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  1. In the Arctic, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) bio-accumulate mercury as they prey on polluted ringed seals (Phoca hispida) and bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus). Studies have shown that polar bears from East Gre...

    Authors: Christian Sonne, Rune Dietz, Pall S Leifsson, Gert Asmund, Erik W Born and Maja Kirkegaard

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  2. The Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program (MACDP) collects maternal address information at the time of delivery for infants and fetuses with birth defects. These addresses have been geocoded by two i...

    Authors: Matthew J Strickland, Csaba Siffel, Bennett R Gardner, Alissa K Berzen and Adolfo Correa

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  3. The District of Columbia (DC) Department of Health, under a grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, established an Environmental Public Health Tracking Program. As part of this program, t...

    Authors: Steven M Babin, Howard S Burkom, Rekha S Holtry, Nathaniel R Tabernero, Lynette D Stokes, John O Davies-Cole, Kerda DeHaan and Deitra H Lee

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  4. This is a community comparison study that examines persons living in a subdivision exposed to petroleum products and mercury.

    Authors: James Dahlgren, Harpreet Takhar, Pamela Anderson-Mahoney, Jenny Kotlerman, Jim Tarr and Raphael Warshaw

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:8

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2007 6:15

  5. Several countries are discussing new legislation on the ban of smoking in public places, and on the acceptable levels of traffic-related air pollutants. It is therefore useful to estimate the burden of disease...

    Authors: Paolo Vineis, Gerard Hoek, Michal Krzyzanowski, Federica Vigna-Taglianti, Fabrizio Veglia, Luisa Airoldi, Kim Overvad, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Francoise Clavel-Chapelon, Jacob Linseisen, Heiner Boeing, Antonia Trichopoulou, Domenico Palli, Vittorio Krogh, Rosario Tumino, Salvatore Panico…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  6. N-acetyltransferases (NAT) and glutathione S-transferases (GST) are involved in the metabolism of several ubiquitous chemical substances leading to the activation and detoxification of carcinogenic heterocycli...

    Authors: Eckart Schnakenberg, Karl-Rainer Fabig, Martin Stanulla, Nils Strobl, Michael Lustig, Nathalie Fabig and Werner Schloot

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  7. Polymorphisms in GSTT1, GSTM1 and GSTP1 impact detoxification of carcinogens by GSTs and have been reported to increase susceptibility to environmentally related health outcomes. Individual factors in arsenic bio...

    Authors: Kathleen M McCarty, Louise Ryan, E Andres Houseman, Paige L Williams, David P Miller, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Mahmuder Rahman, Golam Mahiuddin, Thomas Smith, Ernesto Gonzalez, Li Su and David C Christiani

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  8. Exposure to arsenic concentrations in drinking water in excess of 300 μg/L is associated with diseases of the circulatory and respiratory system, several types of cancer, and diabetes; however, little is known...

    Authors: Jaymie R Meliker, Robert L Wahl, Lorraine L Cameron and Jerome O Nriagu

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  9. The mechanism behind the triggering effect of fine particulate matter (PM) air pollution on cardiovascular events remains elusive. We postulated that elevated levels of PM would be associated with increased bl...

    Authors: Jeffrey H Sullivan, Rebecca Hubbard, Sally L-J Liu, Kristen Shepherd, Carol A Trenga, Jane Q Koenig, Wayne L Chandler and Joel D Kaufman

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  10. We performed a cross-sectional study of associations between personal characteristics and lipid-adjusted serum concentrations of certain PCB congeners and chlorinated pesticides/metabolites among 323 pregnant ...

    Authors: Anders Glynn, Marie Aune, Per Ola Darnerud, Sven Cnattingius, Rickard Bjerselius, Wulf Becker and Sanna Lignell

    Citation: Environmental Health 2007 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  11. Inuit women are highly exposed through their traditional seafood based diet to organochlorine compounds, some of them displaying endocrine disrupting properties. We hypothesized that this exposure might be rel...

