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  1. Prenatal exposure to heavy metals is implicated in the etiology of birth defects. We investigated whether concentrations of cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) in umbilical cord tissue are associated with risk for neur...

    Authors: Mengyuan Liu, Jinhui Yu, Zaiming Su, Ying Sun, Yaqiong Liu, Qing Xie, Zhiwen Li, Linlin Wang, Jie Zhang, Lei Jin and Aiguo Ren
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:66

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2021 20:80

  2. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias currently represent the fifth most common cause of death in the world, according to the World Health Organization, with a projected future increase as the proportio...

    Authors: Hedi Katre Kriit, Bertil Forsberg, Daniel Oudin Åström and Anna Oudin
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:65
  3. Cadmium is an endocrine disrupting chemical that affects the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Though evidence suggests its potential role in altering androgen synthesis and metabolic pathways that are char...

    Authors: Keewan Kim, Anna Z. Pollack, Carrie J. Nobles, Lindsey A. Sjaarda, Jessica R. Zolton, Jeannie G. Radoc, Enrique F. Schisterman and Sunni L. Mumford
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:64
  4. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been found to be associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) development, a maternal health disorder in pregnancy with negative effects that can extend b...

    Authors: Rahel L. Birru, Hai-Wei Liang, Fouzia Farooq, Megha Bedi, Maisa Feghali, Catherine L. Haggerty, Dara D. Mendez, Janet M. Catov, Carla A. Ng and Jennifer J. Adibi
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:63
  5. Researchers have yet to investigate the specific association between 10-μm particulate matter (PM10) levels and the risk of graft failure, kidney disease, or the functional decline of transplanted kidneys, in ...

    Authors: Yong Chul Kim, Ejin Kim, Jiyun Jung, Jae Yoon Park, Hajeong Lee, Dong Ki Kim, Yon Su Kim, Chun Soo Lim, Jung Pyo Lee and Ho Kim
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:61
  6. Exposure to bisphenols may affect fetal growth and development. The trimester-specific effects of bisphenols on repeated measures of fetal growth remain unknown. Our objective was to assess the associations of...

    Authors: Chalana M. Sol, Charissa van Zwol - Janssens, Elise M. Philips, Alexandros G. Asimakopoulos, Maria-Pilar Martinez-Moral, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Vincent W. V. Jaddoe, Leonardo Trasande and Susana Santos
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:60
  7. Noise pollution is increasingly recognised as a public health hazard, yet limited evidence is available from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), particularly for specific sources. Here, we investigated th...

    Authors: Aina Roca-Barceló, Adelaide Nardocci, Breno Souza de Aguiar, Adeylson G. Ribeiro, Marcelo Antunes Failla, Anna L. Hansell, Maria Regina Cardoso and Frédéric B. Piel
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:59
  8. At a regional or continental scale, the characterization of environmental health inequities (EHI) expresses the idea that populations are not equal in the face of pollution. It implies an analysis be conducted...

    Authors: Julien CAUDEVILLE, Corentin REGRAIN, Frederic TOGNET, Roseline BONNARD, Mohammed GUEDDA, Celine BROCHOT, Maxime BEAUCHAMP, Laurent LETINOIS, Laure MALHERBE, Fabrice MARLIERE, Francois LESTREMAU, Karen CHARDON, Veronique BACH and Florence Anna ZEMAN
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:58
  9. Asian/Pacific Islander (API) communities in the United States often reside in metropolitan areas with distinct social and environmental attributes. Residence in an ethnic enclave, a socially distinct area, is ...

    Authors: Andrew D. Williams, Sandie Ha, Edmond Shenassa, Lynne C. Messer, Jenna Kanner and Pauline Mendola
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:56
  10. Ambient temperature observations from single monitoring stations (usually located at the major international airport serving a city) are routinely used to estimate heat exposures in epidemiologic studies. This...

    Authors: Nikita Thomas, Stefanie T. Ebelt, Andrew J. Newman, Noah Scovronick, Rohan R. D’Souza, Shannon E. Moss, Joshua L. Warren, Matthew J. Strickland, Lyndsey A. Darrow and Howard H. Chang
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:55
  11. Although the associations of outdoor air pollution exposure with mortality and hospital admissions are well established, few previous studies have reported on primary care clinical and prescribing data. We ass...

