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  1. After the Chernobyl nuclear accident on April 26, 1986, all children in the contaminated territory of the Narodichesky region, Zhitomir Oblast, Ukraine, were obliged to participate in a yearly medical examinat...

    Authors: Eugenia Stepanova, Wilfried Karmaus, Marina Naboka, Vitaliy Vdovenko, Tim Mousseau, Viacheslav M Shestopalov, John Vena, Erik Svendsen, Dwight Underhill and Harris Pastides

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  2. Cohorts comprising fishermen's families on the east coast of Sweden have been found to have a high consumption of contaminated fish as well as high body burdens of persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs). ...

    Authors: Anna Axmon, Lars Rylander and Anna Rignell-Hydbom

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:20

    Content type: Review

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  3. Despite the last years of rapid increase in use of wireless phones little data on the use of these devices has been systematically assessed among young persons. The aim of this descriptive cross-sectional stud...

    Authors: Fredrik Söderqvist, Michael Carlberg and Lennart Hardell

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:18

    Content type: Research

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  4. There is a growing body of literature linking GIS-based measures of traffic density to asthma and other respiratory outcomes. However, no consensus exists on which traffic indicators best capture variability i...

    Authors: Jane E Clougherty, Rosalind J Wright, Lisa K Baxter and Jonathan I Levy

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:17

    Content type: Research

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  5. Adverse respiratory effects of particulate air pollution have been identified by epidemiological studies. We aimed to examine the health effects of ambient particulate air pollution from wood burning on school...

    Authors: Michael J Epton, Robin D Dawson, Wendy M Brooks, Simon Kingham, Teresa Aberkane, Jo-Anne E Cavanagh, Christopher M Frampton, Tracey Hewitt, Julie M Cook, Susan McLeod, Fiona McCartin, Katherine Trought and Leslie Brown

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:16

    Content type: Research

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  6. Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) is a highly reactive compound used in the production of, e.g., polyurethane foams and paints. TDI is known to cause respiratory symptoms and diseases. Because TDI causes symptoms in ...

    Authors: Karin Broberg, Håkan Tinnerberg, Anna Axmon, Margareta Warholm, Agneta Rannug and Margareta Littorin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:15

    Content type: Research

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  7. The advertising of vehicles has been studied from a safety perspective but not in terms of vehicle air pollutants. We aimed to examine the content and trends of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution-relat...

    Authors: Nick Wilson, Anthony Maher, George Thomson and Michael Keall

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:14

    Content type: Research

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  8. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of conducting biological tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, PCE) exposure assessments of dry cleaning employees in conjunction with evaluation of po...

    Authors: Lauralynn T McKernan, Avima M Ruder, Martin R Petersen, Misty J Hein, Christy L Forrester, Wayne T Sanderson, David L Ashley and Mary A Butler

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  9. The etiology of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy, (BEN), a tubulointerstitial kidney disease, is unknown. Although this disease is endemic in rural areas of Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, and Serbia, similar ma...

    Authors: Wilfried Karmaus, Plamen Dimitrov, Valeri Simeonov, Svetla Tsolova, Angel Bonev and Rossitza Georgieva

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  10. Vigorous outdoors exercise during an episode of air pollution might cause airway inflammation. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of vigorous outdoor exercise during peak smog season on breat...

    Authors: Jill M Ferdinands, Carol A Gotway Crawford, Roby Greenwald, David Van Sickle, Eric Hunter and W Gerald Teague

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  11. To explore various contributors to people's reporting of self reported air pollution problems in area of living, including GIS-modeled air pollution, and to investigate whether those with respiratory or other ...

    Authors: Fredrik Niclas Piro, Christian Madsen, Øyvind Næss, Per Nafstad and Bjørgulf Claussen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  12. The incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchial asthma began increasing in early 1960s in the population of Yokkaichi-city (Mie Prefecture, Japan). The cause of the disease was sulf...

    Authors: Peng Guo, Kazuhito Yokoyama, Masami Suenaga and Hirotaka Kida

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  13. Health gains that environmental interventions could achieve are main questions when choosing environmental health action to prevent disease. The World Health Organization has recently released profiles of envi...

