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  1. Wind power has been harnessed as a source of power around the world. Debate is ongoing with respect to the relationship between reported health effects and wind turbines, specifically in terms of audible and i...

    Authors: Loren D Knopper and Christopher A Ollson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:78

    Content type: Review

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  2. Urinary kidney injury molecule 1 is a recently discovered early biomarker for renal damage that has been proven to be correlated to urinary cadmium in rats. However, so far the association between urinary cadm...

    Authors: Valérie Pennemans, Liesbeth M De Winter, Elke Munters, Tim S Nawrot, Emmy Van Kerkhove, Jean-Michel Rigo, Carmen Reynders, Harrie Dewitte, Robert Carleer, Joris Penders and Quirine Swennen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:77

    Content type: Research

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  3. Air pollution may promote type 2 diabetes by increasing adipose inflammation and insulin resistance. This study examined the relation between long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and type 2 diab...

    Authors: Marieke BA Dijkema, Sanne F Mallant, Ulrike Gehring, Katja van den Hurk, Marjan Alssema, Rob T van Strien, Paul H Fischer, Giel Nijpels, Coen DA Stehouwer, Gerard Hoek, Jacqueline M Dekker and Bert Brunekreef

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:76

    Content type: Research

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  4. The amount of lead in the environment has decreased significantly in recent years, and so did exposure. However, there is no known safe exposure level and, therefore, the exposure of children to lead, although...

    Authors: Youssef Oulhote, Barbara Le Bot, Joel Poupon, Jean-Paul Lucas, Corinne Mandin, Anne Etchevers, Denis Zmirou-Navier and Philippe Glorennec

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:75

    Content type: Research

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  5. Pesticide use on urban lawns and gardens contributes to environmental contamination and human exposure. Municipal policies to restrict use and educate households on viable alternatives deserve study. We descri...

    Authors: Donald C Cole, Loren Vanderlinden, Jessica Leah, Rich Whate, Carol Mee, Monica Bienefeld, Susitha Wanigaratne and Monica Campbell

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:74

    Content type: Research

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  6. Human exposures to inorganic arsenic (iAs) have been linked to an increased risk of diabetes mellitus. Recent laboratory studies showed that methylated trivalent metabolites of iAs may play key roles in the di...

    Authors: Luz M Del Razo, Gonzalo G García-Vargas, Olga L Valenzuela, Erika Hernández Castellanos, Luz C Sánchez-Peña, Jenna M Currier, Zuzana Drobná, Dana Loomis and Miroslav Stýblo

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:73

    Content type: Research

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  7. Community exposures to environmental contaminants from industrial scale dairy operations are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of dairy operations on nearby communities by...

    Authors: D'Ann L Williams, Patrick N Breysse, Meredith C McCormack, Gregory B Diette, Shawn McKenzie and Alison S Geyh

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:72

    Content type: Research

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  8. Health impacts of poor environmental quality have been identified in studies around the world and in Canada. While many of the studies have identified associations between air pollution and mortality or morbid...

    Authors: Tor H Oiamo, Isaac N Luginaah, Dominic O Atari and Kevin M Gorey

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:71

    Content type: Research

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  9. Complaints of arms, neck and shoulders (CANS) is common among computer office workers. We evaluated an aetiological model with physical/psychosocial risk-factors.

    Authors: Priyanga Ranasinghe, Yashasvi S Perera, Dilusha A Lamabadusuriya, Supun Kulatunga, Naveen Jayawardana, Senaka Rajapakse and Prasad Katulanda

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:70

    Content type: Research

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  10. Cost-benefit analysis is a transparent tool to inform policy makers about the potential effect of regulatory interventions, nevertheless its use to evaluate clean-up interventions in polluted industrial sites ...

    Authors: Carla Guerriero, Fabrizio Bianchi, John Cairns and Liliana Cori

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:68

    Content type: Research

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  11. Since publication of Environmental Health 2011, 10(Suppl 1):S12 [1] it has been noticed that titles and captions for the figures and tables were incorrectly applied. In this full-length correction article, figure...

    Authors: Lucio Luzzatto

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10(Suppl 1):S16

    Content type: Erratum

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2011 10:S12

  12. Vehicle engine exhaust includes ultrafine particles with a large surface area and containing absorbed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, transition metals and other substances. Ultrafine particles and soluble c...

