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  1. Content type: Research

    Socioeconomically disadvantaged populations often have higher exposures to particulate air pollution, which can be expected to contribute to differentials in life expectancy. We examined socioeconomic differen...

    Authors: Ai Milojevic, Claire L. Niedzwiedz, Jamie Pearce, James Milner, Ian A. MacKenzie, Ruth M. Doherty and Paul Wilkinson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:104

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    Fecal indicator bacteria used to assess illness risks in recreational waters (e.g., Escherichia coli, Enterococci) cannot discriminate among pollution sources. To address this limitation, human-associated Bactero...

    Authors: Melanie D. Napier, Richard Haugland, Charles Poole, Alfred P. Dufour, Jill R. Stewart, David J. Weber, Manju Varma, Jennifer S. Lavender and Timothy J. Wade

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:103

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  3. Content type: Methodology

    There is growing concern of health effects of exposure to pollutant mixtures. We initially proposed an Environmental Risk Score (ERS) as a summary measure to examine the risk of exposure to multi-pollutants in...

    Authors: Sung Kyun Park, Zhangchen Zhao and Bhramar Mukherjee

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:102

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  4. Content type: Research

    Lung cancer, as the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide, has been linked to environmental factors, such as air pollution. Residential exposure to petrochemicals is considered a possible cause of lung c...

    Authors: Cheng-Kuan Lin, Huei-Yang Hung, David C. Christiani, Francesco Forastiere and Ro-Ting Lin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:101

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2017 16:122

  5. Content type: Review

    Although evidence shows that poor air quality can harm human health, we have a limited understanding about the behavioural impact of air quality forecasts. Our aim was to understand to what extent air quality ...

    Authors: Donatella D’Antoni, Louise Smith, Vivian Auyeung and John Weinman

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:100

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  6. Content type: Research

    Recent studies in children have reported associations of urinary cadmium (U-Cd), used as biomarker of Cd body burden, with renal dysfunction, retarded growth and impaired cognitive development in children. Lit...

    Authors: Hongyu Wang, Xavier Dumont, Vincent Haufroid and Alfred Bernard

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:99

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    The eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull (2010) and Grímsvötn (2011), Iceland, triggered immediate, international consideration of the respiratory health hazard of inhaling volcanic ash, and prompted the need to esti...

    Authors: David E. Damby, Claire J. Horwell, Gudrun Larsen, Thorvaldur Thordarson, Maura Tomatis, Bice Fubini and Ken Donaldson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:98

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  8. Content type: Research

    Radon and its decay products, a source of ionizing radiation, are primarily inhaled and can deliver a radiation dose to breast tissue, where they may continue to decay and emit DNA damage-inducing particles. F...

    Authors: Trang VoPham, Natalie DuPré, Rulla M. Tamimi, Peter James, Kimberly A. Bertrand, Veronica Vieira, Francine Laden and Jaime E. Hart

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:97

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  9. Content type: Research

    Organochlorine insecticides (OCs) have historically been used worldwide to control insects, although most have now been banned in developed countries. Evidence for an association between OC exposures and cance...

    Authors: Lydia M. Louis, Catherine C. Lerro, Melissa C. Friesen, Gabriella Andreotti, Stella Koutros, Dale P. Sandler, Aaron Blair, Mark G. Robson and Laura E. Beane Freeman

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:95

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  10. Content type: Research

    Firefighters have increased risk of cardiovascular disease and of sudden death from coronary heart disease on duty while suppressing fires. This study investigated the effect of firefighting activities, using ...

    Authors: Maria Helena Guerra Andersen, Anne Thoustrup Saber, Peter Bøgh Pedersen, Steffen Loft, Åse Marie Hansen, Ismo Kalevi Koponen, Julie Elbæk Pedersen, Niels Ebbehøj, Eva-Carina Nørskov, Per Axel Clausen, Anne Helene Garde, Ulla Vogel and Peter Møller

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:96

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  11. Content type: Research

    Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) is a naturally occurring bacterium found in marine environments worldwide. It can cause gastrointestinal illness in humans, primarily through raw oyster co...

    Authors: Stephanie Konrad, Peggy Paduraru, Pablo Romero-Barrios, Sarah B. Henderson and Eleni Galanis

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:92

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  12. Content type: Research

    China has undergone rapid urbanization in the past three decades. We aimed to report blood lead level (B-Pb) in the most rapidly urbanized Yangtze River Delta Region of China, and explore the association B-Pb ...

