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Health effects of global environmental hazards

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  1. Content type: Methodology

    Increased concern for potential health and environmental impacts of chemicals, including nanomaterials, in consumer products is driving demand for greater transparency regarding potential risks. Chemical hazar...

    Authors: Jennifer Sass, Lauren Heine and Nina Hwang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:105

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  2. Content type: Research

    Air pollution by fine aerosol particles is among the leading causes of poor health and premature mortality worldwide. The growing awareness of this issue has led several countries to implement air pollution le...

    Authors: Despina Giannadaki, Jos Lelieveld and Andrea Pozzer

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:88

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  3. Content type: Methodology

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:74

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  4. Content type: Research

    Inhabitants of Guadeloupe are chronically exposed to low dose of chlordecone via local food. The corresponding health impacts have not been quantified. Nevertheless the public authority implemented an exposure...

    Authors: Vincent Nedellec, Ari Rabl and William Dab

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:75

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  5. Content type: Research

    Though lead contaminated waste sites have been widely researched in many high-income countries, their prevalence and associated health outcomes have not been well documented in low- and middle-income countries.

    Authors: Jack Caravanos, Jonathan Carrelli, Russell Dowling, Brian Pavilonis, Bret Ericson and Richard Fuller

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:72

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  6. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:63

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:56

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:20

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    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 ...

    Authors: Barry Castleman

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:8

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