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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2007 6:15

  11. 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
  12. N-acetyltransferases (NAT) and glutathione S-transferases (GST) are involved in the metabolism of several ubiquitous chemical substances leading to the activation and detoxification of carcinogenic heterocycli...

    Authors: Eckart Schnakenberg, Karl-Rainer Fabig, Martin Stanulla, Nils Strobl, Michael Lustig, Nathalie Fabig and Werner Schloot
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:6
  13. Polymorphisms in GSTT1, GSTM1 and GSTP1 impact detoxification of carcinogens by GSTs and have been reported to increase susceptibility to environmentally related health outcomes. Individual factors in arsenic bio...

    Authors: Kathleen M McCarty, Louise Ryan, E Andres Houseman, Paige L Williams, David P Miller, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Mahmuder Rahman, Golam Mahiuddin, Thomas Smith, Ernesto Gonzalez, Li Su and David C Christiani
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:5
  14. Exposure to arsenic concentrations in drinking water in excess of 300 μg/L is associated with diseases of the circulatory and respiratory system, several types of cancer, and diabetes; however, little is known...

    Authors: Jaymie R Meliker, Robert L Wahl, Lorraine L Cameron and Jerome O Nriagu
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:4
  15. The mechanism behind the triggering effect of fine particulate matter (PM) air pollution on cardiovascular events remains elusive. We postulated that elevated levels of PM would be associated with increased bl...

    Authors: Jeffrey H Sullivan, Rebecca Hubbard, Sally L-J Liu, Kristen Shepherd, Carol A Trenga, Jane Q Koenig, Wayne L Chandler and Joel D Kaufman
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:3
  16. We performed a cross-sectional study of associations between personal characteristics and lipid-adjusted serum concentrations of certain PCB congeners and chlorinated pesticides/metabolites among 323 pregnant ...

    Authors: Anders Glynn, Marie Aune, Per Ola Darnerud, Sven Cnattingius, Rickard Bjerselius, Wulf Becker and Sanna Lignell
    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:2
  17. Inuit women are highly exposed through their traditional seafood based diet to organochlorine compounds, some of them displaying endocrine disrupting properties. We hypothesized that this exposure might be rel...

    Authors: Suzanne Côté, Pierre Ayotte, Sylvie Dodin, Claudine Blanchet, Gert Mulvad, Henning S Petersen, Suzanne Gingras and Éric Dewailly
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:33
  18. Fish is considered protective for coronary heart disease (CHD), but mercury (Hg) intake from fish may counterbalance beneficial effects. Although neurotoxic effects of methylmercury (MeHg) are well established...

    Authors: Myriam Fillion, Donna Mergler, Carlos José Sousa Passos, Fabrice Larribe, Mélanie Lemire and Jean Rémy Davée Guimarães
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:29
  19. Drinking water contaminated by wastewater is a potential source of exposure to mammary carcinogens and endocrine disrupting compounds from commercial products and excreted natural and pharmaceutical hormones. ...

    Authors: Julia Green Brody, Ann Aschengrau, Wendy McKelvey, Christopher H Swartz, Theresa Kennedy and Ruthann A Rudel
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:28
  20. The healthy worker effect may hide adverse health effects in hazardous jobs, especially those where physical fitness is required. Fire fighters may serve as a good example because they sometimes are severely e...

    Authors: Norbert L Wagner, Jürgen Berger, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Peter Koch, Anja Köchel, Michel Peschke and Trude Ossenbach
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:27
  21. Several authors have suggested that it is safe to raise the health standard for nitrate in drinking water, and save money on measures associated with nitrate pollution of drinking water resources. The major ar...

    Authors: Hans JM van Grinsven, Mary H Ward, Nigel Benjamin and Theo M de Kok
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:26
  22. Dioxins and related compounds are suspected of causing neurological disruption in human and experimental animal offspring following perinatal exposure during development and growth. The molecular mechanism(s) ...

    Authors: Eiichi Akahoshi, Seiko Yoshimura and Mitsuko Ishihara-Sugano
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:24
  23. Few studies have investigated exposure of hairdressing apprentices to airborne irritants. This study describes exposure levels of apprentices to chemical products used in hairdressing salons in relation with t...

