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  1. The healthy worker effect may hide adverse health effects in hazardous jobs, especially those where physical fitness is required. Fire fighters may serve as a good example because they sometimes are severely e...

    Authors: Norbert L Wagner, Jürgen Berger, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Peter Koch, Anja Köchel, Michel Peschke and Trude Ossenbach

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:27

    Content type: Research

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  2. Several authors have suggested that it is safe to raise the health standard for nitrate in drinking water, and save money on measures associated with nitrate pollution of drinking water resources. The major ar...

    Authors: Hans JM van Grinsven, Mary H Ward, Nigel Benjamin and Theo M de Kok

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:26

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. Dioxins and related compounds are suspected of causing neurological disruption in human and experimental animal offspring following perinatal exposure during development and growth. The molecular mechanism(s) ...

    Authors: Eiichi Akahoshi, Seiko Yoshimura and Mitsuko Ishihara-Sugano

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:24

    Content type: Research

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  4. Few studies have investigated exposure of hairdressing apprentices to airborne irritants. This study describes exposure levels of apprentices to chemical products used in hairdressing salons in relation with t...

    Authors: Estelle Mounier-Geyssant, Véronique Oury, Lory Mouchot, Christophe Paris and Denis Zmirou-Navier

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  5. An excess of mortality for malignant neoplasms of the pleura in Biancavilla, promoted an investigation for pleural mesothelioma, disclosing 17 cases. As the absence of known sources of asbestos exposure, a loc...

    Authors: Maria Grazia Putzu, Caterina Bruno, Amerigo Zona, Marilena Massiccio, Roberto Pasetto, Pier Giorgio Piolatto and Pietro Comba

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  6. Air pollution in São Paulo is constantly being measured by the State of Sao Paulo Environmental Agency, however there is no information on the variation between places with different traffic densities. This st...

    Authors: Agnes Soares da Silva, Maria Regina Cardoso, Kees Meliefste and Bert Brunekreef

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  7. Residential-use pesticides have been shown to be a major source of pesticide exposure to people in the United States. However, little is understood about the exposures to household pesticides and the resultant...

    Authors: Nyree Bekarian, Devon Payne-Sturges, Stuart Edmondson, Bill Chism and Tracey J Woodruff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:15

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides can cause a series of adverse effects on e.g. reproduction in ...

    Authors: Manhai Long, Birgitte S Andersen, Christian H Lindh, Lars Hagmar, Aleksander Giwercman, Gian-Carlo Manicardi, Davide Bizzaro, Marcello Spanò, Gunnar Toft, Henning S Pedersen, Valentyna Zvyezday, Jens Peter Bonde and Eva C Bonefeld-Jorgensen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:14

    Content type: Research

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  9. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health previously reported mortality for a cohort of workers considered highly exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) between 1939 and 1977 at two electr...

    Authors: Mary M Prince, Misty J Hein, Avima M Ruder, Martha A Waters, Patricia A Laber and Elizabeth A Whelan

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  10. Human exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is ubiquitous and found in all individuals. Studies have documented endocrine disrupting effects and impact on reproduction. The aim of the present study ...

    Authors: Eva C Bonefeld-Jorgensen, Philip S Hjelmborg, Thayaline S Reinert, Birgitte S Andersen, Vladimir Lesovoy, Christian H Lindh, Lars Hagmar, Aleksander Giwercman, Mogens Erlandsen, Gian-Carlo Manicardi, Marcello Spanò, Gunnar Toft and Jens Peter Bonde

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  11. Adverse health effects at relatively low levels of ambient air pollution have consistently been reported in the last years. We conducted a time-series panel study of subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary...

    Authors: Susanna Lagorio, Francesco Forastiere, Riccardo Pistelli, Ivano Iavarone, Paola Michelozzi, Valeria Fano, Achille Marconi, Giovanni Ziemacki and Bart D Ostro

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  12. A wide variety of environmental pollutants occur in surface waters, including estuarine and marine waters. Many of these contaminants are recognised as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) which can adversely...

    Authors: Sonia Garritano, Barbara Pinto, Marco Calderisi, Teresa Cirillo, Renata Amodio-Cocchieri and Daniela Reali

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  13. Public concern about exposure to emissions from the regional industrial park (IP), including 17 chemical plants and the national industrial toxic waste site, initiated this study of the possible association be...

    Authors: Yaakov Bentov, Ella Kordysh, Reli Hershkovitz, Ilana Belmaker, Marina Polyakov, Natasha Bilenko and Batia Sarov

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  14. Cyanobacteria are common inhabitants of freshwater lakes and reservoirs throughout the world. Under favourable conditions, certain cyanobacteria can dominate the phytoplankton within a waterbody and form nuisa...

    Authors: Ian Stewart, Penelope M Webb, Philip J Schluter and Glen R Shaw

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:6

    Content type: Review

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  15. Vinclozolin is a fungicide that has been reported to have anti-androgenic effects in rats. We have found that in utero exposure to natural or synthetic progesterones can induce hypospadias in mice, and that the s...

    Authors: Jill Buckley, Emily Willingham, Koray Agras and Laurence S Baskin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:4

    Content type: Research

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  16. Studies in areas with relatively high levels of air pollution have found some positive associations between exposures to ambient levels of air pollution and several birth outcomes including low birth weight (L...

    Authors: Rose Dugandzic, Linda Dodds, David Stieb and Marc Smith-Doiron

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  17. Few studies have investigated the independent effects of occupational exposures and smoking on chronic bronchitis and airflow obstruction. We assessed the association between lifetime occupational exposures an...

