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  1. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has established methods for testing beach water using the rapid quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method, as well as “beach action values” so that ...

    Authors: Samuel Dorevitch, Abhilasha Shrestha, Stephanie DeFlorio-Barker, Cathy Breitenbach and Ira Heimler

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:45

    Content type: Research

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  2. For many air pollution epidemiological studies in Europe, ‘black smoke’ (BS) was the only measurement available to quantify ambient particulate matter (PM), particularly for exposures prior to the mid-1990s wh...

    Authors: Mathew R. Heal and Iain J. Beverland

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:44

    Content type: Research

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  3. We aimed to assess the content of electronic cigarette (EC) emissions for five groups of potentially toxic compounds that are known to be present in tobacco smoke: nicotine, particles, carbonyls, volatile orga...

    Authors: Mi-Sun Lee, Ryan F. LeBouf, Youn-Suk Son, Petros Koutrakis and David C. Christiani

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:42

    Content type: Research

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  4. High-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines are the technology of choice for the transport of large amounts of energy over long distances. The operation of these lines produces static electric fields (EF), but th...

    Authors: Anne-Kathrin Petri, Kristina Schmiedchen, Dominik Stunder, Dagmar Dechent, Thomas Kraus, William H. Bailey and Sarah Driessen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:41

    Content type: Review

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  5. Organophospate flame retardants (PFRs) are chemicals of emerging concern due to restrictions on polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardant formulations. We describe the occurrence, variability, and predicto...

    Authors: Megan E. Romano, Nicola L. Hawley, Melissa Eliot, Antonia M. Calafat, Nayana K. Jayatilaka, Karl Kelsey, Stephen McGarvey, Maureen G. Phipps, David A. Savitz, Erika F. Werner and Joseph M. Braun

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:40

    Content type: Research

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  6. Since July 2015, Lebanon has been experiencing a waste management crisis. Dumpsites in inhabited areas and waste burning have emerged due to the waste accumulation, further adding to the gravity of the situati...

    Authors: Rami Z. Morsi, Rawan Safa, Serge F. Baroud, Cherine N. Fawaz, Jad I. Farha, Fadi El-Jardali and Monique Chaaya

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:39

    Content type: Research

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  7. The disease burden due to heat-stress illness (HSI), which can result in significant morbidity and mortality, is expected to increase as the climate continues to warm. In the United States (U.S.) much of what ...

    Authors: Jyotsna S. Jagai, Elena Grossman, Livia Navon, Apostolis Sambanis and Samuel Dorevitch

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:38

    Content type: Research

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  8. Because only 25% of cases of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) have a known etiology, the aim of this review was to summarize the associations and mechanisms of the impact of the environment on this pathol...

    Authors: Pauline Vabre, Nicolas Gatimel, Jessika Moreau, Véronique Gayrard, Nicole Picard-Hagen, Jean Parinaud and Roger D. Leandri

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:37

    Content type: Review

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  9. Ground-level ozone is a potent airway irritant and a determinant of respiratory morbidity. Susceptibility to the health effects of ambient ozone may be influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors, such ...

    Authors: Cassandra R. O’ Lenick, Howard H. Chang, Michael R. Kramer, Andrea Winquist, James A. Mulholland, Mariel D. Friberg and Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:36

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2017 16:63

  10. Prenatal urinary concentrations of phthalates in women participants in an urban birth cohort were associated with outcomes in their children related to neurodevelopment, autoimmune disease risk, and fat mass a...

    Authors: Jennifer J. Adibi, Jessie P. Buckley, Myoung Keun Lee, Paige L. Williams, Allan C. Just, Yaqi Zhao, Hari K. Bhat and Robin M. Whyatt

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:35

    Content type: Research

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  11. Lead (Pb) is a toxic substance with well-known, multiple, long-term, adverse health outcomes. Shooting guns at firing ranges is an occupational necessity for security personnel, police officers, members of the...

