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  1. Cyanobacteria can produce groups of structurally and functionally unrelated but highly potent toxins. Cyanotoxins are used in multiple research endeavours, either for direct investigation of their toxicologic ...

    Authors: Ian Stewart, Wayne W Carmichael, Ross Sadler, Glenn B McGregor, Karen Reardon, Geoffrey K Eaglesham, Wasantha A Wickramasinghe, Alan A Seawright and Glen R Shaw
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:52
  2. Unprocessed biomass fuel is the primary source of indoor air pollution (IAP) in developing countries. The use of biomass fuel has been linked with acute respiratory infections. This study assesses sources of v...

    Authors: Abera Kumie, Anders Emmelin, Sonny Wahlberg, Yemane Berhane, Ahmed Ali, Eyassu Mekonen, Alemayehu Worku and Doris Brandstrom
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:51
  3. Few studies have identified specific factors that increase mortality during heat waves. This study investigated socio-demographic characteristics and pre-existing medical conditions as effect modifiers of the ...

    Authors: Patrizia Schifano, Giovanna Cappai, Manuela De Sario, Paola Michelozzi, Claudia Marino, Anna Maria Bargagli and Carlo A Perucci
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:50
  4. Bacteria used as indicators for pathogenic microorganisms in water are not considered adequate as enteric virus indicators. Surface water from a tropical high-altitude system located in Mexico City that receiv...

    Authors: Ana C Espinosa, Carlos F Arias, Salvador Sánchez-Colón and Marisa Mazari-Hiriart
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:49
  5. Bicycling has the potential to improve fitness, diminish obesity, and reduce noise, air pollution, and greenhouse gases associated with travel. However, bicyclists incur a higher risk of injuries requiring hos...

    Authors: Conor CO Reynolds, M Anne Harris, Kay Teschke, Peter A Cripton and Meghan Winters
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:47
  6. Community concern about asthma prompted an epidemiological study of children living near a petrochemical refinery in Cape Town, South Africa. Because of resource constraints and the complexity of refinery emis...

    Authors: Neil White, Jim teWaterNaude, Anita van der Walt, Grant Ravenscroft, Wesley Roberts and Rodney Ehrlich
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:45
  7. Prior animal and human studies of prenatal exposure to solvents including tetrachloroethylene (PCE) have shown increases in the risk of certain congenital anomalies among exposed offspring.

    Authors: Ann Aschengrau, Janice M Weinberg, Patricia A Janulewicz, Lisa G Gallagher, Michael R Winter, Veronica M Vieira, Thomas F Webster and David M Ozonoff
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:44
  8. In 2008, the KiKK study in Germany reported a 1.6-fold increase in solid cancers and a 2.2-fold increase in leukemias among children living within 5 km of all German nuclear power stations. The study has trigg...

    Authors: Ian Fairlie
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:43
  9. Studies have shown that the effects of particulate matter on health vary based on factors including the vulnerability of the population, health care practices, exposure factors, and the pollutant mix.

    Authors: Valerie B Haley, Thomas O Talbot and Henry D Felton
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:42
  10. Telomere shortening in blood leukocytes has been associated with increased morbidity and death from cardiovascular disease and cancer, but determinants of shortened telomeres, a molecular feature of biological...

    Authors: Mirjam Hoxha, Laura Dioni, Matteo Bonzini, Angela Cecilia Pesatori, Silvia Fustinoni, Domenico Cavallo, Michele Carugno, Benedetta Albetti, Barbara Marinelli, Joel Schwartz, Pier Alberto Bertazzi and Andrea Baccarelli
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:41
  11. The Seveso, Italy accident in 1976 caused the contamination of a large population by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Possible long-term effects have been examined through mortality and cancer incid...

    Authors: Angela Cecilia Pesatori, Dario Consonni, Maurizia Rubagotti, Paolo Grillo and Pier Alberto Bertazzi
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:39
  12. Results from studies of road traffic noise and hypertension are heterogeneous with respect to effect size, effects among males and females and with respect to effects across age groups. Our objective was to fu...

    Authors: Theo Bodin, Maria Albin, Jonas Ardö, Emilie Stroh, Per-Olof Östergren and Jonas Björk
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:38
  13. Diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic estrogen widely prescribed to pregnant women during the 1940s-70s, has been shown to cause reproductive problems in the daughters. Studies of prenatally-exposed males have...

