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  1. I thank Böhmert et al. for their commentary of my review, although their criticisms suggest a misunderstanding of its aims and scope. It does not discuss their comprehensive model per se, but as the latest for...

    Authors: Maël Dieudonné
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:126

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2020 19:122

  2. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as metals have been reported to alter circulating reproductive hormone concentrations and pubertal development in animals. However, the relationship has rarely been i...

    Authors: Pahriya Ashrap, John D. Meeker, Brisa N. Sánchez, Niladri Basu, Marcela Tamayo-Ortiz, Maritsa Solano-González, Adriana Mercado-García, Martha M. Téllez-Rojo, Karen E. Peterson and Deborah J. Watkins
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:124
  3. We thank Sani Rachman Soleman et al. for three specific points of criticism concerning our investigation of the ecological association between low birth weight (LBW) and radioactive contamination in Japan afte...

    Authors: Hagen Scherb and Keiji Hayashi
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:123

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2020 19:121

  4. We highly welcome and appreciate the paper of Dieudonné, 2020 (https://​doi.​org/​10.​1186/​s12940-020-00602-0 ) on the important but frequently neglected topic of hypersensitivity towards electromagnetic fields (E...

    Authors: Christoph Boehmert, Michael Witthöft and Omer Van den Bergh
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:122

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2020 19:48

    The Letter to the Editor Response to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2020 19:126

  5. An analysis of low birth weight (LBW) births in ten contaminated prefectures of Japan, 1995–2018, finds a statistically significant increase in the LBW proportion in 2012–2013, but no increase after 2013. In t...

    Authors: Alfred Körblein
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:120

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2020 19:82

    The Letter to the Editor Response to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2020 19:125

  6. In 1968, the Yusho incident resulted in accidental exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and related compounds in Japan. This study updated the risk of mortality ...

    Authors: Daisuke Onozuka, Yuko Nakamura, Gaku Tsuji and Masutaka Furue
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:119
  7. The immune system, as a homeostatic system, is an excellent marker of health and has also been proposed as an indicator of the rate of aging. The base of the age-related changes in the immune system, “immunose...

    Authors: E. Díaz-Del Cerro, C. Vida, I. Martínez de Toda, J. Félix and M. De la Fuente
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:118
  8. Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most common causes of cancer in the world and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. Mortality is associated mainly with the development of metastases. Identifi...

    Authors: Meriem Koual, Céline Tomkiewicz, German Cano-Sancho, Jean-Philippe Antignac, Anne-Sophie Bats and Xavier Coumoul
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:117
  9. Understanding context specific heat-health risks in urban areas is important, especially given anticipated severe increases in summer temperatures due to climate change effects. We investigate social inequalit...

    Authors: Marta Ellena, Joan Ballester, Paola Mercogliano, Elisa Ferracin, Giuliana Barbato, Giuseppe Costa and Vijendra Ingole
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:116
  10. Over the past four decades, drought episodes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) of the of the World Health Organization (WHO) have gradually become more widespread, prolonged and frequent. We aimed to m...

    Authors: Saverio Bellizzi, Chris Lane, Mohamed Elhakim and Pierre Nabeth
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:114
  11. While many studies reported the association between long-term exposure to particulate matter air pollution (PM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), few studies focused on incidence with relatively high-dose expo...

    Authors: Ok-Jin Kim, Soo Hyun Lee, Si-Hyuck Kang and Sun-Young Kim
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:113
  12. Exposure to particulate matter air pollution has been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality; however, most studies have focused on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure and CVD. ...

    Authors: Emilie Davis, Brian Malig, Rachel Broadwin, Keita Ebisu, Rupa Basu, Ellen B. Gold, Lihong Qi, Carol A. Derby, Sung Kyun Park and Xiangmei (May) Wu
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:111
  13. Evidence is limited on excess risks of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) associated with ambient air pollution in diabetic populations. Survival analyses without considering the spatial structure and possible spa...

