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  1. Content type: Research

    Heart failure (HF) is a significant source of morbidity and mortality among African Americans. Ambient air pollution, including from traffic, is associated with HF, but the mechanisms remain unknown. The objec...

    Authors: Anne M. Weaver, Gregory A. Wellenius, Wen-Chih Wu, DeMarc A. Hickson, Masoor Kamalesh and Yi Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:21

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  2. Content type: Research

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals (lead and cadmium) are neurotoxic and affect neurobehavioral performance. Yet little is known about the association between exposure to multiple neurotoxic compounds...

    Authors: Jennifer Przybyla, E. Andres Houseman, Ellen Smit and Molly L. Kile

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:19

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    Chronic exposure to arsenic is associated with cancer and hypertension. Growing evidence suggests that altered methylation in long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) is involved in many types of disorders...

    Authors: Khaled Hossain, Takehiro Suzuki, M. M. Hasibuzzaman, Md. Shofikul Islam, Atiqur Rahman, Sudip Kumar Paul, Tanzina Tanu, Shakhawoat Hossain, Zahangir Alam Saud, Mashiur Rahman, Farjana Nikkon, Hideki Miyataka, Seiichiro Himeno and Keiko Nohara

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:20

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  4. Content type: Research

    Mercury is a toxic heavy metal and is known to affect many diseases. However, few studies have examined the effects of mercury exposure on liver function in the general population. We examined the association ...

    Authors: Mee-Ri Lee, Youn-Hee Lim, Bo-Eun Lee and Yun-Chul Hong

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:17

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  5. Content type: Methodology

    Environmental exposure assessment based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and study participants’ residential proximity to environmental exposure sources relies on the positional accuracy of subjects’ re...

    Authors: Elodie Faure, Aurélie M.N. Danjou, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Laure Dossus and Béatrice Fervers

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:15

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  6. Content type: Research

    Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is a modifiable risk factor associated with childhood asthma. Associations with adolescent asthma and the relevance of the timing and patterns of exposure are unclear. Knowledge...

    Authors: Edith B. Milanzi, Bert Brunekreef, Gerard H. Koppelman, Alet H. Wijga, Lenie van Rossem, Judith M. Vonk, Henriëtte A. Smit and Ulrike Gehring

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:14

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  7. Content type: Research

    Epidemiological evidences support the existence of an effect of airborne particulate on population health. However, few studies evaluated the robustness of the results to different exposure assessment approach...

    Authors: Simone Giannini, Michela Baccini, Giorgia Randi, Giovanni Bonafè, Paolo Lauriola and Andrea Ranzi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:13

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  8. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the association between air pollution and erectile dysfunction (ED), a disorder occurring in 64% of men over the age of 70, and to date, no studies have been published. To address this si...

    Authors: Lindsay A. Tallon, Justin Manjourides, Vivian C. Pun, Murray A. Mittleman, Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Brent Coull and Helen Suh

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:12

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  9. Content type: Research

    The primary route of exposure to methylmercury (MeHg), a known developmental neurotoxicant, is from ingestion of seafood. Since 2004, women of reproductive age in the U.S. have been urged to eat fish and shell...

    Authors: Leanne K. Cusack, Ellen Smit, Molly L. Kile and Anna K. Harding

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:10

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  10. Content type: Research

    Lead (Pb) is a ubiquitous toxic metal present in the environment that poses adverse health effects to humans. Inter-individual variation in blood Pb levels is affected by various factors, including genetic mak...

    Authors: Sang-Yong Eom, Myung Sil Hwang, Ji-Ae Lim, Byung-Sun Choi, Ho-Jang Kwon, Jung-Duck Park, Yong-Dae Kim and Heon Kim

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:11

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  11. Content type: Research

    Evidence suggests a largely environmental component to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDE and HCB have been repeatedly implicated...

    Authors: Rachel S. Kelly, Hannu Kiviranta, Ingvar A. Bergdahl, Domenico Palli, Ann-Sofie Johansson, Maria Botsivali, Paolo Vineis, Roel Vermeulen, Soterios A. Kyrtopoulos and Marc Chadeau-Hyam

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:9

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    The opportunity to assess short term impact of air pollution relies on the causal interpretation of the exposure-response association. However, up to now few studies explicitly faced this issue within a causal...

    Authors: Michela Baccini, Alessandra Mattei, Fabrizia Mealli, Pier Alberto Bertazzi and Michele Carugno

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:7

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  13. Content type: Research

    Studies have shown a consistent association between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and adverse health effects. In particular, exposure can be high for cyclists who travel near roadways. The objectiv...

    Authors: Hye-Youn Park, Susan Gilbreath and Edward Barakatt

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:6

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  14. Content type: Research

    Epidemiological studies have shown that as ambient air pollution (AP) increases the risk of cardiovascular mortality also increases. The mechanisms of this effect may be linked to alterations in autonomic nerv...

