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  1. In 2012, Colorado experienced one of its worst wildfire seasons of the past decade. The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship of local PM2.5 levels, modeled using the Weather Research and Forecas...

    Authors: Breanna L. Alman, Gabriele Pfister, Hua Hao, Jennifer Stowell, Xuefei Hu, Yang Liu and Matthew J. Strickland

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:64

    Content type: Research

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  2. Oral colestimide was reported to lower the concentration of PCDDs, PCDFs, and PCB in the blood of humans. A pilot study showed that the arithmetic mean total TEQ concentrations of PCDDs, PCDFs, and PCBs in the...

    Authors: Takashi Todaka, Akinori Honda, Masami Imaji, Yoshiko Takao, Chikage Mitoma and Masutaka Furue

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:63

    Content type: Research

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  3. Because some adverse health effects associated with chronic arsenic exposure may be mediated by methylated arsenicals, interindividual variation in capacity to convert inorganic arsenic into mono- and di-methy...

    Authors: Edward E. Hudgens, Zuzana Drobna, Bin He, X. C. Le, Miroslav Styblo, John Rogers and David J. Thomas

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:62

    Content type: Research

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  4. To investigate air pollution effects during pregnancy or in the first weeks of life, models are needed that capture both the spatial and temporal variability of air pollution exposures.

    Authors: Elena Proietti, Edgar Delgado-Eckert, Danielle Vienneau, Georgette Stern, Ming-Yi Tsai, Philipp Latzin, Urs Frey and Martin Röösli

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:61

    Content type: Research

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  5. Women have elevated rates of thyroid disease compared to men. Environmental toxicants have been implicated as contributors to this dimorphism, including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), flame retardant ...

    Authors: Joseph G. Allen, Sara Gale, R. Thomas Zoeller, John D. Spengler, Linda Birnbaum and Eileen McNeely

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:60

    Content type: Research

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  6. Pregnant women are an especially important population to monitor for environmental exposures given the vulnerability of the developing fetus. During pregnancy and lactation chemical body burdens may change due...

    Authors: Mandy Fisher, Tye E. Arbuckle, Chun Lei Liang, Alain LeBlanc, Eric Gaudreau, Warren G. Foster, Douglas Haines, Karelyn Davis and William D. Fraser

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:59

    Content type: Research

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  7. Planning and transport agencies play a vital role in influencing the design of townscapes, travel modes and travel behaviors, which in turn impact on the walkability of neighbourhoods and residents’ physical a...

    Authors: Christine T. Cowie, Ding Ding, Margaret I. Rolfe, Darren J. Mayne, Bin Jalaludin, Adrian Bauman and Geoffrey G. Morgan

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:58

    Content type: Research

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  8. Several studies have investigated the association between asthma exacerbations and exposures to ambient temperature and precipitation. However, limited data exists regarding how extreme events, projected to gr...

    Authors: Sutyajeet Soneja, Chengsheng Jiang, Jared Fisher, Crystal Romeo Upperman, Clifford Mitchell and Amir Sapkota

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:57

    Content type: Research

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  9. Oil extraction may cause extensive environmental impact that can affect health of populations living in surrounding areas. Large populations are potentially exposed to oil extraction related contamination thro...

    Authors: Cristina O’Callaghan-Gordo, Martí Orta-Martínez and Manolis Kogevinas

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:56

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Thyroid hormones (THs) regulate many biological functions in the human body and are essential for normal brain development. Epidemiological studies have observed diverging associations between halogenated pers...

    Authors: Sanna Lignell, Marie Aune, Per Ola Darnerud, Mats Stridsberg, Annika Hanberg, Susanna C Larsson and Anders Glynn

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:55

    Content type: Research

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  11. Land Use Regression (LUR) is a popular method to explain and predict spatial contrasts in air pollution concentrations, but LUR models for ultrafine particles, such as particle number concentration (PNC) are e...

    Authors: Marloes Eeftens, Reto Meier, Christian Schindler, Inmaculada Aguilera, Harish Phuleria, Alex Ineichen, Mark Davey, Regina Ducret-Stich, Dirk Keidel, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Nino Künzli and Ming-Yi Tsai

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:53

    Content type: Research

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  12. Higher exposure to certain phthalates is associated with a diabetes and insulin resistance, with sex differences seen. Yet, little is known about the association between phthalates and metabolic syndrome (MetS...

