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  1. Mercury is a contaminant that reaches high levels in Nunavik (North of Quebec). It is transformed into methylmercury (MeHg) and accumulated in marine mammals and predator fish, an important part of the traditi...

    Authors: Beatriz Valera, Eric Dewailly and Paul Poirier

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:29

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  2. There is little information on potential differences in animal exposure between Finland and Russia and particularly on the effects of animal exposure on asthma among Russian children. The aim of the study was ...

    Authors: Timo T Hugg, Maritta S Jaakkola, Risto Ruotsalainen, Vadim Pushkarev and Jouni JK Jaakkola

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:28

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  3. The use of human samples to assess environmental exposure and uptake of chemicals is more than an analytical exercise and requires consideration of the utility and interpretation of data as well as due conside...

    Authors: Ovnair Sepai, Clare Collier, Birgit Van Tongelen and Ludwine Casteleyn

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S13

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  4. Biomonitoring, the determination of chemical substances in human body fluids or tissues, is more and more frequently applied. At the same time detection limits are decreasing steadily. As a consequence, many d...

    Authors: Peter J Boogaard and Chris D Money

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S12

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  5. In order to investigate and monitor environmental health in Flanders (the Dutch speaking part of Belgium), the Flemish government funded the Centre of Expertise for Environment and Health, which started a huma...

    Authors: Hans Keune, Bert Morrens and Ilse Loots

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S11

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  6. Human biomonitoring (HBM) has rapidly gained importance. In some epidemiological studies, the measurement and use of biomarkers of exposure, susceptibility and disease have replaced traditional environmental i...

    Authors: Susanne Bauer

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S10

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  7. Environmental health research is a relatively new scientific area with much interdisciplinary collaboration. Regardless of which human population is included in field studies (e.g., general population, working...

    Authors: Domenico Franco Merlo, Kirsi Vahakangas and Lisbeth E Knudsen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S9

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  8. Assessment of ethical aspects and authorization by ethics committees have become a major constraint for health research including human subjects. Ethical reference values often are extrapolated from clinical s...

    Authors: Birgit Dumez, Karel Van Damme and Ludwine Casteleyn

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S7

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  9. This article addresses the problem of how to ensure consistency in messages communicating public health recommendations on environmental health and on child health. The World Health Organization states that th...

    Authors: Maryse Arendt

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S6

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  10. In keeping with the fundamental practice of transparency in the discussion and resolution of ethics conflicts raised by research, a summary of ethics issues raised during Portuguese biomonitoring in health sur...

    Authors: M Fátima Reis, Susana Segurado, Ana Brantes, Helena Teresinha Simões, J Maurício Melim, V Geraldes and J Pereira Miguel

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S5

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  11. The aim of this paper is to present the conceptual framework for a Danish human biomonitoring (HBM) program. The EU and national science-policy interface, that is fundamental for a realization of the national ...

    Authors: Marianne Thomsen, Lisbeth E Knudsen, Katrin Vorkamp, Marie Frederiksen, Hanne Bach, Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jorgensen, Suresch Rastogi, Patrik Fauser, Teddy Krongaard and Peter Borgen Sorensen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S3

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  12. The "European Environment & Health Action Plan 2004–2010" originates from the concern of the European Commission on the well-being of individuals and the general population. Through this plan, the Commission h...

    Authors: R Smolders, G Koppen and G Schoeters

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S2

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  13. Although diet and activity are key factors in the obesity epidemic, laboratory studies suggest that endocrine disrupting chemicals may also affect obesity.

    Authors: Elizabeth E Hatch, Jessica W Nelson, M Mustafa Qureshi, Janice Weinberg, Lynn L Moore, Martha Singer and Thomas F Webster

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:27

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  14. This study intended to investigate whether residence in areas polluted by heavy industry, waste incineration, a high density of traffic and housing or intensive use of pesticides, could contribute to the high ...

