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  1. Air pollution epidemiological studies are increasingly using global positioning system (GPS) to collect time-location data because they offer continuous tracking, high temporal resolution, and minimum reportin...

    Authors: Jun Wu, Chengsheng Jiang, Douglas Houston, Dean Baker and Ralph Delfino

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:101

    Content type: Research

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  2. Androgens are crucial for normal testicular descent. Studies show that some pesticides have estrogenic or antiandrogenic effects, and that female workers exposed to pesticides have increased risk of having a b...

    Authors: Pernille Gabel, Morten Søndergaard Jensen, Helle Raun Andersen, Jesper Baelum, Ane Marie Thulstrup, Jens Peter Bonde and Gunnar Toft

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:100

    Content type: Research

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  3. The authors recently undertook a study for the World Health Organization estimating the European burden of injuries that can be attributed to remediable structural hazards in the home. Such estimates are essen...

    Authors: Michael D Keall, David Ormandy and Michael G Baker

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:98

    Content type: Research

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  4. Given mounting evidence for adverse effects from excess manganese exposure, it is critical to understand host factors, such as genetics, that affect manganese metabolism.

    Authors: Birgit Claus Henn, Jonghan Kim, Marianne Wessling-Resnick, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Innocent Jayawardene, Adrienne S Ettinger, Mauricio Hernández-Avila, Joel Schwartz, David C Christiani, Howard Hu and Robert O Wright

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:97

    Content type: Research

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  5. While environmental research addresses scientific questions of possible societal relevance, it is unclear to what degree research focuses on environmental chemicals in need of documentation for risk assessment...

    Authors: Philippe Grandjean, Mette L Eriksen, Ole Ellegaard and Johan A Wallin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:96

    Content type: Research

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  6. The amount of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) at work is mainly determined by an individual's occupation and may differ from exposure at home. It is, however, unknown how different occupational groups...

    Authors: Diana van Dongen, Tjabe Smid and Daniëlle RM Timmermans

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:95

    Content type: Research

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  7. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a sealant and flux of plastic materials and has been determined to be an endocrine-disrupting chemical. Prenatal exposure to BPA can lead to substantial adverse effects on fetal growth and...

    Authors: Wei-Chun Chou, Jyh-Larng Chen, Chung-Fen Lin, Yi-Chun Chen, Feng-Cheng Shih and Chun-Yu Chuang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:94

    Content type: Research

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  8. Ambient air pollution and malnutrition, particularly anemia, are risk factors for pneumonia, a leading cause of death in children under five. We simultaneously assessed these risk factors in Quito, Ecuador.

    Authors: Aaron M Harris, Fernando Sempértegui, Bertha Estrella, Ximena Narváez, Juan Egas, Mark Woodin, John L Durant, Elena N Naumova and Jeffrey K Griffiths

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:93

    Content type: Research

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  9. Epidemiological studies suggest that long-term exposure to transport noise increases the risk for cardiovascular disorders. The effect of transport noise on blood pressure and hypertension is uncertain.

    Authors: Mette Sørensen, Martin Hvidberg, Barbara Hoffmann, Zorana J Andersen, Rikke B Nordsborg, Kenneth G Lillelund, Jørgen Jakobsen, Anne Tjønneland, Kim Overvad and Ole Raaschou-Nielsen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:92

    Content type: Research

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  10. An association between traffic air pollution and respiratory symptoms among children has been reported. However, the effects of traffic air pollution on asthma and wheeze have been very sparsely studied in are...

    Authors: Martin Andersson, Lars Modig, Linnea Hedman, Bertil Forsberg and Eva Rönmark

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:91

    Content type: Research

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  11. Numerous studies have associated air pollutant exposures with adverse birth outcomes, but there is still relatively little information to attribute effects to specific emission sources or air toxics. We used t...

    Authors: Michelle Wilhelm, Jo Kay Ghosh, Jason Su, Myles Cockburn, Michael Jerrett and Beate Ritz

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:89

    Content type: Research

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  12. Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer for women in the western world. From very few cases an extraordinary increase in BC was observed in the Inuit population of Greenland and Canada although still lowe...

    Authors: Eva C Bonefeld-Jorgensen, Manhai Long, Rossana Bossi, Pierre Ayotte, Gert Asmund, Tanja Krüger, Mandana Ghisari, Gert Mulvad, Peder Kern, Peter Nzulumiki and Eric Dewailly

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:88

    Content type: Research

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  13. Case-crossover studies used to investigate associations between an environmental exposure and an acute health response, such as stroke, will often use the day an individual presents to an emergency department ...

    Authors: Julie YM Johnson, Paul J Villeneuve, Dion Pasichnyk and Brian H Rowe

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:87

    Content type: Research

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  14. We hypothesized that in Flanders (Belgium), the prevalence of at-risk genotypes for genotoxic effects decreases with age due to morbidity and mortality resulting from chronic diseases. Rather than polymorphism...

    Authors: Hans B Ketelslegers, Roger WL Godschalk, Ralph WH Gottschalk, Ad M Knaapen, Gudrun Koppen, Greet Schoeters, Willy F Baeyens, Vera Nelen, Joep PM Geraedts, Joost HM van Delft, Jos CS Kleinjans and Nicolas A van Larebeke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:85

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  15. Hispanic workers have higher rates of injury and death on construction worksites than workers of other ethnicities. Language barriers and cultural differences have been hypothesized as reasons behind the dispa...

    Authors: Cora Roelofs, Linda Sprague-Martinez, Maria Brunette and Lenore Azaroff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:84

    Content type: Research

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  16. Previous studies have demonstrated that alterations in certain circulating biomarkers may be correlated with Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). This study investigated the relationship between changes of seru...

    Authors: Jimin Zou, Xianming du Prel Carroll, Xianhong Liang, Dongmei Wang, Chao Li, Baojun Yuan and Sandra Leeper-Woodford

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:83

    Content type: Research

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  17. Secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) is associated with increased risk of respiratory illness, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Prior to smoking bans on airlines in the late 1980s, flight attendants were exposed ...

    Authors: Alexis L Beatty, Thaddeus J Haight and Rita F Redberg

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:81

    Content type: Research

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  18. Longitudinal time-activity data are important for exposure modeling, since the extent to which short-term time-activity data represent long-term activity patterns is not well understood. This study was designe...

    Authors: Xiangmei Wu, Deborah H Bennett, Kiyoung Lee, Diana L Cassady, Beate Ritz and Irva Hertz-Picciotto

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:80

    Content type: Research

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  19. Endocrine disrupting chemicals have been hypothesized to play a role in the obesity epidemic. Long-term effects of prenatal exposure to non-persistent pesticides on body composition have so far not been invest...

    Authors: Christine Wohlfahrt-Veje, Katharina M Main, Ida M Schmidt, Malene Boas, Tina K Jensen, Philippe Grandjean, Niels E Skakkebæk and Helle R Andersen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2011 10:79

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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

  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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