    Authors: Estelle Mounier-Geyssant, Véronique Oury, Lory Mouchot, Christophe Paris and Denis Zmirou-Navier
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:23
  24. An excess of mortality for malignant neoplasms of the pleura in Biancavilla, promoted an investigation for pleural mesothelioma, disclosing 17 cases. As the absence of known sources of asbestos exposure, a loc...

    Authors: Maria Grazia Putzu, Caterina Bruno, Amerigo Zona, Marilena Massiccio, Roberto Pasetto, Pier Giorgio Piolatto and Pietro Comba
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:20
  25. Air pollution in São Paulo is constantly being measured by the State of Sao Paulo Environmental Agency, however there is no information on the variation between places with different traffic densities. This st...

    Authors: Agnes Soares da Silva, Maria Regina Cardoso, Kees Meliefste and Bert Brunekreef
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:19
  26. Residential-use pesticides have been shown to be a major source of pesticide exposure to people in the United States. However, little is understood about the exposures to household pesticides and the resultant...

    Authors: Nyree Bekarian, Devon Payne-Sturges, Stuart Edmondson, Bill Chism and Tracey J Woodruff
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:15
  27. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides can cause a series of adverse effects on e.g. reproduction in ...

    Authors: Manhai Long, Birgitte S Andersen, Christian H Lindh, Lars Hagmar, Aleksander Giwercman, Gian-Carlo Manicardi, Davide Bizzaro, Marcello Spanò, Gunnar Toft, Henning S Pedersen, Valentyna Zvyezday, Jens Peter Bonde and Eva C Bonefeld-Jorgensen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:14
  28. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health previously reported mortality for a cohort of workers considered highly exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) between 1939 and 1977 at two electr...

    Authors: Mary M Prince, Misty J Hein, Avima M Ruder, Martha A Waters, Patricia A Laber and Elizabeth A Whelan
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:13
  29. Human exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is ubiquitous and found in all individuals. Studies have documented endocrine disrupting effects and impact on reproduction. The aim of the present study ...

    Authors: Eva C Bonefeld-Jorgensen, Philip S Hjelmborg, Thayaline S Reinert, Birgitte S Andersen, Vladimir Lesovoy, Christian H Lindh, Lars Hagmar, Aleksander Giwercman, Mogens Erlandsen, Gian-Carlo Manicardi, Marcello Spanò, Gunnar Toft and Jens Peter Bonde
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:12
  30. Adverse health effects at relatively low levels of ambient air pollution have consistently been reported in the last years. We conducted a time-series panel study of subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary...

    Authors: Susanna Lagorio, Francesco Forastiere, Riccardo Pistelli, Ivano Iavarone, Paola Michelozzi, Valeria Fano, Achille Marconi, Giovanni Ziemacki and Bart D Ostro
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:11
  31. A wide variety of environmental pollutants occur in surface waters, including estuarine and marine waters. Many of these contaminants are recognised as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) which can adversely...

    Authors: Sonia Garritano, Barbara Pinto, Marco Calderisi, Teresa Cirillo, Renata Amodio-Cocchieri and Daniela Reali
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:9
  32. Public concern about exposure to emissions from the regional industrial park (IP), including 17 chemical plants and the national industrial toxic waste site, initiated this study of the possible association be...

    Authors: Yaakov Bentov, Ella Kordysh, Reli Hershkovitz, Ilana Belmaker, Marina Polyakov, Natasha Bilenko and Batia Sarov
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:8
  33. Cyanobacteria are common inhabitants of freshwater lakes and reservoirs throughout the world. Under favourable conditions, certain cyanobacteria can dominate the phytoplankton within a waterbody and form nuisa...

    Authors: Ian Stewart, Penelope M Webb, Philip J Schluter and Glen R Shaw
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:6
  34. Vinclozolin is a fungicide that has been reported to have anti-androgenic effects in rats. We have found that in utero exposure to natural or synthetic progesterones can induce hypospadias in mice, and that the s...

    Authors: Jill Buckley, Emily Willingham, Koray Agras and Laurence S Baskin
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:4
  35. Studies in areas with relatively high levels of air pollution have found some positive associations between exposures to ambient levels of air pollution and several birth outcomes including low birth weight (L...

    Authors: Rose Dugandzic, Linda Dodds, David Stieb and Marc Smith-Doiron
    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:3

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