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  1. Content type: Research

    Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is characterized by recurrent nonspecific symptoms that are attributed to exposure to trace levels of environmental agents. Although the clinical symptoms of MCS have been d...

    Authors: Kentaro Watai, Yuma Fukutomi, Hiroaki Hayashi, Yosuke Kamide, Kiyoshi Sekiya and Masami Taniguchi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:89

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  2. Content type: Research

    Aerobic exercise benefits health but increases inhalation of fine particles (PM2.5) in ambient air. Acute cardiopulmonary responses to PM2.5 exposure in individuals with different exercise habits, especially in a...

    Authors: Xi Chen, Wu Chen, Yanwen Wang, Yiqun Han and Tong Zhu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:88

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  3. Content type: Research

    Exposure to air pollution impairs aspects of pulmonary and autonomic function and causes pulmonary inflammation. However, how exercising in air pollution affects these indices is poorly understood. Therefore, ...

    Authors: Luisa V. Giles, Christopher Carlsten and Michael S. Koehle

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:87

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  4. Content type: Research

    Evidence from experimental and observational studies suggests that prenatal phthalate exposures may be associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We examined whether prenatal phthalate exposures were asso...

    Authors: Hyeong-Moo Shin, Rebecca J. Schmidt, Daniel Tancredi, Jacqueline Barkoski, Sally Ozonoff, Deborah H. Bennett and Irva Hertz-Picciotto

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:85

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  5. Content type: Research

    Due to the complex interplay among different urban-related exposures, a comprehensive approach is advisable to estimate the health effects. We simultaneously assessed the effect of “green”, “grey” and air poll...

    Authors: Giovanna Cilluffo, Giuliana Ferrante, Salvatore Fasola, Laura Montalbano, Velia Malizia, Alessandro Piscini, Vito Romaniello, Malvina Silvestri, Salvatore Stramondo, Massimo Stafoggia, Andrea Ranzi, Giovanni Viegi and Stefania La Grutta

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:86

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  6. Content type: Research

    Per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a large family of synthetic chemicals, some of which are mammary toxicants and endocrine disruptors. Their potential as breast carcinogens is unclear. Our obje...

    Authors: Susan Hurley, Debbie Goldberg, Miaomiao Wang, June-Soo Park, Myrto Petreas, Leslie Bernstein, Hoda Anton-Culver, David O. Nelson and Peggy Reynolds

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:83

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  7. Content type: Research

    Evidence focused on exposure to ambient carbon monoxide (CO) and the risk of hospitalizations for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is lacking in developing countries. This study aimed to examine the effect of CO ...

    Authors: Haibin Li, Jingwei Wu, Anxin Wang, Xia Li, Songxi Chen, Tianqi Wang, Endawoke Amsalu, Qi Gao, Yanxia Luo, Xinghua Yang, Wei Wang, Jin Guo, Yuming Guo and Xiuhua Guo

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:82

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    The response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2015 demonstrated that the global health system is unprepared to address what should be its primary mission, control ...

    Authors: Joseph LaDou, Leslie London and Andrew Watterson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:81

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  9. Content type: Research

    Short-term exposure to ambient air pollution triggers acute cardiovascular events. Here, we evaluate the association of exposure to ambient air pollution with two intermediate cardiovascular endpoints: blood p...

    Authors: Hans Scheers, Tim S. Nawrot, Benoit Nemery and Lidia Casas

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:80

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  10. Content type: Research

    The role of occupational stressors (OS) on blood pressure (BP) is often suspected, but asserting its impact remains uncertain. Our goal was to evaluate their impact on BP increase and on incident cases of hype...

    Authors: Samantha Huo Yung Kai, Jean-Bernard Ruidavets, Camille Carles, Jean-Claude Marquie, Vanina Bongard, Damien Leger, Jean Ferrieres and Yolande Esquirol

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:79

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    Authorization of pesticides for market release requires toxicity testing on animals, typically performed by test laboratories on contract with the pesticide producer. The latter provides the results and summar...

    Authors: Axel Mie, Christina Rudén and Philippe Grandjean

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:77

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  12. Content type: Research

    Cycling and other forms of active transportation provide health benefits via increased physical activity. However, direct evidence of the extent to which these benefits may be offset by exposure and intake of ...

    Authors: Christie A. Cole, Christopher Carlsten, Michael Koehle and Michael Brauer

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:78

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  13. Content type: Research

    Limited evidence suggests that residential exposure to aircraft noise negatively influences population mental health around large airports, but it is not known whether the same is true for smaller airports. We...