    Authors: Suzanne Côté, Pierre Ayotte, Sylvie Dodin, Claudine Blanchet, Gert Mulvad, Henning S Petersen, Suzanne Gingras and Éric Dewailly

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:33

    Content type: Research

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  12. Fish is considered protective for coronary heart disease (CHD), but mercury (Hg) intake from fish may counterbalance beneficial effects. Although neurotoxic effects of methylmercury (MeHg) are well established...

    Authors: Myriam Fillion, Donna Mergler, Carlos José Sousa Passos, Fabrice Larribe, Mélanie Lemire and Jean Rémy Davée Guimarães

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:29

    Content type: Research

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  13. Drinking water contaminated by wastewater is a potential source of exposure to mammary carcinogens and endocrine disrupting compounds from commercial products and excreted natural and pharmaceutical hormones. ...

    Authors: Julia Green Brody, Ann Aschengrau, Wendy McKelvey, Christopher H Swartz, Theresa Kennedy and Ruthann A Rudel

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:28

    Content type: Research

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  14. The healthy worker effect may hide adverse health effects in hazardous jobs, especially those where physical fitness is required. Fire fighters may serve as a good example because they sometimes are severely e...

    Authors: Norbert L Wagner, Jürgen Berger, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Peter Koch, Anja Köchel, Michel Peschke and Trude Ossenbach

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:27

    Content type: Research

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  15. Several authors have suggested that it is safe to raise the health standard for nitrate in drinking water, and save money on measures associated with nitrate pollution of drinking water resources. The major ar...

    Authors: Hans JM van Grinsven, Mary H Ward, Nigel Benjamin and Theo M de Kok

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:26

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. Dioxins and related compounds are suspected of causing neurological disruption in human and experimental animal offspring following perinatal exposure during development and growth. The molecular mechanism(s) ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:24

    Content type: Research

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  17. Few studies have investigated exposure of hairdressing apprentices to airborne irritants. This study describes exposure levels of apprentices to chemical products used in hairdressing salons in relation with t...

    Authors: Estelle Mounier-Geyssant, Véronique Oury, Lory Mouchot, Christophe Paris and Denis Zmirou-Navier

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  18. An excess of mortality for malignant neoplasms of the pleura in Biancavilla, promoted an investigation for pleural mesothelioma, disclosing 17 cases. As the absence of known sources of asbestos exposure, a loc...

    Authors: Maria Grazia Putzu, Caterina Bruno, Amerigo Zona, Marilena Massiccio, Roberto Pasetto, Pier Giorgio Piolatto and Pietro Comba

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  19. Air pollution in São Paulo is constantly being measured by the State of Sao Paulo Environmental Agency, however there is no information on the variation between places with different traffic densities. This st...

    Authors: Agnes Soares da Silva, Maria Regina Cardoso, Kees Meliefste and Bert Brunekreef

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  20. Residential-use pesticides have been shown to be a major source of pesticide exposure to people in the United States. However, little is understood about the exposures to household pesticides and the resultant...

    Authors: Nyree Bekarian, Devon Payne-Sturges, Stuart Edmondson, Bill Chism and Tracey J Woodruff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:15

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides can cause a series of adverse effects on e.g. reproduction in ...

    Authors: Manhai Long, Birgitte S Andersen, Christian H Lindh, Lars Hagmar, Aleksander Giwercman, Gian-Carlo Manicardi, Davide Bizzaro, Marcello Spanò, Gunnar Toft, Henning S Pedersen, Valentyna Zvyezday, Jens Peter Bonde and Eva C Bonefeld-Jorgensen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:14

    Content type: Research

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  22. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health previously reported mortality for a cohort of workers considered highly exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) between 1939 and 1977 at two electr...

    Authors: Mary M Prince, Misty J Hein, Avima M Ruder, Martha A Waters, Patricia A Laber and Elizabeth A Whelan

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  23. Human exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is ubiquitous and found in all individuals. Studies have documented endocrine disrupting effects and impact on reproduction. The aim of the present study ...

