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Health effects of global environmental hazards

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  1. Content type: Research

    Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) are broad-spectrum herbicides that act on the shikimate pathway in bacteria, fungi, and plants. The possible effects of GBHs on human health are the subject of an intense pub...

    Authors: Qixing Mao, Fabiana Manservisi, Simona Panzacchi, Daniele Mandrioli, Ilaria Menghetti, Andrea Vornoli, Luciano Bua, Laura Falcioni, Corina Lesseur, Jia Chen, Fiorella Belpoggi and Jianzhong Hu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:50

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    Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) are the most widely used pesticides worldwide, and glyphosate is the active ingredient of such herbicides, including the formulation known as Roundup. The massive and increas...

    Authors: Simona Panzacchi, Daniele Mandrioli, Fabiana Manservisi, Luciano Bua, Laura Falcioni, Marcella Spinaci, Giovanna Galeati, Giovanni Dinelli, Rossella Miglio, Alberto Mantovani, Stefano Lorenzetti, Jianzhong Hu, Jia Chen, Melissa J. Perry, Philip J. Landrigan and Fiorella Belpoggi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:52

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  3. Content type: Research

    Extreme heat is often associated with elevated levels of human mortality, particularly across the mid-latitudes. Los Angeles, CA exhibits a unique, highly variable winter climate, with brief periods of intense...

    Authors: Adam J. Kalkstein, Laurence S. Kalkstein, Jennifer K. Vanos, David P. Eisenman and P. Grady Dixon

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:45

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  4. Content type: Hypothesis

    The regulatory management of chemicals and toxicants in the EU addresses hundreds of different chemicals and health hazards individually, one by one. An issue is that, so far, the possible interactions among c...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Anne-Simone Parent, Jos C. S. Kleinjans, Tim S. Nawrot, Greet Schoeters and Nicolas Van Larebeke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:42

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  5. Content type: Research

    Regarding electromagnetic fields from mobile communication technologies, empirical studies have shown that precautionary information given to lay recipients increases their risk perceptions, i.e. the belief th...

    Authors: Christoph Boehmert, Adam Verrender, Mario Pauli and Peter Wiedemann

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:36

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  6. Content type: Research

    Australian farmers are routinely exposed to a wide variety of agrichemicals, including herbicides and insecticides. Organophosphate (OP) insecticides are widely used for agricultural production, horticulture a...

    Authors: Jacqueline Cotton, John Edwards, Muhammad Aziz Rahman and Susan Brumby

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:31

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  7. Content type: Research

    Humans are exposed to poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from diverse sources and this has been associated with negative health impacts. Advances in analytical methods have enabled routine detection o...

    Authors: Xindi C. Hu, Clifton Dassuncao, Xianming Zhang, Philippe Grandjean, Pál Weihe, Glenys M. Webster, Flemming Nielsen and Elsie M. Sunderland

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:11

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  8. Content type: Research

    Electromagnetic hypersensitivity refers to health effects attributed to electromagnetic fields (EMF) exposure and has been formally named “idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fie...

    Authors: Po-Chang Huang, Meng-Ting Cheng and How-Ran Guo

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:5

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  9. Content type: Review

    This review summarises existing evidence on the impact of organic food on human health. It compares organic vs. conventional food production with respect to parameters important to human health and discusses t...

    Authors: Axel Mie, Helle Raun Andersen, Stefan Gunnarsson, Johannes Kahl, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Ewa Rembiałkowska, Gianluca Quaglio and Philippe Grandjean

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:111

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  10. Content type: Research

    The eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull (2010) and Grímsvötn (2011), Iceland, triggered immediate, international consideration of the respiratory health hazard of inhaling volcanic ash, and prompted the need to esti...

    Authors: David E. Damby, Claire J. Horwell, Gudrun Larsen, Thorvaldur Thordarson, Maura Tomatis, Bice Fubini and Ken Donaldson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:98

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  11. Content type: Research

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are the main toxic compounds in natural bitumen, a fossil material used by modern and ancient societies around the world. The adverse health effects of PAHs on modern hu...

    Authors: Sabrina B. Sholts, Kevin Smith, Cecilia Wallin, Trifa M. Ahmed and Sebastian K. T. S. Wärmländer

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:61

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  12. Content type: Review

    Despite poor evidence of their effectiveness, colloidal silver and silver nanoparticles are increasingly being promoted for treating potentially contaminated drinking water in low income countries. Recently, h...

    Authors: Lorna Fewtrell, Batsirai Majuru and Paul R. Hunter

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:66

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2017 16:121

  13. Content type: Research

    Socioeconomic analysis is currently used in the Europe Union as part of the regulatory process in Regulation Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH), with the aim of assessing and manag...

    Authors: Radka Prichystalova, Jean-Baptiste Fini, Leonardo Trasande, Martine Bellanger, Barbara Demeneix and Laura Maxim

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:55

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  14. Content type: Review

    The main causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) globally are diabetes and hypertension but epidemics of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) occur in Central America, Sri Lanka, India and beyond. ...

    Authors: Mathieu Valcke, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Agnes Soares da Silva and Catharina Wesseling

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:49

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2017 16:67

  15. Content type: Review

    High-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines are the technology of choice for the transport of large amounts of energy over long distances. The operation of these lines produces static electric fields (EF), but th...

    Authors: Anne-Kathrin Petri, Kristina Schmiedchen, Dominik Stunder, Dagmar Dechent, Thomas Kraus, William H. Bailey and Sarah Driessen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:41

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  16. Content type: Research

    The Germanwings Flight 9525 crash has brought the sensitive subject of airline pilot mental health to the forefront in aviation. Globally, 350 million people suffer from depression–a common mental disorder. Th...

    Authors: Alexander C. Wu, Deborah Donnelly-McLay, Marc G. Weisskopf, Eileen McNeely, Theresa S. Betancourt and Joseph G. Allen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:121

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2017 16:129

  17. Content type: Research

    Previous studies stating a high prevalence of occupational acute pesticide poisoning in developing countries have mainly relied on measurements of the rather non-specific self-reported acute pesticide poisonin...

    Authors: Dea Haagensen Kofod, Erik Jørs, Anshu Varma, Shankuk Bhatta and Jane Frølund Thomsen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:122

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences we reflect on how environmental research incorporating community members as active partners has evolved, benefit...

    Authors: Maureen Lichtveld, Bernard Goldstein, Lynn Grattan and Christopher Mundorf

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:117

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    Three major international agreements signed in 2015 are key milestones for transitioning to more sustainable and resilient societies: the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; the Sendai Framework for Di...

    Authors: Kristie L. Ebi, Jan C. Semenza and Joacim Rocklöv

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:108

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