    Authors: Robin H. Shutt, Lisa Marie Kauri, Scott Weichenthal, Premkumari Kumarathasan, Renaud Vincent, Errol M. Thomson, Ling Liu, Mamun Mahmud, Sabit Cakmak and Robert Dales

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:4

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  15. Content type: Research

    There is a growing literature showing associations between prenatal and early-life exposure to air pollution and children’s neurodevelopment. However, it is unclear if decrements in neurodevelopment observed i...

    Authors: Jeanette A. Stingone, Katharine H. McVeigh and Luz Claudio

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:2

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    The symposium entitled “Chernobyl +30, Fukushima +5: Lessons and Solutions for Fukushima’s Thyroid Question” was held in September, 2016 in Fukushima. The aim of the Symposium was to revisit and recapitulate e...

    Authors: Vladimir A. Saenko, Geraldine A. Thomas and Shunichi Yamashita

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:3

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  17. Content type: Research

    Multi-city population-based epidemiological studies have observed heterogeneity between city-specific fine particulate matter (PM2.5)-mortality effect estimates. These studies typically use ambient monitoring dat...

    Authors: Lisa K. Baxter, James L. Crooks and Jason D. Sacks

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:1

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  18. Content type: Research

    The Germanwings Flight 9525 crash has brought the sensitive subject of airline pilot mental health to the forefront in aviation. Globally, 350 million people suffer from depression–a common mental disorder. Th...

    Authors: Alexander C. Wu, Deborah Donnelly-McLay, Marc G. Weisskopf, Eileen McNeely, Theresa S. Betancourt and Joseph G. Allen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:121

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2017 16:129

  19. Content type: Research

    Previous studies stating a high prevalence of occupational acute pesticide poisoning in developing countries have mainly relied on measurements of the rather non-specific self-reported acute pesticide poisonin...

    Authors: Dea Haagensen Kofod, Erik Jørs, Anshu Varma, Shankuk Bhatta and Jane Frølund Thomsen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:122

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  20. Content type: Research

    The incidence of early childhood acute respiratory infections (ARIs) has been associated with aspects of the indoor environment. In recent years, public awareness about some of these environmental issues has i...

    Authors: Sandar Tin Tin, Alistair Woodward, Rajneeta Saraf, Sarah Berry, Polly Atatoa Carr, Susan M. B. Morton and Cameron C. Grant

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:120

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  21. Content type: Research

    DNA methylation may mediate effects of air pollution on cardiovascular disease. The association between long-term air pollution exposure and DNA methylation in monocytes, which are central to atherosclerosis, ...

    Authors: Gloria C. Chi, Yongmei Liu, James W. MacDonald, R. Graham Barr, Kathleen M. Donohue, Mark D. Hensley, Lifang Hou, Charles E. McCall, Lindsay M. Reynolds, David S. Siscovick and Joel D. Kaufman

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:119

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  22. Content type: Research

    Acute pesticide poisoning (APP) is known to cause serious injuries to end users globally but the magnitude of this problem in Tanzania is not well known. This study aimed to determine the extent and pattern of...

    Authors: Elikana E. Lekei, Aiwerasia V. Ngowi and Leslie London

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:118

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences we reflect on how environmental research incorporating community members as active partners has evolved, benefit...

    Authors: Maureen Lichtveld, Bernard Goldstein, Lynn Grattan and Christopher Mundorf

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:117

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  24. Content type: Research

    Estimating the health effects of ambient air pollutant mixtures is necessary to understand the risk of real-life air pollution exposures.

    Authors: Qingyang Xiao, Yang Liu, James A. Mulholland, Armistead G. Russell, Lyndsey A. Darrow, Paige E. Tolbert and Matthew J. Strickland

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:115

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  25. Content type: Research

    Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are endocrine disruptors that bioaccumulate in the placenta, but it remains unclear if they disrupt tissue thyroid hormone (TH) metabolism. Our primary goal was to investigat...

    Authors: Christopher Leonetti, Craig M. Butt, Kate Hoffman, Stephanie C. Hammel, Marie Lynn Miranda and Heather M. Stapleton

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:113

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  26. Content type: Research

    Exposure measurement error in copollutant epidemiologic models has the potential to introduce bias in relative risk (RR) estimates. A simulation study was conducted using empirical data to quantify the impact ...

    Authors: Kathie L. Dionisio, Howard H. Chang and Lisa K. Baxter

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:114

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  27. Content type: Commentary

    Landscape fires can produce large quantities of smoke that degrade air quality in both remote and urban communities. Smoke from these fires is a complex mixture of fine particulate matter and gases, exposure t...

