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  1. Organophosphates are broad class of chemicals widely used as pesticides throughout the world. We performed a cross-sectional study of associations between dialkylphosphate metabolites of organophosphates and s...

    Authors: Sandra Yucra, Manuel Gasco, Julio Rubio and Gustavo F Gonzales
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:59
  2. We review the major linkages between the oceans and public health, focusing on exposures and potential health effects due to anthropogenic and natural factors including: harmful algal blooms, microbes, and che...

    Authors: Hauke L Kite-Powell, Lora E Fleming, Lorraine C Backer, Elaine M Faustman, Porter Hoagland, Ami Tsuchiya, Lisa R Younglove, Bruce A Wilcox and Rebecca J Gast
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 2):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 2

  3. Coupled physical-biological models are capable of linking the complex interactions between environmental factors and physical hydrodynamics to simulate the growth, toxicity and transport of infectious pathogen...

    Authors: Julianne Dyble, Paul Bienfang, Eva Dusek, Gary Hitchcock, Fred Holland, Ed Laws, James Lerczak, Dennis J McGillicuddy Jr, Peter Minnett, Stephanie K Moore, Charles O'Kelly, Helena Solo-Gabriele and John D Wang
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 2):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 2

  4. Anthropogenically-derived increases in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations have been implicated in recent climate change, and are projected to substantially impact the climate on a global scale in the fu...

    Authors: Stephanie K Moore, Vera L Trainer, Nathan J Mantua, Micaela S Parker, Edward A Laws, Lorraine C Backer and Lora E Fleming
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 2):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 2

  5. Innovative research relating oceans and human health is advancing our understanding of disease-causing organisms in coastal ecosystems. Novel techniques are elucidating the loading, transport and fate of patho...

    Authors: Jill R Stewart, Rebecca J Gast, Roger S Fujioka, Helena M Solo-Gabriele, J Scott Meschke, Linda A Amaral-Zettler, Erika del Castillo, Martin F Polz, Tracy K Collier, Mark S Strom, Christopher D Sinigalliano, Peter DR Moeller and A Fredrick Holland
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 2):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 2

  6. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are one focus of the national research initiatives on Oceans and Human Health (OHH) at NIEHS, NOAA and NSF. All of the OHH Centers, from the east coast to Hawaii, include one or mor...

    Authors: Deana L Erdner, Julianne Dyble, Michael L Parsons, Richard C Stevens, Katherine A Hubbard, Michele L Wrabel, Stephanie K Moore, Kathi A Lefebvre, Donald M Anderson, Paul Bienfang, Robert R Bidigare, Micaela S Parker, Peter Moeller, Larry E Brand and Vera L Trainer
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 2):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 2

  7. Assessment of human exposure to non-persistent pesticides such as pyrethroids is often based on urinary biomarker measurements. Urinary metabolite levels of these pesticides are usually reported in volume-weig...

    Authors: Marie-Chantale Fortin, Gaétan Carrier and Michèle Bouchard
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:55
  8. Despite the increase of mobile phone use in the last decade and the growing concern whether mobile telecommunication networks adversely affect health and well-being, only few studies have been published that f...

    Authors: Silke Thomas, Anja Kühnlein, Sabine Heinrich, Georg Praml, Rüdiger von Kries and Katja Radon
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:54
  9. In 2005, 84% of Wayana Amerindians living in the upper marshes of the Maroni River in French Guiana presented a hair mercury concentration exceeding the limit set up by the World Health Organization (10 μg/g)....

    Authors: Jean-Paul Bourdineaud, Nadège Bellance, Giovani Bénard, Daniel Brèthes, Masatake Fujimura, Patrice Gonzalez, Aline Marighetto, Régine Maury-Brachet, Cécile Mormède, Vanessa Pédron, Jean-Nicolas Philippin, Rodrigue Rossignol, William Rostène, Masumi Sawada and Muriel Laclau
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:53
  10. Mercury is known to bioaccumulate and to magnify in marine mammals, which is a cause of great concern in terms of their general health. In particular, the immune system is known to be susceptible to long-term ...

    Authors: Krishna Das, Ursula Siebert, Audrey Gillet, Aurélie Dupont, Carole Di-Poï, Sonja Fonfara, Gabriel Mazzucchelli, Edwin De Pauw and Marie-Claire De Pauw-Gillet
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:52
  11. Dioxin emissions from municipal solid waste incinerators are one of the major sources of dioxins and therefore are an exposure source of public concern. There is growing epidemiologic evidence of an increased ...

