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Health effects of global environmental hazards

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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

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

  7. 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
  8. 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

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

  9. 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
  10. 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

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

  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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