    Authors: Pei-Fang Su, Fei-Ci Sie, Chun-Ting Yang, Yu-Lin Mau, Shihchen Kuo and Huang-Tz Ou
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:110
  14. Permethrin and N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET) are the pesticides and insect repellent most commonly used by humans. These pesticides have been shown to promote the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance o...

    Authors: Jennifer L. M. Thorson, Daniel Beck, Millissia Ben Maamar, Eric E. Nilsson and Michael K. Skinner
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:109
  15. Childhood exposure to air pollution contributes to cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Immune and oxidative stress disturbances might mediate the effects of air pollution on the cardiovascular system, but the...

    Authors: Mary Prunicki, Nicholas Cauwenberghs, Jennifer Arthur Ataam, Hesam Movassagh, Juyong Brian Kim, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Joseph C. Wu, Holden Maecker, Francois Haddad and Kari Nadeau
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:108

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2022 21:117

  16. Exposure to perfluorinated-alkyl-acids (PFAAs) is ubiquitous. PFAAs are hormone-disrupting compounds that are strongly suspected to affect mother-child-health such as fetal growth. Thyroid disruption is a plau...

    Authors: Sophie A. H. Boesen, Manhai Long, Maria Wielsøe, Vicente Mustieles, Mariana F. Fernandez and Eva C. Bonefeld-Jørgensen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:107
  17. Environmental factors play a central role in seasonal epidemics. SARS-CoV-2 infection in Spain has shown a heterogeneous geographical pattern This study aimed to assess the influence of several climatic factor...

    Authors: Pedro Muñoz Cacho, José L. Hernández, Marcos López-Hoyos and Víctor M. Martínez-Taboada
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:106

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2021 20:17

  18. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) may cause diabetes, in part through aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) binding. Ensuing mitochondrial dysfunction is postulated to mediate this effect. We aim to investigate t...

    Authors: Bruce B. Duncan, Cristina D. Castilhos, Paula A. Bracco, Maria I. Schmidt, Sora Kang, Suyeol Im, Hong-Kyu Lee, Álvaro Vigo and Youngmi K. Pak
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:105
  19. Although prior studies showed a correlation between environmental manganese (Mn) exposure and neurodevelopmental disorders in children, the results have been inconclusive. There has yet been no consistent biom...

    Authors: Weiwei Liu, Yongjuan Xin, Qianwen Li, Yanna Shang, Zhiguang Ping, Junxia Min, Catherine M. Cahill, Jack T. Rogers and Fudi Wang
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:104
  20. Residents in a large area of North-Eastern Italy were exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) via drinking water. Studies on the association between PFAS and blood pressure levels are limited, and results ...

    Authors: Gisella Pitter, Maryam Zare Jeddi, Giulia Barbieri, Massimo Gion, Aline S. C. Fabricio, Francesca Daprà, Francesca Russo, Tony Fletcher and Cristina Canova
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:102
  21. Association between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) is inconsistent and appears to change in each trimester. We aim to investigate the association of exposure to ambi...

    Authors: Xiujuan Su, Yan Zhao, Yingying Yang and Jing Hua
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:101
  22. Many studies of adults with occupational exposure to solvents such as tetrachloroethylene (PCE) have shown adverse effects on cognition, mood and behavioral problems. Much less is known about neurotoxic effect...

    Authors: Ann Aschengrau, Alexandra Grippo, Michael R. Winter, Margaret G. Shea, Roberta F. White and Richard Saitz
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:99
  23. Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are used in consumer products for their water repellent and flame retardant properties, respectively. However, there is widespread pr...

    Authors: Stephanie M. Eick, Elizabeth K. Hom Thepaksorn, Monika A. Izano, Lara J. Cushing, Yunzhu Wang, Sabrina Crispo Smith, Songmei Gao, June-Soo Park, Amy M. Padula, Erin DeMicco, Linda Valeri, Tracey J. Woodruff and Rachel Morello-Frosch
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:100
  24. Several studies have investigated the associations between ambient temperature and years of life lost (YLLs), but few focused on the difference of life loss attributable to temperature among different socioeco...