    Authors: Hualing Zhai, Chi Chen, Ningjian Wang, Yi Chen, Xiaomin Nie, Bing Han, Qin Li, Fangzhen Xia and Yingli Lu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:93

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  13. Content type: Research

    Epidemiologic studies have raised the possibility that some pesticide compounds induce the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), though the available evidence is not entirely consistent.

    Authors: Marco Vinceti, Tommaso Filippini, Federica Violi, Kenneth J. Rothman, Sofia Costanzini, Carlotta Malagoli, Lauren A. Wise, Anna Odone, Carlo Signorelli, Laura Iacuzio, Elisa Arcolin, Jessica Mandrioli, Nicola Fini, Francesco Patti, Salvatore Lo Fermo, Vladimiro Pietrini…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:91

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  14. Content type: Research

    Brain tumor etiology is poorly understood. Based on their ability to pass through the blood–brain barrier, it has been hypothesized that exposure to metals may increase the risk of brain cancer. Results from t...

    Authors: Marie-Elise Parent, Michelle C. Turner, Jérôme Lavoué, Hugues Richard, Jordi Figuerola, Laurel Kincl, Lesley Richardson, Geza Benke, Maria Blettner, Sarah Fleming, Martine Hours, Daniel Krewski, David McLean, Siegal Sadetzki, Klaus Schlaefer, Brigitte Schlehofer…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:90

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  15. Content type: Research

    Due to their lack of repair capacity mitochondria are critical targets for environmental toxicants. We studied genes and pathways reflecting mitochondrial responses to short- and medium-term PM10 exposure.

    Authors: Ellen Winckelmans, Tim S Nawrot, Maria Tsamou, Elly Den Hond, Willy Baeyens, Jos Kleinjans, Wouter Lefebvre, Nicolas Van Larebeke, Martien Peusens, Michelle Plusquin, Hans Reynders, Greet Schoeters, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Theo M de Kok and Karen Vrijens

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:87

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  16. Content type: Research

    The fractional concentration of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is a biomarker of airway inflammation that has proved to be useful in investigations of genetic and epigenetic airway susceptibility to ambient air p...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Muhammad T. Salam, Kiros Berhane, Sandrah P. Eckel, Edward B. Rappaport, William S. Linn, Rima Habre, Theresa M. Bastain and Frank D. Gilliland

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:88

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  17. Content type: Research

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most commonly occurring type of primary liver cancer, has been increasing in incidence worldwide. Vitamin D, acquired from sunlight exposure, diet, and dietary supplements, ...

    Authors: Trang VoPham, Kimberly A. Bertrand, Jian-Min Yuan, Rulla M. Tamimi, Jaime E. Hart and Francine Laden

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:89

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  18. Content type: Research

    To examine the relationship between cadmium, lead, and mercury concentrations with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and homocysteine in women.

    Authors: Anna Z. Pollack, Sunni L. Mumford, Lindsey Sjaarda, Neil J. Perkins, Farah Malik, Jean Wactawski-Wende and Enrique F. Schisterman

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:84

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  19. Content type: Research

    Previous studies suggest that periconceptional maternal occupational exposure to solvents and pesticides increase the risk of oral clefts in the offspring. Less is known about the effect of occupational exposu...

    Authors: Nynke Spinder, Jorieke E. H. Bergman, H. Marike Boezen, Roel C. H. Vermeulen, Hans Kromhout and Hermien E. K. de Walle

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:83

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  20. Content type: Research

    Neurodevelopment is a complex process involving both genetic and environmental factors. Prenatal exposure to lead (Pb) has been associated with lower performance on neurodevelopmental tests. Adverse neurodevel...

    Authors: Zhaoxi Wang, Birgit Claus Henn, Chaolong Wang, Yongyue Wei, Li Su, Ryan Sun, Han Chen, Peter J. Wagner, Quan Lu, Xihong Lin, Robert Wright, David Bellinger, Molly Kile, Maitreyi Mazumdar, Martha Maria Tellez-Rojo, Lourdes Schnaas…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:81

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  21. Content type: Review

    Air pollution is involved in many pathologies. These pollutants act through several mechanisms that can affect numerous physiological functions, including reproduction: as endocrine disruptors or reactive oxyg...

    Authors: Julie Carré, Nicolas Gatimel, Jessika Moreau, Jean Parinaud and Roger Léandri

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:82

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  22. Content type: Research

    Prenatal and postnatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may affect early brain development. Rodent studies suggest that prenatal and postnatal neurodevelopmental toxicity from BPA exposure may manifest as social ...

