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Environmental Epidemiology

Population studies of adverse health effects from exposures to environmental hazards

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  1. Content type: Research

    Only a few studies have examined the impact of a particular heat event on morbidity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the warm summer 2015 on emergency hospital admissions (EHA) in Switzerla...

    Authors: Martina S. Ragettli, Ana M. Vicedo-Cabrera, Benjamin Flückiger and Martin Röösli

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:66

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    Few studies have explored the role of air pollution in neurodegenerative processes, especially various types of dementia. Our aim was to evaluate the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and...

    Authors: Francesco Cerza, Matteo Renzi, Claudio Gariazzo, Marina Davoli, Paola Michelozzi, Francesco Forastiere and Giulia Cesaroni

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:72

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  3. Content type: Research

    Despite the available information on cancer risk, asbestos is used in large areas in the world, mostly in the production of asbestos cement. Moreover, questions are raised regarding the shape of the dose respo...

    Authors: Ferdinando Luberto, Daniela Ferrante, Stefano Silvestri, Alessia Angelini, Francesco Cuccaro, Anna Maria Nannavecchia, Enrico Oddone, Massimo Vicentini, Francesco Barone-Adesi, Tiziana Cena, Dario Mirabelli, Lucia Mangone, Francesca Roncaglia, Orietta Sala, Simona Menegozzo, Roberta Pirastu…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:71

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  4. Content type: Research

    Air pollution and cardiovascular disease are increasing problems in China. However, the short-term association between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not well documented. The ...

    Authors: Endawoke Amsalu, Tianqi Wang, Haibin Li, Yue Liu, Anxin Wang, Xiangtong Liu, Lixin Tao, Yanxia Luo, Feng Zhang, Xinghua Yang, Xia Li, Wei Wang and Xiuhua Guo

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:70

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  5. Content type: Research

    Multiple factors, including co-exposure between lifestyle and environmental risks, are important in susceptibility to oxidative DNA damage. However, the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. This study...

    Authors: Yanli Liu, Xuejing Li, Bin Zhang, Ye Fu, Aimin Yang, Hongjie Zhang, Huitao Zhang, Yingying Niu, Jisheng Nie and Jin Yang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:69

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  6. Content type: Research

    Recent studies suggest that people with diabetes or who are at risk of developing diabetes, i.e. prediabetic (preDM), are potentially susceptible to air pollution, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear ...

    Authors: Yiqun Han, Yanwen Wang, Weiju Li, Xi Chen, Tao Xue, Wu Chen, Yunfei Fan, Xinghua Qiu and Tong Zhu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:65

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  7. Content type: Research

    Pulmonary heart disease (PHD) has become a global burden, especially in low- and middle-income countries. However, very few studies have assessed the influence of air pollution on PHD. This is the first study ...

    Authors: Jianyu Chen, Jie Zeng, Chunli Shi, Ruicong Liu, Rong Lu, Suling Mao and Li Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:64

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  8. Content type: Research

    Exposures to toxic metals and deficiencies in essential metals disrupt placentation and may contribute to preeclampsia. However, effects of exposure to combinations of metals remain unknown.

    Authors: Paige A. Bommarito, Stephani S. Kim, John D. Meeker, Rebecca C. Fry, David E. Cantonwine, Thomas F. McElrath and Kelly K. Ferguson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:63

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  9. Content type: Research

    Little attention has been paid to neurotoxicants on the risk of dementia. Exposure to known neurotoxicants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine (OC) pesticides is suspected to have adver...

    Authors: Thierry Comlan Marc Medehouenou, Pierre Ayotte, Pierre-Hugues Carmichael, Edeltraut Kröger, René Verreault, Joan Lindsay, Éric Dewailly, Suzanne L. Tyas, Alexandre Bureau and Danielle Laurin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:57

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  10. Content type: Research

    Smoking is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and causes exposure to cadmium, which is a pro-atherosclerotic metal. Cadmium exposure has also been shown to increase the risk of CVD, even aft...

    Authors: Huiqi Li, Björn Fagerberg, Gerd Sallsten, Yan Borné, Bo Hedblad, Gunnar Engström, Lars Barregard and Eva M. Andersson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:56

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  11. Content type: Research

    Previous studies show that escalations in ambient temperature are among the risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI). However, it has not been adequately studied in our location, Seoul, South Korea. In this ...

    Authors: Satbyul Estella Kim, Hyewon Lee, Jayeun Kim, Young Kyu Lee, Minjin Kang, Yasuaki Hijioka and Ho Kim

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:55

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  12. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    All observational studies are liable to confounding and Levin’s formula becomes useless in practice for unbiasedly estimating PAF. With respect to causal interpretation of PAF in public health setting, unbiase...

    Authors: Ahmad Khosravi and Mohammad Ali Mansournia

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:54

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2019 18:9

    The Letter to the Editor Response to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2019 18:52

  13. Content type: Research

    There is increasing interest in examining the consequences of simultaneous exposures to chemical mixtures. However, a consensus or recommendations on how to appropriately select the statistical approach analyz...

