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  1. In order to investigate and monitor environmental health in Flanders (the Dutch speaking part of Belgium), the Flemish government funded the Centre of Expertise for Environment and Health, which started a huma...

    Authors: Hans Keune, Bert Morrens and Ilse Loots
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S11

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  2. Human biomonitoring (HBM) has rapidly gained importance. In some epidemiological studies, the measurement and use of biomarkers of exposure, susceptibility and disease have replaced traditional environmental i...

    Authors: Susanne Bauer
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S10

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  3. Environmental health research is a relatively new scientific area with much interdisciplinary collaboration. Regardless of which human population is included in field studies (e.g., general population, working...

    Authors: Domenico Franco Merlo, Kirsi Vahakangas and Lisbeth E Knudsen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  4. The "European Environment & Health Action Plan 2004–2010" originates from the concern of the European Commission on the well-being of individuals and the general population. Through this plan, the Commission h...

    Authors: R Smolders, G Koppen and G Schoeters
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  5. Although diet and activity are key factors in the obesity epidemic, laboratory studies suggest that endocrine disrupting chemicals may also affect obesity.

    Authors: Elizabeth E Hatch, Jessica W Nelson, M Mustafa Qureshi, Janice Weinberg, Lynn L Moore, Martha Singer and Thomas F Webster
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:27
  6. This study intended to investigate whether residence in areas polluted by heavy industry, waste incineration, a high density of traffic and housing or intensive use of pesticides, could contribute to the high ...

    Authors: Sam De Coster, Gudrun Koppen, Marc Bracke, Carmen Schroijen, Elly Den Hond, Vera Nelen, Els Van de Mieroop, Liesbeth Bruckers, Maaike Bilau, Willy Baeyens, Greet Schoeters and Nik van Larebeke
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:26
  7. Arctic populations are exposed to mercury, lead and cadmium through their traditional diet. Studies have however shown that cadmium exposure is most often attributable to tobacco smoking. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Julie Fontaine, Éric Dewailly, Jean-Louis Benedetti, Daria Pereg, Pierre Ayotte and Serge Déry
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:25
  8. From May 1968 through March 1980, vinyl-lined asbestos-cement (VL/AC) water distribution pipes were installed in New England to avoid taste and odor problems associated with asbestos-cement pipes. The vinyl re...

    Authors: Lisa A Spence, Ann Aschengrau, Lisa E Gallagher, Thomas F Webster, Timothy C Heeren and David M Ozonoff
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:24
  9. Recent findings suggest that exposure to disinfection by-products may increase the risk of birth defects. Previous studies have focused mainly on birth defects in general or groups of defects. The objective of...

    Authors: Bing-Fang Hwang, Jouni JK Jaakkola and How-Ran Guo
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:23
  10. After the Chernobyl nuclear accident on April 26, 1986, all children in the contaminated territory of the Narodichesky region, Zhitomir Oblast, Ukraine, were obliged to participate in a yearly medical examinat...

    Authors: Eugenia Stepanova, Wilfried Karmaus, Marina Naboka, Vitaliy Vdovenko, Tim Mousseau, Viacheslav M Shestopalov, John Vena, Erik Svendsen, Dwight Underhill and Harris Pastides
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:21
  11. Cohorts comprising fishermen's families on the east coast of Sweden have been found to have a high consumption of contaminated fish as well as high body burdens of persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs). ...

    Authors: Anna Axmon, Lars Rylander and Anna Rignell-Hydbom
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:20
  12. Despite the last years of rapid increase in use of wireless phones little data on the use of these devices has been systematically assessed among young persons. The aim of this descriptive cross-sectional stud...

    Authors: Fredrik Söderqvist, Michael Carlberg and Lennart Hardell
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:18
  13. There is a growing body of literature linking GIS-based measures of traffic density to asthma and other respiratory outcomes. However, no consensus exists on which traffic indicators best capture variability i...

    Authors: Jane E Clougherty, Rosalind J Wright, Lisa K Baxter and Jonathan I Levy
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:17
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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

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