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  1. Extreme ambient temperatures and air quality have been directly associated with various human diseases from several studies around the world. However, few analyses involving the association of these environmen...

    Authors: Iara da Silva, Daniela Sanches de Almeida, Elizabeth Mie Hashimoto and Leila Droprinchinski Martins

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:79

    Content type: Research

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  2. Asthma patients suffer from periodic acute worsening of symptoms (i.e. loss of asthma control or exacerbations), triggered by a variety of exogenous stimuli. With the growing awareness that air pollutants impa...

    Authors: Linsey E. S. de Groot, Dingyu Liu, Barbara S. Dierdorp, Niki Fens, Marianne A. van de Pol, Peter J. Sterk, Wim Kulik, Miriam E. Gerlofs-Nijland, Flemming R. Cassee, Elena Pinelli and René Lutter

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:78

    Content type: Research

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  3. Exposure to particulate matter (PM) emitted from biomass burning is an increasing concern, particularly in Southeast Asia. It is not yet clear how the source of PM influences the risk of an adverse health outc...

    Authors: W. Mueller, M. Loh, S. Vardoulakis, H. J. Johnston, S. Steinle, N. Precha, W. Kliengchuay, K. Tantrakarnapa and J. W. Cherrie

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:77

    Content type: Research

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  4. Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is related to decreased lung function. However, whether oxidative damage is involved in this relationship remains unclear. This study was aimed to explore th...

    Authors: Limin Cao, Yun Zhou, Aijun Tan, Tingming Shi, Chunmei Zhu, Lili Xiao, Zhuang Zhang, Shijie Yang, Ge Mu, Xing Wang, Dongming Wang, Jixuan Ma and Weihong Chen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:75

    Content type: Research

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  5. Research has suggested that artificial light at night (LAN) may disrupt circadian rhythms, sleep, and contribute to the development of obesity. However, almost all previous studies are cross-sectional, thus, t...

    Authors: Dong Zhang, Rena R. Jones, Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, Peng Jia, Peter James and Qian Xiao

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:74

    Content type: Research

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  6. Daily changes in ambient air pollution have been associated with cardiac morbidity and mortality. Precipitating a cardiac arrhythmia in susceptible individuals may be one mechanism. We investigated the influen...

    Authors: Robert Dales, Douglas S. Lee, Xuesong Wang, Sabit Cakmak, Mieczyslaw Szyszkowicz, Robin Shutt and David Birnie

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:72

    Content type: Research

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  7. The number of pediatric patients diagnosed with influenza types A and B is increasing annually, especially in temperate regions such as Shanghai (China). The onset of pandemic influenza viruses might be attrib...

    Authors: Yanbo Li, Xiaofang Ye, Ji Zhou, Feng Zhai and Jie Chen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:71

    Content type: Research

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  8. Exposure to air pollution was reported to affect glucose metabolism, increasing the risk of diabetes mellitus. We conducted an epidemiological study on glucose metabolism and air pollution by exploring the lev...

    Authors: Myung-Jae Hwang, Jong-Hun Kim, Youn-Seo Koo, Hui-Young Yun and Hae-Kwan Cheong

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:70

    Content type: Research

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  9. Multiple studies have suggested that various pesticides are associated with a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) and may influence the progression of the disease. However, the evidence regardin...

    Authors: Márcio Schneider Medeiros, Sumanth P. Reddy, Mariana P. Socal, Artur Francisco Schumacher-Schuh and Carlos Roberto Mello Rieder

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:68

    Content type: Research

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  10. We are exposed to several chemicals such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in our everyday lives. Prior evidence has suggested that POPs may have adverse effects on reproductive function by disrupting ho...

    Authors: Richelle D. Björvang, Chris Gennings, Ping-I Lin, Ghada Hussein, Hannu Kiviranta, Panu Rantakokko, Päivi Ruokojärvi, Christian H. Lindh, Pauliina Damdimopoulou and Carl-Gustaf Bornehag

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:67

    Content type: Research

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  11. Concerns about the effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on human brain and behavior are not novel; however, Grohs and colleagues have contributed groundbreaking data on this topic in a recent issue of Environmental Healt...

    Authors: Vicente Mustieles and Mariana F. Fernández

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:66

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. Pesticide exposure during susceptible windows and at certain doses are linked to numerous birth defects. Early experimental evidence suggests an association between active ingredients in pesticides and holopro...