    Authors: Jean-François Viel, Côme Daniau, Sarah Goria, Pascal Fabre, Perrine de Crouy-Chanel, Erik-André Sauleau and Pascal Empereur-Bissonnet
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:51
  12. Pesticides used in agriculture are designed to protect crops against unwanted species, such as weeds, insects, and fungus. Many compounds target the nervous system of insect pests. Because of the similarity in...

    Authors: Marina Bjørling-Poulsen, Helle Raun Andersen and Philippe Grandjean
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:50
  13. High levels of dioxins in soil and higher-than-average body burdens of dioxins in local residents have been found in the city of Midland and the Tittabawassee River floodplain in Michigan. The objective of thi...

    Authors: Dajun Dai and Tonny J Oyana
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:49
  14. Several studies have shown cross-sectional associations between long term exposure to particulate air pollution and survival in general population or convenience cohorts. Less is known about susceptibility, or...

    Authors: Antonella Zanobetti, Marie-Abele C Bind and Joel Schwartz
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:48
  15. The Yusho poisoning incident, which was caused by rice bran oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated quarterphenyls (PCQs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) generated by ...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Kanagawa, Shinya Matsumoto, Soichi Koike, Bunichi Tajima, Noriko Fukiwake, Satoko Shibata, Hiroshi Uchi, Masutaka Furue and Tomoaki Imamura
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:47
  16. Extended tunnelled roadways requiring ventilation via exhaust stacks are an increasingly common solution to traffic congestion around the world. In response to community concerns about adverse health effects a...

    Authors: Adam Capon, Vicky Sheppeard, Katie Irvine, Bin Jalaludin, Michael Staff, Guy Marks and Alan Willmore
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:46
  17. Childhood cancer has been linked to a variety of environmental factors, including agricultural activities, industrial pollutants and population mixing, but etiologic studies have often been inconclusive or inc...

    Authors: James A Thompson, Susan E Carozza and Li Zhu
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:45
  18. Air pollution in Darwin, Northern Australia, is dominated by smoke from seasonal fires in the surrounding savanna that burn during the dry season from April to November. Our aim was to study the association be...

    Authors: Ivan C Hanigan, Fay H Johnston and Geoffrey G Morgan
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:42
  19. Greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policies can provide ancillary benefits in terms of short-term improvements in air quality and associated health benefits. Several studies have analyzed the ancillary impacts of...

    Authors: Michelle L Bell, Devra L Davis, Luis A Cifuentes, Alan J Krupnick, Richard D Morgenstern and George D Thurston
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:41
  20. There is increasing evidence that reproductive abnormalities are increasing in frequency in both human population and among wild fauna. This increase is probably related to exposure to toxic contaminants in th...

    Authors: Luc Multigner, Philippe Kadhel, Michel Pascal, Farida Huc-Terki, Henri Kercret, Catherine Massart, Eustase Janky, Jacques Auger and Bernard Jégou
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:40
  21. To date, a substantial body of research has shown adverse health effects of short-term changes in levels of air pollution. Such associations have not been investigated in smaller size cities in the Eastern Med...

    Authors: Nicos Middleton, Panayiotis Yiallouros, Savvas Kleanthous, Ourania Kolokotroni, Joel Schwartz, Douglas W Dockery, Phil Demokritou and Petros Koutrakis
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:39
  22. The persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are highly lipophilic and resistant to biodegradation and found in e.g. seafood and marine mammals. Greenlandic Inuit have high intake of marine food and thus high POP ...

    Authors: Tanja Krüger, Mandana Ghisari, Philip S Hjelmborg, Bente Deutch and Eva C Bonefeld-Jorgensen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:38
  23. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous industrial chemicals that persist in the environment and in human fatty tissue. PCBs are related to a class of compounds known as dioxins, specifically 2,3,7,8-T...

    Authors: Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Todd A Jusko, Eric J Willman, Rebecca J Baker, Jean A Keller, Stuart W Teplin and M Judith Charles
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:37
  24. To better understand the mechanism(s) of particulate matter (PM) associated cardiovascular effects, research priorities include identifying the responsible PM characteristics. Evidence suggests that metals pla...