    Authors: David M. Wright, Katherine Newell, Aideen Maguire and Dermot O’Reilly

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:74

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  14. Content type: Research

    The increase in ambient temperatures (Ta) and emissions of greenhouse gases over the last century has focused attention on the effects of ambient temperatures on health outcomes. We aimed to investigate the as...

    Authors: Itai Kloog, Lena Novack, Offer Erez, Allan C. Just and Raanan Raz

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:76

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  15. Content type: Research

    Residents of Massachusetts and Rhode Island were exposed to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water from 1968 through the early 1990s when it leached from the vinyl lining of asbestos cement water dist...

    Authors: Ann Aschengrau, Lisa G. Gallagher, Michael Winter, Lindsey Butler, M. Patricia Fabian and Veronica M. Vieira

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:75

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  16. Content type: Research

    Cercarial dermatitis, colloquially “swimmer’s itch”, is a rash contracted in natural bodies of water, when people are exposed to skin-penetrating, larval flatworm parasites of the family Schistosomatidae, that...

    Authors: Michelle A Gordy, Tyler P Cobb and Patrick C Hanington

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:73

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  17. Content type: Research

    Prenatal exposure to outdoor air pollution has been shown to have health effects in many studies; low birth weight, preterm delivery, small for gestational age, and stillbirth are the most often cited. However...

    Authors: Olivier Blanchard, Séverine Deguen, Wahida Kihal-Talantikite, Romain François and Denis Zmirou-Navier

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:72

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  18. Content type: Research

    Evidence suggests that childhood near-roadway air pollution (NRAP) exposures contribute to increased body mass index (BMI); however, effects of NRAP exposure during the vulnerable periods including in utero and f...

    Authors: Jeniffer S. Kim, Tanya L. Alderete, Zhanghua Chen, Fred Lurmann, Ed Rappaport, Rima Habre, Kiros Berhane and Frank D. Gilliland

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:64

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  19. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author asked to replace Table 2 with the correct version.

    Authors: Nathalie Costet, Rémi Béranger, Ronan Garlantézec, Florence Rouget, Christine Monfort, Sylvaine Cordier, Fabienne Pelé and Cécile Chevrier

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:71

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2018 17:63

  20. Content type: Research

    Environmental pollution exposure during pregnancy has been identified as a risk factor for preterm birth. Most studies have evaluated exposures individually and in limited study populations.

    Authors: Amy M. Padula, Hongtai Huang, Rebecca J. Baer, Laura M. August, Marta M. Jankowska, Laura L. Jellife-Pawlowski, Marina Sirota and Tracey J. Woodruff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:70

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  21. Content type: Research

    Workers involved in the response and clean-up of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill faced possible exposures to crude oil, burning oil, dispersants and other pollutants in addition to physical and emotional str...

    Authors: Jean Strelitz, Lawrence S. Engel, Richard K. Kwok, Aubrey K. Miller, Aaron Blair and Dale P. Sandler

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:69

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  22. Content type: Research

    Increasing evidence suggests that welding fume exposure is associated with systemic inflammation. Although celluar metabolites may be associated with inflammation, there is limited information on metabolomic c...

    Authors: Sipeng Shen, Ruyang Zhang, Jinming Zhang, Yongyue Wei, Yichen Guo, Li Su, Feng Chen and David C. Christiani

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:68

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  23. Content type: Methodology

    Estimating the health effects of multi-pollutant mixtures is of increasing interest in environmental epidemiology. Recently, a new approach for estimating the health effects of mixtures, Bayesian kernel machin...

    Authors: Jennifer F. Bobb, Birgit Claus Henn, Linda Valeri and Brent A. Coull

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:67

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  24. Content type: Research

    The association between heat and daily mortality and its temporal variation are well known. However, few studies have analyzed the inter-annual variations in both the risk estimates and impacts of heat. The ai...

    Authors: Matteo Scortichini, Francesca de’Donato, Manuela De Sario, Michela Leone, Christofer Åström, Ferran Ballester, Xavier Basagaña, Janos Bobvos, Antonio Gasparrini, Klea Katsouyanni, Timo Lanki, Bettina Menne, Mathilde Pascal and Paola Michelozzi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:66

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  25. Content type: Research

    Exposure to low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in ordinary life is suspected to be related to oxidative stress and decreased lung function. This study evaluated whether exposure to ambient VOCs in...

