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  1. Telomere shortening in blood leukocytes has been associated with increased morbidity and death from cardiovascular disease and cancer, but determinants of shortened telomeres, a molecular feature of biological...

    Authors: Mirjam Hoxha, Laura Dioni, Matteo Bonzini, Angela Cecilia Pesatori, Silvia Fustinoni, Domenico Cavallo, Michele Carugno, Benedetta Albetti, Barbara Marinelli, Joel Schwartz, Pier Alberto Bertazzi and Andrea Baccarelli

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:41

    Content type: Research

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  2. The Seveso, Italy accident in 1976 caused the contamination of a large population by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Possible long-term effects have been examined through mortality and cancer incid...

    Authors: Angela Cecilia Pesatori, Dario Consonni, Maurizia Rubagotti, Paolo Grillo and Pier Alberto Bertazzi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:39

    Content type: Research

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  3. Results from studies of road traffic noise and hypertension are heterogeneous with respect to effect size, effects among males and females and with respect to effects across age groups. Our objective was to fu...

    Authors: Theo Bodin, Maria Albin, Jonas Ardö, Emilie Stroh, Per-Olof Östergren and Jonas Björk

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:38

    Content type: Research

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  4. Diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic estrogen widely prescribed to pregnant women during the 1940s-70s, has been shown to cause reproductive problems in the daughters. Studies of prenatally-exposed males have...

    Authors: Julie R Palmer, Arthur L Herbst, Kenneth L Noller, Deborah A Boggs, Rebecca Troisi, Linda Titus-Ernstoff, Elizabeth E Hatch, Lauren A Wise, William C Strohsnitter and Robert N Hoover

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:37

    Content type: Research

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  5. Only a few studies have investigated non-malignant respiratory effects of glass microfibers and these have provided inconsistent results. Our objective was to assess the effects of exposure to glass microfiber...

    Authors: Penpatra Sripaiboonkij, Nintita Sripaiboonkij, Wantanee Phanprasit and Maritta S Jaakkola

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:36

    Content type: Research

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  6. Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), a brominated flame retardant, was accidently mixed into animal feed in Michigan (1973–1974) resulting in human exposure through consumption of contaminated meat, milk and eggs. B...

    Authors: Metrecia L Terrell, Alissa K Berzen, Chanley M Small, Lorraine L Cameron, Julie J Wirth and Michele Marcus

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:35

    Content type: Research

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  7. Possible physiological causes for the effect of sunlight on mood are through the suprachiasmatic nuclei and evidenced by serotonin and melatonin regulation and its associations with depression. Cognitive funct...

    Authors: Shia T Kent, Leslie A McClure, William L Crosson, Donna K Arnett, Virginia G Wadley and Nalini Sathiakumar

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:34

    Content type: Research

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  8. Exposure to persistent organic pollutants, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides, is widespread among the general population. There is evidence of adverse effects on reproduc...

    Authors: John D Meeker, Stacey A Missmer, Larisa Altshul, Allison F Vitonis, Louise Ryan, Daniel W Cramer and Russ Hauser

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:32

    Content type: Research

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  9. Freon includes a number of gaseous, colorless chlorofluorocarbons. Although freon is generally considered to be a fluorocarbon of relatively low toxicity; significantly detrimental effects may occur upon over ...

    Authors: Laila ME Sabik, Reem A Abbas, Mahmoud M Ismail and Safwat El-Refaei

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:31

    Content type: Research

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  10. Higher exposure to outdoor air pollution is associated with increased cardiopulmonary deaths, but there is limited evidence about the association between outdoor air pollution and diagnosed cardiovascular dise...

    Authors: Lindsay JL Forbes, Minal D Patel, Alicja R Rudnicka, Derek G Cook, Tony Bush, John R Stedman, Peter H Whincup, David P Strachan and HR Anderson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:30

    Content type: Research

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  11. Decades of improper disposal of uranium-mining wastes on the Navajo Nation has resulted in adverse human and ecological health impacts as well as socio-cultural problems. As the Navajo people become increasing...

    Authors: Jamie L deLemos, Doug Brugge, Miranda Cajero, Mallery Downs, John L Durant, Christine M George, Sarah Henio-Adeky, Teddy Nez, Thomas Manning, Tommy Rock, Bess Seschillie, Chris Shuey and Johnnye Lewis

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:29

    Content type: Research

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  12. Epidemiological studies have provided evidence that exposure to vehicular traffic increases the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and may exacerbate pre-existing asthma in children. Self-reported exposure to ...