    Authors: Jennifer M Cavallari, Ellen A Eisen, Shona C Fang, Joel Schwartz, Russ Hauser, Robert F Herrick and David C Christiani
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:36
  25. Exposure to intermittent magnetic fields of 16 Hz has been shown to reduce heart rate variability, and decreased heart rate variability predicts cardiovascular mortality. We examined mortality from cardiovascu...

    Authors: Martin Röösli, Matthias Egger, Dominik Pfluger and Christoph Minder
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:35
  26. Previous research by the authors found evidence that up to 10% of particular household categories may be exposed to elevated carbon monoxide (CO) concentrations from poor quality gas appliance installations. T...

    Authors: Ben Croxford, Giovanni S Leonardi and Irene Kreis
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:34
  27. Complaints of the arm, neck and/or shoulders (CANS) in general and computer-related disorders in particular affect millions of computer office workers in Western developed countries. However, with the widespre...

    Authors: Shahla M Eltayeb, J Bart Staal, Amar A Hassan, Salwa S Awad and Rob A de Bie
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:33
  28. The emergence and continuing spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in cervids has now reached 14 U.S. states, two Canadian provinces, and South Korea, producing a potential for transmission of CWD prions to ...

    Authors: Ralph M Garruto, Chris Reiber, Marta P Alfonso, Heidi Gastrich, Kelsey Needham, Sarah Sunderman, Sarah Walker, Jennifer Weeks, Nicholas DeRosa, Eric Faisst, John Dunn, Kenneth Fanelli and Kenneth Shilkret
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:31
  29. CT-Scan is currently under assessment for the screening of asbestos-related diseases. However, to date no consensus exists as to how to select high-risk asbestos-exposed populations suitable for such screening...

    Authors: Christophe Paris, Aurélie Martin, Marc Letourneux and Pascal Wild
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:30
  30. Mercury is a contaminant that reaches high levels in Nunavik (North of Quebec). It is transformed into methylmercury (MeHg) and accumulated in marine mammals and predator fish, an important part of the traditi...

    Authors: Beatriz Valera, Eric Dewailly and Paul Poirier
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:29
  31. There is little information on potential differences in animal exposure between Finland and Russia and particularly on the effects of animal exposure on asthma among Russian children. The aim of the study was ...

    Authors: Timo T Hugg, Maritta S Jaakkola, Risto Ruotsalainen, Vadim Pushkarev and Jouni JK Jaakkola
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:28
  32. The use of human samples to assess environmental exposure and uptake of chemicals is more than an analytical exercise and requires consideration of the utility and interpretation of data as well as due conside...

    Authors: Ovnair Sepai, Clare Collier, Birgit Van Tongelen and Ludwine Casteleyn
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S13

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

  33. Biomonitoring, the determination of chemical substances in human body fluids or tissues, is more and more frequently applied. At the same time detection limits are decreasing steadily. As a consequence, many d...

    Authors: Peter J Boogaard and Chris D Money
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S12

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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. Assessment of ethical aspects and authorization by ethics committees have become a major constraint for health research including human subjects. Ethical reference values often are extrapolated from clinical s...

    Authors: Birgit Dumez, Karel Van Damme and Ludwine Casteleyn
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S7

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

  37. This article addresses the problem of how to ensure consistency in messages communicating public health recommendations on environmental health and on child health. The World Health Organization states that th...

    Authors: Maryse Arendt
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S6

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

  38. In keeping with the fundamental practice of transparency in the discussion and resolution of ethics conflicts raised by research, a summary of ethics issues raised during Portuguese biomonitoring in health sur...

    Authors: M Fátima Reis, Susana Segurado, Ana Brantes, Helena Teresinha Simões, J Maurício Melim, V Geraldes and J Pereira Miguel
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S5

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

  39. The aim of this paper is to present the conceptual framework for a Danish human biomonitoring (HBM) program. The EU and national science-policy interface, that is fundamental for a realization of the national ...

    Authors: Marianne Thomsen, Lisbeth E Knudsen, Katrin Vorkamp, Marie Frederiksen, Hanne Bach, Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jorgensen, Suresch Rastogi, Patrik Fauser, Teddy Krongaard and Peter Borgen Sorensen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 1):S3

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

  40. 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

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