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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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