    Authors: Tamarra M. James-Todd, Tianyi Huang, Ellen W. Seely and Aditi R. Saxena

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:52

    Content type: Research

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  13. The purpose of this research was to determine the relationship between modeled particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure and birth weight, including the potential modification by maternal risk factors and indicators of...

    Authors: Anders C. Erickson, Aleck Ostry, Laurie H. M. Chan and Laura Arbour

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:51

    Content type: Research

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  14. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a ubiquitous, endocrine-disrupting environmental contaminant that increases risk of some adverse developmental effects. Thus, it is important to characterize BPA levels, metabolic fate and...

    Authors: Roy R. Gerona, Janet Pan, Ami R. Zota, Jackie M. Schwartz, Matthew Friesen, Julia A. Taylor, Patricia A. Hunt and Tracey J. Woodruff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:50

    Content type: Research

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  15. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers are known endocrine disrupting environmental contaminants used as flame retardants. Their levels have increased in humans over the last ten years, raising concerns about their co...

    Authors: Yasmine K. Serme-Gbedo, Nadia Abdelouahab, Jean-Charles Pasquier, Alan A. Cohen and Larissa Takser

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:49

    Content type: Research

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  16. Preeclampsia is frequent in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), especially during the dry season. We tested whether preeclampsia was associated with exposure to environmental metals.

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Elongi Moyene, Hans Scheers, Barthélémy Tandu-Umba, Vincent Haufroid, Baudouin Buassa-bu-Tsumbu, Fons Verdonck, Bernard Spitz and Benoit Nemery

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:48

    Content type: Research

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  17. Oxidative stress has been suggested as a major cause of elevated blood pressure (BP) and reduced heart rate variability (HRV) due to air pollution. We hypothesized that the associations of air pollution exposu...

    Authors: Kyoung-Nam Kim, Jin Hee Kim, Kweon Jung and Yun-Chul Hong

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:47

    Content type: Research

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  18. Regional differences in the oxidative potential of fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) may modify its impact on the risk of myocardial infarction.

    Authors: Scott Weichenthal, Eric Lavigne, Greg Evans, Krystal Pollitt and Rick T. Burnett

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:46

    Content type: Research

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  19. Authors: Gudrun Weinmayr, Frauke Hennig, Kateryna Fuks, Michael Nonnemacher, Hermann Jakobs, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Raimund Erbel, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Barbara Hoffmann and Susanne Moebus

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:45

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2015 14:53

  20. The people of Bangladesh are currently exposed to high concentrations of arsenic and manganese in drinking water, as well as elevated lead in many regions. The objective of this study was to investigate associ...

    Authors: Ema G. Rodrigues, David C. Bellinger, Linda Valeri, Md Omar Sharif Ibne Hasan, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Mostofa Golam, Molly L. Kile, David C. Christiani, Robert O. Wright and Maitreyi Mazumdar

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:44

    Content type: Research

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  21. Authors: Laura N Vandenberg, Roy R Gerona, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Julia A Taylor, Richard B van Breemen, Carrie A Dickenson, Chunyang Liao, Yang Yuan, Retha R Newbold, Vasantha Padmanabhan, Frederick S vom Saal and Tracey J Woodruff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:43

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health 2014 13:25

  22. The majority of people live in cities and urbanization is continuing worldwide. Cities have long been known to be society’s predominant engine of innovation and wealth creation, yet they are also a main source...

    Authors: Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S38

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  23. The UK government has an ambitious goal to reduce carbon emissions from the housing stock through energy efficiency improvements. This single policy goal is a strong driver for change in the housing system, bu...

    Authors: Alexandra Macmillan, Michael Davies, Clive Shrubsole, Naomi Luxford, Neil May, Lai Fong Chiu, Evelina Trutnevyte, Yekatherina Bobrova and Zaid Chalabi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S37

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  24. Urban tree planting initiatives are being actively promoted as a planning tool to enable urban areas to adapt to and mitigate against climate change, enhance urban sustainability and improve human health and w...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Salmond, Marc Tadaki, Sotiris Vardoulakis, Katherine Arbuthnott, Andrew Coutts, Matthias Demuzere, Kim N. Dirks, Clare Heaviside, Shanon Lim, Helen Macintyre, Rachel N. McInnes and Benedict W. Wheeler

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S36

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  25. The annual burden of disease caused indoor air pollution, including polluted outdoor air used to ventilate indoor spaces, is estimated to correspond to a loss of over 2 million healthy life years in the Europe...

