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Environmental Epidemiology

Population studies of adverse health effects from exposures to environmental hazards

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  1. Content type: Review

    We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate potential associations between firefighting and police occupations, and prostate cancer incidence and mortality.

    Authors: Jeavana Sritharan, Manisha Pahwa, Paul A. Demers, Shelley A. Harris, Donald C. Cole and Marie-Elise Parent

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:124

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  2. Content type: Research

    Pregnant women are exposed to a mixture of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Gestational EDC exposures may be associated with changes in fetal growth that elevates the risk for poor health later in life, ...

    Authors: Meghan M. Woods, Bruce P. Lanphear, Joseph M. Braun and Lawrence C. McCandless

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:115

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  3. Content type: Research

    Road traffic noise has been associated with adverse health effects including sleep disturbances. Use of sleep medication as an indicator of sleeping problems has rarely been explored in studies of the effects ...

    Authors: Jorunn Evandt, Bente Oftedal, Norun Hjertager Krog, Svetlana Skurtveit, Per Nafstad, Per E. Schwarze, Eva Skovlund, Danny Houthuijs and Gunn Marit Aasvang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:110

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  4. Content type: Research

    Influenza peaks during the wintertime in temperate regions and during the annual rainy season in tropical regions – however reasons for the observed differences in disease ecology are poorly understood. We hyp...

    Authors: Genee S. Smith, Kyle P. Messier, James L. Crooks, Timothy J. Wade, Cynthia J. Lin and Elizabeth D. Hilborn

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:108

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  5. Content type: Review

    Waste is part of the agenda of the European Environment and Health Process and included among the topics of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health. Disposal and management of hazardous wast...

    Authors: L. Fazzo, F. Minichilli, M. Santoro, A. Ceccarini, M. Della Seta, F. Bianchi, P. Comba and M. Martuzzi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:107

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  6. Content type: Research

    Socioeconomically disadvantaged populations often have higher exposures to particulate air pollution, which can be expected to contribute to differentials in life expectancy. We examined socioeconomic differen...

    Authors: Ai Milojevic, Claire L. Niedzwiedz, Jamie Pearce, James Milner, Ian A. MacKenzie, Ruth M. Doherty and Paul Wilkinson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:104

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  7. Content type: Research

    Fecal indicator bacteria used to assess illness risks in recreational waters (e.g., Escherichia coli, Enterococci) cannot discriminate among pollution sources. To address this limitation, human-associated Bactero...

    Authors: Melanie D. Napier, Richard Haugland, Charles Poole, Alfred P. Dufour, Jill R. Stewart, David J. Weber, Manju Varma, Jennifer S. Lavender and Timothy J. Wade

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:103

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    There is growing concern of health effects of exposure to pollutant mixtures. We initially proposed an Environmental Risk Score (ERS) as a summary measure to examine the risk of exposure to multi-pollutants in...

    Authors: Sung Kyun Park, Zhangchen Zhao and Bhramar Mukherjee

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:102

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  9. Content type: Research

    Lung cancer, as the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide, has been linked to environmental factors, such as air pollution. Residential exposure to petrochemicals is considered a possible cause of lung c...

    Authors: Cheng-Kuan Lin, Huei-Yang Hung, David C. Christiani, Francesco Forastiere and Ro-Ting Lin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:101

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  10. Content type: Research

    Organochlorine insecticides (OCs) have historically been used worldwide to control insects, although most have now been banned in developed countries. Evidence for an association between OC exposures and cance...

    Authors: Lydia M. Louis, Catherine C. Lerro, Melissa C. Friesen, Gabriella Andreotti, Stella Koutros, Dale P. Sandler, Aaron Blair, Mark G. Robson and Laura E. Beane Freeman

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:95

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  11. Content type: Research

    Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) is a naturally occurring bacterium found in marine environments worldwide. It can cause gastrointestinal illness in humans, primarily through raw oyster co...

    Authors: Stephanie Konrad, Peggy Paduraru, Pablo Romero-Barrios, Sarah B. Henderson and Eleni Galanis

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:92

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  12. Content type: Research

    China has undergone rapid urbanization in the past three decades. We aimed to report blood lead level (B-Pb) in the most rapidly urbanized Yangtze River Delta Region of China, and explore the association B-Pb ...

    Authors: Hualing Zhai, Chi Chen, Ningjian Wang, Yi Chen, Xiaomin Nie, Bing Han, Qin Li, Fangzhen Xia and Yingli Lu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:93

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  13. Content type: Research

    Epidemiologic studies have raised the possibility that some pesticide compounds induce the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), though the available evidence is not entirely consistent.

    Authors: Marco Vinceti, Tommaso Filippini, Federica Violi, Kenneth J. Rothman, Sofia Costanzini, Carlotta Malagoli, Lauren A. Wise, Anna Odone, Carlo Signorelli, Laura Iacuzio, Elisa Arcolin, Jessica Mandrioli, Nicola Fini, Francesco Patti, Salvatore Lo Fermo, Vladimiro Pietrini…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:91

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  14. Content type: Research

    Brain tumor etiology is poorly understood. Based on their ability to pass through the blood–brain barrier, it has been hypothesized that exposure to metals may increase the risk of brain cancer. Results from t...

    Authors: Marie-Elise Parent, Michelle C. Turner, Jérôme Lavoué, Hugues Richard, Jordi Figuerola, Laurel Kincl, Lesley Richardson, Geza Benke, Maria Blettner, Sarah Fleming, Martine Hours, Daniel Krewski, David McLean, Siegal Sadetzki, Klaus Schlaefer, Brigitte Schlehofer…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:90

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  15. Content type: Research

    Due to their lack of repair capacity mitochondria are critical targets for environmental toxicants. We studied genes and pathways reflecting mitochondrial responses to short- and medium-term PM10 exposure.

    Authors: Ellen Winckelmans, Tim S Nawrot, Maria Tsamou, Elly Den Hond, Willy Baeyens, Jos Kleinjans, Wouter Lefebvre, Nicolas Van Larebeke, Martien Peusens, Michelle Plusquin, Hans Reynders, Greet Schoeters, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Theo M de Kok and Karen Vrijens

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:87

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  16. Content type: Research

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most commonly occurring type of primary liver cancer, has been increasing in incidence worldwide. Vitamin D, acquired from sunlight exposure, diet, and dietary supplements, ...

    Authors: Trang VoPham, Kimberly A. Bertrand, Jian-Min Yuan, Rulla M. Tamimi, Jaime E. Hart and Francine Laden

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:89

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