    Authors: Eva C Bonefeld-Jorgensen, Philip S Hjelmborg, Thayaline S Reinert, Birgitte S Andersen, Vladimir Lesovoy, Christian H Lindh, Lars Hagmar, Aleksander Giwercman, Mogens Erlandsen, Gian-Carlo Manicardi, Marcello Spanò, Gunnar Toft and Jens Peter Bonde

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  24. Adverse health effects at relatively low levels of ambient air pollution have consistently been reported in the last years. We conducted a time-series panel study of subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary...

    Authors: Susanna Lagorio, Francesco Forastiere, Riccardo Pistelli, Ivano Iavarone, Paola Michelozzi, Valeria Fano, Achille Marconi, Giovanni Ziemacki and Bart D Ostro

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  25. A wide variety of environmental pollutants occur in surface waters, including estuarine and marine waters. Many of these contaminants are recognised as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) which can adversely...

    Authors: Sonia Garritano, Barbara Pinto, Marco Calderisi, Teresa Cirillo, Renata Amodio-Cocchieri and Daniela Reali

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  26. Public concern about exposure to emissions from the regional industrial park (IP), including 17 chemical plants and the national industrial toxic waste site, initiated this study of the possible association be...

    Authors: Yaakov Bentov, Ella Kordysh, Reli Hershkovitz, Ilana Belmaker, Marina Polyakov, Natasha Bilenko and Batia Sarov

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  27. Cyanobacteria are common inhabitants of freshwater lakes and reservoirs throughout the world. Under favourable conditions, certain cyanobacteria can dominate the phytoplankton within a waterbody and form nuisa...

    Authors: Ian Stewart, Penelope M Webb, Philip J Schluter and Glen R Shaw

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:6

    Content type: Review

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  28. Vinclozolin is a fungicide that has been reported to have anti-androgenic effects in rats. We have found that in utero exposure to natural or synthetic progesterones can induce hypospadias in mice, and that the s...

    Authors: Jill Buckley, Emily Willingham, Koray Agras and Laurence S Baskin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:4

    Content type: Research

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  29. Studies in areas with relatively high levels of air pollution have found some positive associations between exposures to ambient levels of air pollution and several birth outcomes including low birth weight (L...

    Authors: Rose Dugandzic, Linda Dodds, David Stieb and Marc Smith-Doiron

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  30. Few studies have investigated the independent effects of occupational exposures and smoking on chronic bronchitis and airflow obstruction. We assessed the association between lifetime occupational exposures an...

    Authors: Ángeles Jaén, Jan Paul Zock, Manolis Kogevinas, Antonio Ferrer and Albert Marín

    Citation: Environmental Health 2006 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  31. The study is part of a collaborative project (Inuendo), aiming to assess the impact of dietary persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs) on human fertility. The aims with the present study are to analyze int...

    Authors: Bo AG Jönsson, Lars Rylander, Christian Lindh, Anna Rignell-Hydbom, Aleksander Giwercman, Gunnar Toft, Henning S Pedersen, Jan K Ludwicki, Katarzyna Góralczyk, Valentyna Zvyezday, Marcello Spanò, Davide Bizzaro, Eva C Bonefeld-Jörgensen, Gian Carlo Manicardi, Jens Peter Bonde and Lars Hagmar

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:27

    Content type: Research

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  32. Persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs) may interfere with reproductive function but direct evidence in humans is very limited.

    Authors: Gunnar Toft, Anna Axmon, Aleksander Giwercman, Ane Marie Thulstrup, Anna Rignell-Hydbom, Henning Sloth Pedersen, Jan K Ludwicki, Valentina Zvyezday, Andery Zinchuk, Marcello Spano, Gian Carlo Manicardi, Eva C Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Lars Hagmar and Jens Peter Bonde

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:26

    Content type: Research

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  33. Short term illnesses, usually caused by respiratory or gastrointestinal diseases are disruptive to productivity and there is relatively little focus on preventative measures. This study examined the effect of ...

    Authors: Py Tubelius, Vlaicu Stan and Anders Zachrisson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:25

    Content type: Research

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