calafat, Joseph M. Braun, Bruce P. Lanphear, Aimin Chen and Kimberly Yolton

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:87

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:80

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:71

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    Traffic exhaust, refineries and industrial facilities are major sources of air toxics identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) for their potential risk to human health. In utero and ea...

    Authors: Elaine Symanski, P. Grace Tee Lewis, Ting-Yu Chen, Wenyaw Chan, Dejian Lai and Xiaomei Ma

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:70

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    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:66

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    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:65

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    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.

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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:61

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    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:49

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    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:50

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