    Authors: Yonit A. Addissie, Paul Kruszka, Angela Troia, Zoë C. Wong, Joshua L. Everson, Beth A. Kozel, Robert J. Lipinski, Kristen M. C. Malecki and Maximilian Muenke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:65

    Content type: Research

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  13. Debates over the importance of “lifestyle” versus “environment” contributions to cancer have been going on for over 40 years. While it is clear that cigarette smoking is the most significant cancer risk factor...

    Authors: Douglas J. Myers, Polly Hoppin, Molly Jacobs, Richard Clapp and David Kriebel

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:64

    Content type: Research

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  14. There have been no studies of air pollution and mortality in Lima, Peru. We evaluate whether daily environmental PM2.5 exposure is associated to respiratory and cardiovascular mortality in Lima during 2010 to 201...

    Authors: Vilma Tapia, Kyle Steenland, Bryan Vu, Yang Liu, Vanessa Vásquez and Gustavo F. Gonzales

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:63

    Content type: Research

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  15. Nyamulagira and Nyiragongo are active volcanoes situated close to Goma (North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo). These volcanoes are among the most prolific sources of volcanic SO2 pollution on earth.

    Authors: Caroline Michellier, Patrick de Marie Chimusa Katoto, Michèle Dramaix, Benoit Nemery and François Kervyn

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:62

    Content type: Research

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  16. Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposures have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. A hypothesized mechanism is via alterations in placental development and function. However, we lack biomarke...

    Authors: Julia R. Varshavsky, Joshua F. Robinson, Yan Zhou, Kenisha A. Puckett, Elaine Kwan, Sirirak Buarpung, Rayyan Aburajab, Stephanie L. Gaw, Saunak Sen, Sabrina Crispo Smith, Julie Frankenfield, June-Soo Park, Susan J. Fisher and Tracey J. Woodruff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:61

    Content type: Research

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  17. Preterm birth (PTB, < 37 completed weeks’ gestation) is one of the global public health concerns. Epidemiologic evidence on the potential impact of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on PTB is still limited and ...

    Authors: Xiaona Huo, Lin Zhang, Rong Huang, Liping Feng, Weiye Wang and Jun Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:60

    Content type: Research

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  18. Vibrio growth in the environment is related to sea surface temperature (SST). The incidence of human Vibrio illness increased sharply in British Columbia (BC) between 2008 and 2015 for unknown reasons, culminatin...

    Authors: Eleni Galanis, Michael Otterstatter and Marsha Taylor

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:58

    Content type: Research

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  19. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Laurence Plouffe, Delphine Bosson-Rieutort, Lina Madaniyazi, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Kunihiko Nakai, Nozomi Tatsuta, Shoji F. Nakayama and Marc-André Verner

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:56

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2020 19:49

  20. Organophosphate esters (OPEs) are synthetic chemicals used as flame retardants and plasticizers in a variety of goods. Despite ubiquitous human exposures and laboratory evidence that prenatal OPE exposures may...

    Authors: Jordan R. Kuiper, Heather M. Stapleton, Marsha Wills-Karp, Xiaobin Wang, Irina Burd and Jessie P. Buckley

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:55

    Content type: Research

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  21. Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are lipophilic substances with endocrine-disrupting properties. To date, only few investigations, mainly retrospective case-control studies, have explored the link between in...

    Authors: Francesca Romana Mancini, German Cano-Sancho, Oceane Mohamed, Iris Cervenka, Hanane Omichessan, Philippe Marchand, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Patrick Arveux, Gianluca Severi, Jean-Philippe Antignac and Marina Kvaskoff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:54

    Content type: Research

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  22. Little is known about the effect of drought on all-cause mortality, especially in higher income countries such as the United States. As the frequency and severity of droughts are likely to increase, understand...

    Authors: Katie M. Lynch, Robert H. Lyles, Lance A. Waller, Azar M. Abadi, Jesse E. Bell and Matthew O. Gribble

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:52

    Content type: Research

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  23. Air pollution and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) are still serious worldwide problems, especially in areas of developing countries. Whether there is an association between high ambient air pollutant concentratio...

    Authors: Fuqiang Liu, Zhixia Zhang, Hongying Chen and Shaofa Nie

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:51

    Content type: Research

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  24. Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) has been associated with endothelial dysfunction, an early marker of cardiovascular risk. Our aim was to extend this research to a genetically homogenous, geographically sta...

