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Environmental Health

Volume 8 Supplement 1

Proceedings of the Joint Environment and Human Health Programme: Annual Science Day Conference and Workshop

Proceedings

Edited by Michael N Moore and Pamela D Kempton

Publication of this supplement was made possible with support from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Environment Agency (EA), Department of the Environment & Rural Affairs (Defra), Ministry of Defence (MOD), Medical Research Council (MRC), The Wellcome Trust, Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Health Protection Agency (HPA).

Joint Environment and Human Health Programme: Annual Science Day Conference and Workshop. Go to conference site.

Birmingham, UK24-25 February 2009

  1. Content type: Research

    The aim of this project was to compare cerium oxide and silver particles of different sizes for their potential for uptake by aquatic species, human exposure via ingestion of contaminated food sources and to a...

    Authors: Birgit K Gaiser, Teresa F Fernandes, Mark Jepson, Jamie R Lead, Charles R Tyler and Vicki Stone

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S2

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  2. Content type: Research

    Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionise our futures, but has also prompted concerns about the possibility that nanomaterials may harm humans or the biosphere. The unique properties of nanoparticles, ...

    Authors: Deborah Berhanu, Agnieszka Dybowska, Superb K Misra, Chris J Stanley, Pakatip Ruenraroengsak, Aldo R Boccaccini, Teresa D Tetley, Samuel N Luoma, Jane A Plant and Eugenia Valsami-Jones

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S3

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  3. Content type: Research

    An exploratory XPS and FTIR investigation of the surfaces of bulk quartz powders widely used in toxicological studies (DQ12 and Min-U-Sil 5) was carried with the aim of correlating surface features with toxici...

    Authors: Stephen M Francis, W Edryd Stephens and Neville V Richardson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S4

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  4. Content type: Research

    A methodology is presented and validated through which long-term fixed site air quality measurements are used to characterise and remove temporal signals in sample-based measurements which have good spatial co...

    Authors: Paul Harris, Sarah Lindley, Martin Gallagher and Raymond Agius

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S5

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  5. Content type: Research

    Compelling evidence of major health benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and outdoor interaction with 'greenspace' have emerged in the past decade - all of which combine to give majo...

    Authors: Jonathan R Leake, Andrew Adam-Bradford and Janette E Rigby

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S6

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  6. Content type: Research

    Studies of disinfection by-products in drinking water and measures of adverse fetal growth have often been limited by exposure assessment lacking data on individual water use, and therefore failing to reflect ...

    Authors: Rachel B Smith, Mireille B Toledano, John Wright, Pauline Raynor and Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S7

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  7. Content type: Research

    We describe a project to quantify the burden of heat and ozone on mortality in the UK, both for the present-day and under future emission scenarios.

    Authors: Ruth M Doherty, Mathew R Heal, Paul Wilkinson, Sam Pattenden, Massimo Vieno, Ben Armstrong, Richard Atkinson, Zaid Chalabi, Sari Kovats, Ai Milojevic and David S Stevenson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S8

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  8. Content type: Research

    This paper describes an exploratory study of endotoxin emissions and dispersal from a commercial composting facility. Replicated samples of air were taken by filtration at different locations around the facili...

    Authors: Lewis Deacon, Louise Pankhurst, Jian Liu, Gillian H Drew, Enda T Hayes, Simon Jackson, James Longhurst, Philip Longhurst, Simon Pollard and Sean Tyrrel

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S9

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  9. Content type: Research

    Wild plants harbour a variety of viruses and these have the potential to alter the composition of pollen. The potential consequences of virus infection of grasses on pollen-induced allergic disease are not known.

    Authors: Denise W Pallett, Emily Soh, Mary-Lou Edwards, Kathleen Bodey, Laurie CK Lau, J Ian Cooper, Peter H Howarth, Andrew F Walls and Hui Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S10

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  10. Content type: Research

    Mass populations of toxin-producing cyanobacteria commonly develop in fresh-, brackish- and marine waters and effective strategies for monitoring and managing cyanobacterial health risks are required to safegu...

    Authors: Andrew N Tyler, Peter D Hunter, Laurence Carvalho, Geoffrey A Codd, J Alex Elliott, Claire A Ferguson, Nick D Hanley, David W Hopkins, Stephen C Maberly, Kathryn J Mearns and E Marion Scott

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S11

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  11. Content type: Research

    The potential for poisoning of humans through their consumption of shellfish which have themselves consumed biotoxin producing marine phytoplankton exists in the UK. Toxins are bio-accumulated within the shell...

    Authors: Keith Davidson and Eileen Bresnan

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S12

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  12. Content type: Research

    Global food insecurity is associated with micronutrient deficiencies and it has been suggested that 4.5 billion people world-wide are affected by deficiencies in iron, vitamin A and iodine. Zinc has also been ...

    Authors: Natalie Dickinson, John Gulliver, Gordon MacPherson, John Atkinson, Jean Rankin, Maria Cummings, Zoe Nisbet, Andrew Hursthouse, Avril Taylor, Chris Robertson and Wolfgang Burghardt

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S13

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  13. Content type: Research

    The aetiology of type 1 diabetes in children is uncertain. A number of recent studies have suggested an infectious aetiology. It has been postulated that an infectious agent may be involved. Support for this h...

    Authors: Richard JQ McNally, Raymond Pollock, Simon Court, Mike Begon and Tim D Cheetham

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S14

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  14. Content type: Review and recommendations

    Are pathogens in outdoor air a health issue at present or will they become a problem in the future? A working group called AirPath - Outdoor Environments and Human Pathogens in Air was set up in 2007 at Universit...

    Authors: Ka man Lai, Jean Emberlin and Ian Colbeck

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S15

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  15. Content type: Research

    Understanding how risks to human health change as a result of seasonal variations in environmental conditions is likely to become of increasing importance in the context of climatic change, especially in lower...

    Authors: Roger Few, Iain Lake, Paul R Hunter, Pham Gia Tran and Vu Trong Thien

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S16

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  16. Content type: Research

    Bacterial pathogens are ubiquitous in soil and water - concurrently so are free-living helminths that feed on bacteria. These helminths fall into two categories; the non-parasitic and the parasitic. The former...

    Authors: Lizeth Lacharme-Lora, Vyv Salisbury, Tom J Humphrey, Kathryn Stafford and Sarah E Perkins

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S17

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  17. Content type: Research

    This Environment and Human Health project aims to develop a health-based summary measure of multiple physical environmental deprivation for the UK, akin to the measures of multiple socioeconomic deprivation th...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Richardson, Richard J Mitchell, Niamh K Shortt, Jamie Pearce and Terence P Dawson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S18

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  18. Content type: Research

    The quantification of uncertainty and variability is a key component of quantitative risk analysis. Recent advances in Bayesian statistics make it ideal for integrating multiple sources of information, of diff...

    Authors: Marc C Kennedy, Helen E Clough and Joanne Turner

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S19

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