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Health effects of global environmental hazards

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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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