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  1. Content type: Research

    There is a growing body of evidence linking health and well-being to key business issues. Despite this, corporate uptake of workplace health promotion programmes has been slow outside the USA. One possible rea...

    Authors: Peter R Mills

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:1

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  2. Content type: Review

    Many professions in the fields of engineering, aviation and medicine employ this form of scheduling. However, on-call work has received significantly less research attention than other work patterns such as sh...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Nicol and Jackie S Botterill

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:15

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    Children in urban public housing are at high risk for asthma, given elevated environmental and social exposures and suboptimal medical care. For a multifactorial disease like asthma, design of intervention stu...

    Authors: Jonathan I Levy, LK Welker-Hood, Jane E Clougherty, Robin E Dodson, Suzanne Steinbach and HP Hynes

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:13

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  4. Content type: Research

    Cigarette smoking and coal burning are the primary sources of indoor air pollution in Chinese households. However, effects of these exposures on Chinese children's respiratory health are not well characterized.

    Authors: Päivi M Salo, Jiang Xia, C Anderson Johnson, Yan Li, Grace E Kissling, Edward L Avol, Chunhong Liu and Stephanie J London

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:14

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  5. Content type: Review

    Many challenges emerged during completion of a study to examine radiation dose and acute leukemia among children in areas of the former Soviet Union. In an era of globalization, our experiences might benefit o...

    Authors: Martin C Mahoney, Kirsten B Moysich, Philip L McCarthy Jr, Richard C McDonald, Valery F Stepanenko, Robert W Day and Arthur M Michalek

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:12

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  6. Content type: Research

    Mercury is an immunotoxic metal that induces autoimmune disease in rodents. Highly susceptible mouse strains such as SJL/N, A.SW, B10.S (H-2s) develop multiple autoimmune manifestations after exposure to inorgani...

    Authors: Ines A Silva, Jennifer F Nyland, Andrew Gorman, Andre Perisse, Ana Maria Ventura, Elizabeth CO Santos, Jose M de Souza, CL Burek, Noel R Rose and Ellen K Silbergeld

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:11

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  7. Content type: Research

    Releases of hazardous materials can cause substantial morbidity and mortality. To reduce and prevent the public health consequences (victims or evacuations) from uncontrolled or illegally released hazardous su...

    Authors: Perri Z Ruckart, Wendy A Wattigney and Wendy E Kaye

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:10

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  8. Content type: Research

    Inter-individual variation in normal human mammary epithelial cells in response to oxythioquinox (OTQ) is reported. Gene expression signatures resulting from chemical exposures are generally created from analy...

    Authors: Maureen R Gwinn, Diana L Whipkey and Ainsley Weston

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:9

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  9. Content type: Research

    In animal studies of the effects of hormonally active agents, measurement of anogenital distance (AGD) is now routine, and serves as a bioassay of fetal androgen action. Although measurement of AGD in humans h...

    Authors: Eduardo Salazar-Martinez, Patricia Romano-Riquer, Edith Yanez-Marquez, Matthew P Longnecker and Mauricio Hernandez-Avila

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:8

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  10. Content type: Research

    For individual exposures, effect modification by atopy or smoking has been reported on the occurrence of occupational airway disease. It is unclear if effect modification can be studied in a general population...

    Authors: Gea de Meer, Marjan Kerkhof, Hans Kromhout, Jan P Schouten and Dick Heederik

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:6

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  11. Content type: Research

    Radioisotopes are introduced into the environment following nuclear power plant accidents or nuclear weapons tests. The immobility of these radioactive elements in uppermost soil layers represents a problem fo...

    Authors: Pietro Cazzola, Agostino Cena, Stefano Ghignone, Maria C Abete and Sergio Andruetto

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:5

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  12. Content type: Research

    In a previous study it has been shown that mean population perception of air pollution correlates well with physical measures of actual air pollution and could be used as a measure of exposure to air pollution...

    Authors: Paul R Hunter, Karen Bickerstaff and Maria A Davies

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:3

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    In 2000, the National Research Council (NRC), an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, released a report entitled, "Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury." The overall conclusion of that report was that, a...

    Authors: Alan H Stern, Joseph L Jacobson, Louise Ryan and Thomas A Burke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:2

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  14. Content type: Research

    Studies on maternal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) reported inconsistent findings regarding birth weight: some studies showed no effect, some reported decreased birth weight, and one study found ...

    Authors: Wilfried Karmaus and Xiaobei Zhu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:1

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  15. Content type: Research

    Bone marrow stromal cells produce cytokines required for the normal growth and development of all eight hematopoietic cell lineages. Aberrant cytokine production by stromal cells contributes to blood cell dysc...

    Authors: Brenda A Jensen, Rebecca J Leeman, Jennifer J Schlezinger and David H Sherr

    Citation: Environmental Health 2003 2:16

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  16. Content type: Research

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has claimed 349 lives with 5,327 probable cases reported in mainland China since November 2002. SARS case fatality has varied across geographical areas, which might be ...

    Authors: Yan Cui, Zuo-Feng Zhang, John Froines, Jinkou Zhao, Hua Wang, Shun-Zhang Yu and Roger Detels

    Citation: Environmental Health 2003 2:15

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  17. Content type: Research

    Melanoma incidence is rising at a rate faster than any other preventable cancer in the United States. Childhood exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light increases risk for skin cancer as an adult, thus starting posi...