    Authors: Jae-Woo Kwon, Hee-Won Park, Woo Jin Kim, Man-Goo Kim and Seung-Joon Lee

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:65

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  26. Content type: Editorial

    Identification and characterization of environmental hazards that impact human health must rely on the best possible science to inform and inspire appropriate public health intervention. The perfluorinated alk...

    Authors: Philippe Grandjean

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:62

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  27. Content type: Research

    Numerous industries use organic solvents, and many workers from various occupational sectors are exposed to these known neurotoxicants, including pregnant women. Our objective is to explore whether occupationa...

    Authors: Nathalie Costet, Rémi Béranger, Ronan Garlantézec, Florence Rouget, Christine Monfort, Sylvaine Cordier, Fabienne Pelé and Cécile Chevrier

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:63

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2018 17:71

  28. Content type: Research

    Air pollution has been found to adversely affect children’s lung function. Forced expiratory volume in 1 s and forced vital capacity from spirometry have been studied most frequently, but measurements of airwa...

    Authors: Isabelle Finke, Johan C. de Jongste, Henriette A. Smit, Alet H. Wijga, Gerard H. Koppelman, Judith Vonk, Bert Brunekreef and Ulrike Gehring

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:61

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  29. Content type: Research

    The relationship between particle matters (PMs) and cardiac arrhythmia has been investigated in numerous studies. However, evidence from developing countries is limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate t...

    Authors: Qiwen Zheng, Hui Liu, Jun Zhang and Dafang Chen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:60

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  30. Content type: Research

    Residents of Massachusetts and Rhode Island were exposed to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water from 1968 through the early 1990s when the solvent was used to apply a vinyl liner to drinking ...

    Authors: Ann Aschengrau, Lisa G. Gallagher, Michael Winter, Lindsey J. Butler, M. Patricia Fabian and Veronica M. Vieira

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:58

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  31. Content type: Research

    It has previously been reported that the environmental contaminants perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are linked to atherosclerosis in cross-sectional studies. Since cross-sectional studies could be subject to...

    Authors: P. Monica Lind, Samira Salihovic, Jordan Stubleski, Anna Kärrman and Lars Lind

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:59

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  32. Content type: Research

    Research regarding the interaction of ambient air pollution and overweight on prehypertension is scarce. We aimed to test whether overweight modifies the association between long-term exposure to ambient air p...

    Authors: Bo-Yi Yang, Zhengmin Min Qian, Michael G. Vaughn, Steven W. Howard, John Phillip Pemberton, Huimin Ma, Duo-Hong Chen, Li-Wen Hu, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Chuan Zhang, Yan-Peng Tian, Min Nian, Xiang Xiao and Guang-Hui Dong

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:57

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  33. Content type: Research

    Flight attendants are an understudied occupational group, despite undergoing a wide range of adverse job-related exposures, including to known carcinogens. In our study, we aimed to characterize the prevalence...

    Authors: Eileen McNeely, Irina Mordukhovich, Steven Staffa, Samuel Tideman, Sara Gale and Brent Coull

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:49

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  34. Content type: Research

    Preterm birth is a significant public health concern and exposure to phthalates has been shown to be associated with an increased odds of preterm birth. Even modest reductions in gestational age at delivery co...

    Authors: Jonathan Boss, Jingyi Zhai, Max T. Aung, Kelly K. Ferguson, Lauren E. Johns, Thomas F. McElrath, John D. Meeker and Bhramar Mukherjee

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:56

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  35. Content type: Research

    Subfertile women are at increased risk of glucose intolerance in pregnancy. Based on epidemiologic studies, exposure to certain phthalates is associated with diabetes, elevated glucose, and increased insulin r...

    Authors: Tamarra M. James-Todd, Yu-Han Chiu, Carmen Messerlian, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Jennifer B. Ford, Myra Keller, John Petrozza, Paige L. Williams, Xiaoyun Ye, Antonia M. Calafat and Russ Hauser

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:55

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  36. Content type: Research

    Many studies have reported an increased mortality risk from heat waves comparing with non-heat wave days. However, how much the mortality rate change with the heat intensity―vulnerability curve―is still unknow...

    Authors: Lingyan Zhang, Zhao Zhang, Tao Ye, Maigeng Zhou, Chenzhi Wang, Peng Yin and Bin Hou

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:54

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  37. Content type: Research

    Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) are broad-spectrum herbicides that act on the shikimate pathway in bacteria, fungi, and plants. The possible effects of GBHs on human health are the subject of an intense pub...