    Authors: Annette Prüss-Üstün, Sophie Bonjour and Carlos Corvalán

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  14. Levels of pesticides and other compounds in carpet dust can be useful indicators of exposure in epidemiologic studies, particularly for young children who are in frequent contact with carpets. The high-volume ...

    Authors: Joanne S Colt, Robert B Gunier, Catherine Metayer, Marcia G Nishioka, Erin M Bell, Peggy Reynolds, Patricia A Buffler and Mary H Ward

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:6

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. Europe has experienced warmer summers in the past two decades and there is a need to describe the determinants of heat-related mortality to better inform public health activities during hot weather. We investi...

    Authors: Ai Ishigami, Shakoor Hajat, R Sari Kovats, Luigi Bisanti, Magda Rognoni, Antonio Russo and Anna Paldy

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  16. We discuss the translocation of inhaled asbestos fibers based on pulmonary and pleuro-pulmonary interstitial fluid dynamics. Fibers can pass the alveolar barrier and reach the lung interstitium via the paracel...

    Authors: G Miserocchi, G Sancini, F Mantegazza and Gerolamo Chiappino

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:4

    Content type: Review

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  17. Although a substantial part of scientific research is collaborative and increasing globalization will probably lead to its increase, very few studies actually investigate the advantages, disadvantages, experie...

    Authors: Klea Katsouyanni

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:3

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent pollutants identified worldwide as human blood and breast milk contaminants. Because they bioaccumulate, consumption of meat, fish, and dairy products predicts h...

    Authors: Ruthann A Rudel, Liesel M Seryak and Julia G Brody

    Citation: Environmental Health 2008 7:2

    Content type: Research

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  19. Recent studies have observed positive associations between outdoor air pollution and emergency department (ED) visits for asthma. However, few have examined the possible confounding influence of aeroallergens,...

    Authors: Paul J Villeneuve, Li Chen, Brian H Rowe and Frances Coates

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:40

    Content type: Research

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  20. Chronic arsenic exposure is associated with an increased risk of skin, bladder and lung cancers. Generation of oxidative stress may contribute to arsenic carcinogenesis.

    Authors: Carrie V Breton, Molly L Kile, Paul J Catalano, Elaine Hoffman, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Mahmuder Rahman, Golam Mahiuddin and David C Christiani

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:39

    Content type: Research

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  21. Population disease proportions attributable to various causal agents are popular as they present a simplified view of the contribution of each agent to the disease load. However they are only summary figures t...

    Authors: Rodolfo Saracci and Paolo Vineis

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:38

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. In April 2005, syndromic surveillance based on statistical control chart methods in Sydney, Australia, signalled increasing incidence of urgent emergency department visits for cardiovascular and chest pain syn...

    Authors: Robin M Turner, David J Muscatello, Wei Zheng, Alan Willmore and Glenn Arendts

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:37

    Content type: Research

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  23. We plan to conduct a case-control study to investigate whether exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) increases the risk of stroke. In case-control studies, selective participation can lead to bias and loss of effici...

    Authors: Anna Oudin, Jonas Björk and Ulf Strömberg

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:34

    Content type: Research

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  24. Recommendations about risks and benefits of seafood intake during pregnancy have been published in the last decade, but the specific health effects of the different categories of seafood remain unknown. Fish a...

    Authors: Laurence Guldner, Christine Monfort, Florence Rouget, Ronan Garlantezec and Sylvaine Cordier

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:33

    Content type: Research

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  25. The main forms of mercury (Hg) exposure in the general population are methylmercury (MeHg) from seafood, inorganic mercury (I-Hg) from food, and mercury vapor (Hg0) from dental amalgam restorations. While the dis...

    Authors: Lars Björkman, Birgitte F Lundekvam, Torgils Lægreid, Bjørn I Bertelsen, Inge Morild, Peer Lilleng, Birger Lind, Brita Palm and Marie Vahter

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:30

    Content type: Research

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  26. Little is known about long-term adverse health consequences experienced by flight attendants exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) during the time smoking was allowed on airplanes. We undertook this study to evalu...