    Authors: Julie R Palmer, Arthur L Herbst, Kenneth L Noller, Deborah A Boggs, Rebecca Troisi, Linda Titus-Ernstoff, Elizabeth E Hatch, Lauren A Wise, William C Strohsnitter and Robert N Hoover
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:37
  14. Only a few studies have investigated non-malignant respiratory effects of glass microfibers and these have provided inconsistent results. Our objective was to assess the effects of exposure to glass microfiber...

    Authors: Penpatra Sripaiboonkij, Nintita Sripaiboonkij, Wantanee Phanprasit and Maritta S Jaakkola
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:36
  15. Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), a brominated flame retardant, was accidently mixed into animal feed in Michigan (1973–1974) resulting in human exposure through consumption of contaminated meat, milk and eggs. B...

    Authors: Metrecia L Terrell, Alissa K Berzen, Chanley M Small, Lorraine L Cameron, Julie J Wirth and Michele Marcus
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:35
  16. Possible physiological causes for the effect of sunlight on mood are through the suprachiasmatic nuclei and evidenced by serotonin and melatonin regulation and its associations with depression. Cognitive funct...

    Authors: Shia T Kent, Leslie A McClure, William L Crosson, Donna K Arnett, Virginia G Wadley and Nalini Sathiakumar
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:34
  17. Exposure to persistent organic pollutants, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides, is widespread among the general population. There is evidence of adverse effects on reproduc...

    Authors: John D Meeker, Stacey A Missmer, Larisa Altshul, Allison F Vitonis, Louise Ryan, Daniel W Cramer and Russ Hauser
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:32
  18. Freon includes a number of gaseous, colorless chlorofluorocarbons. Although freon is generally considered to be a fluorocarbon of relatively low toxicity; significantly detrimental effects may occur upon over ...

    Authors: Laila ME Sabik, Reem A Abbas, Mahmoud M Ismail and Safwat El-Refaei
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:31
  19. Higher exposure to outdoor air pollution is associated with increased cardiopulmonary deaths, but there is limited evidence about the association between outdoor air pollution and diagnosed cardiovascular dise...

    Authors: Lindsay JL Forbes, Minal D Patel, Alicja R Rudnicka, Derek G Cook, Tony Bush, John R Stedman, Peter H Whincup, David P Strachan and HR Anderson
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:30
  20. Decades of improper disposal of uranium-mining wastes on the Navajo Nation has resulted in adverse human and ecological health impacts as well as socio-cultural problems. As the Navajo people become increasing...

    Authors: Jamie L deLemos, Doug Brugge, Miranda Cajero, Mallery Downs, John L Durant, Christine M George, Sarah Henio-Adeky, Teddy Nez, Thomas Manning, Tommy Rock, Bess Seschillie, Chris Shuey and Johnnye Lewis
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:29
  21. Epidemiological studies have provided evidence that exposure to vehicular traffic increases the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and may exacerbate pre-existing asthma in children. Self-reported exposure to ...

    Authors: Enrica Migliore, Giovanna Berti, Claudia Galassi, Neil Pearce, Francesco Forastiere, Roberto Calabrese, Lucio Armenio, Annibale Biggeri, Luigi Bisanti, Massimiliano Bugiani, Ennio Cadum, Elisabetta Chellini, Valerio Dell'Orco, Gabriele Giannella, Piersante Sestini, Giuseppe Corbo…
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:27
  22. There are several known factors that cause ischemic heart disease. However, the part played by air pollution still remains something of a mystery. Recent attention has focused on the chronic effect of particul...

    Authors: Zhiyong Hu and K Ranga Rao
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:26
  23. Relatively few studies have been conducted of the association between air pollution and emergency department (ED) visits, and most of these have been based on a small number of visits, for a limited number of ...

    Authors: David M Stieb, Mieczyslaw Szyszkowicz, Brian H Rowe and Judith A Leech
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:25
  24. Dioxins and related compounds are suspected of causing neurological disruption. Epidemiological studies indicated that exposure to these compounds caused neurodevelopmental disturbances such as learning disabi...

    Authors: Eiichi Akahoshi, Seiko Yoshimura, Saeko Uruno and Mitsuko Ishihara-Sugano
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:24
  25. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of performing a cohort study on health risks from occupational exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in Germany.

    Authors: Jürgen Breckenkamp, Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff, Eva Münster, Joachim Schüz, Brigitte Schlehofer, Jürgen Wahrendorf and Maria Blettner
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:23
  26. CYP19 and PPARγ are two genes expressed in the placental trophoblast that are important to placental function and are disrupted by phthalate exposure in other cell types. Measurement of the mRNA of these two g...