    Authors: Arja Asikainen, Paolo Carrer, Stylianos Kephalopoulos, Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes, Pawel Wargocki and Otto Hänninen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S35

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  26. Seventy-five percent of the population in Europe live in urban areas and analysing the effects of urban form on the health of the urban population is of great public health interest. Not much is known, however...

    Authors: Daniela Fecht, Lea Fortunato, David Morley, Anna L. Hansell and John Gulliver

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S34

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  27. In the context of a warming climate and increasing urbanisation (with the associated urban heat island effect), interest in understanding temperature related health effects is growing. Previous reviews have ex...

    Authors: Katherine Arbuthnott, Shakoor Hajat, Clare Heaviside and Sotiris Vardoulakis

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S33

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  28. China has the biggest population in the world, and has been experiencing the largest migration in history, and its rapid urbanization has profound and lasting impacts on local and national public health. Under...

    Authors: Xinhu Li, Jinchao Song, Tao Lin, Jane Dixon, Guoqin Zhang and Hong Ye

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S32

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  29. As human populations become more and more urban, decision-makers at all levels face new challenges related to both the scale of service provision and the increasing complexity of cities and the networks that c...

    Authors: L. C. Rietveld, J. G. Siri, I. Chakravarty, A. M. Arsénio, R. Biswas and A. Chatterjee

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S31

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  30. Cities around the world face many environmental health challenges including contamination of air, water and soil, traffic congestion and noise, and poor housing conditions exacerbated by unsustainable urban de...

    Authors: Sotiris Vardoulakis, Keith Dear and Paul Wilkinson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S30

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  31. There is increasing appreciation of the proportion of the health burden that is attributed to modifiable population exposure to environmental health hazards. To manage this avoidable burden in the United Kingd...

    Authors: Mae Woods, Helen Crabbe, Rebecca Close, Mike Studden, Ai Milojevic, Giovanni Leonardi, Tony Fletcher and Zaid Chalabi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S29

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  32. West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted by mosquitoes in both urban as well as in rural environments and can be pathogenic in birds, horses and humans. Extrinsic factors such as temperature and land use are deter...

    Authors: Jan C. Semenza, Annelise Tran, Laura Espinosa, Bertrand Sudre, Dragoslav Domanovic and Shlomit Paz

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S28

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  33. The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect describes the phenomenon whereby cities are generally warmer than surrounding rural areas. Traditionally, temperature monitoring sites are placed outside of city centres, whi...

    Authors: Clare Heaviside, Sotiris Vardoulakis and Xiao-Ming Cai

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S27

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  34. Climate change is a global threat to health and wellbeing. Here we provide findings of an international research project investigating the health and wellbeing impacts of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emis...

    Authors: Clive E. Sabel, Rosemary Hiscock, Arja Asikainen, Jun Bi, Mike Depledge, Sef van den Elshout, Rainer Friedrich, Ganlin Huang, Fintan Hurley, Matti Jantunen, Spyros P. Karakitsios, Menno Keuken, Simon Kingham, Periklis Kontoroupis, Nino Kuenzli, Miaomiao Liu…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15(Suppl 1):S25

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  35. The Sverdlovsk region of the Russian Federation is characterised by its abundance of natural resources and industries. Located in this region, Asbest city is situated next to one of the largest open-pit chryso...

    Authors: E. V. Kovalevskiy, S. J. Schonfeld, E. Feletto, M. Moissonnier, S. V. Kashanskiy, I. V. Bukhtiyarov and J. Schüz

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:42

    Content type: Research

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  36. Cortisol has functions on homeostasis, growth, neurodevelopment, immune function and the stress response. Secretion follows a diurnal rhythm that mediates these processes. Our objective was to examine the asso...

    Authors: Marcela Tamayo y Ortiz, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Rosalind J. Wright, Brent A. Coull and Robert O. Wright

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:41

    Content type: Research

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  37. Rodent and human studies suggest an association between air pollution exposure and type 2 diabetes mellitus, but the extent to which air pollution is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is less...

    Authors: Abby F. Fleisch, Itai Kloog, Heike Luttmann-Gibson, Diane R. Gold, Emily Oken and Joel D. Schwartz

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:40

    Content type: Research

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  38. Air pollutants have been linked to type 2 diabetes (T2D), hypothesized to act through inflammatory pathways and may induce interleukin-6 gene (IL6) in the airway epithelium. The cytokine interleukin-6 may impact ...