    Authors: Youn-Hee Lim, Sanghyuk Bae, Bung-Nyun Kim, Choong Ho Shin, Young Ah Lee, Johanna Inhyang Kim and Yun-Chul Hong

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:79

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  23. Content type: Research

    Few epidemiological studies have investigated the link between occupational exposure to solvents and head and neck cancer risk, and available findings are sparse and inconsistent. The objective of this study w...

    Authors: Christine Barul, Aurore Fayossé, Matthieu Carton, Corinne Pilorget, Anne-Sophie Woronoff, Isabelle Stücker and Danièle Luce

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:77

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  24. Content type: Research

    Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a complex disease caused by environmental and genetic risk factors. This study explored the relationship between the genetic variations in the CASP gene and the risk of develo...

    Authors: Yinyin Wu, Juntao Ni, Mingjian Qi, Chengjian Cao, Yuxian Shao, Liangwen Xu, Haiyan Ma and Lei Yang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:78

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  25. Content type: Research

    Repeated exposure to household air pollution may intermittently raise blood pressure (BP) and affect cardiovascular outcomes. We investigated whether hourly carbon monoxide (CO) exposures were associated with ...

    Authors: Ashlinn K. Quinn, Kenneth Ayuurebobi Ae-Ngibise, Patrick L. Kinney, Seyram Kaali, Blair J. Wylie, Ellen Boamah, Daichi Shimbo, Oscar Agyei, Steven N. Chillrud, Mohammed Mujtaba, Joseph E. Schwartz, Marwah Abdalla, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Darby W. Jack and Kwaku Poku Asante

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:76

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  26. Content type: Research

    Exposure to arsenic in drinking water is a global health problem and arsenic-induced skin lesions are hallmark of chronic arsenic toxicity. We and others have reported germline genetic variations as risk facto...

    Authors: Muhammad G. Kibriya, Farzana Jasmine, Faruque Parvez, Maria Argos, Shantanu Roy, Rachelle Paul-Brutus, Tariqul Islam, Alauddin Ahmed, Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman, Justin Shinkle, Vesna Slavkovich, Joseph H. Graziano and Habibul Ahsan

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:75

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  27. Content type: Research

    There is growing interest in examining the simultaneous effects of multiple exposures and, more generally, the effects of mixtures of exposures, as part of the exposome concept (being defined as the totality o...

    Authors: Jose Barrera-Gómez, Lydiane Agier, Lützen Portengen, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Lise Giorgis-Allemand, Valérie Siroux, Oliver Robinson, Jelle Vlaanderen, Juan R. González, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Paolo Vineis, Martine Vrijheid, Roel Vermeulen, Rémy Slama and Xavier Basagaña

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:74

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  28. Content type: Research

    Given the double jeopardy of global increases in rates of obesity and climate change, it is increasingly important to recognise the dangers posed to diabetic patients during periods of extreme weather. We aime...

    Authors: S. Hajat, A. Haines, C. Sarran, A. Sharma, C. Bates and L. E. Fleming

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:73

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  29. Content type: Research

    Ambient particulate matter (PM) has an adverse effect on respiratory morbidity. Desert dust outbreaks contribute to increased PM levels but the toxicity of desert dust mixed with anthropogenic pollutants needs...

    Authors: Stavroula-Myrto Trianti, Evangelia Samoli, Sophia Rodopoulou, Klea Katsouyanni, Spyros A. Papiris and Anna Karakatsani

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:72

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  30. Content type: Research

    Adenocarcinoma (AC) is the most common lung cancer among non-smokers, but few studies have assessed the effect of PM2.5 on AC among never smokers. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between a...

    Authors: Lida Gharibvand, W. Lawrence Beeson, David Shavlik, Raymond Knutsen, Mark Ghamsary, Samuel Soret and Synnove F. Knutsen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:71

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  31. Content type: Research

    Ionizing radiation is a well-known carcinogen. Chromosome aberrations, and in particular micronuclei represent an early biological predictor of cancer risk. There are well-documented associations of micronucle...

    Authors: D. Bazyka, S. C. Finch, I. M. Ilienko, O. Lyaskivska, I. Dyagil, N. Trotsiuk, N. Gudzenko, V. V. Chumak, K. M. Walsh, J. Wiemels, M. P. Little and L.B. Zablotska

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:70

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  32. Content type: Research

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are the main toxic compounds in natural bitumen, a fossil material used by modern and ancient societies around the world. The adverse health effects of PAHs on modern hu...

    Authors: Sabrina B. Sholts, Kevin Smith, Cecilia Wallin, Trifa M. Ahmed and Sebastian K. T. S. Wärmländer

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:61

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  33. Content type: Research

    Phthalates and BPA are endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) widely used in consumer products. Evidence suggests that phthalate and BPA exposure alters steroid hormone levels in adults, while in utero exposure...