    Authors: Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Zorana J Andersen, Martin Hvidberg, Steen S Jensen, Matthias Ketzel, Mette Sørensen, Johnni Hansen, Steffen Loft, Kim Overvad and Anne Tjønneland

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:67

    Content type: Research

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  13. To study the changes of children lead exposure in the city of Torreon during the last five years, after environmental and public health interventions, using the timeline of lead in blood concentration as the b...

    Authors: Marisela Rubio-Andrade, Francisco Valdés-Pérezgasga, J Alonso, Jorge L Rosado, Mariano E Cebrián and Gonzalo G García-Vargas

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:66

    Content type: Research

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  14. The geographic distribution of environmental toxins is generally not uniform, with certain northern regions showing a particularly high concentration of pesticides, heavy metals and persistent organic pollutan...

    Authors: Shawn Hayley, Emily Mangano, Geoffrey Crowe, Nanqin Li and Wayne J Bowers

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:65

    Content type: Research

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  15. Chronic arsenic exposure has been shown to cause liver damage. However, serum hepatic enzyme activity as recognized on liver function tests (LFTs) showing a dose-response relationship with arsenic exposure has...

    Authors: Khairul Islam, Abedul Haque, Rezaul Karim, Abul Fajol, Ekhtear Hossain, Kazi Abdus Salam, Nurshad Ali, Zahangir Alam Saud, Matiar Rahman, Mashiur Rahman, Rezaul Karim, Papia Sultana, Mostaque Hossain, Anwarul Azim Akhand, Abul Mandal, Hideki Miyataka…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:64

    Content type: Research

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  16. Exploring spatial-temporal patterns of disease incidence through cluster analysis identifies areas of significantly elevated or decreased risk, providing potential clues about disease risk factors. Little is k...

    Authors: David C Wheeler, Anneclaire J De Roos, James R Cerhan, Lindsay M Morton, Richard Severson, Wendy Cozen and Mary H Ward

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:63

    Content type: Research

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  17. The present study assessed the temporal trend in serum concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans, and biphenyls (PCBs) among residents of a Russian town where levels of these chemicals ar...

    Authors: Olivier Humblet, Oleg Sergeyev, Larisa Altshul, Susan A Korrick, Paige L Williams, Claude Emond, Linda S Birnbaum, Jane S Burns, Mary M Lee, Boris Revich, Andrey Shelepchikov, Denis Feshin and Russ Hauser

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:62

    Content type: Research

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  18. Two distinctly different types of measurement error are Berkson and classical. Impacts of measurement error in epidemiologic studies of ambient air pollution are expected to depend on error type. We characteri...

    Authors: Gretchen T Goldman, James A Mulholland, Armistead G Russell, Matthew J Strickland, Mitchel Klein, Lance A Waller and Paige E Tolbert

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:61

    Content type: Research

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  19. In the UK, the 2009/10 winter was characterised by sustained low temperatures; grit stocks became depleted and surfaces left untreated. We describe the relationship between temperature and emergency hospital a...

    Authors: Caryl Beynon, Sacha Wyke, Ian Jarman, Mark Robinson, Jenny Mason, Karen Murphy, Mark A Bellis and Clare Perkins

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:60

    Content type: Research

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  20. Whether or not there is a relationship between use of mobile phones (analogue and digital cellulars, and cordless) and head tumour risk (brain tumours, acoustic neuromas, and salivary gland tumours) is still a...

    Authors: Angelo G Levis, Nadia Minicuci, Paolo Ricci, Valerio Gennaro and Spiridione Garbisa

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:59

    Content type: Research

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  21. Issues of environment and environmental health involve multiple interests regarding e.g. political, societal, economical, and public concerns represented by different kinds of organizations and individuals. No...

    Authors: Mikko V Pohjola and Jouni T Tuomisto

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:58

    Content type: Review

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  22. The relationship between toxic marine microalgae species and climate change has become a high profile and well discussed topic in recent years, with research focusing on the possible future impacts of changing...

    Authors: Stephanie L Hinder, Graeme C Hays, Caroline J Brooks, Angharad P Davies, Martin Edwards, Anthony W Walne and Mike B Gravenor

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:54

    Content type: Review

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  23. Policies on waste disposal in Europe are heterogeneous and rapidly changing, with potential health implications that are largely unknown. We conducted a health impact assessment of landfilling and incineration...