    Authors: Li Luo, Laurie G. Hudson, Johnnye Lewis and Ji-Hyun Lee

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:46

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  14. Content type: Review

    Non-persistent chemicals, such as phthalates, environmental phenols, organophosphate pesticides, and others, are challenging to study because of their ubiquity in the environment, diverse exposure routes, and ...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Kamai, Thomas F. McElrath and Kelly K. Ferguson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:43

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  15. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    In response to the recent review by Gillezeau et al., The evidence of human exposure to glyphosate: A review, Environmental Health 1/19/19, here we report additional glyphosate biomonitoring data from a repositor...

    Authors: Melissa J. Perry, Daniele Mandrioli, Fiorella Belpoggi, Fabiana Manservisi, Simona Panzacchi and Courtney Irwin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:42

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    The Review to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2019 18:2

  16. Content type: Research

    Extreme heat (EH) and extreme precipitation (EP) events are expected to increase with climate change in many parts of the world. Characterizing the potential future morbidity and mortality burden of EH and EP ...

    Authors: Carina J. Gronlund, Lorraine Cameron, Claire Shea and Marie S. O’Neill

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:40

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  17. Content type: Research

    Spirometric lung function measurements have been proven to be excellent objective markers of respiratory morbidity. The use of different types of spirometers in epidemiological and clinical studies may present...

    Authors: Edith B. Milanzi, Gerard H. Koppelman, Marieke Oldenwening, Sonja Augustijn, Bernadette Aalders-de Ruijter, Martijn Farenhorst, Judith M. Vonk, Marjan Tewis, Bert Brunekreef and Ulrike Gehring

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:39

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  18. Content type: Research

    People are exposed to mixtures of highly correlated gaseous, liquid and solid pollutants. However, in previous studies, the assessment of air pollution effects was mainly based on single-pollutant models or wa...

    Authors: Li-Jun Xu, Shuang-Quan Shen, Li Li, Ting-Ting Chen, Zhi-Ying Zhan and Chun-Quan Ou

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:38

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  19. Content type: Research

    Regional National Weather Service (NWS) heat advisory criteria in New York State (NYS) were based on frequency of heat events estimated by sparse monitoring data. These may not accurately reflect temperatures ...

    Authors: Temilayo E. Adeyeye, Tabassum Z. Insaf, Mohammad Z. Al-Hamdan, Seema G. Nayak, Neil Stuart, Stephen DiRienzo and William L. Crosson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:35

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  20. Content type: Research

    Adequate maternal thyroxine (T4) concentrations during the first half of pregnancy are fundamental to the embryo’s or fetus’ neural development. Organophosphate pesticides (OP) can act as thyroid disruptors an...

    Authors: Luisa Torres-Sánchez, Ricardo Gamboa, Susana Bassol-Mayagoitia, Claudia Huesca-Gómez, Martha Patricia Nava, Jennifer Illian Vázquez-Potisek, Leticia Yáñez-Estrada, Rebeca Mejía-Saucedo and Julia Blanco-Muñoz

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:33

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  21. Content type: Review

    Accurate exposure estimation in environmental epidemiological studies is crucial for health risk assessment. Failure to account for uncertainties in exposure estimation could lead to biased results in exposure...

    Authors: You Wu, F. Owen Hoffman, A. Iulian Apostoaei, Deukwoo Kwon, Brian A. Thomas, Racquel Glass and Lydia B. Zablotska

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:31

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  22. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to screen for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and to construct genetic risk prediction models for NIHL in a Chinese population.

    Authors: Xuhui Zhang, Yaqin Ni, Yi Liu, Lei Zhang, Meibian Zhang, Xinyan Fang, Zhangping Yang, Qiang Wang, Hao Li, Yuyong Xia and Yimin Zhu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:30

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  23. Content type: Research

    Prenatal exposure to some phenols and parabens has been associated with adverse birth outcomes. Hormones may play an intermediate role between phenols and adverse outcomes. We examined the associations of phen...

    Authors: Amira M. Aker, Kelly K. Ferguson, Zaira Y. Rosario, Bhramar Mukherjee, Akram N. Alshawabkeh, Antonia M. Calafat, José F. Cordero and John D. Meeker

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:28

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  24. Content type: Research

    Leather dust is an established carcinogen of the sinonasal cavities; however, evidence is lacking regarding its association with other head and neck cancers (HNC). To date, few studies have been conducted on t...

    Authors: Loredana Radoï, Fatoumata Sylla, Mireille Matrat, Christine Barul, Gwenn Menvielle, Patricia Delafosse, Isabelle Stücker and Danièle Luce

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:27

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  25. Content type: Research

    There has been increasing interest in assessing the impacts of extreme temperatures on mortality due to diseases of the circulatory system. This is further relevant for future climate scenarios where marked ch...