    Authors: Jennifer J Adibi, Russ Hauser, Paige L Williams, Robin M Whyatt, Harshwardhan M Thaker, Heather Nelson, Robert Herrick and Hari K Bhat
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:20
  27. Whether low-intensity radiofrequency radiation damages the blood-brain barrier has long been debated, but little or no consideration has been given to the blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier. In this cross-secti...

    Authors: Fredrik Söderqvist, Michael Carlberg and Lennart Hardell
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:19
  28. Regulatory decisions to phase-out the availability and use of common organophosphate pesticides among the general public were announced in 2000 and continued through 2004. Based on revised risk assessments, ch...

    Authors: David L Stone, Daniel L Sudakin and Jeffrey J Jenkins
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:18
  29. The aim of this review was to assess the evidence from recent prospective studies that long-term traffic pollution could contribute to the development of asthma-like symptoms and allergic sensitization in chil...

    Authors: Lennart Bråbäck and Bertil Forsberg
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:17
  30. Land use regression (LUR) modelling is proposed as a promising approach to meet some of the challenges of assessing the intra-urban spatial variability of ambient air pollutants in urban and industrial setting...

    Authors: Dominic Odwa Atari and Isaac N Luginaah
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:16
  31. Blood lead concentrations have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular, cancer, and all-cause mortality in adults in general population and occupational cohorts. We aimed to determine the associa...

    Authors: Naila Khalil, John W Wilson, Evelyn O Talbott, Lisa A Morrow, Marc C Hochberg, Teresa A Hillier, Susan B Muldoon, Steven R Cummings and Jane A Cauley
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:15
  32. Variations in air pollution exposure within a community may be associated with asthma prevalence. However, studies conducted to date have produced inconsistent results, possibly due to errors in measurement of...

    Authors: Talar Sahsuvaroglu, Michael Jerrett, Malcolm R Sears, Rob McConnell, Norm Finkelstein, Altaf Arain, Bruce Newbold and Rick Burnett
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:14
  33. Chlorpyrifos (CPF) is a non-persistent organophosphate (OP) largely used as pesticide. Studies from animal models indicate that CPF is a developmental neurotoxicant able to target immature central nervous syst...

    Authors: Aldina Venerosi, Laura Ricceri, Maria Luisa Scattoni and Gemma Calamandrei
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:12
  34. In recent years, cleaning has been identified as an occupational risk because of an increased incidence of reported respiratory effects, such as asthma and asthma-like symptoms among cleaning workers. Due to t...

    Authors: Anila Bello, Margaret M Quinn, Melissa J Perry and Donald K Milton
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:11
  35. This paper describes the refinement and adaptation to small business of a previously developed method for systematically prioritizing needs for intervention on hazardous substance exposures in manufacturing wo...

    Authors: Anthony D LaMontagne, Anne M Stoddard, Cora Roelofs, Grace Sembajwe, Amy L Sapp and Glorian Sorensen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:10
  36. While much attention is focused on national policies intended to protect human health from environmental hazards, states can also prevent environmentally mediated disease through legislation and regulation. Ho...

    Authors: Lauren Zajac, Eli Sprecher, Philip J Landrigan and Leonardo Trasande
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:9
  37. Health impact assessments (HIA) use information on exposure, baseline mortality/morbidity and exposure-response functions from epidemiological studies in order to quantify the health impacts of existing situat...

    Authors: Hans Orru, Erik Teinemaa, Taavi Lai, Tanel Tamm, Marko Kaasik, Veljo Kimmel, Kati Kangur, Eda Merisalu and Bertil Forsberg
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:7
  38. Exposure assessment has shifted from pollutant monitoring in air, soil, and water toward personal exposure measurements and biomonitoring. This trend along with the paucity of health effect data for many of th...

    Authors: Rachel Morello-Frosch, Julia Green Brody, Phil Brown, Rebecca Gasior Altman, Ruthann A Rudel and Carla Pérez
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:6
  39. Environmental exposure to organophosphorus pesticides has been characterized in various populations, but interpretation of these data from a health risk perspective remains an issue. The current paper proposes...

    Authors: Mathieu Valcke and Michèle Bouchard
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:5
  40. Biomonitoring studies can provide information about individual and population-wide exposure. However they must be designed in a way that protects the rights and welfare of participants. This descriptive qualit...

    Authors: Nerissa Wu, Michael D McClean, Phil Brown, Ann Aschengrau and Thomas F Webster
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:4
  41. In 1988, elevated cancer incidence in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts prompted a large epidemiological study of nine cancers to investigate possible environmental risk factors. Positive associations were observe...

    Authors: Verónica Vieira, Thomas Webster, Janice Weinberg and Ann Aschengrau
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:3

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