    Authors: Ángeles Jaén, Jan Paul Zock, Manolis Kogevinas, Antonio Ferrer and Albert Marín

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  18. The study is part of a collaborative project (Inuendo), aiming to assess the impact of dietary persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs) on human fertility. The aims with the present study are to analyze int...

    Authors: Bo AG Jönsson, Lars Rylander, Christian Lindh, Anna Rignell-Hydbom, Aleksander Giwercman, Gunnar Toft, Henning S Pedersen, Jan K Ludwicki, Katarzyna Góralczyk, Valentyna Zvyezday, Marcello Spanò, Davide Bizzaro, Eva C Bonefeld-Jörgensen, Gian Carlo Manicardi, Jens Peter Bonde and Lars Hagmar

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:27

    Content type: Research

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  19. Persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs) may interfere with reproductive function but direct evidence in humans is very limited.

    Authors: Gunnar Toft, Anna Axmon, Aleksander Giwercman, Ane Marie Thulstrup, Anna Rignell-Hydbom, Henning Sloth Pedersen, Jan K Ludwicki, Valentina Zvyezday, Andery Zinchuk, Marcello Spano, Gian Carlo Manicardi, Eva C Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Lars Hagmar and Jens Peter Bonde

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:26

    Content type: Research

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  20. Short term illnesses, usually caused by respiratory or gastrointestinal diseases are disruptive to productivity and there is relatively little focus on preventative measures. This study examined the effect of ...

    Authors: Py Tubelius, Vlaicu Stan and Anders Zachrisson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:25

    Content type: Research

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  21. Exposure to indoor air of private or public buildings contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has raised health concerns in long-term users. This exploratory neuropsychological group study investiga...

    Authors: Martin Peper, Martin Klett and Rudolf Morgenstern

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:22

    Content type: Research

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  22. Biomarkers for mercury (Hg) exposure have frequently been used to assess exposure and risk in various groups of the general population. We have evaluated the most frequently used biomarkers and the physiology ...

    Authors: Marika Berglund, Birger Lind, Karolin Ask Björnberg, Brita Palm, Östen Einarsson and Marie Vahter

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  23. A variety of statistical methods have been suggested to assess the degree and/or the location of spatial clustering of disease cases. However, there is relatively little in the literature devoted to comparison...

    Authors: Al Ozonoff, Thomas Webster, Veronica Vieira, Janice Weinberg, David Ozonoff and Ann Aschengrau

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:19

    Content type: Methodology

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  24. Environmental exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) may lead to elevation of serum lipids, increasing risk of atherosclerosis with thromboembolism, a recognized cause of stroke. We tested the hypoth...

    Authors: Ivan Shcherbatykh, Xiaoyu Huang, Lawrence Lessner and David O Carpenter

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:18

    Content type: Research

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  25. In fall of 2004, the authors began an investigation to characterize the correlations between the storage of Household Hazardous Materials and the associated health risks, particularly to children. The study ar...

    Authors: Martin M Kaufman, Susan Smolinske and David Keswick

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:16

    Content type: Research

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  26. Alteration in menstrual cycle function is suggested among rhesus monkeys and humans exposed to polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and structurally similar polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The feedback system for...

    Authors: Stephanie I Davis, Heidi Michels Blanck, Vicki S Hertzberg, Paige E Tolbert, Carol Rubin, Lorraine L Cameron, Alden K Henderson and Michele Marcus

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:15

    Content type: Research

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  27. Cocaine use seems to be increasing in some urban areas worldwide, but it is not straightforward to determine the real extent of this phenomenon. Trends in drug abuse are currently estimated indirectly, mainly ...

    Authors: Ettore Zuccato, Chiara Chiabrando, Sara Castiglioni, Davide Calamari, Renzo Bagnati, Silvia Schiarea and Roberto Fanelli

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  28. Workers working close to salt milling plants may inhale salt particles floating in the air, leading to a rise in plasma sodium, which, in turn, may increase the blood pressure and the risk of hypertension.

    Authors: Kripa Ram Haldiya, Murli Lal Mathur, Raman Sachdev and Habibulla N Saiyed

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  29. The availability of geographic information from cancer and birth defect registries has increased public demands for investigation of perceived disease clusters. Many neighborhood-level cluster investigations a...

    Authors: Verónica Vieira, Thomas Webster, Janice Weinberg, Ann Aschengrau and David Ozonoff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  30. Cr(V) species are formed during the intracellular reduction of Cr(VI), a ubiquitous environmental pollutant. In this study, the acute toxicity of a physiologically stable Cr(V) compound, [CrV-BT]2- (BT = bis(hydr...

    Authors: Maria de Lourdes Pereira, Ricardo Pires das Neves, Helena Oliveira, Teresa Margarida Santos and Júlio Pedrosa de Jesus

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:9

    Content type: Research

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  31. Toxicological studies and limited human studies have demonstrated associations between exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (P...

    Authors: Russ Hauser, Paige Williams, Larisa Altshul, Susan Korrick, Lynne Peeples, Donald G Patterson Jr, Wayman E Turner, Mary M Lee, Boris Revich and Oleg Sergeyev

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  32. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), which contains potent respiratory irritants, may lead to chronic airway inflammation and obstruction. Although ETS exposure appears to cause asthma in children an...

    Authors: Mark D Eisner, John Balmes, Patricia P Katz, Laura Trupin, Edward H Yelin and Paul D Blanc

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  33. On December 3 1984, more than 40 tons of methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, immediately killing at least 3,800 people and causing significant morbidity and premature death fo...

    Authors: Edward Broughton

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:6

    Content type: Review

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