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  1. Lack of access to safe water remains a significant risk factor for poor health in developing countries. There has been little research into the health effects of frequently carrying containers of water. The ai...

    Authors: Jo-Anne L Geere, Paul R Hunter and Paul Jagals

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:52

    Content type: Research

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  2. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous environmental toxins. Although there is growing evidence to support an association between PCBs and deficits of neurodevelopment, the specific mechanisms are not...

    Authors: Hye-Youn Park, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Eva Sovcikova, Anton Kocan, Beata Drobna and Tomas Trnovec

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:51

    Content type: Research

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  3. The controversy about the use of data from human volunteer studies involving experimental exposure to pesticides as part of regulatory risk assessment has been widely discussed, but the complex and interrelate...

    Authors: Leslie London, David Coggon, Angelo Moretto, Peter Westerholm, Martin F Wilks and Claudio Colosio

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:50

    Content type: Review

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  4. Oxidative stress generation is a primary mechanism mediating the effects of Particulate Matter (PM) on human health. Although mitochondria are both the major intracellular source and target of oxidative stress...

    Authors: Lifang Hou, Zhong-Zheng Zhu, Xiao Zhang, Francesco Nordio, Matteo Bonzini, Joel Schwartz, Mirjam Hoxha, Laura Dioni, Barbara Marinelli, Valeria Pegoraro, Pietro Apostoli, Pier Alberto Bertazzi and Andrea Baccarelli

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:48

    Content type: Research

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  5. The incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) has risen steadily during the last few decades in all geographic regions covered by cancer registration for reasons that remain unknown. The aims of this study wer...

    Authors: Jean-François Viel, Evelyne Fournier and Arlette Danzon

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:47

    Content type: Research

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  6. Toxic exposures have been shown to influence maturation of the immune system during gestation. This study investigates the association between cord blood lymphocyte proportions and maternal exposure to air pol...

    Authors: Caroline EW Herr, Miroslav Dostal, Rakesh Ghosh, Paul Ashwood, Michael Lipsett, Kent E Pinkerton, Radim Sram and Irva Hertz-Picciotto

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:46

    Content type: Research

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  7. Particulate matter with diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10) that originates from anthropogenic activities and natural sources may settle in the bronchi and cause adverse effects possibly via oxidative stress...

    Authors: Panagiotis T Nastos, Athanasios G Paliatsos, Michael B Anthracopoulos, Eleftheria S Roma and Kostas N Priftis

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:45

    Content type: Research

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  8. Neonatal growth is a complex process involving genetic and environmental factors. Polymorphisms in the hemochromatosis (HFE) iron regulatory genes have been shown to modify transport and toxicity of lead which is...

    Authors: David Cantonwine, Howard Hu, Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo, Brisa N Sánchez, Héctor Lamadrid-Figueroa, Adrienne S Ettinger, Adriana Mercado-García, Mauricio Hernández-Avila and Robert O Wright

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:43

    Content type: Research

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  9. Associations between ambient temperature and cardiovascular mortality are well established. This study investigated whether inflammation could be part of the mechanism leading to temperature-related cardiovasc...

    Authors: Jaana I Halonen, Antonella Zanobetti, David Sparrow, Pantel S Vokonas and Joel Schwartz

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:42

    Content type: Research

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  10. Subjects living close to high traffic roads (HTR) are more likely to suffer from air-pollution related morbidity and mortality. The issue has large public health consequences but few studies have described the...

    Authors: Giulia Cesaroni, Chiara Badaloni, Valeria Romano, Eugenio Donato, Carlo A Perucci and Francesco Forastiere

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:41

    Content type: Research

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  11. Household cleaning and pesticide products may contribute to breast cancer because many contain endocrine disrupting chemicals or mammary gland carcinogens. This population-based case-control study investigated...

    Authors: Ami R Zota, Ann Aschengrau, Ruthann A Rudel and Julia Green Brody

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:40

    Content type: Research

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  12. We report on the challenges of obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) coverage for a community-based participatory research (CBPR) environmental justice project, which involved reporting biomonitoring and ...

    Authors: Phil Brown, Rachel Morello-Frosch, J G Brody, Rebecca Gasior Altman, Ruthann A Rudel, Laura Senier, Carla Pérez and Ruth Simpson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:39

    Content type: Case report

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  13. The present study aimed at developing a standardized heat wave definition to estimate and compare the impact on mortality by gender, age and death causes in Europe during summers 1990-2004 and 2003, separately...

    Authors: Daniela D'Ippoliti, Paola Michelozzi, Claudia Marino, Francesca de'Donato, Bettina Menne, Klea Katsouyanni, Ursula Kirchmayer, Antonis Analitis, Mercedes Medina-Ramón, Anna Paldy, Richard Atkinson, Sari Kovats, Luigi Bisanti, Alexandra Schneider, Agnès Lefranc, Carmen Iñiguez…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:37

    Content type: Research

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  14. Arsenic is a potent pollutant that has caused an environmental catastrophe in certain parts of the world including Bangladesh where millions of people are presently at risk due to drinking water contaminated b...