    Authors: Francesco Forastiere, Chiara Badaloni, Kees de Hoogh, Martin K von Kraus, Marco Martuzzi, Francesco Mitis, Lubica Palkovicova, Daniela Porta, Philipp Preiss, Andrea Ranzi, Carlo A Perucci and David Briggs

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:53

    Content type: Research

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  24. This study had two principal objectives: (i) to investigate the relationship between asthma severity and proximity to major roadways in Perth, Western Australia; (ii) to demonstrate a more accurate method of e...

    Authors: Angus G Cook, Annemarie JBM deVos, Gavin Pereira, Andrew Jardine and Philip Weinstein

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:52

    Content type: Research

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  25. Associations between air temperature and mortality have been consistently observed in Europe and the United States; however, there is a lack of studies for Asian countries. Our study investigated the associati...

    Authors: Liqun Liu, Susanne Breitner, Xiaochuan Pan, Ulrich Franck, Arne Marian Leitte, Alfred Wiedensohler, Stephanie von Klot, H-Erich Wichmann, Annette Peters and Alexandra Schneider

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:51

    Content type: Research

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  26. Hexavalent chromium is a known carcinogen when inhaled, but its carcinogenic potential when orally ingested remains controversial. Water contaminated with hexavalent chromium is a worldwide problem, making thi...

    Authors: Athena Linos, Athanassios Petralias, Costas A Christophi, Eleni Christoforidou, Paraskevi Kouroutou, Melina Stoltidis, Afroditi Veloudaki, Evangelia Tzala, Konstantinos C Makris and Margaret R Karagas

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:50

    Content type: Research

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  27. Synoptic circulation patterns (large-scale tropospheric motion systems) affect air pollution and, potentially, air-pollution-morbidity associations. We evaluated the effect of synoptic circulation patterns (ai...

    Authors: Adel F Hanna, Karin B Yeatts, Aijun Xiu, Zhengyuan Zhu, Richard L Smith, Neil N Davis, Kevin D Talgo, Gurmeet Arora, Peter J Robinson, Qingyu Meng and Joseph P Pinto

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:49

    Content type: Research

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  28. During the summer of 2006, a wave of wildfires struck Galicia (north-west Spain), giving rise to a disaster situation in which a great deal of the territory was destroyed. Unlike other occasions, the wildfires...

    Authors: Francisco Caamano-Isorna, Adolfo Figueiras, Isabel Sastre, Agustín Montes-Martínez, Margarita Taracido, and María Piñeiro-Lamas

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:48

    Content type: Research

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  29. Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) is an important occupational chemical used in metal degreasing and drycleaning and a prevalent drinking water contaminant. Exposure often occurs with other chemicals but it occurred a...

    Authors: Lisa G Gallagher, Veronica M Vieira, David Ozonoff, Thomas F Webster and Ann Aschengrau

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:47

    Content type: Research

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  30. Particulate air pollution has been associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, but it remains unclear which time windows and pollutant sources are most critical. MicroRNA (miRNA) is thought to be i...

    Authors: Elissa H Wilker, Stacey E Alexeeff, Helen Suh, Pantel S Vokonas, Andrea Baccarelli and Joel Schwartz

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:45

    Content type: Research

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  31. Lead exposure remains a public health concern due to its serious adverse effects, such as cognitive and behavioral impairment: children younger than six years of age being the most vulnerable population. In Eu...

    Authors: Céline Pichery, Martine Bellanger, Denis Zmirou-Navier, Philippe Glorennec, Philippe Hartemann and Philippe Grandjean

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:44

    Content type: Research

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  32. Po210 can be accumulated in various environmental materials, including marine organisms, and contributes to the dose of natural radiation in seafood. The concentration of this radionuclide in the marine environme...

    Authors: Lubna Alam and Che Abd Rahim Mohamed

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:43

    Content type: Research

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  33. Extreme heatwaves occurred in Adelaide, South Australia, in the summers of 2008 and 2009. Both heatwaves were unique in terms of their duration (15 days and 13 days respectively), and the 2009 heatwave was als...

    Authors: Monika Nitschke, Graeme R Tucker, Alana L Hansen, Susan Williams, Ying Zhang and Peng Bi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:42

    Content type: Research

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  34. The Brazilian Amazon has suffered impacts from non-sustainable economic development, especially owing to the expansion of agricultural commodities into forest areas. The Tangará da Serra region, located in the...