    Authors: Mónica Rodrigues, Paula Santana and Alfredo Rocha

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:25

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  26. Content type: Research

    Some phthalates are endocrine disrupting chemicals used as plasticizers in consumer products, and have been associated with obesity in cross-sectional studies, yet prospective evaluations of weight change are ...

    Authors: Mary V. Díaz Santana, Susan E. Hankinson, Carol Bigelow, Susan R. Sturgeon, R. Thomas Zoeller, Lesley Tinker, Jo Ann E. Manson, Antonia M. Calafat, Jaymie R. Meliker and Katherine W. Reeves

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:20

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  27. Content type: Methodology

    While the expert-based occupational exposure assessment approach has been considered the reference method for retrospective population-based studies, its implementation in large study samples has become prohib...

    Authors: Jean-François Sauvé, Jérôme Lavoué, Louise Nadon, Ramzan Lakhani, Mounia Senhaji Rhazi, Robert Bourbonnais, Hugues Richard and Marie-Élise Parent

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:14

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  28. Content type: Research

    Spatio-temporal models are increasingly being used to predict exposure to ambient outdoor air pollution at high spatial resolution for inclusion in epidemiological analyses of air pollution and health. Measure...

    Authors: Barbara K. Butland, Evangelia Samoli, Richard W. Atkinson, Benjamin Barratt and Klea Katsouyanni

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:13

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  29. Content type: Research

    Asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression have each been linked to exposure to the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks (9/11)...

    Authors: Hannah T. Jordan, Sukhminder Osahan, Jiehui Li, Cheryl R. Stein, Stephen M. Friedman, Robert M. Brackbill, James E. Cone, Charon Gwynn, Ho Ki Mok and Mark R. Farfel

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:12

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  30. Content type: Research

    Tampons are used by up to 86% of US women and are a rarely considered potential source of pesticide and metal exposure. Tampons may be of particular concern given the likely higher absorption that occurs in th...

    Authors: Jessica Singh, Sunni L. Mumford, Anna Z. Pollack, Enrique F. Schisterman, Marc G. Weisskopf, Ana Navas-Acien and Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:11

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  31. Content type: Research

    Epidemiological evidence suggests that arsenic (As) exposure during pregnancy may reduce infant birth weight. One significant source of As exposure is diet; thus, As may indirectly affect infant growth by medi...

    Authors: Pi-I D. Lin, Sabri Bromage, Md. Golam Mostofa, Mohammad Rahman, Joseph Allen, Emily Oken, Molly L. Kile and David C. Christiani

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:10

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  32. Content type: Methodology

    Dioxins are environmental and persistent organic carcinogens with endocrine disrupting properties. A positive association with several cancers, including risk of breast cancer has been suggested.

    Authors: Thomas Coudon, Aurélie Marcelle Nicole Danjou, Elodie Faure, Delphine Praud, Gianluca Severi, Francesca Romana Mancini, Pietro Salizzoni and Béatrice Fervers

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:8

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  33. Content type: Research

    Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been reported to disrupt endocrine system and reproduction. However, epidemiological evidence on the association between PFAS and preeclampsia is incon...

    Authors: Rong Huang, Qian Chen, Lin Zhang, Kai Luo, Lin Chen, Shasha Zhao, Liping Feng and Jun Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:5

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  34. Content type: Review

    Despite the growing and widespread use of glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide and desiccant, very few studies have evaluated the extent and amount of human exposure.

    Authors: Christina Gillezeau, Maaike van Gerwen, Rachel M. Shaffer, Iemaan Rana, Luoping Zhang, Lianne Sheppard and Emanuela Taioli

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:2

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    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2019 18:42

  35. Content type: Research

    Exposure to asbestos remains a global issue due to its massive use in the twentieth century and its long environmental persistence. Exposure to asbestos still occurs during dismantling of ships and vessels, bu...

    Authors: Domenico Franco Merlo, Marco Bruzzone, Paolo Bruzzi, Elsa Garrone, Riccardo Puntoni, Lucia Maiorana and Marcello Ceppi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:94

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  36. Content type: Research

    The risk of mesothelioma has been shown to be associated with exposure to asbestos fibers. Most of the existing literature focuses on occupational exposure; however, non-occupational asbestos exposure has also...

    Authors: Rengyi Xu, Frances K. Barg, Edward A. Emmett, Douglas J. Wiebe and Wei-Ting Hwang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:90

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  37. Content type: Research

    Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is characterized by recurrent nonspecific symptoms that are attributed to exposure to trace levels of environmental agents. Although the clinical symptoms of MCS have been d...

    Authors: Kentaro Watai, Yuma Fukutomi, Hiroaki Hayashi, Yosuke Kamide, Kiyoshi Sekiya and Masami Taniguchi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:89

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  38. Content type: Research

    Aerobic exercise benefits health but increases inhalation of fine particles (PM2.5) in ambient air. Acute cardiopulmonary responses to PM2.5 exposure in individuals with different exercise habits, especially in a...

    Authors: Xi Chen, Wu Chen, Yanwen Wang, Yiqun Han and Tong Zhu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:88

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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