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Environmental health

Section edited by Michelle Turner and Mahfuzar Rahman

This section aims to publish studies on the environmental correlates of health and disease.

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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Research on reproductive health effects on children from low-level, long-term exposure to pesticides currently used in the agricultural industry is limited and those on neurobehavioral effects have produced co...

    Authors: Shala Chetty-Mhlanga, Wisdom Basera, Samuel Fuhrimann, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Steven Delport, Mufaro Mugari, Jennifer Van Wyk, Martin Röösli and Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:857

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    Achieving a shift from car use to walking, cycling and public transport in cities is a crucial part of healthier, more environmentally sustainable human habitats. Creating supportive active travel environments...

    Authors: A. K. Macmillan, H. Mackie, J. E. Hosking, K. Witten, M. Smith, A. Field, A. Woodward, R. Hoskins, J. Stewart, B. van der Werf and P. Baas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:850

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In Norway, data on the association between second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure at home and respiratory symptoms in adults are limited.

    Authors: A. K. M. Fell, M. V. Svendsen, J.-L. Kim, R. Abrahamsen, P. K. Henneberger, K. Torén, P. D. Blanc and J. Kongerud

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:843

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    Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a worldwide health problem. Allergen avoidance is strongly recommended for AR patients. Air purification can reduce concentrations of particles in indoor air, including those of aller...

    Authors: Qiao-yan Chen, Li Li, Li Zhang, Jin-han Mo, Zi-feng Yang, Xiao-lin Wei, Yun-ying Li, Ji-yan Xia, Xiao-bing Bai and Pei-fang Xie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:841

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests outdoor activity in green spaces is important for children’s mental, emotional and social wellbeing. A recognised green space intervention is “Social and Therapeutic Horticulture” (STH). We d...

    Authors: Anna Chiumento, Ipshita Mukherjee, Jaya Chandna, Carl Dutton, Atif Rahman and Katie Bristow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:836

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Neighborhood deprivation has been consistently linked to poor individual health outcomes; however, studies exploring the mechanisms involved in this association are scarce. The objective of this study was to i...

    Authors: M. Pia Chaparro, Michaela Benzeval, Elizabeth Richardson and Richard Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:801

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Communicating results to participants is a fundamental component of community-based participatory research (CBPR). However, in environmental exposure studies this is not always practiced, partly due to ethical...

    Authors: Luz Claudio, Jalisa Gilmore, Mohana Roy and Barbara Brenner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:784

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  8. Content type: Research article

    People living on the banks of polluted rivers with yearly flooding lived in impoverished and physically unhealthy circumstances. However, they were reluctant to move or be relocated to other locations where be...

    Authors: Fredrick Dermawan Purba, Joke A. M. Hunfeld, Titi Sahidah Fitriana, Aulia Iskandarsyah, Sawitri S. Sadarjoen, Jan J. V. Busschbach and Jan Passchier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:782

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Evidence of the association of coal mining with health outcomes such as increased mortality and morbidity in the general population has been provided by epidemiological studies in the last 25 years. Given the ...

    Authors: Javier Cortes-Ramirez, Suchithra Naish, Peter D Sly and Paul Jagals

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:721

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    There are a few epidemiological studies that (1) link increased ambient air pollution (AP) with an increase in lung cancer incidence rates and (2) investigate whether residing in green spaces could be protecti...

    Authors: Thomas Datzmann, Iana Markevych, Freya Trautmann, Joachim Heinrich, Jochen Schmitt and Falko Tesch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:715

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to environmental heavy metals is common among African children. Although many of these metals are known neurotoxicants, to date, monitoring of this exposure is limited, even in countries such as Ugand...

    Authors: Sarah E. Cusick, Ericka G. Jaramillo, Emily C. Moody, Andrew S. Ssemata, Doreen Bitwayi, Troy C. Lund and Ezekiel Mupere

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:717

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Features of the urban neighbourhood influence the physical, social and mental wellbeing of residents and communities. We explored the longitudinal association between change to the neighbourhood built environm...

    Authors: Louise Foley, Emma Coombes, Dan Hayman, David Humphreys, Andrew Jones, Richard Mitchell and David Ogilvie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:545

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    The Mexico City Metropolitan Area has an expansive urban population and a long history of air quality management challenges. Poor air quality has been associated with adverse pulmonary and cardiac health effec...

    Authors: Timothy C. Borbet, Laura A. Gladson and Kevin R. Cromar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:538

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Studying human health in areas with industrial contamination is a serious and complex issue. In recent years, attention has increasingly focused on the health implications of large industrial complexes. A vari...

    Authors: Jianfei Shuai, Sunshin Kim, Hyeonsu Ryu, Jinhyeon Park, Chae Kwan Lee, Geun-Bae Kim, Venecio U. Ultra Jr and Wonho Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:528

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Policy and decision-making processes are routinely challenged by the complex and dynamic nature of environmental health problems. System dynamics modelling has demonstrated considerable value across a number o...

    Authors: Danielle J. Currie, Carl Smith and Paul Jagals

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:402

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The typical Western diet is associated with high levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and with obesity and other diet-related diseases. This study aims to determine the impact of adjustments to the current...

    Authors: Mirjam E. van de Kamp, S. Marije Seves and Elisabeth H. M. Temme

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:264

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  17. Content type: Correspondence

    The final meeting of the EXPOsOMICS project “Final Policy Workshop and Stakeholder Consultation” took place 28–29 March 2017 to present the main results of the project and discuss their implications both for f...

    Authors: Michelle C. Turner, Paolo Vineis, Eduardo Seleiro, Michaela Dijmarescu, David Balshaw, Roberto Bertollini, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Timothy Gant, John Gulliver, Ayoung Jeong, Soterios Kyrtopoulos, Marco Martuzzi, Gary W. Miller, Timothy Nawrot, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, David H. Phillips…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:260

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the effect of exposure to cooking oil fumes (COFs) on the development of non-malignant respiratory diseases in nonsmoking women. This study investigated the relationship between exposure ...

    Authors: Huang-Chi Chen, Chia-Fang Wu, Inn-Wen Chong and Ming-Tsang Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:246

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A comprehensive smoke-free air law was enacted on June 1, 2012 in most of Marion County, Indiana, including all of the City of Indianapolis. We evaluated changes in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) admission ...

    Authors: Anne M. Weaver, Yi Wang, Katelin Rupp and Dennis P. Watson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:232

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