    Authors: Ikenna C. Eze, Medea Imboden, Ashish Kumar, Martin Adam, Arnold von Eckardstein, Daiana Stolz, Margaret W. Gerbase, Nino Künzli, Alexander Turk, Christian Schindler, Florian Kronenberg and Nicole Probst-Hensch

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:39

    Content type: Research

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  39. Use of mobile (MP) and cordless phones (CP) is common among young children, but whether the resulting radiofrequency exposure affects development of cognitive skills is not known. Small changes have been found...

    Authors: Mary Redmayne, Catherine L. Smith, Geza Benke, Rodney J. Croft, Anna Dalecki, Christina Dimitriadis, Jordy Kaufman, Skye Macleod, Malcolm R. Sim, Rory Wolfe and Michael J. Abramson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:26

    Content type: Research

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  40. There is growing interest in health risks of residents living near concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Previous research mostly focused on swine CAFOs and self-reported respiratory conditions. The ...

    Authors: Mariëtte Hooiveld, Lidwien A. M. Smit, Femke van der Sman-de Beer, Inge M. Wouters, Christel E. van Dijk, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Dick J. J. Heederik and C. Joris Yzermans

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:24

    Content type: Research

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  41. The broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate (common trade name “Roundup”) was first sold to farmers in 1974. Since the late 1970s, the volume of glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) applied has increased approximate...

    Authors: John Peterson Myers, Michael N. Antoniou, Bruce Blumberg, Lynn Carroll, Theo Colborn, Lorne G. Everett, Michael Hansen, Philip J. Landrigan, Bruce P. Lanphear, Robin Mesnage, Laura N. Vandenberg, Frederick S. vom Saal, Wade V. Welshons and Charles M. Benbrook

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:19

    Content type: Review

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  42. Many populations have been exposed to environmental lead from paint, petrol, and mining and smelting operations. Lead is toxic to humans and there is emerging evidence linking childhood exposure with later lif...

    Authors: Mark Patrick Taylor, Miriam K. Forbes, Brian Opeskin, Nick Parr and Bruce P. Lanphear

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:23

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2016 15:123

    The Letter to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2018 17:10

  43. Injuries involving career-technical-vocational education (CTE) are reported to the New Jersey Safe Schools Program online reporting system, the only U.S. State law-based surveillance data for young workers (ag...

    Authors: Alexsandra A. Apostolico and Derek G. Shendell

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:22

    Content type: Research

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  44. Several studies demonstrated a short-term association between ambient temperature and blood pressure. However, few studies have assessed the long-term effect of ambient temperature on children’s blood pressure...

    Authors: Qin Li, Yuming Guo, Dong-Mei Wei, Yi Song, Jie-Yun Song, Jun Ma and Hai-Jun Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:21

    Content type: Research

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  45. The ways in which humans affect and are affected by their environments have been studied from many different perspectives over the past decades. However, it was not until the 1970s that the discussion of the e...

    Authors: Laura Y. Cabrera, Jordan Tesluk, Michelle Chakraborti, Ralph Matthews and Judy Illes

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:20

    Content type: Commentary

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  46. Understanding the shape of the relationship between long-term exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations and health risks is critical for health impact and risk assessment. Studies evaluat...

    Authors: Lauren Pinault, Michael Tjepkema, Daniel L. Crouse, Scott Weichenthal, Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V. Martin, Michael Brauer, Hong Chen and Richard T. Burnett

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:18

    Content type: Research

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  47. Air pollution in Beijing, especially PM2.5, has received increasing attention in the past years. Although exposure to PM2.5 has been linked to many health issues, few studies have quantified the impact of PM2.5 o...

    Authors: Cindy Feng, Jian Li, Wenjie Sun, Yi Zhang and Quanyi Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:17

    Content type: Research

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  48. Experimental animal studies, in vitro experiments, and clinical assessments have shown that metal toxicity can impair immune responses. We analyzed data from a United States representative National Health and Nut...

    Authors: Whitney S. Krueger and Timothy J. Wade

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:16

    Content type: Research

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  49. The current food system generates about 25 % of total greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE), including deforestation, and thereby substantially contributes to the warming of the earth’s surface. To understand the as...

    Authors: Camilla Sjörs, Sara E Raposo, Arvid Sjölander, Olle Bälter, Fredrik Hedenus and Katarina Bälter

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:15

    Content type: Research

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