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Health effects of global environmental hazards

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  1. Research

    Assessment of the potential respiratory hazard of volcanic ash from future Icelandic eruptions: a study of archived basaltic to rhyolitic ash samples

    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...

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

    Environmental Health 2017 16:98

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  2. Research

    Ancient water bottle use and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure among California Indians: a prehistoric health risk assessment

    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...

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

    Environmental Health 2017 16:61

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  3. Research

    Comparison of methods for calculating the health costs of endocrine disrupters: a case study on triclosan

    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...

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

    Environmental Health 2017 16:55

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  4. Review

    Pesticide exposures and chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology: an epidemiologic 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. ...

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

    Environmental Health 2017 16:49

    Published on: 23 May 2017

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

  5. Review

    Biological effects of exposure to static electric fields in humans and vertebrates: a systematic 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...

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

    Environmental Health 2017 16:41

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  6. Research

    Airplane pilot mental health and suicidal thoughts: a cross-sectional descriptive study via anonymous web-based survey

    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...

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

    Environmental Health 2016 15:121

    Published on: 15 December 2016

  7. Research

    The use of self-reported symptoms as a proxy for acute organophosphate poisoning after exposure to chlorpyrifos 50% plus cypermethrin 5% among Nepali farmers: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study

    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...

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

    Environmental Health 2016 15:122

    Published on: 13 December 2016

  8. Methodology

    A proposed framework for the systematic review and integrated assessment (SYRINA) of endocrine disrupting chemicals

    The issue of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) is receiving wide attention from both the scientific and regulatory communities. Recent analyses of the EDC literature have been criticized for failing to use...

    Laura N. Vandenberg, Marlene Ågerstrand, Anna Beronius, Claire Beausoleil, Åke Bergman, Lisa A. Bero, Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, C. Scott Boyer, Glinda S. Cooper, Ian Cotgreave, David Gee, Philippe Grandjean, Kathryn Z. Guyton, Ulla Hass, Jerrold J. Heindel, Susan Jobling…

    Environmental Health 2016 15:74

    Published on: 14 July 2016

  9. Research

    Effect of colestimide on the concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, polychlorinated dizenzofurans, and polychlorinated biphenyls in blood of Yusho patients

    Oral colestimide was reported to lower the concentration of PCDDs, PCDFs, and PCB in the blood of humans. A pilot study showed that the arithmetic mean total TEQ concentrations of PCDDs, PCDFs, and PCBs in the...

    Takashi Todaka, Akinori Honda, Masami Imaji, Yoshiko Takao, Chikage Mitoma and Masutaka Furue

    Environmental Health 2016 15:63

    Published on: 4 June 2016

  10. Commentary

    Health effects of non-occupational exposure to oil extraction

    Oil extraction may cause extensive environmental impact that can affect health of populations living in surrounding areas. Large populations are potentially exposed to oil extraction related contamination thro...

    Cristina O’Callaghan-Gordo, Martí Orta-Martínez and Manolis Kogevinas

    Environmental Health 2016 15:56

    Published on: 26 April 2016

  11. Commentary

    Brain matters: from environmental ethics to environmental neuroethics

    The ways in which humans affect and are affected by their environments have been studied from many different perspectives over the past decades. However, it was not until the 1970s that the discussion of the e...

    Laura Y. Cabrera, Jordan Tesluk, Michelle Chakraborti, Ralph Matthews and Judy Illes

    Environmental Health 2016 15:20

    Published on: 15 February 2016

  12. Commentary

    The export of hazardous industries in 2015

    In the 1970s, there were many reports of toxic hazards at corporate subsidiaries in the developing world that were no longer tolerated in the corporations’ “home” countries. Following the chemical disaster in ...

    Barry Castleman

    Environmental Health 2016 15:8

    Published on: 19 January 2016

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