    Authors: Mark A. S. Laidlaw, Gabriel Filippelli, Howard Mielke, Brian Gulson and Andrew S. Ball

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:34

    Content type: Review

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  12. The present study is an attempt to explore the association between kitchen indoor air pollutants and physiological profiles in kitchen workers with microalbuminuria (MAU) in north India (Lucknow) and south Ind...

    Authors: Amarnath Singh, Chandrasekharan Nair Kesavachandran, Ritul Kamal, Vipin Bihari, Afzal Ansari, Parappurath Abdul Azeez, Prem Narain Saxena, Anil Kumar KS and Altaf Hussain Khan

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:33

    Content type: Research

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  13. Cold spells and heatwaves increase mortality. However little is known about the effect of heatwaves or cold spells on cardiovascular morbidity. This study aims to assess the effect of cold spells and heatwaves...

    Authors: Anna Ponjoan, Jordi Blanch, Lia Alves-Cabratosa, Ruth Martí-Lluch, Marc Comas-Cufí, Dídac Parramon, María del Mar Garcia-Gil, Rafel Ramos and Irene Petersen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:32

    Content type: Research

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  14. Environmental exposures and immune conditions during pregnancy could influence development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring. However, few studies have examined immune-triggering exposures in rela...

    Authors: Alison B. Singer, Igor Burstyn, Malene Thygesen, Preben Bo Mortensen, M. Daniele Fallin and Diana E. Schendel

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:31

    Content type: Research

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  15. Occupational exposures to ultrafine particles in the plume generated during laser hair removal procedures, the most commonly performed light based cosmetic procedure, have not been thoroughly characterized. Ac...

    Authors: Emily J. Eshleman, Mallory LeBlanc, Lisa B. Rokoff, Yinyin Xu, Rui Hu, Kachiu Lee, Gary S. Chuang, Gary Adamkiewicz and Jaime E. Hart

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:30

    Content type: Research

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  16. Estimating the long-term health impact of air pollution in a spatio-temporal ecological study requires representative concentrations of air pollutants to be constructed for each geographical unit and time peri...

    Authors: Francesca Pannullo, Duncan Lee, Lucy Neal, Mohit Dalvi, Paul Agnew, Fiona M. O’Connor, Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, Sujit Sahu and Christophe Sarran

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:29

    Content type: Research

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  17. Environmental lead exposure among adults may increase blood pressure and elevate the risk of hypertension. The availability of data on blood lead levels (BLL) in adult Brazilian population is scarce and popula...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Bertin de Almeida Lopes, Ellen Kovner Silbergeld, Ana Navas-Acien, Rachel Zamoiski, Airton da Cunha Martins Jr., Alissana Ester Iakmiu Camargo, Mariana Ragassi Urbano, Arthur Eumann Mesas and Monica Maria Bastos Paoliello

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:27

    Content type: Research

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    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2018 17:16

  18. Investigating the effects of prenatal and childhood exposures on behavioral health outcomes in adolescence is challenging given the lengthy period between the exposure and outcomes. We conducted a retrospectiv...

    Authors: Lisa G. Gallagher, Thomas F. Webster and Ann Aschengrau

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:26

    Content type: Research

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  19. There are numerous examples of laboratory animals that were inadvertently exposed to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) during the process of conducting experiments. Controlling contaminations in the labora...

    Authors: SriDurgaDevi Kolla, Aastha Pokharel and Laura N. Vandenberg

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:25

    Content type: Research

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  20. Despite increasing evidence on the relationship between exposure to phthalates and bisphenol A with allergies and asthma, reports on atopic dermatitis (AD) with these chemicals are few. We assessed the associa...

    Authors: Eun-Hye Kim, Byoung-Hak Jeon, Jihyun Kim, Young-Min Kim, Youngshin Han, Kangmo Ahn and Hae-Kwan Cheong

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:24

    Content type: Research

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  21. Children are exposed to flame retardants from the built environment. Brominated diphenyl ethers (BDE) and organophosphate-based flame retardants (OPFRs) are associated with poorer neurocognitive functioning in...

    Authors: Shannon T. Lipscomb, Megan M. McClelland, Megan MacDonald, Andres Cardenas, Kim A. Anderson and Molly L. Kile

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:23

    Content type: Research

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  22. Particle exposure is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is a primary target for oxidative stress generated by particle exposure. We aimed to elucidate the effects of occupatio...