    Authors: Deborah J. Watkins, Brisa N. Sánchez, Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo, Joyce M. Lee, Adriana Mercado-García, Clara Blank-Goldenberg, Karen E. Peterson and John D. Meeker

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:69

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  34. Content type: Research

    Vaginal candidiasis is frequent among pregnant women and it is treated with anti-fungal medication (conazoles). Conazoles have anti-androgenic properties and prenatal exposure in rodents is associated with a s...

    Authors: Djamilla Madelung Mogensen, Maria Bergkvist Pihl, Niels E. Skakkebæk, Helle Raun Andersen, Anders Juul, Henriette Boye Kyhl, Shanna Swan, David Møbjerg Kristensen, Marianne Skovager Andersen, Dorte Vesterholm Lind and Tina Kold Jensen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:68

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  35. Content type: Research

    Reduction of child undernutrition is one of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Achievement of this goal may be made more difficult in some settings by climate change through adverse impact on agricult...

    Authors: Kristine Belesova, Antonio Gasparrini, Ali Sié, Rainer Sauerborn and Paul Wilkinson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:65

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  36. Content type: Review

    Despite poor evidence of their effectiveness, colloidal silver and silver nanoparticles are increasingly being promoted for treating potentially contaminated drinking water in low income countries. Recently, h...

    Authors: Lorna Fewtrell, Batsirai Majuru and Paul R. Hunter

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:66

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2017 16:121

  37. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the long-term health effects of ambient ultrafine particles (<0.1 μm) (UFPs) including their association with respiratory disease incidence. In this study, we examined the relationship be...

    Authors: Scott Weichenthal, Li Bai, Marianne Hatzopoulou, Keith Van Ryswyk, Jeffrey C. Kwong, Michael Jerrett, Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V. Martin, Richard T. Burnett, Hong Lu and Hong Chen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:64

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  38. Content type: Research

    Some previous studies have suggested an association between children’s use of mobile phones (MPs)/cordless phones (CPs) and development of cognitive function. We evaluated possible longitudinal associations be...

    Authors: Chhavi Raj Bhatt, Geza Benke, Catherine L. Smith, Mary Redmayne, Christina Dimitriadis, Anna Dalecki, Skye Macleod, Malcolm R. Sim, Rodney J. Croft, Rory Wolfe, Jordy Kaufman and Michael J. Abramson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:62

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  39. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Cassandra R. O’ Lenick, Howard H. Chang, Michael R. Kramer, Andrea Winquist, James A. Mulholland, Mariel D. Friberg and Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:63

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2017 16:36

  40. Content type: Research

    Sex-specific factors play a major role in human health and disease, including responses to environmental stresses such as toxicant exposure. Increasing evidence suggests that such sex differences also exist du...

    Authors: Emily F. Winterbottom, Devin C. Koestler, Dennis Liang Fei, Eric Wika, Anthony J. Capobianco, Carmen J. Marsit, Margaret R. Karagas and David J. Robbins

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:59

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  41. Content type: Review

    Evidence shows that both the physical and social environments play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this systematic review is two-fold: First, we summarize research from the ...

    Authors: Christina H. Fuller, Karla R. Feeser, Jeremy A. Sarnat and Marie S. O’Neill

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:58

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  42. Content type: Research

    Daily changes in ambient concentrations of particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and ozone are associated with increased cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality, with the lungs and their function being a vulnera...

    Authors: Luc Int Panis, Eline B Provost, Bianca Cox, Tijs Louwies, Michelle Laeremans, Arnout Standaert, Evi Dons, Luc Holmstock, Tim Nawrot and Patrick De Boever

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:60

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  43. Content type: Research

    Environmental Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) can alter the hormone homeostasis by mimicking, interfering or blocking the function of hormones; moreover POPs are hypothesized to modify the risk of breast ...

    Authors: Maria Wielsøe, Peder Kern and Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jørgensen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:56

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  44. Content type: Research

    Household air pollution (HAP) from cooking with solid fuels has become a leading cause of death and disability in many developing countries including Bangladesh. We assess the association between HAP and risk ...

    Authors: Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Cherri Zhang B. Nurs, M. Mofizul Islam, Md Rafiqul Islam and Md Mizanur Rahman

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:57

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  45. Content type: Research

    Socioeconomic analysis is currently used in the Europe Union as part of the regulatory process in Regulation Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH), with the aim of assessing and manag...

    Authors: Radka Prichystalova, Jean-Baptiste Fini, Leonardo Trasande, Martine Bellanger, Barbara Demeneix and Laura Maxim

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:55

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