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  1. Although the association between exposure to particulate matter and health is well established, there remains uncertainty as to whether certain chemical components are more harmful than others. We explored whe...

    Authors: Antonella Zanobetti, Meredith Franklin, Petros Koutrakis and Joel Schwartz
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:58
  2. This Environment and Human Health project aims to develop a health-based summary measure of multiple physical environmental deprivation for the UK, akin to the measures of multiple socioeconomic deprivation th...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Richardson, Richard J Mitchell, Niamh K Shortt, Jamie Pearce and Terence P Dawson
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S18

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  3. Bacterial pathogens are ubiquitous in soil and water - concurrently so are free-living helminths that feed on bacteria. These helminths fall into two categories; the non-parasitic and the parasitic. The former...

    Authors: Lizeth Lacharme-Lora, Vyv Salisbury, Tom J Humphrey, Kathryn Stafford and Sarah E Perkins
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S17

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  4. Are pathogens in outdoor air a health issue at present or will they become a problem in the future? A working group called AirPath - Outdoor Environments and Human Pathogens in Air was set up in 2007 at Universit...

    Authors: Ka man Lai, Jean Emberlin and Ian Colbeck
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S15

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  5. Global food insecurity is associated with micronutrient deficiencies and it has been suggested that 4.5 billion people world-wide are affected by deficiencies in iron, vitamin A and iodine. Zinc has also been ...

    Authors: Natalie Dickinson, John Gulliver, Gordon MacPherson, John Atkinson, Jean Rankin, Maria Cummings, Zoe Nisbet, Andrew Hursthouse, Avril Taylor, Chris Robertson and Wolfgang Burghardt
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S13

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  6. Mass populations of toxin-producing cyanobacteria commonly develop in fresh-, brackish- and marine waters and effective strategies for monitoring and managing cyanobacterial health risks are required to safegu...

    Authors: Andrew N Tyler, Peter D Hunter, Laurence Carvalho, Geoffrey A Codd, J Alex Elliott, Claire A Ferguson, Nick D Hanley, David W Hopkins, Stephen C Maberly, Kathryn J Mearns and E Marion Scott
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S11

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  7. We describe a project to quantify the burden of heat and ozone on mortality in the UK, both for the present-day and under future emission scenarios.

    Authors: Ruth M Doherty, Mathew R Heal, Paul Wilkinson, Sam Pattenden, Massimo Vieno, Ben Armstrong, Richard Atkinson, Zaid Chalabi, Sari Kovats, Ai Milojevic and David S Stevenson
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  8. Compelling evidence of major health benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and outdoor interaction with 'greenspace' have emerged in the past decade - all of which combine to give majo...

    Authors: Jonathan R Leake, Andrew Adam-Bradford and Janette E Rigby
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  9. The aim of this project was to compare cerium oxide and silver particles of different sizes for their potential for uptake by aquatic species, human exposure via ingestion of contaminated food sources and to a...

    Authors: Birgit K Gaiser, Teresa F Fernandes, Mark Jepson, Jamie R Lead, Charles R Tyler and Vicki Stone
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  10. For centuries farmers in Vietnam have fertilized their fields with human excreta collected directly from their household latrines. Contrary to the official guideline of six-month storage, the households usuall...

    Authors: Peter KM Jensen, Pham D Phuc, Flemming Konradsen, Lise T Klank and Anders Dalsgaard
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:57
  11. We evaluated the impact of migration to the USA-Mexico border city of El Paso, Texas (USA), parental language preference, and Hispanic ethnicity on childhood asthma to differentiate between its social and envi...

    Authors: Erik R Svendsen, Melissa Gonzales, Mary Ross and Lucas M Neas
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:55
  12. In spite of decades of epidemiological research, the etiology and causal patterns for many common diseases, such as breast and colon cancer or neurodegenerative diseases, are still largely unknown. Such chroni...

    Authors: Paolo Vineis, Aneire E Khan, Jelle Vlaanderen and Roel Vermeulen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:54
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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

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