    Authors: Mark Ashworth, Antonis Analitis, David Whitney, Evangelia Samoli, Sofia Zafeiratou, Richard Atkinson, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Sean Beavers, Joel Schwartz and Klea Katsouyanni
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:54
  12. Fine particulate matter (PM2.5), ozone (O3), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are major air pollutants that pose considerable threats to human health. However, what has been mostly missing in air pollution epidemiology...

    Authors: Yaguang Wei, Mahdieh Danesh Yazdi, Qian Di, Weeberb J. Requia, Francesca Dominici, Antonella Zanobetti and Joel Schwartz
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:53
  13. The growth of geolocated data has opened the door to a wealth of new research opportunities in the health fields. One avenue of particular interest is the relationship between the spaces where people spend tim...

    Authors: David C. Folch, Christopher S. Fowler and Levon Mikaelian
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:51
  14. Rice is an important dietary source for methylmercury; however, rice does not contain the same beneficial nutrients as fish. Our main objective was to assess associations of prenatal methylmercury exposure thr...

    Authors: Sarah E. Rothenberg, Susan A. Korrick, Jihong Liu, Yanfen Nong, Hua Nong, Chuan Hong, Eva P. Trinh, Xu Jiang, Fred J. Biasini and Fengxiu Ouyang
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:50
  15. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently classified glyphosate, the most used herbicide worldwide, as a probable human carcinogen. We inquired into the association between occupational e...

    Authors: Federico Meloni, Giannina Satta, Marina Padoan, Andrea Montagna, Ilaria Pilia, Alessandra Argiolas, Sara Piro, Corrado Magnani, Angela Gambelunghe, Giacomo Muzi, Giovanni Maria Ferri, Luigi Vimercati, Roberta Zanotti, Aldo Scarpa, Mariagrazia Zucca, Sara De Matteis…
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:49
  16. Scientific criteria to identify endocrine disruptors (ED) was recently implemented for plant protection products (PPP) and biocidal products (BP). A guidance document has been published by ECHA and EFSA in the...

    Authors: Laura Escrivá, Johanna Zilliacus, Ellen Hessel and Anna Beronius
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:48
  17. The effect of heatwaves on adverse birth outcomes is not well understood and may vary by how heatwaves are defined. The study aims to examine acute associations between various heatwave definitions and preterm...

    Authors: Mengjiao Huang, Matthew J. Strickland, Megan Richards, Heather A. Holmes, Andrew J. Newman, Joshua V. Garn, Yan Liu, Joshua L. Warren, Howard H. Chang and Lyndsey A. Darrow
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:47
  18. The first 1000 days of life -including pregnancy and the first 2 years after birth- represent a critical window for health interventions.

    Authors: Alessandra Bettiol, Elena Gelain, Erika Milanesio, Federica Asta and Franca Rusconi
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:46
  19. Migraine–an episodic disorder characterized by severe headache that can lead to disability–affects over 1 billion people worldwide. Prior studies have found that short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM

    Authors: Holly Elser, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Alice Jacobson, Alice Pressman, Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Richard Reimer and Joan A. Casey
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:45

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2021 20:57

  20. Chronic exposure to air pollutants is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among adults. However, little is known about how air pollution may affect the development of subclinical ath...

    Authors: Shohreh F. Farzan, Rima Habre, Phoebe Danza, Frederick Lurmann, W. James Gauderman, Edward Avol, Theresa Bastain, Howard N. Hodis and Carrie Breton
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:44
  21. Between 1962 and 1971, the US Air Force sprayed Agent Orange across Vietnam, exposing many soldiers to this dioxin-containing herbicide. Several negative health outcomes have been linked to Agent Orange exposu...

    Authors: Matthew R. Rytel, Rondi Butler, Melissa Eliot, Joseph M. Braun, E. Andres Houseman and Karl T. Kelsey
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:43
  22. Aspartame is one of the world’s most widely used artificial sweeteners and is an ingredient in more than 5000 food products globally. A particularly important use is in low-calorie beverages consumed by childr...