    Authors: Enrica Migliore, Giovanna Berti, Claudia Galassi, Neil Pearce, Francesco Forastiere, Roberto Calabrese, Lucio Armenio, Annibale Biggeri, Luigi Bisanti, Massimiliano Bugiani, Ennio Cadum, Elisabetta Chellini, Valerio Dell'Orco, Gabriele Giannella, Piersante Sestini, Giuseppe Corbo…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:27

    Content type: Research

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  13. There are several known factors that cause ischemic heart disease. However, the part played by air pollution still remains something of a mystery. Recent attention has focused on the chronic effect of particul...

    Authors: Zhiyong Hu and K Ranga Rao

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:26

    Content type: Research

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  14. Relatively few studies have been conducted of the association between air pollution and emergency department (ED) visits, and most of these have been based on a small number of visits, for a limited number of ...

    Authors: David M Stieb, Mieczyslaw Szyszkowicz, Brian H Rowe and Judith A Leech

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:25

    Content type: Research

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  15. Dioxins and related compounds are suspected of causing neurological disruption. Epidemiological studies indicated that exposure to these compounds caused neurodevelopmental disturbances such as learning disabi...

    Authors: Eiichi Akahoshi, Seiko Yoshimura, Saeko Uruno and Mitsuko Ishihara-Sugano

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:24

    Content type: Research

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  16. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of performing a cohort study on health risks from occupational exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in Germany.

    Authors: Jürgen Breckenkamp, Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff, Eva Münster, Joachim Schüz, Brigitte Schlehofer, Jürgen Wahrendorf and Maria Blettner

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:23

    Content type: Research

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  17. CYP19 and PPARγ are two genes expressed in the placental trophoblast that are important to placental function and are disrupted by phthalate exposure in other cell types. Measurement of the mRNA of these two g...

    Authors: Jennifer J Adibi, Russ Hauser, Paige L Williams, Robin M Whyatt, Harshwardhan M Thaker, Heather Nelson, Robert Herrick and Hari K Bhat

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:20

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. Whether low-intensity radiofrequency radiation damages the blood-brain barrier has long been debated, but little or no consideration has been given to the blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier. In this cross-secti...

    Authors: Fredrik Söderqvist, Michael Carlberg and Lennart Hardell

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:19

    Content type: Research

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  19. Regulatory decisions to phase-out the availability and use of common organophosphate pesticides among the general public were announced in 2000 and continued through 2004. Based on revised risk assessments, ch...

    Authors: David L Stone, Daniel L Sudakin and Jeffrey J Jenkins

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:18

    Content type: Research

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  20. The aim of this review was to assess the evidence from recent prospective studies that long-term traffic pollution could contribute to the development of asthma-like symptoms and allergic sensitization in chil...

    Authors: Lennart Bråbäck and Bertil Forsberg

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:17

    Content type: Review

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  21. Land use regression (LUR) modelling is proposed as a promising approach to meet some of the challenges of assessing the intra-urban spatial variability of ambient air pollutants in urban and industrial setting...

    Authors: Dominic Odwa Atari and Isaac N Luginaah

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:16

    Content type: Research

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  22. Blood lead concentrations have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular, cancer, and all-cause mortality in adults in general population and occupational cohorts. We aimed to determine the associa...

    Authors: Naila Khalil, John W Wilson, Evelyn O Talbott, Lisa A Morrow, Marc C Hochberg, Teresa A Hillier, Susan B Muldoon, Steven R Cummings and Jane A Cauley

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:15

    Content type: Research

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  23. Variations in air pollution exposure within a community may be associated with asthma prevalence. However, studies conducted to date have produced inconsistent results, possibly due to errors in measurement of...

    Authors: Talar Sahsuvaroglu, Michael Jerrett, Malcolm R Sears, Rob McConnell, Norm Finkelstein, Altaf Arain, Bruce Newbold and Rick Burnett

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:14

    Content type: Research

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  24. Chlorpyrifos (CPF) is a non-persistent organophosphate (OP) largely used as pesticide. Studies from animal models indicate that CPF is a developmental neurotoxicant able to target immature central nervous syst...

    Authors: Aldina Venerosi, Laura Ricceri, Maria Luisa Scattoni and Gemma Calamandrei

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:12

    Content type: Research

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  25. In recent years, cleaning has been identified as an occupational risk because of an increased incidence of reported respiratory effects, such as asthma and asthma-like symptoms among cleaning workers. Due to t...

    Authors: Anila Bello, Margaret M Quinn, Melissa J Perry and Donald K Milton

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:11

    Content type: Research

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  26. This paper describes the refinement and adaptation to small business of a previously developed method for systematically prioritizing needs for intervention on hazardous substance exposures in manufacturing wo...