    Authors: Yiyi Xu, Huiqi Li, Maria Hedmer, Mohammad Bakhtiar Hossain, Håkan Tinnerberg, Karin Broberg and Maria Albin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:22

    Content type: Research

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  23. Heart failure (HF) is a significant source of morbidity and mortality among African Americans. Ambient air pollution, including from traffic, is associated with HF, but the mechanisms remain unknown. The objec...

    Authors: Anne M. Weaver, Gregory A. Wellenius, Wen-Chih Wu, DeMarc A. Hickson, Masoor Kamalesh and Yi Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:21

    Content type: Research

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  24. Chronic exposure to arsenic is associated with cancer and hypertension. Growing evidence suggests that altered methylation in long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) is involved in many types of disorders...

    Authors: Khaled Hossain, Takehiro Suzuki, M. M. Hasibuzzaman, Md. Shofikul Islam, Atiqur Rahman, Sudip Kumar Paul, Tanzina Tanu, Shakhawoat Hossain, Zahangir Alam Saud, Mashiur Rahman, Farjana Nikkon, Hideki Miyataka, Seiichiro Himeno and Keiko Nohara

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:20

    Content type: Research

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  25. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals (lead and cadmium) are neurotoxic and affect neurobehavioral performance. Yet little is known about the association between exposure to multiple neurotoxic compounds...

    Authors: Jennifer Przybyla, E. Andres Houseman, Ellen Smit and Molly L. Kile

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:19

    Content type: Research

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  26. Mercury is a toxic heavy metal and is known to affect many diseases. However, few studies have examined the effects of mercury exposure on liver function in the general population. We examined the association ...

    Authors: Mee-Ri Lee, Youn-Hee Lim, Bo-Eun Lee and Yun-Chul Hong

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:17

    Content type: Research

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  27. Environmental exposure assessment based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and study participants’ residential proximity to environmental exposure sources relies on the positional accuracy of subjects’ re...

    Authors: Elodie Faure, Aurélie M.N. Danjou, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Laure Dossus and Béatrice Fervers

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:15

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is a modifiable risk factor associated with childhood asthma. Associations with adolescent asthma and the relevance of the timing and patterns of exposure are unclear. Knowledge...

    Authors: Edith B. Milanzi, Bert Brunekreef, Gerard H. Koppelman, Alet H. Wijga, Lenie van Rossem, Judith M. Vonk, Henriëtte A. Smit and Ulrike Gehring

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:14

    Content type: Research

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  29. Epidemiological evidences support the existence of an effect of airborne particulate on population health. However, few studies evaluated the robustness of the results to different exposure assessment approach...

    Authors: Simone Giannini, Michela Baccini, Giorgia Randi, Giovanni Bonafè, Paolo Lauriola and Andrea Ranzi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:13

    Content type: Research

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  30. Little is known about the association between air pollution and erectile dysfunction (ED), a disorder occurring in 64% of men over the age of 70, and to date, no studies have been published. To address this si...

    Authors: Lindsay A. Tallon, Justin Manjourides, Vivian C. Pun, Murray A. Mittleman, Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Brent Coull and Helen Suh

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:12

    Content type: Research

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  31. Lead (Pb) is a ubiquitous toxic metal present in the environment that poses adverse health effects to humans. Inter-individual variation in blood Pb levels is affected by various factors, including genetic mak...

    Authors: Sang-Yong Eom, Myung Sil Hwang, Ji-Ae Lim, Byung-Sun Choi, Ho-Jang Kwon, Jung-Duck Park, Yong-Dae Kim and Heon Kim

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:11

    Content type: Research

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  32. The primary route of exposure to methylmercury (MeHg), a known developmental neurotoxicant, is from ingestion of seafood. Since 2004, women of reproductive age in the U.S. have been urged to eat fish and shell...

    Authors: Leanne K. Cusack, Ellen Smit, Molly L. Kile and Anna K. Harding

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:10

    Content type: Research

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  33. Evidence suggests a largely environmental component to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDE and HCB have been repeatedly implicated...

