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Environmental Epidemiology

Population studies of adverse health effects from exposures to environmental hazards

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  1. The associations between maternal exposure to ambient PM2.5 during pregnancy and the risk of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) and preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) are controversial. And no rele...

    Authors: Kun Wang, Yu Tian, Huabo Zheng, Shengshuai Shan, Xiaofang Zhao and Chengyun Liu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:96

    Content type: Research

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  2. Exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange during the Vietnam War was widespread and is associated with numerous adverse health outcomes. A continuing concern of veterans is the possibility that exposure to the di...

    Authors: Karl T. Kelsey, Matthew Rytel, Edward Dere, Rondi Butler, Melissa Eliot, Susan M. Huse, E. Andres Houseman, Devin C. Koestler and Kim Boekelheide

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:91

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  3. Evidences that oxidative stress plays a role in the associations between outdoor air pollution and asthma are growing. We aimed to study the role of plasma fluorescent oxidation products levels (FlOPs; an oxid...

    Authors: Anaïs Havet, Zhen Li, Farid Zerimech, Margaux Sanchez, Valérie Siroux, Nicole Le Moual, Bert Brunekreef, Nino Künzli, Bénédicte Jacquemin, Raphaëlle Varraso, Régis Matran and Rachel Nadif

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:90

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  4. There are significant associations between ambient temperature and respiratory disease mortality. However, few studies have assessed the morbidity burdens of various respiratory diseases that are attributable ...

    Authors: Yiju Zhao, Zhao Huang, Shengyong Wang, Jianxiong Hu, Jianpeng Xiao, Xing Li, Tao Liu, Weilin Zeng, Lingchuan Guo, Qingfeng Du and Wenjun Ma

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:89

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  5. Approximately 2.9 million deaths are attributed to ambient fine particle air pollution around the world each year (PM2.5). In general, cohort studies of mortality and outdoor PM2.5 concentrations have limited inf...

    Authors: Tanya Christidis, Anders C. Erickson, Amanda J. Pappin, Daniel L. Crouse, Lauren L. Pinault, Scott A. Weichenthal, Jeffrey R. Brook, Aaron van Donkelaar, Perry Hystad, Randall V. Martin, Michael Tjepkema, Richard T. Burnett and Michael Brauer

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:84

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  6. Short-term geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) driven by the quasi-periodic 11-year cycle of solar activity have been linked to a broad range of adverse health effects, including cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and t...

    Authors: Carolina Leticia Zilli Vieira, Danilo Alvares, Annelise Blomberg, Joel Schwartz, Brent Coull, Shaodan Huang and Petros Koutrakis

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:83

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  7. Previous studies have reported that fine particle (PM2.5) concentrations triggered ST elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI). In Rochester, NY, multiple air quality policies and economic changes/influences from...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Philip K. Hopke, Mauro Masiol, Sally W. Thurston, Scott Cameron, Frederick Ling, Edwin van Wijngaarden, Daniel Croft, Stefania Squizzato, Kelly Thevenet-Morrison, David Chalupa and David Q. Rich

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:82

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  8. Environmental exposure to phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) may have endocrine disrupting effects that alter length of gestation. We assessed the association between the urinary concentrations of 11 phthalate m...

    Authors: Helen B. Chin, Anne Marie Jukic, Allen J. Wilcox, Clarice R. Weinberg, Kelly K. Ferguson, Antonia M. Calafat, D. Robert McConnaughey and Donna D. Baird

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:80

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  9. In March 2016, citizens of Merrimack, New Hampshire, learned that their public water supply was contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). A subsequent state-led investigation revealed widespread contami...

    Authors: Bindu Panikkar, Benjamin Lemmond, Laurene Allen, Carol DiPirro and Shaina Kasper

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:79

    Content type: Research

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  10. Malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis (MMTVT) is a rare disease with a poor prognosis. The diagnosis and management of these lesions are often difficult for pathologists, surgeons, oncologists ...

    Authors: Luigi Vimercati, Domenica Cavone, Maria Celeste Delfino, Luigi De Maria, Antonio Caputi, Giovanni Maria Ferri and Gabriella Serio

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:78

    Content type: Research

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  11. Numerous methods exist to analyze complex environmental mixtures in health studies. As an illustration of the different uses of mixture methods, we employed methods geared toward distinct research questions co...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Gibson, Yanelli Nunez, Ahlam Abuawad, Ami R. Zota, Stefano Renzetti, Katrina L. Devick, Chris Gennings, Jeff Goldsmith, Brent A. Coull and Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:76

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  12. Michigan residents were directly exposed to endocrine-disrupting compounds, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB). A growing body of evidence suggests that exposure to certain endocr...

    Authors: Sarah W. Curtis, Metrecia L. Terrell, Melanie H. Jacobson, Dawayland O. Cobb, Victoria S. Jiang, Michael F. Neblett, Sabrina A. Gerkowicz, Jessica B. Spencer, M. Elizabeth Marder, Dana Boyd Barr, Karen N. Conneely, Alicia K. Smith and Michele Marcus

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:75

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  13. Air pollution is the most important environmental risk factor for disease and premature death, and exposure to combustion particles from vehicles is a major contributor. Human epidemiological studies combined ...

    Authors: Jørn A. Holme, Bendik C. Brinchmann, Magne Refsnes, Marit Låg and Johan Øvrevik

    Citation: Environmental Health 2019 18:74

    Content type: Review

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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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

  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Review

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  28. 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

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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

  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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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  34. 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

    Content type: Review

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  46. 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

    Content type: Research

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  47. 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

    Content type: Review

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

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