    Authors: Philip J. Landrigan and Kurt Straif
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:42
  23. Air pollution is one of the world’s leading mortality risk factors contributing to seven million deaths annually. COVID-19 pandemic has claimed about one million deaths in less than a year. However, it is uncl...

    Authors: Patrick D. M. C. Katoto, Amanda S. Brand, Buket Bakan, Paul Musa Obadia, Carsi Kuhangana, Tony Kayembe-Kitenge, Joseph Pyana Kitenge, Celestin Banza Lubaba Nkulu, Jeroen Vanoirbeek, Tim S. Nawrot, Peter Hoet and Benoit Nemery
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:41
  24. Asthma represents a syndrome for which our understanding of the molecular processes underlying discrete sub-diseases (i.e., endotypes), beyond atopic asthma, is limited. The public health needs to characterize et...

    Authors: Hyunok Choi, Miroslav Dostal, Anna Pastorkova, Pavel Rossner Jr and Radim J. Sram
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:40
  25. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis dysfunction has been associated with a variety of mental health and cardio-metabolic disorders. While causal models of HPA-axis dysregulation have been largely focused...

    Authors: C. M. Toledo-Corral, T. L. Alderete, M. M. Herting, R. Habre, A. K. Peterson, F. Lurmann, M. I. Goran, M. J. Weigensberg and F. D. Gilliland
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:39
  26. Out-of-hospital-cardiac arrest (OHCA) is frequently linked to environmental exposures. Climate change and global warming phenomenon have been found related to cardiovascular morbidity, however there is no agre...

    Authors: Hannan Kranc, Victor Novack, Alexandra Shtein, Rimma Sherman and Lena Novack
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:38
  27. Exposure to the bioaccumulative pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolite dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) has been associated with increased risk of insulin resistance and obesi...

    Authors: Annalise N. vonderEmbse, Sarah E. Elmore, Kyle B. Jackson, Beth A. Habecker, Katherine E. Manz, Kurt D. Pennell, Pamela J. Lein and Michele A. La Merrill
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:37
  28. The general population is exposed to Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF-EMFs) used by telecommunication networks. Previous studies developed methods to assess this exposure. These methods will be inade...

    Authors: Maarten Velghe, Sam Aerts, Luc Martens, Wout Joseph and Arno Thielens
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:36
  29. Up to now, 3 epidemiological studies have shown clear inverse associations between prenatal acrylamide exposure and birth size. In addition to studying the association between acrylamide and birth size, we inv...

    Authors: Janneke Hogervorst, Hubert W. Vesper, Narjes Madhloum, Wilfried Gyselaers and Tim Nawrot
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:35
  30. An unusual feature of SARS-Cov-2 infection and the COVID-19 pandemic is that children are less severely affected than adults. This is especially paradoxical given the epidemiological links between poor air qua...

    Authors: Peter D. Sly, Brittany A. Trottier, Catherine M. Bulka, Stephania A. Cormier, Julius Fobil, Rebecca C. Fry, Kyoung-Woong Kim, Steven Kleeberger, Pushpam Kumar, Philip J. Landrigan, Karin C. Lodrop Carlsen, Antonio Pascale, Fernando Polack, Mathuros Ruchirawat, Heather J. Zar and William A. Suk
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:34
  31. Numerous groups, such as the tobacco industry, have deliberately altered and misrepresented knowable facts and empirical evidence to promote an agenda, often for monetary benefit, with consequences for environ...

    Authors: Rebecca F. Goldberg and Laura N. Vandenberg
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:33
  32. Both physical and psychological health outcomes have been associated with exposure to environmental noise. Noise sensitivity could have the same moderating effect on physical and psychological health outcomes ...

    Authors: Stephen Stansfeld, Charlotte Clark, Melanie Smuk, John Gallacher and Wolfgang Babisch
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:32
  33. Although the frequency and magnitude of climate change-related health hazards (CCRHHs) are likely to increase, the population vulnerabilities and corresponding health impacts are dependent on a community’s exp...