    Authors: Anthony D LaMontagne, Anne M Stoddard, Cora Roelofs, Grace Sembajwe, Amy L Sapp and Glorian Sorensen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:10

    Content type: Research

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  27. While much attention is focused on national policies intended to protect human health from environmental hazards, states can also prevent environmentally mediated disease through legislation and regulation. Ho...

    Authors: Lauren Zajac, Eli Sprecher, Philip J Landrigan and Leonardo Trasande

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:9

    Content type: Research

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  28. Health impact assessments (HIA) use information on exposure, baseline mortality/morbidity and exposure-response functions from epidemiological studies in order to quantify the health impacts of existing situat...

    Authors: Hans Orru, Erik Teinemaa, Taavi Lai, Tanel Tamm, Marko Kaasik, Veljo Kimmel, Kati Kangur, Eda Merisalu and Bertil Forsberg

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:7

    Content type: Research

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  29. Exposure assessment has shifted from pollutant monitoring in air, soil, and water toward personal exposure measurements and biomonitoring. This trend along with the paucity of health effect data for many of th...

    Authors: Rachel Morello-Frosch, Julia Green Brody, Phil Brown, Rebecca Gasior Altman, Ruthann A Rudel and Carla Pérez

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:6

    Content type: Research

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  30. Environmental exposure to organophosphorus pesticides has been characterized in various populations, but interpretation of these data from a health risk perspective remains an issue. The current paper proposes...

    Authors: Mathieu Valcke and Michèle Bouchard

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:5

    Content type: Research

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  31. Biomonitoring studies can provide information about individual and population-wide exposure. However they must be designed in a way that protects the rights and welfare of participants. This descriptive qualit...

    Authors: Nerissa Wu, Michael D McClean, Phil Brown, Ann Aschengrau and Thomas F Webster

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:4

    Content type: Research

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  32. In 1988, elevated cancer incidence in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts prompted a large epidemiological study of nine cancers to investigate possible environmental risk factors. Positive associations were observe...

    Authors: Verónica Vieira, Thomas Webster, Janice Weinberg and Ann Aschengrau

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:3

    Content type: Research

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  33. Mercury cell chlor-alkali products are used to produce thousands of other products including food ingredients such as citric acid, sodium benzoate, and high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup is use...

    Authors: Renee Dufault, Blaise LeBlanc, Roseanne Schnoll, Charles Cornett, Laura Schweitzer, David Wallinga, Jane Hightower, Lyn Patrick and Walter J Lukiw

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:2

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. Gender related differences in respiratory disease have been documented. The aim of this study was to investigate gender related differences in respiratory findings by occupation. We analyzed data from 12 of ou...

    Authors: E Neil Schachter, Eugenija Zuskin, Erin L Moshier, James Godbold, Jadranka Mustajbegovic, Jasna Pucarin-Cvetkovic and Angelo Chiarelli

    Citation: Environmental Health 2009 8:1

    Content type: Review

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  35. Early-life chemical exposure may influence immune system development, subsequently affecting child health. We investigated immunomodulatory potentials of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and p,p'-DDE in infants.

    Authors: Anders Glynn, Ann Thuvander, Marie Aune, Anders Johannisson, Per Ola Darnerud, Gunnar Ronquist and Sven Cnattingius

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:62

    Content type: Research

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  36. Air pollution and social characteristics have been shown to affect indicators of health. While use of spatial methods to estimate exposure to air pollution has increased the power to detect effects, questions ...

    Authors: Ariana Zeka, Steve J Melly and Joel Schwartz

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:60

    Content type: Research

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  37. Organophosphates are broad class of chemicals widely used as pesticides throughout the world. We performed a cross-sectional study of associations between dialkylphosphate metabolites of organophosphates and s...

    Authors: Sandra Yucra, Manuel Gasco, Julio Rubio and Gustavo F Gonzales

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:59

    Content type: Research

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  38. Anthropogenically-derived increases in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations have been implicated in recent climate change, and are projected to substantially impact the climate on a global scale in the fu...

    Authors: Stephanie K Moore, Vera L Trainer, Nathan J Mantua, Micaela S Parker, Edward A Laws, Lorraine C Backer and Lora E Fleming

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 2):S4

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 2

  39. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are one focus of the national research initiatives on Oceans and Human Health (OHH) at NIEHS, NOAA and NSF. All of the OHH Centers, from the east coast to Hawaii, include one or mor...

    Authors: Deana L Erdner, Julianne Dyble, Michael L Parsons, Richard C Stevens, Katherine A Hubbard, Michele L Wrabel, Stephanie K Moore, Kathi A Lefebvre, Donald M Anderson, Paul Bienfang, Robert R Bidigare, Micaela S Parker, Peter Moeller, Larry E Brand and Vera L Trainer

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7(Suppl 2):S2

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 2

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