    Authors: Sam De Coster, Gudrun Koppen, Marc Bracke, Carmen Schroijen, Elly Den Hond, Vera Nelen, Els Van de Mieroop, Liesbeth Bruckers, Maaike Bilau, Willy Baeyens, Greet Schoeters and Nik van Larebeke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:26

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  15. Arctic populations are exposed to mercury, lead and cadmium through their traditional diet. Studies have however shown that cadmium exposure is most often attributable to tobacco smoking. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Julie Fontaine, Éric Dewailly, Jean-Louis Benedetti, Daria Pereg, Pierre Ayotte and Serge Déry

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:25

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  16. From May 1968 through March 1980, vinyl-lined asbestos-cement (VL/AC) water distribution pipes were installed in New England to avoid taste and odor problems associated with asbestos-cement pipes. The vinyl re...

    Authors: Lisa A Spence, Ann Aschengrau, Lisa E Gallagher, Thomas F Webster, Timothy C Heeren and David M Ozonoff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:24

    Content type: Research

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  17. Recent findings suggest that exposure to disinfection by-products may increase the risk of birth defects. Previous studies have focused mainly on birth defects in general or groups of defects. The objective of...

    Authors: Bing-Fang Hwang, Jouni JK Jaakkola and How-Ran Guo

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:23

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  18. After the Chernobyl nuclear accident on April 26, 1986, all children in the contaminated territory of the Narodichesky region, Zhitomir Oblast, Ukraine, were obliged to participate in a yearly medical examinat...

    Authors: Eugenia Stepanova, Wilfried Karmaus, Marina Naboka, Vitaliy Vdovenko, Tim Mousseau, Viacheslav M Shestopalov, John Vena, Erik Svendsen, Dwight Underhill and Harris Pastides

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  19. Cohorts comprising fishermen's families on the east coast of Sweden have been found to have a high consumption of contaminated fish as well as high body burdens of persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs). ...

    Authors: Anna Axmon, Lars Rylander and Anna Rignell-Hydbom

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:20

    Content type: Review

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  20. Despite the last years of rapid increase in use of wireless phones little data on the use of these devices has been systematically assessed among young persons. The aim of this descriptive cross-sectional stud...

    Authors: Fredrik Söderqvist, Michael Carlberg and Lennart Hardell

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:18

    Content type: Research

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  21. There is a growing body of literature linking GIS-based measures of traffic density to asthma and other respiratory outcomes. However, no consensus exists on which traffic indicators best capture variability i...

    Authors: Jane E Clougherty, Rosalind J Wright, Lisa K Baxter and Jonathan I Levy

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:17

    Content type: Research

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  22. Adverse respiratory effects of particulate air pollution have been identified by epidemiological studies. We aimed to examine the health effects of ambient particulate air pollution from wood burning on school...

    Authors: Michael J Epton, Robin D Dawson, Wendy M Brooks, Simon Kingham, Teresa Aberkane, Jo-Anne E Cavanagh, Christopher M Frampton, Tracey Hewitt, Julie M Cook, Susan McLeod, Fiona McCartin, Katherine Trought and Leslie Brown

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:16

    Content type: Research

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  23. Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) is a highly reactive compound used in the production of, e.g., polyurethane foams and paints. TDI is known to cause respiratory symptoms and diseases. Because TDI causes symptoms in ...

    Authors: Karin Broberg, Håkan Tinnerberg, Anna Axmon, Margareta Warholm, Agneta Rannug and Margareta Littorin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:15

    Content type: Research

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  24. The advertising of vehicles has been studied from a safety perspective but not in terms of vehicle air pollutants. We aimed to examine the content and trends of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution-relat...

    Authors: Nick Wilson, Anthony Maher, George Thomson and Michael Keall

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:14

    Content type: Research

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  25. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of conducting biological tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, PCE) exposure assessments of dry cleaning employees in conjunction with evaluation of po...

    Authors: Lauralynn T McKernan, Avima M Ruder, Martin R Petersen, Misty J Hein, Christy L Forrester, Wayne T Sanderson, David L Ashley and Mary A Butler

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  26. The etiology of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy, (BEN), a tubulointerstitial kidney disease, is unknown. Although this disease is endemic in rural areas of Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, and Serbia, similar ma...

    Authors: Wilfried Karmaus, Plamen Dimitrov, Valeri Simeonov, Svetla Tsolova, Angel Bonev and Rossitza Georgieva

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  27. Vigorous outdoors exercise during an episode of air pollution might cause airway inflammation. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of vigorous outdoor exercise during peak smog season on breat...