    Authors: Herbert A Sisenando, Silvia R Batistuzzo de Medeiros, Paulo HN Saldiva, Paulo Artaxo and Sandra S Hacon

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:41

    Content type: Research

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  35. Phthalates have been identified as endocrine active compounds associated with developmental and reproductive toxicity. The exposure to phthalates in premenstrual Egyptian females remains unknown. The objective...

    Authors: Justin A Colacino, Amr S Soliman, Antonia M Calafat, Muna S Nahar, Adrienne Van Zomeren-Dohm, Ahmed Hablas, Ibrahim A Seifeldin, Laura S Rozek and Dana C Dolinoy

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:40

    Content type: Research

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  36. Previous research suggests that children born prematurely or with a low birth weight are more vulnerable to the mental health effects of ambient neighbourhood noise; predominantly road and rail noise, at home....

    Authors: Rosanna Crombie, Charlotte Clark and Stephen A Stansfeld

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:39

    Content type: Research

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  37. On 1st March 2010, a major landslide occurred on Mt. Elgon in Eastern Uganda. This was triggered by heavy rains that lasted over three months. The landslide buried three villages in Bududa district, killing over ...

    Authors: Lynn M Atuyambe, Michael Ediau, Christopher G Orach, Monica Musenero and William Bazeyo

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:38

    Content type: Research

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  38. Associations of proteinuria with low-level urinary cadmium (Cd) are currently interpreted as the sign of renal dysfunction induced by Cd. Few studies have considered the possibility that these associations mig...

    Authors: Nahida Haddam, Sekkal Samira, Xavier Dumont, Abdesselem Taleb, Dominique Lison, Vincent Haufroid and Alfred Bernard

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:37

    Content type: Research

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  39. In time-series studies of the health effects of urban air pollutants, decisions must be made about how to characterize pollutant levels within the airshed.

    Authors: Matthew J Strickland, Lyndsey A Darrow, James A Mulholland, Mitchel Klein, W Dana Flanders, Andrea Winquist and Paige E Tolbert

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:36

    Content type: Research

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  40. The association between occupational noise exposure and hypertension is inconsistent because of an exposure bias caused by outer-ear measurements of noise levels among workers. This study used hearing loss val...

    Authors: Ta-Yuan Chang, Chiu-Shong Liu, Kuei-Hung Huang, Ren-Yin Chen, Jim-Shoung Lai and Bo-Ying Bao

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:35

    Content type: Research

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  41. The relationship between asthma and traffic-related pollutants has received considerable attention. The use of individual-level exposure measures, such as residence location or proximity to emission sources, m...

    Authors: Shi Li, Stuart Batterman, Elizabeth Wasilevich, Huda Elasaad, Robert Wahl and Bhramar Mukherjee

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:34

    Content type: Research

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  42. The n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, which are present in fish, are protective against myocardial infarction. However, fish also contains methylmercury, which inf...

    Authors: Karin S Engström, Maria Wennberg, Ulf Strömberg, Ingvar A Bergdahl, Göran Hallmans, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Thomas Lundh, Margareta Norberg, Gerda Rentschler, Bengt Vessby, Staffan Skerfving and Karin Broberg

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:33

    Content type: Research

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  43. Evidence for an association between exposure during pregnancy to trihalomethanes (THMs) in drinking water and impaired fetal growth is still inconsistent and inconclusive, in particular, for various exposure r...

    Authors: Regina Grazuleviciene, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Jone Vencloviene, Maria Kostopoulou-Karadanelli, Stuart W Krasner, Asta Danileviciute, Gediminas Balcius and Violeta Kapustinskiene

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:32

    Content type: Research

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  44. Air pollution from vehicular traffic has been associated with respiratory diseases. In Palermo, the largest metropolitan area in Sicily, urban air pollution is mainly addressed to traffic-related pollution bec...

    Authors: Fabio Tramuto, Rosanna Cusimano, Giuseppe Cerame, Marcello Vultaggio, Giuseppe Calamusa, Carmelo M Maida and Francesco Vitale

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:31

    Content type: Research

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  45. Risk assessment requires dose-response data for the evaluation of the relationship between exposure to an environmental stressor and the probability of developing an adverse health effect. Information from hum...

    Authors: Xanthi Pedeli, Gerard Hoek and Klea Katsouyanni

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:30

    Content type: Research

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