    Authors: Jessica Yu, Kaitlin Castellani, Krista Forysinski, Paul Gustafson, James Lu, Emily Peterson, Martino Tran, Angela Yao, Jingxuan Zhao and Michael Brauer
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:31
  34. The adverse effects of particulate air pollution on heart rate variability (HRV) have been reported. However, it remains unclear whether they differ by the weight status as well as between wake and sleep.

    Authors: Luyi Li, Dayu Hu, Wenlou Zhang, Liyan Cui, Xu Jia, Di Yang, Shan Liu, Furong Deng, Junxiu Liu and Xinbiao Guo
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:29
  35. Exposure to occupational manganese (Mn) is associated with neurotoxic brain injury, manifesting primarily as parkinsonism. The association between environmental Mn exposure and parkinsonism is unclear. To char...

    Authors: Brad A. Racette, Gill Nelson, Wendy W. Dlamini, Pradeep Prathibha, Jay R. Turner, Mwiza Ushe, Harvey Checkoway, Lianne Sheppard and Susan Searles Nielsen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:27
  36. Pesticides play an important role in protecting the food supply and the public’s health from pests and diseases. By their nature, pesticides can be toxic to unintended target organisms. Changing winds contribu...

    Authors: Edward J. Kasner, Joanne B. Prado, Michael G. Yost and Richard A. Fenske
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:26
  37. The SIRT1 gene was associated with the lifespan in several organisms through inflammatory and oxidative stress pathways. Long-term air particulate matter (PM) is detrimental to health through the same pathways.

    Authors: Yao Yao, Linxin Liu, Guang Guo, Yi Zeng and John S. Ji
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:25
  38. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a non-persistent chemical with endocrine disrupting abilities used in a variety of consumer products. Fetal exposure to BPA is of concern due to the elevated sensitivity, which particularl...

    Authors: Julie Bang Hansen, Niels Bilenberg, Clara Amalie Gade Timmermann, Richard Christian Jensen, Hanne Frederiksen, Anna-Maria Andersson, Henriette Boye Kyhl and Tina Kold Jensen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:24
  39. The Holuhraun volcanic eruption September 2014 to February 2015 emitted large amounts of sulfur dioxide (SO2). The aim of this study was to determine the association between volcanic SO2 gases on general populati...

    Authors: Hanne Krage Carlsen, Unnur Valdimarsdóttir, Haraldur Briem, Francesca Dominici, Ragnhildur Gudrun Finnbjornsdottir, Thorsteinn Jóhannsson, Thor Aspelund, Thorarinn Gislason and Thorolfur Gudnason
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:23
  40. Global temperatures are projected to rise by ≥2 °C by the end of the century, with expected impacts on infectious disease incidence. Establishing the historic relationship between temperature and childhood dia...

    Authors: Miranda J. Delahoy, César Cárcamo, Adrian Huerta, Waldo Lavado, Yury Escajadillo, Luís Ordoñez, Vanessa Vasquez, Benjamin Lopman, Thomas Clasen, Gustavo F. Gonzales, Kyle Steenland and Karen Levy
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:22
  41. Cohort studies on the impact of biomass fuel use for cooking on cognitive impairment among older population are still lacking in China and elsewhere. The aim of this study was to examine whether biomass fuel u...

    Authors: Min Du, Liyuan Tao, Lin Zhu and Jue Liu
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:21
  42. We previously found additive effects of long- and short-term exposures to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), ozone (O3), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on all-cause mortality rate using a generalized propensity score (...

    Authors: Yaguang Wei, Brent Coull, Petros Koutrakis, Jiabei Yang, Longxiang Li, Antonella Zanobetti and Joel Schwartz
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:19
  43. Phosri et al., commented on our previous study about the influence of climate variables at the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Spain. They showed the impact of the association of gross domestic product...

    Authors: Pedro Muñoz Cacho, José L. Hernández, Marcos López-Hoyos and Víctor M. Martínez-Taboada
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:18

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2021 20:17

  44. A report published in this journal showed an inversely significant association between ultraviolet radiation (UVR) before the pandemic and cumulative COVID-19 cases in Spain. The analyses employed several mete...

    Authors: Arthit Phosri, Yang Cao, Mariko Harada Sassa and Kouji H. Harada
    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:17

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2020 19:106

    The Letter to the Editor Response to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2021 20:18

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