    Authors: Nurshad Ali, Md Ashraful Hoque, Abedul Haque, Kazi Abdus Salam, Md Rezaul Karim, Aminur Rahman, Khairul Islam, Zahangir Alam Saud, Md Abdul Khalek, Anwarul Azim Akhand, Mostaque Hossain, Abul Mandal, Md Rezaul Karim, Hideki Miyataka, Seiichiro Himeno and Khaled Hossain

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:36

    Content type: Research

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  15. Environmental Health has just received its first Impact Factor by Thomson ISI. At a level of 2.48, this achievement is quite satisfactory and places Environmental Health in the top 25% of environmental science...

    Authors: David M Ozonoff and Philippe Grandjean

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:35

    Content type: Editorial

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  16. Despite indoor home environments being where people spend most time, involving residents in testing those environments has been very limited, especially in marginalized communities. We piloted participatory testi...

    Authors: Timothy J Downs, Laurie Ross, Danielle Mucciarone, Maria-Camila Calvache, Octavia Taylor and Robert Goble

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:34

    Content type: Research

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  17. In order to select priority hotspots for environment and health research in Flanders (Belgium), an open procedure was organized. Environment and health hotspots are strong polluting point sources with possible...

    Authors: Hans Keune, Bert Morrens, Kim Croes, Ann Colles, Gudrun Koppen, Johan Springael, Ilse Loots, Karen Van Campenhout, Hana Chovanova, Greet Schoeters, Vera Nelen, Willy Baeyens and Nik Van Larebeke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:33

    Content type: Research

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  18. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been widely used as flame retardants in consumer products. PBDEs may affect thyroid hormone homeostasis, which can result in irreversible damage of cognitive perform...

    Authors: Marie Frederiksen, Katrin Vorkamp, Line Mathiesen, Tina Mose and Lisbeth E Knudsen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:32

    Content type: Research

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  19. Pesticides are widely used in households to control insects and weeds. Several studies, over the past decades, have examined the possible relationship of serum concentration of organochlorine pesticides and th...

    Authors: Umar Farooq, Monika Joshi, Vinod Nookala, Pramil Cheriyath, Daniel Fischman, Nora J Graber, Steven D Stellman and Joshua Muscat

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:30

    Content type: Research

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  20. Several studies have reported associations between respiratory outcomes in children and a range of self-reported, administrative or geographical indicators of traffic pollution. First-time investigation into t...

    Authors: Nicos Middleton, Panayiotis Yiallouros, Nicolaos Nicolaou, Savvas Kleanthous, Spiros Pipis, Maria Zeniou, Philip Demokritou and Petros Koutrakis

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:28

    Content type: Research

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  21. In North and Central Vietnam it is common among farmers to use excreta from the family double vault composting latrine (DVC) as fertilizer in the fields. The official Vietnamese health guidelines stipulate a s...

    Authors: Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen, Pham Duc Phuc and Line Gram Knudsen West

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:27

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. Due to shortcomings in the design, no source-specific exposure-effect relations are as yet available describing the effects of noise on children's cognitive performance. This paper reports on a study investiga...

    Authors: Elise van Kempen, Irene van Kamp, Erik Lebret, Jan Lammers, Harry Emmen and Stephen Stansfeld

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:25

    Content type: Research

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  23. Diverse environmental exposures, studied separately, have been linked to health outcomes in adult asthma, but integrated multi-factorial effects have not been modeled. We sought to evaluate the contribution of...

    Authors: Laura Trupin, John R Balmes, Hubert Chen, Mark D Eisner, S Katharine Hammond, Patricia P Katz, Fred Lurmann, Patricia J Quinlan, Peter S Thorne, Edward H Yelin and Paul D Blanc

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:24

    Content type: Research

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  24. The development of new wireless communication technologies that emit radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) is ongoing, but little is known about the RF-EMF exposure distribution in the general popula...

    Authors: Martin Röösli, Patrizia Frei, John Bolte, Georg Neubauer, Elisabeth Cardis, Maria Feychting, Peter Gajsek, Sabine Heinrich, Wout Joseph, Simon Mann, Luc Martens, Evelyn Mohler, Roger C Parslow, Aslak Harbo Poulsen, Katja Radon, Joachim Schüz…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:23

    Content type: Methodology

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  25. In the present study, the aim is to examine the risk of fetal loss related to environmental 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (CB-153) or 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene (p,p'-DDE) exposure.

    Authors: Gunnar Toft, Ane M Thulstrup, Bo A Jönsson, Henning S Pedersen, Jan K Ludwicki, Valentyna Zvezday and Jens P Bonde

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:22

    Content type: Research

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  26. Normal cellular metabolism is well established as the source of endogenous reactive oxygen species which account for the background levels of oxidative DNA damage detected in normal tissue. Hydrogen peroxide i...

