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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

    Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) present in the environment may disrupt thyroid hormones, which in early life are essential for brain development. Observational studies regarding this topic are still limi...

    Authors: Marijke de Cock, Michiel R de Boer, Marja Lamoree, Juliette Legler and Margot van de Bor

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:106

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    Births during 1968-1985 at Camp Lejeune were exposed to drinking water contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and benzene.

    Authors: Perri Zeitz Ruckart, Frank J Bove and Morris Maslia

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:99

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    Some studies have noted an association between maternal occupational exposures to chlorinated solvents and birth defects in offspring, but data are lacking on the potential impact of industrial air emissions o...

    Authors: Jean D Brender, Mayura U Shinde, F Benjamin Zhan, Xi Gong and Peter H Langlois

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:96

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    Children younger than 72 months are most at risk of environmental exposure to lead from ingestion through normal mouthing behavior. Young children are more vulnerable to lead poisoning than adults because lead...

    Authors: Chinaro Kennedy, Robert Lordo, Marissa Scalia Sucosky, Rona Boehm and Mary Jean Brown

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:93

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    Previous research has shown exposure to air pollution increases the risk of adverse birth outcomes, although the effects of residential proximity to significant industrial point sources are less defined. The o...

    Authors: Travis R Porter, Shia T Kent, Wei Su, Heidi M Beck and Julia M Gohlke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:85

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    Given the relationship between iron metabolism and lead toxicokinetics, we hypothesized that polymorphisms in iron metabolism genes might modify maternal-fetal lead transfer. The objective of this study was to...

    Authors: Mateusz P Karwowski, Allan C Just, David C Bellinger, Rebecca Jim, Earl L Hatley, Adrienne S Ettinger, Howard Hu and Robert O Wright

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:77

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    Gas stoves emit pollutants that are respiratory irritants. U.S. children under age 6 who live in homes where gas stoves are used for cooking or heating have an increased risk of asthma, wheeze and reduced lung...

    Authors: Molly L Kile, Eric S Coker, Ellen Smit, Daniel Sudakin, John Molitor and Anna K Harding

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:71

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    Manganese is an essential element for human health and development. Previous studies have shown neurotoxic effects in children exposed to higher levels of manganese. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurode...

    Authors: Mohammad H Rahbar, Maureen Samms-Vaughan, Aisha S Dickerson, Katherine A Loveland, Manouchehr Ardjomand-Hessabi, Jan Bressler, Sydonnie Shakespeare-Pellington, Megan L Grove, Deborah A Pearson and Eric Boerwinkle

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:69

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  9. Content type: Methodology

    Low blood lead levels previously thought to pose no health risks may have an adverse impact on the cognitive development of children. This concern has given rise to new regulatory restrictions upon lead metal ...

    Authors: Paola Urrestarazu, Germán Villavicencio, Margaret Opazo, José Arbildua, Craig Boreiko, Katrien Delbeke and Patricio H Rodriguez

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:66

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    Biologically plausible mechanisms link traffic-related air pollution to metabolic disorders and potentially to obesity. Here we sought to determine whether traffic density and traffic-related air pollution wer...

    Authors: Michael Jerrett, Rob McConnell, Jennifer Wolch, Roger Chang, Claudia Lam, Genevieve Dunton, Frank Gilliland, Fred Lurmann, Talat Islam and Kiros Berhane

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:49

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    The first step in evaluating potential geographic clusters of disease calls for an evaluation of the disease risk comparing the risk in a defined location to the risk in neighboring locations. Environmental ex...

    Authors: James A Thompson, Wesley T Bissett and Anne M Sweeney

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:47

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    Humans are exposed to tributyltin (TBT), previously used as an antifouling paint in ships, mainly through fish consumption. As TBT is a known obesogen, we studied the association of placenta TBT and other orga...

    Authors: Panu Rantakokko, Katharina M Main, Christine Wohlfart-Veje, Hannu Kiviranta, Riikka Airaksinen, Terttu Vartiainen, Niels E Skakkebæk, Jorma Toppari and Helena E Virtanen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:45

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    Xenobiotic chemicals with estrogenic activity (EA), such as bisphenol A (BPA), have been reported to have potential adverse health effects in mammals, including humans, especially in fetal and infant stages. C...

    Authors: George D Bittner, Chun Z Yang and Matthew A Stoner

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:41

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    Personal exposure studies of air pollution generally use self-reported diaries to capture individuals’ time-activity data. Enhancements in the accuracy, size, memory and battery life of personal Global Positio...

    Authors: Elizabeth Nethery, Gary Mallach, Daniel Rainham, Mark S Goldberg and Amanda J Wheeler

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:33

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    In recent studies in Bangladesh and elsewhere, exposure to arsenic (As) via drinking water is negatively associated with performance-related aspects of child intelligence (e.g., Perceptual Reasoning, Working M...

    Authors: Gail A Wasserman, Xinhua Liu, Nancy J LoIacono, Jennie Kline, Pam Factor-Litvak, Alexander van Geen, Jacob L Mey, Diane Levy, Richard Abramson, Amy Schwartz and Joseph H Graziano

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:23

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    The environmental contribution to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is largely unknown, but household pesticides are receiving increased attention. We examined associations between ASD and maternally-reported us...

    Authors: Alexander P Keil, Julie L Daniels and Irva Hertz-Picciotto

    Citation: Environmental Health 2014 13:3

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