    Authors: Siqi Chen, Yize Xiao, Maigeng Zhou, Chunliang Zhou, Min Yu, Biao Huang, Yanjun Xu, Tao Liu, Jianxiong Hu, Xiaojun Xu, Lifeng Lin, Ruying Hu, Zhulin Hou, Junhua Li, Donghui Jin, Mingfang Qin…
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:98
  25. Organophosphate esters (OPEs)—used as flame retardants and plasticizers—are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as reduced fecundity and live births and increased preterm delivery. OPEs may interfe...

    Authors: Kathryn A. Crawford, Nicola Hawley, Antonia M. Calafat, Nayana K. Jayatilaka, Rosemary J. Froehlich, Phinnara Has, Lisa G. Gallagher, David A. Savitz, Joseph M. Braun, Erika F. Werner and Megan E. Romano
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:97
  26. Statistical methods to study the joint effects of environmental factors are of great importance to understand the impact of correlated exposures that may act synergistically or antagonistically on health outco...

    Authors: Yuyan Wang, Yinxiang Wu, Melanie H. Jacobson, Myeonggyun Lee, Peng Jin, Leonardo Trasande and Mengling Liu
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:96
  27. Climate change is set to exacerbate occupational heat strain, the combined effect of environmental and internal heat stress on the body, threatening human health and wellbeing. Therefore, identifying effective...

    Authors: Nathan B. Morris, Ollie Jay, Andreas D. Flouris, Ana Casanueva, Chuansi Gao, Josh Foster, George Havenith and Lars Nybo
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:95
  28. Various risk factors influence obesity differently, and environmental endocrine disruption may increase the occurrence of obesity. However, most of the previous studies have considered only a unitary exposure ...

    Authors: Bangsheng Wu, Yi Jiang, Xiaoqing Jin and Li He
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:94
  29. Bisphenol A (BPA), one of the highest-volume chemicals produced worldwide, has been identified as an endocrine disruptor. Many peer-reviewing studies have reported adverse effects of low dose BPA exposure, par...

    Authors: Yann Malaisé, Corinne Lencina, Christel Cartier, Maïwenn Olier, Sandrine Ménard and Laurence Guzylack-Piriou
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:93
  30. Health risks due to particulate matter (PM) from wildfires may differ from risk due to PM from other sources. In places frequently subjected to wildfire smoke, such as Reno, Nevada, it is critical to determine...

    Authors: Daniel Kiser, William J. Metcalf, Gai Elhanan, Brendan Schnieder, Karen Schlauch, Andrew Joros, Craig Petersen and Joseph Grzymski
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:92
  31. Various maternal conditions, especially in utero conditions and prenatal exposure to environments with air pollution and greenness, have been reviewed to address the enhancement and prevention of susceptibilit...

    Authors: Kyung Ju Lee, Hyemi Moon, Hyo Ri Yun, Eun Lyeong Park, Ae Ran Park, Hijeong Choi, Kwan Hong and Juneyoung Lee
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:91
  32. Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in early life, including pneumonia, bronchitis and bronchiolitis, can lead to decreased lung function, persistent lung damage and increased susceptibility to various r...

    Authors: Sharon Goshen, Lena Novack, Offer Erez, Maayan Yitshak-Sade, Itai Kloog, Alexandra Shtein and Eilon Shany
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:90
  33. Household air pollution (HAP) is a significant source of the global burden of disease. Our objective was to evaluate the association between environmental health literacy (EHL), a domain of health literacy (HL...

    Authors: Jill Raufman, Deanna Blansky, David W. Lounsbury, Esther Wairimu Mwangi, Qing Lan, Jordi Olloquequi and H. Dean Hosgood III
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:89
  34. Evidence on the association between exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and blood glucose concentrations in pregnant women is inconsistent. This study aimed to examine the associa...