    Authors: Qixing Mao, Fabiana Manservisi, Simona Panzacchi, Daniele Mandrioli, Ilaria Menghetti, Andrea Vornoli, Luciano Bua, Laura Falcioni, Corina Lesseur, Jia Chen, Fiorella Belpoggi and Jianzhong Hu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:50

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  38. Content type: Research

    Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) are the most widely used pesticides worldwide, and glyphosate is the active ingredient of such herbicides, including the formulation known as Roundup. The massive and increas...

    Authors: Simona Panzacchi, Daniele Mandrioli, Fabiana Manservisi, Luciano Bua, Laura Falcioni, Marcella Spinaci, Giovanna Galeati, Giovanni Dinelli, Rossella Miglio, Alberto Mantovani, Stefano Lorenzetti, Jianzhong Hu, Jia Chen, Melissa J. Perry, Philip J. Landrigan and Fiorella Belpoggi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:52

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  39. Content type: Research

    Emerging evidence about the effects of endocrine disruptors on asthma symptoms suggests new opportunities to reduce asthma by changing personal environments. Right-to-know ethics supports returning personal re...

    Authors: Laura J. Perovich, Jennifer Liss Ohayon, Elicia Mayuri Cousins, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Phil Brown, Gary Adamkiewicz and Julia Green Brody

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:48

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  40. Content type: Research

    Some studies have linked long-term exposure to traffic related air pollutants (TRAP) with adverse cardiovascular health outcomes; however, previous studies have not linked highly variable concentrations of TRA...

    Authors: Stacey E. Alexeeff, Ananya Roy, Jun Shan, Xi Liu, Kyle Messier, Joshua S. Apte, Christopher Portier, Stephen Sidney and Stephen K. Van Den Eeden

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:38

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  41. Content type: Research

    Recent epidemiological studies have suggested that air pollution could be associated with suicide. However, other studies have criticized these results for being analytically weak and not taking into account p...

    Authors: Julián Alfredo Fernández-Niño, Claudia Iveth Astudillo-García, Laura Andrea Rodríguez-Villamizar and Víctor Alfonso Florez-Garcia

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:47

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  42. Content type: Research

    Both cigarette smoking and long-term exposure to crystalline silica dust were reported to be associated with increased mortality. However, the combined effect of both factors has not been well evaluated.

    Authors: Hanpeng Lai, Yuewei Liu, Min Zhou, Tingming Shi, Yun Zhou, Shaofan Weng and Weihong Chen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:46

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  43. Content type: Research

    Extreme heat is often associated with elevated levels of human mortality, particularly across the mid-latitudes. Los Angeles, CA exhibits a unique, highly variable winter climate, with brief periods of intense...

    Authors: Adam J. Kalkstein, Laurence S. Kalkstein, Jennifer K. Vanos, David P. Eisenman and P. Grady Dixon

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:45

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  44. Content type: Research

    Few studies have explored the relationship between air pollution and fertility. We used a natural experiment in California when coal and oil power plants retired to estimate associations with nearby fertility ...

    Authors: Joan A. Casey, Alison Gemmill, Deborah Karasek, Elizabeth L. Ogburn, Dana E. Goin and Rachel Morello-Frosch

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:44

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  45. Content type: Research

    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) was the predominant leukemia in a recent study of Chornobyl cleanup workers from Ukraine exposed to radiation (UR-CLL). Radiation risks of CLL significantly increased with in...

    Authors: Juhi Ojha, Iryna Dyagil, Stuart C. Finch, Robert F. Reiss, Adam J. de Smith, Semira Gonseth, Mi Zhou, Helen M. Hansen, Amy L. Sherborne, Jean Nakamura, Paige M. Bracci, Nataliya Gudzenko, Maureen Hatch, Nataliya Babkina, Mark P. Little, Vadim V. Chumak…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:43

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  46. Content type: Hypothesis

    The regulatory management of chemicals and toxicants in the EU addresses hundreds of different chemicals and health hazards individually, one by one. An issue is that, so far, the possible interactions among c...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Anne-Simone Parent, Jos C. S. Kleinjans, Tim S. Nawrot, Greet Schoeters and Nicolas Van Larebeke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:42

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  47. Content type: Research

    Lack of research on the effects of gaseous pollutants (nitrogen oxides [NOx], sulfur dioxide [SO2], carbon monoxide [CO] and ozone [O3]) in the ambient environment on health outcomes from within low and middle in...

    Authors: Katherine Newell, Christiana Kartsonaki, Kin Bong Hubert Lam and Om Kurmi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:41

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