    Authors: Prabjit K. Barn, Catherine T. Elliott, Ryan W. Allen, Tom Kosatsky, Karen Rideout and Sarah B. Henderson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:116

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  28. Content type: Research

    Ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation plays a multifaceted role in human health, inducing DNA damage and representing the primary source of vitamin D for most humans; however, current U.S. UV exposure models are limi...

    Authors: Trang VoPham, Jaime E. Hart, Kimberly A. Bertrand, Zhibin Sun, Rulla M. Tamimi and Francine Laden

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:111

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  29. Content type: Methodology

    Most excess deaths that occur during extreme hot weather events do not have natural heat recorded as an underlying or contributing cause. This study aims to identify the specific individuals who died because o...

    Authors: Sarah B. Henderson, Jillian S. Gauld, Stephen A. Rauch, Kathleen E. McLean, Nikolas Krstic, David M. Hondula and Tom Kosatsky

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:109

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  30. Content type: Commentary

    Three major international agreements signed in 2015 are key milestones for transitioning to more sustainable and resilient societies: the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; the Sendai Framework for Di...

    Authors: Kristie L. Ebi, Jan C. Semenza and Joacim Rocklöv

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:108

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  31. Content type: Methodology

    Several studies have identified the association between ambient temperature and mortality; however, several features of temperature behavior and their impacts on health remain unresolved.

    Authors: John L. Pearce, Madison Hyer, Rob J. Hyndman, Margaret Loughnan, Martine Dennekamp and Neville Nicholls

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:107

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  32. Content type: Methodology

    Increased concern for potential health and environmental impacts of chemicals, including nanomaterials, in consumer products is driving demand for greater transparency regarding potential risks. Chemical hazar...

    Authors: Jennifer Sass, Lauren Heine and Nina Hwang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:105

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  33. Content type: Research

    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a major pregnancy complication with detrimental effects for both mothers and their children. Accumulating evidence has suggested a potential role for arsenic (As) exposur...

    Authors: Shohreh F. Farzan, Anala Gossai, Yu Chen, Lisa Chasan-Taber, Emily Baker and Margaret Karagas

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:106

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  34. Content type: Research

    Lead toxicity is of particular public health concern given its near ubiquitous distribution in nature and established neurotoxicant properties. Similar in its ubiquity and ability to inhibit neurodevelopment, ...

    Authors: Kelsey M. Gleason, Linda Valeri, A. H. Shankar, Md Omar Sharif Ibne Hasan, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Ema G. Rodrigues, David C. Christiani, Robert O. Wright, David C. Bellinger and Maitreyi Mazumdar

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:103

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  35. Content type: Research

    Exposure to air pollution, including traffic-related pollutants, has been associated with a variety of adverse health outcomes, including increased cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality, and increased lung c...

    Authors: Jen-hwa Chu, Jaime E. Hart, Divya Chhabra, Eric Garshick, Benjamin A. Raby and Francine Laden

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:101

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  36. Content type: Research

    The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) is a unique community-based medical record data linkage system that provides individual patient address, diagnosis and visit information for all hospitalizations, as we...

    Authors: Paula Lindgren, Jean Johnson, Allan Williams, Barbara Yawn and Gregory C. Pratt

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:102

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  37. Content type: Research

    Age, family history and ancestry are the only recognized risk factors for prostate cancer (PCa) but a role for environmental factors is suspected. Due to the lack of knowledge on the etiological factors for PC...

    Authors: Jean-François Sauvé, Jérôme Lavoué and Marie-Élise Parent

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:100

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  38. Content type: Research

    Roofers are at increased risk for various malignancies and their occupational exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been considered as important risk factors. The overall goal of this proje...

    Authors: Berrin Serdar, Stephen Brindley, Greg Dooley, John Volckens, Elizabeth Juarez-colunga and Ryan Gan

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:99

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  39. Content type: Review

    Aneuploidy, defined as structural and numerical aberrations of chromosomes, continues to draw attention as an informative effect biomarker for carcinogens and male reproductive toxicants. It has been well docu...

    Authors: Daniele Mandrioli, Fiorella Belpoggi, Ellen K. Silbergeld and Melissa J. Perry

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:97

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  40. Content type: Research

    Most particulate matter (PM) and health studies in children with asthma use exposures averaged over the course of a day and do not take into account spatial/temporal variability that presumably occurs as child...

    Authors: Nathan Rabinovitch, Colby D. Adams, Matthew Strand, Kirsten Koehler and John Volckens

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:96

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  41. Content type: Research

    Once ingested, dioxins and dioxin-like compounds are excreted extremely slowly. Excretion can be evaluated by its half-life. Half-lives estimated from observed concentrations are affected by excretion and ongo...

    Authors: Shinya Matsumoto, Manabu Akahane, Yoshiyuki Kanagawa, Jumboku Kajiwara, Chikage Mitoma, Hiroshi Uchi, Masutaka Furue and Tomoaki Imamura

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:95

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2016 15:110

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