    Authors: Yanfeng Ren, Longmei Jin, Fen Yang, Hong Liang, Zhaofeng Zhang, Jing Du, Xiuxia Song, Maohua Miao and Wei Yuan
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:88
  35. A previous study showed that dibutyl phthalate (DBP) exposure disrupted the growth of testicular Sertoli cells (SCs). In the present study, we aimed to investigate the potential mechanism by which DBP promotes...

    Authors: Tan Ma, Jiwei Hou, Yuan Zhou, Yusheng Chen, Jiayin Qiu, Jiang Wu, Jie Ding, Xiaodong Han and Dongmei Li
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:87
  36. Studies of associations between industrial air emissions and rheumatic diseases, or diseases-related serological biomarkers, are few. Moreover, previous evaluations typically studied individual (not mixed) emi...

    Authors: Naizhuo Zhao, Audrey Smargiassi, Marianne Hatzopoulou, Ines Colmegna, Marie Hudson, Marvin J. Fritzler, Philip Awadalla and Sasha Bernatsky
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:86
  37. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: David M. Stieb, Carine Zheng, Dina Salama, Rania Berjawi, Monica Emode, Robyn Hocking, Ninon Lyrette, Carlyn Matz, Eric Lavigne and Hwashin H. Shin
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:85

    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2020 19:47

  38. Previous biomonitoring studies have shown that people in the rural population of Coquimbo, the major agricultural area in northern Chile are being occupationally and environmentally exposed to organophosphate/...

    Authors: Muriel Ramírez-Santana, Liliana Zúñiga-Venegas, Sebastián Corral, Nel Roeleveld, Hans Groenewoud, Koos Van der Velden, Paul T. J. Scheepers and Floria Pancetti
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:84
  39. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a pervasive urban pollutant originating primarily from vehicle emissions. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is associated with a considerable public health burden worldwide, but whether NO2 e...

    Authors: David M. Stieb, Carine Zheng, Dina Salama, Rania Berjawi, Monica Emode, Robyn Hocking, Ninon Lyrette, Carlyn Matz, Eric Lavigne and Hwashin H. Shin
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:47

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2020 19:85

  40. Parabens are a group of esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid utilized as antimicrobial preservatives in many personal care products. Epidemiological studies regarding the adverse effects of parabens on fetuses a...

    Authors: Karen Vrijens, Ilse Van Overmeire, Koen De Cremer, Kristof Y. Neven, Riccardo M. Carollo, Christiane Vleminckx, Joris Van Loco and Tim S. Nawrot
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:83
  41. Perinatal mortality increased in contaminated prefectures after the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accidents in Japan in 2011. Elevated counts of surgeries for cryptorchidism and congenital heart...

    Authors: Hagen Scherb and Keiji Hayashi
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:82

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2020 19:120

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2020 19:121

  42. The petrochemical industry is a major source of hazardous and toxic air pollutants that are recognised to have mutagenic and carcinogenic properties. A wealth of occupational epidemiology literature exists aro...

    Authors: Calvin Jephcote, David Brown, Thomas Verbeek and Alice Mah
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:53
  43. Inconclusive evidence has suggested a possible link between air pollution and central nervous system (CNS) tumors. We investigated a range of air pollutants in relation to types of CNS tumors.

    Authors: Aslak Harbo Poulsen, Ulla Arthur Hvidtfeldt, Mette Sørensen, Robin Puett, Matthias Ketzel, Jørgen Brandt, Camilla Geels, Jesper H. Christensen and Ole Raaschou-Nielsen
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:81
  44. Epidemiological associations between maternal concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and birth weight are inconsistent. There is concern that studies based on samples collected in late pregnancy ma...

    Authors: Christel Nielsen, Ulrika Andersson Hall, Christian Lindh, Ulf Ekström, Yiyi Xu, Ying Li, Agneta Holmäng and Kristina Jakobsson
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:80
  45. Extreme ambient temperatures and air quality have been directly associated with various human diseases from several studies around the world. However, few analyses involving the association of these environmen...

    Authors: Iara da Silva, Daniela Sanches de Almeida, Elizabeth Mie Hashimoto and Leila Droprinchinski Martins
    Citation: Environmental Health 2020 19:79

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