    Authors: Jill M Ferdinands, Carol A Gotway Crawford, Roby Greenwald, David Van Sickle, Eric Hunter and W Gerald Teague

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  28. To explore various contributors to people's reporting of self reported air pollution problems in area of living, including GIS-modeled air pollution, and to investigate whether those with respiratory or other ...

    Authors: Fredrik Niclas Piro, Christian Madsen, Øyvind Næss, Per Nafstad and Bjørgulf Claussen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  29. The incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchial asthma began increasing in early 1960s in the population of Yokkaichi-city (Mie Prefecture, Japan). The cause of the disease was sulf...

    Authors: Peng Guo, Kazuhito Yokoyama, Masami Suenaga and Hirotaka Kida

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  30. Health gains that environmental interventions could achieve are main questions when choosing environmental health action to prevent disease. The World Health Organization has recently released profiles of envi...

    Authors: Annette Prüss-Üstün, Sophie Bonjour and Carlos Corvalán

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  31. Levels of pesticides and other compounds in carpet dust can be useful indicators of exposure in epidemiologic studies, particularly for young children who are in frequent contact with carpets. The high-volume ...

    Authors: Joanne S Colt, Robert B Gunier, Catherine Metayer, Marcia G Nishioka, Erin M Bell, Peggy Reynolds, Patricia A Buffler and Mary H Ward

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:6

    Content type: Methodology

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  32. Europe has experienced warmer summers in the past two decades and there is a need to describe the determinants of heat-related mortality to better inform public health activities during hot weather. We investi...

    Authors: Ai Ishigami, Shakoor Hajat, R Sari Kovats, Luigi Bisanti, Magda Rognoni, Antonio Russo and Anna Paldy

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  33. We discuss the translocation of inhaled asbestos fibers based on pulmonary and pleuro-pulmonary interstitial fluid dynamics. Fibers can pass the alveolar barrier and reach the lung interstitium via the paracel...

    Authors: G Miserocchi, G Sancini, F Mantegazza and Gerolamo Chiappino

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:4

    Content type: Review

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  34. Although a substantial part of scientific research is collaborative and increasing globalization will probably lead to its increase, very few studies actually investigate the advantages, disadvantages, experie...

    Authors: Klea Katsouyanni

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:3

    Content type: Commentary

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  35. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent pollutants identified worldwide as human blood and breast milk contaminants. Because they bioaccumulate, consumption of meat, fish, and dairy products predicts h...

    Authors: Ruthann A Rudel, Liesel M Seryak and Julia G Brody

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:2

    Content type: Research

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  36. Recent studies have observed positive associations between outdoor air pollution and emergency department (ED) visits for asthma. However, few have examined the possible confounding influence of aeroallergens,...

    Authors: Paul J Villeneuve, Li Chen, Brian H Rowe and Frances Coates

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:40

    Content type: Research

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  37. Chronic arsenic exposure is associated with an increased risk of skin, bladder and lung cancers. Generation of oxidative stress may contribute to arsenic carcinogenesis.

    Authors: Carrie V Breton, Molly L Kile, Paul J Catalano, Elaine Hoffman, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Mahmuder Rahman, Golam Mahiuddin and David C Christiani

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:39

    Content type: Research

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  38. Population disease proportions attributable to various causal agents are popular as they present a simplified view of the contribution of each agent to the disease load. However they are only summary figures t...

    Authors: Rodolfo Saracci and Paolo Vineis

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:38

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. In April 2005, syndromic surveillance based on statistical control chart methods in Sydney, Australia, signalled increasing incidence of urgent emergency department visits for cardiovascular and chest pain syn...

    Authors: Robin M Turner, David J Muscatello, Wei Zheng, Alan Willmore and Glenn Arendts

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:37

    Content type: Research

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  40. We plan to conduct a case-control study to investigate whether exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) increases the risk of stroke. In case-control studies, selective participation can lead to bias and loss of effici...

    Authors: Anna Oudin, Jonas Björk and Ulf Strömberg

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:34

    Content type: Research

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  41. Recommendations about risks and benefits of seafood intake during pregnancy have been published in the last decade, but the specific health effects of the different categories of seafood remain unknown. Fish a...

    Authors: Laurence Guldner, Christine Monfort, Florence Rouget, Ronan Garlantezec and Sylvaine Cordier

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:33

    Content type: Research

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