    Authors: Alan C Geller, Linda Rutsch, Kristin Kenausis, Paula Selzer and Zi Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2003 2:13

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  18. Content type: Research

    Epidemiological documentation of endocrine disruption is complicated by imprecise exposure assessment, especially when exposures are mixed. Even if the estrogenic activity of all compounds were known, the comb...

    Authors: Thomas Høj Rasmussen, Flemming Nielsen, Helle Raun Andersen, Jesper Bo Nielsen, Pal Weihe and Philippe Grandjean

    Citation: Environmental Health 2003 2:12

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  19. Content type: Research

    South Africa is one of the major users of pesticides on the African continent. The Eastern Cape is the second largest province in South Africa. There has been growing concern about the occurrence of certain bi...

    Authors: Gudrun A Heeren, Joanne Tyler and Andrew Mandeya

    Citation: Environmental Health 2003 2:11

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  20. Content type: Research

    HMO databases offer an opportunity for community based epidemiologic studies of asthma incidence, etiology and treatment. The incidence of asthma in HMO populations and the utility of HMO data, including use o...

    Authors: Susan R Sama, Phillip R Hunt, CIH Priscilla Cirillo, Arminda Marx, Richard A Rosiello, Paul K Henneberger and Donald K Milton

    Citation: Environmental Health 2003 2:10

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  21. Content type: Research

    The neurotoxic effects of methylmercury (MeHg) have been demonstrated in both human and animal studies. Both adult and fetal brains are susceptible to the effects of MeHg toxicity. However, the specific effect...

    Authors: Edna M Yokoo, Joaquim G Valente, Lynn Grattan, Sérgio Luís Schmidt, Illeane Platt and Ellen K Silbergeld

    Citation: Environmental Health 2003 2:8

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  22. Content type: Research

    The scientific literature poses a perplexing dilemma for pregnant women with respect to the consumption of fish from natural bodies of water. On one hand, fish is a good source of protein, low in fat and a ric...

    Authors: Germaine M Buck, Grace P Tee, Edward F Fitzgerald, John E Vena, John M Weiner, Mya Swanson and Michael E Msall

    Citation: Environmental Health 2003 2:7

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  23. Content type: Research

    We studied subjective health symptoms in a population accidentally exposed to high styrene concentrations in drinking tap water. The contamination occurred during the reparation of a water tank.

    Authors: Alberto Arnedo-Pena, Juan Bellido-Blasco, Jose-Luis Villamarin-Vazquez, Jose-Luis Aranda-Mares, Nuria Font-Cardona, Fabriziomaria Gobba and Manolis Kogevinas

    Citation: Environmental Health 2003 2:6

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  24. Content type: Research

    Childhood lead poisoning has not made the list of national public health priorities in Lebanon. This study aims at identifying the prevalence and risk factors for elevated blood lead concentrations (B-Pb ≥ 100...

    Authors: Iman Nuwayhid, Mona Nabulsi, Samar Muwakkit, Sarah Kouzi, George Salem, Mohamed Mikati and Majd Ariss

    Citation: Environmental Health 2003 2:5

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  25. Content type: Research

    Fish from the Great Lakes are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, which have been found to have several adverse reproductive effects. Several environmental contaminants have been found to alter the se...

    Authors: Marc G Weisskopf, Henry A Anderson and Lawrence P Hanrahan

    Citation: Environmental Health 2003 2:2

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  26. Content type: Research

    Few assessments of the costs and benefits of reducing acute cardiorespiratory morbidity related to air pollution have employed a comprehensive, explicit approach to capturing the full societal value of reduced...

    Authors: David M Stieb, Paul De Civita, F Reed Johnson, Matthew P Manary, Aslam H Anis, Robert C Beveridge and Stan Judek

    Citation: Environmental Health 2002 1:7

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  27. Content type: Research

    The explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was one of the greatest known nuclear disasters of the 20th century. To reduce individual exposure to ionizing radiation the Soviet Union government introduce...

    Authors: Pavlo Zamostian, Kirsten B Moysich, Martin C Mahoney, Philip McCarthy, Alexandra Bondar, Andrey G Noschenko and Arthur M Michalek

    Citation: Environmental Health 2002 1:4

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  28. Content type: Research

    A previous observational study detected a strong positive relationship between sick leave absences and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in office buildings in the Boston area. The authors speculated that the o...

    Authors: Theodore A Myatt, John Staudenmayer, Kate Adams, Michael Walters, Stephen N Rudnick and Donald K Milton

    Citation: Environmental Health 2002 1:3

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  29. Content type: Methodology

    Observational studies in epidemiology always involve concerns regarding validity, especially measurement error, confounding, missing data, and other problems that may affect the study outcomes. Widely used sta...

    Authors: Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, Niels Keiding, Philippe Grandjean and Pal Weihe

    Citation: Environmental Health 2002 1:2

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  30. Content type: Research

    Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is caused by hexachlorobenzene (HCB) in several species of laboratory mammals, but the human evidence is contradictory. In a study among adults of a population highly exposed to H...

    Authors: Jordi Sunyer, Carmen Herrero, Dolores Ozalla, Maria Sala, Núria Ribas-Fitó, Joan Grimalt and Xavier Basagaña

    Citation: Environmental Health 2002 1:1

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