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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Exposure to indoor air of private or public buildings contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has raised health concerns in long-term users. This exploratory neuropsychological group study investiga...

    Authors: Martin Peper, Martin Klett and Rudolf Morgenstern
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:22
  17. Biomarkers for mercury (Hg) exposure have frequently been used to assess exposure and risk in various groups of the general population. We have evaluated the most frequently used biomarkers and the physiology ...

    Authors: Marika Berglund, Birger Lind, Karolin Ask Björnberg, Brita Palm, Östen Einarsson and Marie Vahter
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:20
  18. A variety of statistical methods have been suggested to assess the degree and/or the location of spatial clustering of disease cases. However, there is relatively little in the literature devoted to comparison...

    Authors: Al Ozonoff, Thomas Webster, Veronica Vieira, Janice Weinberg, David Ozonoff and Ann Aschengrau
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:19
  19. Environmental exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) may lead to elevation of serum lipids, increasing risk of atherosclerosis with thromboembolism, a recognized cause of stroke. We tested the hypoth...

    Authors: Ivan Shcherbatykh, Xiaoyu Huang, Lawrence Lessner and David O Carpenter
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:18
  20. In fall of 2004, the authors began an investigation to characterize the correlations between the storage of Household Hazardous Materials and the associated health risks, particularly to children. The study ar...

    Authors: Martin M Kaufman, Susan Smolinske and David Keswick
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:16
  21. Alteration in menstrual cycle function is suggested among rhesus monkeys and humans exposed to polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and structurally similar polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The feedback system for...

    Authors: Stephanie I Davis, Heidi Michels Blanck, Vicki S Hertzberg, Paige E Tolbert, Carol Rubin, Lorraine L Cameron, Alden K Henderson and Michele Marcus
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:15
  22. Cocaine use seems to be increasing in some urban areas worldwide, but it is not straightforward to determine the real extent of this phenomenon. Trends in drug abuse are currently estimated indirectly, mainly ...

    Authors: Ettore Zuccato, Chiara Chiabrando, Sara Castiglioni, Davide Calamari, Renzo Bagnati, Silvia Schiarea and Roberto Fanelli
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:14
  23. Workers working close to salt milling plants may inhale salt particles floating in the air, leading to a rise in plasma sodium, which, in turn, may increase the blood pressure and the risk of hypertension.

    Authors: Kripa Ram Haldiya, Murli Lal Mathur, Raman Sachdev and Habibulla N Saiyed
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:13
  24. The availability of geographic information from cancer and birth defect registries has increased public demands for investigation of perceived disease clusters. Many neighborhood-level cluster investigations a...

    Authors: Verónica Vieira, Thomas Webster, Janice Weinberg, Ann Aschengrau and David Ozonoff
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:11
  25. Cr(V) species are formed during the intracellular reduction of Cr(VI), a ubiquitous environmental pollutant. In this study, the acute toxicity of a physiologically stable Cr(V) compound, [CrV-BT]2- (BT = bis(hydr...

    Authors: Maria de Lourdes Pereira, Ricardo Pires das Neves, Helena Oliveira, Teresa Margarida Santos and Júlio Pedrosa de Jesus
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:9
  26. Toxicological studies and limited human studies have demonstrated associations between exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (P...

    Authors: Russ Hauser, Paige Williams, Larisa Altshul, Susan Korrick, Lynne Peeples, Donald G Patterson Jr, Wayman E Turner, Mary M Lee, Boris Revich and Oleg Sergeyev
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:8
  27. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), which contains potent respiratory irritants, may lead to chronic airway inflammation and obstruction. Although ETS exposure appears to cause asthma in children an...

    Authors: Mark D Eisner, John Balmes, Patricia P Katz, Laura Trupin, Edward H Yelin and Paul D Blanc
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:7
  28. On December 3 1984, more than 40 tons of methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, immediately killing at least 3,800 people and causing significant morbidity and premature death fo...

    Authors: Edward Broughton
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:6
  29. Different organochlorines and lead (Pb) have been shown to have immunomodulating properties. Children are at greater risk for exposure to these environmental toxicants, but very little data exist on simultaneo...

    Authors: Wilfried Karmaus, Kevin R Brooks, Thomas Nebe, Jutta Witten, Nadia Obi-Osius and Hermann Kruse
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:5
  30. This paper introduces a new approach for evaluating clustering in case-control data that accounts for residential histories. Although many statistics have been proposed for assessing local, focused and global ...

    Authors: Geoffrey M Jacquez, Andy Kaufmann, Jaymie Meliker, Pierre Goovaerts, Gillian AvRuskin and Jerome Nriagu
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:4
  31. A population-based case-control study was undertaken in 1997 to investigate the association between tetrachloroethylene (PCE) exposure from public drinking water and breast cancer among permanent residents of ...

    Authors: Verónica Vieira, Ann Aschengrau and David Ozonoff
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:3
  32. There is a growing body of evidence linking health and well-being to key business issues. Despite this, corporate uptake of workplace health promotion programmes has been slow outside the USA. One possible rea...

    Authors: Peter R Mills
    Citation: Environmental Health 2005 4:1
  33. Many professions in the fields of engineering, aviation and medicine employ this form of scheduling. However, on-call work has received significantly less research attention than other work patterns such as sh...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Nicol and Jackie S Botterill
    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:15
  34. Cigarette smoking and coal burning are the primary sources of indoor air pollution in Chinese households. However, effects of these exposures on Chinese children's respiratory health are not well characterized.

    Authors: Päivi M Salo, Jiang Xia, C Anderson Johnson, Yan Li, Grace E Kissling, Edward L Avol, Chunhong Liu and Stephanie J London
    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:14
  35. Children in urban public housing are at high risk for asthma, given elevated environmental and social exposures and suboptimal medical care. For a multifactorial disease like asthma, design of intervention stu...

    Authors: Jonathan I Levy, LK Welker-Hood, Jane E Clougherty, Robin E Dodson, Suzanne Steinbach and HP Hynes
    Citation: Environmental Health 2004 3:13

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