    Authors: Shabnam Salimi, Jeff D. Yanosky, Dina Huang, Jessica Montressor-Lopez, Robert Vogel, Robert M. Reed, Braxton D. Mitchell and Robin C. Puett

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:50

    Content type: Research

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  25. Children are exposed to p,p’-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (p,p’-DDT) and p,p’-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (p,p’-DDE) through placental and lactational transfer. Some studies have suggested that early-life...

    Authors: Laurence Plouffe, Delphine Bosson-Rieutort, Lina Madaniyazi, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Kunihiko Nakai, Nozomi Tatsuta, Shoji F. Nakayama and Marc-André Verner

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:49

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2020 19:56

  26. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is a condition defined by the attribution of non-specific symptoms to electromagnetic fields (EMF) of anthropogenic origin. Despite its repercussions on the lives of its ...

    Authors: Maël Dieudonné

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:48

    Content type: Review

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    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2020 19:122

  27. The shape of the exposure-response curve describing the effects of air pollution on population health has crucial regulatory implications, and it is important in assessing causal impacts of hypothetical polici...

    Authors: Laura Forastiere, Michele Carugno and Michela Baccini

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:46

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Subfertile women have higher risk of glucose intolerance during pregnancy. Studies suggest associations between several endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and pregnancy glucose levels. However, the associat...

    Authors: Zifan Wang, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Paige L. Williams, Andrea Bellavia, Jennifer B. Ford, Myra Keller, John C. Petrozza, Antonia M. Calafat, Russ Hauser and Tamarra James-Todd

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:45

    Content type: Research

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  29. Few epidemiological investigations have focused on the influence of environmental temperature on human sperm quality. Here, we evaluated the potential association between ambient temperature and human sperm qu...

    Authors: Xiaochen Wang, Xiaojia Tian, Bo Ye, Yi Zhang, Xiaotong Zhang, Shichun Huang, Cunlu Li, Simin Wu, Rui Li, Yuliang Zou, Jingling Liao, Jing Yang and Lu Ma

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:44

    Content type: Research

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  30. Evidence linking risk of lymphoma and B-cell lymphoma subtypes to ionizing radiation is inconclusive, particularly at low exposure levels.

    Authors: Giannina Satta, Matteo Loi, Nickolaus Becker, Yolanda Benavente, Silvia De Sanjose, Lenka Foretova, Anthony Staines, Marc Maynadie, Alexandra Nieters, Federico Meloni, Ilaria Pilia, Marcello Campagna, Marco Pau, Lydia B. Zablotska and Pierluigi Cocco

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:43

    Content type: Research

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  31. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been detected in drinking water supplies around the world and are the subject of intense regulatory debate. While they have been associated with several illness...

    Authors: Gina Waterfield, Martha Rogers, Philippe Grandjean, Maximilian Auffhammer and David Sunding

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:42

    Content type: Research

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  32. Many populations are exposed to arsenic, lead, and manganese. These metals influence immune function. We evaluated the association between exposure to single and multiple metals, including arsenic, lead, and m...

    Authors: Barrett M. Welch, Adam Branscum, G. John Geldhof, Sharia M. Ahmed, Perry Hystad, Ellen Smit, Sakila Afroz, Meghan Megowan, Mostofa Golam, Omar Sharif, Mahmuder Rahman, Quazi Quamruzzaman, David C. Christiani and Molly L. Kile

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:41

    Content type: Research

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  33. Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported that, because of a programming error, incorrect sentences and incorrect Table 3 has been published. The correct sentences and Table 3 are ...

    Authors: Ann Aschengrau, Janice M. Weinberg, Patricia A. Janulewicz, Megan E. Romano, Lisa G. Gallagher, Michael R. Winter, Brett R. Martin, Veronica M. Vieira, Thomas F. Webster, Roberta F. White and David M. Ozonoff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:40

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2012 11:2

  34. Previous studies have shown a correlation between fluoride concentrations in urine and community water fluoride concentrations. However, there are no studies of the relationship between community water fluorid...

    Authors: Dawud Abduweli Uyghurturk, Dana E. Goin, Esperanza Angeles Martinez-Mier, Tracey J. Woodruff and Pamela K. DenBesten

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:38

    Content type: Research

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  35. From 2006 to 2011, the City of Houston received nearly 200 community complaints about air pollution coming from some metal recycling facilities. The investigation by the Houston Health Department (HHD) found t...