    Authors: Jon O Ebbert, Ivana T Croghan, Darrell R Schroeder, Judith Murawski and Richard D Hurt

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:28

    Content type: Research

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  27. Studies using administrative data report a positive association between ambient air pollution and the risk of hospitalization for congestive heart failure (HF). Circulating levels of B-type natriuretic peptide...

    Authors: Gregory A Wellenius, Gloria Y Yeh, Brent A Coull, Helen H Suh, Russell S Phillips and Murray A Mittleman

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:26

    Content type: Research

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  28. The presence of PCB in caulking (sealant) material found in masonry buildings has been well-documented in several countries. A recent investigation of 24 buildings in the greater Boston area found that 8 build...

    Authors: Robert F Herrick, John D Meeker, Russ Hauser, Larisa Altshul and George A Weymouth

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:25

    Content type: Research

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  29. The estimation of health impacts involves often uncertain input variables and assumptions which have to be incorporated into the model structure. These uncertainties may have significant effects on the results...

    Authors: Marko Tainio, Jouni T Tuomisto, Otto Hänninen, Juhani Ruuskanen, Matti J Jantunen and Juha Pekkanen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:24

    Content type: Research

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  30. There is growing evidence of a distinct set of freshly-emitted air pollutants downwind from major highways, motorways, and freeways that include elevated levels of ultrafine particulates (UFP), black carbon (B...

    Authors: Doug Brugge, John L Durant and Christine Rioux

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:23

    Content type: Review

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  31. This study documented elevated rates of emergency room (ER) visits for acute upper and lower respiratory infections and asthma-related conditions in the children of Quito, Ecuador associated with the eruption ...

    Authors: Elena N Naumova, Hugo Yepes, Jeffrey K Griffiths, Fernando Sempértegui, Gauri Khurana, Jyotsna S Jagai, Edgar Játiva and Bertha Estrella

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  32. According to WHO, Pharmacovigilance activities are done to monitor detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of any obnoxious adverse reactions to drugs at therapeutic concentration on animal and hum...

    Authors: Syed Ziaur Rahman, Rahat Ali Khan, Varun Gupta and Misbah Uddin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:20

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. It is not clear whether environmental exposure to dioxin affects the general population. The aim of this research is to evaluate sarcoma risk in relation to the environmental pollution caused by dioxin emitted...

    Authors: Paola Zambon, Paolo Ricci, Emanuela Bovo, Alessandro Casula, Massimo Gattolin, Anna Rita Fiore, Francesco Chiosi and Stefano Guzzinati

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  34. Southwestern Ontario (SWO) in Canada has been known as a 'hot spot' in terms of environmental exposure and potential effects. We chose to study 3 major cities in SWO in this paper. We compared age-standardized...

    Authors: Karen Y Fung, Isaac N Luginaah and Kevin M Gorey

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  35. The effect of individual pollutants and the period(s) during pregnancy when pollutant levels are likely to have most impact on preterm birth is not clear. We evaluated the effect of prenatal exposure to six co...

    Authors: Bin Jalaludin, Trish Mannes, Geoffrey Morgan, Doug Lincoln, Vicky Sheppeard and Stephen Corbett

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:16

    Content type: Research

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  36. Dietary POP exposure have shown negative effects on sperm motility and sperm chromatin integrity, as well as an increased proportion of Y-chromosome bearing sperms. However, it has been suggested that in epide...

    Authors: Anna Rignell-Hydbom, Anna Axmon, Thomas Lundh, Bo A Jönsson, Tarmo Tiido and Marcello Spano

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  37. Asthma prevalence is lower in less developed countries and among some recent immigrant populations in the US, but the reasons for this are not clear. One possibility is that early childhood infections are prot...

    Authors: Doug Brugge, Angela C Lee, Mark Woodin and Christine Rioux

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  38. The project "Assessment and prevention of acute health effects of weather conditions in Europe" (PHEWE) had the aim of assessing the association between weather conditions and acute health effects, during both...

    Authors: Paola Michelozzi, Ursula Kirchmayer, Klea Katsouyanni, Annibale Biggeri, Glenn McGregor, Bettina Menne, Pavlos Kassomenos, Hugh Ross Anderson, Michela Baccini, Gabriele Accetta, Antonis Analytis and Tom Kosatsky

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:12

    Content type: Methodology

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