    Authors: Ana L Miranda-Vilela, Penha CZ Alves, Arthur K Akimoto, Graciana S Lordelo, Carlos A Gonçalves, Cesar K Grisolia and Maria N Klautau-Guimarães

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:21

    Content type: Research

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  27. A considerable literature now supports the importance of effective communication with study participants, including how best to develop communication plans focusing on the uncertainty of health risks associate...

    Authors: Alexandra J Buck, John E Vena, Bridget M McGuinness, Maureen A Cooney and Germaine M Louis

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:20

    Content type: Research

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  28. Environmental health impact assessments often have to deal with substantial uncertainties. Typically, the knowledge-base is limited with incomplete, or inconsistent evidence and missing or ambiguous data. Cons...

    Authors: Anne B Knol, Pauline Slottje, Jeroen P van der Sluijs and Erik Lebret

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:19

    Content type: Methodology

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  29. Denim sandblasting is as a novel cause of silicosis in Turkey, with reports of a recent increase in cases and fatal outcomes. We aimed to describe the radiological features of patients exposed to silica during...

    Authors: Cihan Akgul Ozmen, Hasan Nazaroglu, Tekin Yildiz, Aylin Hasanefendioglu Bayrak, Senem Senturk, Gungor Ates and Levent Akyildiz

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:17

    Content type: Research

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  30. Some epidemiologic studies have suggested an association between electromagnetic field exposure induced by high voltage power lines and childhood leukemia, but null results have also been yielded and the possi...

    Authors: Carlotta Malagoli, Sara Fabbi, Sergio Teggi, Mariagiulia Calzari, Maurizio Poli, Elena Ballotti, Barbara Notari, Maurizio Bruni, Giovanni Palazzi, Paolo Paolucci and Marco Vinceti

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:16

    Content type: Research

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  31. The AhR is a ligand-activated transcription factor that mediates immunosuppression induced by environmental PAH and HAH. Recently, a critical role for the AhR in development of T cells involved in autoimmunity...

    Authors: Lenka L Allan and David H Sherr

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:15

    Content type: Research

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  32. Alteration of natural or historical aquatic flows can have unintended consequences for regions where waterborne diseases are endemic and where the epidemiologic implications of such change are poorly understoo...

    Authors: Margaret Carrel, Paul Voss, Peter K Streatfield, Mohammad Yunus and Michael Emch

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:13

    Content type: Research

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  33. Results from previous population studies showed that mortality rates from acute myocardial infarction and type-2 diabetes during the 1980s and 1990s in rural, agricultural counties of Minnesota, Montana, North...

    Authors: Dina M Schreinemachers

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:11

    Content type: Research

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  34. Multiple N-nitroso compounds have been observed in animal studies to be both mutagenic and teratogenic. Human exposure to N-nitroso compounds and their precursors, nitrates and nitrites, can occur through exogeno...

    Authors: John S Griesenbeck, Jean D Brender, Joseph R Sharkey, Michelle D Steck, John C Huber Jr, Antonio A Rene, Thomas J McDonald, Paul A Romitti, Mark A Canfield, Peter H Langlois and Lucina Suarez

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:10

    Content type: Research

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  35. The Impact Pathway Approach (IPA) is an innovative methodology to establish links between emissions, related impacts and monetary estimates. Only few attempts have so far been presented regarding emissions of ...

    Authors: Massimo Pizzol, Marianne Thomsen, Lise Marie Frohn and Mikael Skou Andersen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  36. Products containing biocides are used for a variety of purposes in the home environment. To assess potential health risks, data on products containing biocides were gathered by means of a market survey, exposu...

    Authors: Stefan Hahn, Klaus Schneider, Stefan Gartiser, Wolfgang Heger and Inge Mangelsdorf

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:7

    Content type: Research

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  37. Maternal exposure to air pollution has been related to fetal growth in a number of recent scientific studies. The objective of this study was to assess the association between exposure to air pollution during ...

    Authors: Ferran Ballester, Marisa Estarlich, Carmen Iñiguez, Sabrina Llop, Rosa Ramón, Ana Esplugues, Marina Lacasaña and Marisa Rebagliato

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:6

    Content type: Research

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  38. Very few studies have evaluated the adverse effect of passive smoking exposure among active smokers, probably due to the unproven assumption that the dose of toxic compounds that a smoker inhales by passive sm...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Piccardo, Anna Stella and Federico Valerio

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  39. Substantial epidemiological studies demonstrate associations between exposure to ambient ozone and mortality. A few studies simply examine the modification of this ozone effect by individual characteristics an...

    Authors: Cizao Ren, Steve Melly and Joel Schwartz

    Citation: Environmental Health 2010 9:3

    Content type: Research

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