    Authors: Elaine Symanski, Heyreoun An Han, Loren Hopkins, Mary Ann Smith, Sheryl McCurdy, Inkyu Han, Maria Jimenez, Christine Markham, Donald Richner, Daisy James and Juan Flores

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:39

    Content type: Research

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  36. Malaysia has the highest rate of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the Southeast Asian region, and has ongoing air pollution and periodic haze exposure.

    Authors: Shew Fung Wong, Poh Sin Yap, Joon Wah Mak, Wan Ling Elaine Chan, Geok Lin Khor, Stephen Ambu, Wan Loy Chu, Maria Safura Mohamad, Norazizah Ibrahim Wong, Nur Liana Ab. Majid, Hamizatul Akmal Abd. Hamid, Wan Shakira Rodzlan Hasani, Muhammad Fadhli bin Mohd Yussoff, Hj. Tahir bin Aris, Ezahtulsyahreen Bt. Ab. Rahman and Zaleha Bt. M. Rashid

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:37

    Content type: Research

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  37. Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer worldwide and represents a major health concern within and outside the United States. Mitigating exposure to radon is especially critical in places wit...

    Authors: Scott J. Chiavacci, Carl D. Shapiro, Emily J. Pindilli, Clyde F. Casey, Mary Kay Rayens, Amanda T. Wiggins, William M. Andrews Jr and Ellen J. Hahn

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:36

    Content type: Research

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  38. Endotoxin is ubiquitous in the environment, but its clustering with indoor allergens is not well characterized. This study examined the clustering patterns of endotoxin with allergens in house dust and their a...

    Authors: Angelico Mendy, Jesse Wilkerson, Pӓivi M. Salo, Darryl C. Zeldin and Peter S. Thorne

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:35

    Content type: Research

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  39. Communities need to efficiently estimate the burden from specific pollutants and identify those most at risk to make timely informed policy decisions. We developed a risk-based model to estimate the burden of ...

    Authors: James P. Fabisiak, Erica M. Jackson, LuAnn L. Brink and Albert A. Presto

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:34

    Content type: Research

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  40. Exposures to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have shown positive associations with serum lipids in previous studies. While many studies on lipids investigated associations with perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (...

    Authors: Ying Li, Lars Barregard, Yiyi Xu, Kristin Scott, Daniela Pineda, Christian H. Lindh, Kristina Jakobsson and Tony Fletcher

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:33

    Content type: Research

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  41. Prenatal phthalate exposure has been suggested to alter immune responses and increase the risk of asthma, eczema and rhinitis. However, few studies have examined the effects in prospective cohorts and only one...

    Authors: Camilla Jøhnk, Arne Høst, Steffen Husby, Greet Schoeters, Clara Amalie Gade Timmermann, Henriette Boye Kyhl, Iben Have Beck, Anna-Maria Andersson, Hanne Frederiksen and Tina Kold Jensen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:32

    Content type: Research

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  42. Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among men in developed countries; however, little is known about modifiable risk factors. Some studies have implicated organochlorine and org...

    Authors: Larissa A. Pardo, Laura E. Beane Freeman, Catherine C. Lerro, Gabriella Andreotti, Jonathan N. Hofmann, Christine G. Parks, Dale P. Sandler, Jay H. Lubin, Aaron Blair and Stella Koutros

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:30

    Content type: Research

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  43. Food packaging is of high societal value because it conserves and protects food, makes food transportable and conveys information to consumers. It is also relevant for marketing, which is of economic significa...

    Authors: Jane Muncke, Anna-Maria Andersson, Thomas Backhaus, Justin M. Boucher, Bethanie Carney Almroth, Arturo Castillo Castillo, Jonathan Chevrier, Barbara A. Demeneix, Jorge A. Emmanuel, Jean-Baptiste Fini, David Gee, Birgit Geueke, Ksenia Groh, Jerrold J. Heindel, Jane Houlihan, Christopher D. Kassotis…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:25

    Content type: Commentary

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  44. Parabens are synthetic chemicals commonly used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage processing as antimicrobial preservatives. In experimental animals, parabens exposure was associated with adverse...

    Authors: Joanna Jurewicz, Michał Radwan, Bartosz Wielgomas, Anetta Karwacka, Anna Klimowska, Paweł Kałużny, Paweł Radwan and Wojciech Hanke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:26

    Content type: Research

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