    Authors: Rachel S. Kelly, Hannu Kiviranta, Ingvar A. Bergdahl, Domenico Palli, Ann-Sofie Johansson, Maria Botsivali, Paolo Vineis, Roel Vermeulen, Soterios A. Kyrtopoulos and Marc Chadeau-Hyam

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:9

    Content type: Research

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  34. The opportunity to assess short term impact of air pollution relies on the causal interpretation of the exposure-response association. However, up to now few studies explicitly faced this issue within a causal...

    Authors: Michela Baccini, Alessandra Mattei, Fabrizia Mealli, Pier Alberto Bertazzi and Michele Carugno

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  35. Studies have shown a consistent association between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and adverse health effects. In particular, exposure can be high for cyclists who travel near roadways. The objectiv...

    Authors: Hye-Youn Park, Susan Gilbreath and Edward Barakatt

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:6

    Content type: Research

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  36. Epidemiological studies have shown that as ambient air pollution (AP) increases the risk of cardiovascular mortality also increases. The mechanisms of this effect may be linked to alterations in autonomic nerv...

    Authors: Robin H. Shutt, Lisa Marie Kauri, Scott Weichenthal, Premkumari Kumarathasan, Renaud Vincent, Errol M. Thomson, Ling Liu, Mamun Mahmud, Sabit Cakmak and Robert Dales

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:4

    Content type: Research

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  37. The symposium entitled “Chernobyl +30, Fukushima +5: Lessons and Solutions for Fukushima’s Thyroid Question” was held in September, 2016 in Fukushima. The aim of the Symposium was to revisit and recapitulate e...

    Authors: Vladimir A. Saenko, Geraldine A. Thomas and Shunichi Yamashita

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:3

    Content type: Commentary

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  38. There is a growing literature showing associations between prenatal and early-life exposure to air pollution and children’s neurodevelopment. However, it is unclear if decrements in neurodevelopment observed i...

    Authors: Jeanette A. Stingone, Katharine H. McVeigh and Luz Claudio

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:2

    Content type: Research

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  39. Multi-city population-based epidemiological studies have observed heterogeneity between city-specific fine particulate matter (PM2.5)-mortality effect estimates. These studies typically use ambient monitoring dat...

    Authors: Lisa K. Baxter, James L. Crooks and Jason D. Sacks

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:1

    Content type: Research

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  40. The Germanwings Flight 9525 crash has brought the sensitive subject of airline pilot mental health to the forefront in aviation. Globally, 350 million people suffer from depression–a common mental disorder. Th...

    Authors: Alexander C. Wu, Deborah Donnelly-McLay, Marc G. Weisskopf, Eileen McNeely, Theresa S. Betancourt and Joseph G. Allen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:121

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health 2017 16:129

  41. Previous studies stating a high prevalence of occupational acute pesticide poisoning in developing countries have mainly relied on measurements of the rather non-specific self-reported acute pesticide poisonin...

    Authors: Dea Haagensen Kofod, Erik Jørs, Anshu Varma, Shankuk Bhatta and Jane Frølund Thomsen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:122

    Content type: Research

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  42. The incidence of early childhood acute respiratory infections (ARIs) has been associated with aspects of the indoor environment. In recent years, public awareness about some of these environmental issues has i...

    Authors: Sandar Tin Tin, Alistair Woodward, Rajneeta Saraf, Sarah Berry, Polly Atatoa Carr, Susan M. B. Morton and Cameron C. Grant

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:120

    Content type: Research

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  43. DNA methylation may mediate effects of air pollution on cardiovascular disease. The association between long-term air pollution exposure and DNA methylation in monocytes, which are central to atherosclerosis, ...

    Authors: Gloria C. Chi, Yongmei Liu, James W. MacDonald, R. Graham Barr, Kathleen M. Donohue, Mark D. Hensley, Lifang Hou, Charles E. McCall, Lindsay M. Reynolds, David S. Siscovick and Joel D. Kaufman

    Citation: Environmental Health 2016 15:119

    Content type: Research

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