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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. The main forms of mercury (Hg) exposure in the general population are methylmercury (MeHg) from seafood, inorganic mercury (I-Hg) from food, and mercury vapor (Hg0) from dental amalgam restorations. While the dis...

    Authors: Lars Björkman, Birgitte F Lundekvam, Torgils Lægreid, Bjørn I Bertelsen, Inge Morild, Peer Lilleng, Birger Lind, Brita Palm and Marie Vahter
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:30
  22. Little is known about long-term adverse health consequences experienced by flight attendants exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) during the time smoking was allowed on airplanes. We undertook this study to evalu...

    Authors: Jon O Ebbert, Ivana T Croghan, Darrell R Schroeder, Judith Murawski and Richard D Hurt
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:28
  23. Studies using administrative data report a positive association between ambient air pollution and the risk of hospitalization for congestive heart failure (HF). Circulating levels of B-type natriuretic peptide...

    Authors: Gregory A Wellenius, Gloria Y Yeh, Brent A Coull, Helen H Suh, Russell S Phillips and Murray A Mittleman
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:26
  24. The presence of PCB in caulking (sealant) material found in masonry buildings has been well-documented in several countries. A recent investigation of 24 buildings in the greater Boston area found that 8 build...

    Authors: Robert F Herrick, John D Meeker, Russ Hauser, Larisa Altshul and George A Weymouth
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:25
  25. The estimation of health impacts involves often uncertain input variables and assumptions which have to be incorporated into the model structure. These uncertainties may have significant effects on the results...

    Authors: Marko Tainio, Jouni T Tuomisto, Otto Hänninen, Juhani Ruuskanen, Matti J Jantunen and Juha Pekkanen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:24
  26. There is growing evidence of a distinct set of freshly-emitted air pollutants downwind from major highways, motorways, and freeways that include elevated levels of ultrafine particulates (UFP), black carbon (B...

    Authors: Doug Brugge, John L Durant and Christine Rioux
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:23
  27. This study documented elevated rates of emergency room (ER) visits for acute upper and lower respiratory infections and asthma-related conditions in the children of Quito, Ecuador associated with the eruption ...

    Authors: Elena N Naumova, Hugo Yepes, Jeffrey K Griffiths, Fernando Sempértegui, Gauri Khurana, Jyotsna S Jagai, Edgar Játiva and Bertha Estrella
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:21
  28. According to WHO, Pharmacovigilance activities are done to monitor detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of any obnoxious adverse reactions to drugs at therapeutic concentration on animal and hum...

    Authors: Syed Ziaur Rahman, Rahat Ali Khan, Varun Gupta and Misbah Uddin
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:20
  29. It is not clear whether environmental exposure to dioxin affects the general population. The aim of this research is to evaluate sarcoma risk in relation to the environmental pollution caused by dioxin emitted...

    Authors: Paola Zambon, Paolo Ricci, Emanuela Bovo, Alessandro Casula, Massimo Gattolin, Anna Rita Fiore, Francesco Chiosi and Stefano Guzzinati
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:19
  30. Southwestern Ontario (SWO) in Canada has been known as a 'hot spot' in terms of environmental exposure and potential effects. We chose to study 3 major cities in SWO in this paper. We compared age-standardized...

    Authors: Karen Y Fung, Isaac N Luginaah and Kevin M Gorey
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:18
  31. The effect of individual pollutants and the period(s) during pregnancy when pollutant levels are likely to have most impact on preterm birth is not clear. We evaluated the effect of prenatal exposure to six co...

    Authors: Bin Jalaludin, Trish Mannes, Geoffrey Morgan, Doug Lincoln, Vicky Sheppeard and Stephen Corbett
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:16
  32. Dietary POP exposure have shown negative effects on sperm motility and sperm chromatin integrity, as well as an increased proportion of Y-chromosome bearing sperms. However, it has been suggested that in epide...

    Authors: Anna Rignell-Hydbom, Anna Axmon, Thomas Lundh, Bo A Jönsson, Tarmo Tiido and Marcello Spano
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:14
  33. Asthma prevalence is lower in less developed countries and among some recent immigrant populations in the US, but the reasons for this are not clear. One possibility is that early childhood infections are prot...

    Authors: Doug Brugge, Angela C Lee, Mark Woodin and Christine Rioux
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:13
  34. The project "Assessment and prevention of acute health effects of weather conditions in Europe" (PHEWE) had the aim of assessing the association between weather conditions and acute health effects, during both...

    Authors: Paola Michelozzi, Ursula Kirchmayer, Klea Katsouyanni, Annibale Biggeri, Glenn McGregor, Bettina Menne, Pavlos Kassomenos, Hugh Ross Anderson, Michela Baccini, Gabriele Accetta, Antonis Analytis and Tom Kosatsky
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:12
  35. In the Arctic, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) bio-accumulate mercury as they prey on polluted ringed seals (Phoca hispida) and bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus). Studies have shown that polar bears from East Gre...

    Authors: Christian Sonne, Rune Dietz, Pall S Leifsson, Gert Asmund, Erik W Born and Maja Kirkegaard
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:11
  36. The Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program (MACDP) collects maternal address information at the time of delivery for infants and fetuses with birth defects. These addresses have been geocoded by two i...

    Authors: Matthew J Strickland, Csaba Siffel, Bennett R Gardner, Alissa K Berzen and Adolfo Correa
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:10
  37. The District of Columbia (DC) Department of Health, under a grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, established an Environmental Public Health Tracking Program. As part of this program, t...

    Authors: Steven M Babin, Howard S Burkom, Rekha S Holtry, Nathaniel R Tabernero, Lynette D Stokes, John O Davies-Cole, Kerda DeHaan and Deitra H Lee
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:9
  38. This is a community comparison study that examines persons living in a subdivision exposed to petroleum products and mercury.

    Authors: James Dahlgren, Harpreet Takhar, Pamela Anderson-Mahoney, Jenny Kotlerman, Jim Tarr and Raphael Warshaw
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:8

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  39. Several countries are discussing new legislation on the ban of smoking in public places, and on the acceptable levels of traffic-related air pollutants. It is therefore useful to estimate the burden of disease...

    Authors: Paolo Vineis, Gerard Hoek, Michal Krzyzanowski, Federica Vigna-Taglianti, Fabrizio Veglia, Luisa Airoldi, Kim Overvad, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Francoise Clavel-Chapelon, Jacob Linseisen, Heiner Boeing, Antonia Trichopoulou, Domenico Palli, Vittorio Krogh, Rosario Tumino, Salvatore Panico…
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:7

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