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. Research article

    Exploring the determinants of health and wellbeing in communities living in proximity to coal seam gas developments in regional Queensland

    There is some concern that coal seam gas mining may affect health and wellbeing through changes in social determinants such as living and working conditions, local economy and the environment. The onward impac...

    Fiona Mactaggart, Liane McDermott, Anna Tynan and Christian A. Gericke

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:51

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Successive monitoring surveys of selected banned and restricted pesticide residues in vegetables from the northwest region of China from 2011 to 2013

    A wide range of pesticides is applied for crop protection in vegetable cultivation in China. Regulation of pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs) in vegetables is established but not fully enforced. And pesti...

    Yan Yu, Senke Hu, Yuxuan Yang, Xiaodan Zhao, Jianjun Xue, Jinghua Zhang, Song Gao and Aimin Yang

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:91

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  3. Study protocol

    Household preferences for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in four European high-income countries: Does health information matter? A mixed-methods study protocol

    It is now universally acknowledged that climate change constitutes a major threat to human health. At the same time, some of the measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, so-called climate change mitigation...

    Alina Herrmann, Helen Fischer, Dorothee Amelung, Dorian Litvine, Carlo Aall, Camilla Andersson, Marta Baltruszewicz, Carine Barbier, Sébastien Bruyère, Françoise Bénévise, Ghislain Dubois, Valérie R. Louis, Maria Nilsson, Karen Richardsen Moberg, Bore Sköld and Rainer Sauerborn

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:71

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Pesticide poisoning in Chitwan, Nepal: a descriptive epidemiological study

    Globally, there is a growing concern over pesticides use, which has been linked to self-harm and suicide. However, there is paucity of research on the epidemiology of pesticides poisoning in Nepal. This study ...

    Deepak Gyenwali, Abhinav Vaidya, Sundar Tiwari, Prakash Khatiwada, Daya Ram Lamsal and Shrikrishana Giri

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:619

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Built environment and physical activity: domain- and activity-specific associations among Brazilian adolescents

    Physical activity is likely to be determined as a complex interplay between personal, interpersonal, and environmental factors. Studying the built environment involves expanding the focus from the individual p...

    Inácio Crochemore Mohnsam da Silva, Adriano Akira Hino, Adalberto Lopes, Ulf Ekelund, Soren Brage, Helen Gonçalves, Ana B Menezes, Rodrigo Siqueira Reis and Pedro Curi Hallal

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:616

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Correlates of domestic waste management and related health outcomes in Sunyani, Ghana: a protocol towards enhancing policy

    Domestic waste generation has contributed significantly to hampering national waste management efforts. It poses serious threat to national development and requires proper treatment and management within and o...

    Henry O. Addo, Elvis J. Dun-Dery, Eugenia Afoakwa, Addai Elizabeth, Amposah Ellen and Mwinfaug Rebecca

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:615

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Effects of air pollution and seasons on health-related quality of life of Mongolian adults living in Ulaanbaatar: cross-sectional studies

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is known as severely air-polluted city in the world due to increased coal consumption in the cold season. The health effects of air pollution in Mongolia such as mortality, morbidity and...

    Motoyuki Nakao, Keiko Yamauchi, Yoko Ishihara, Hisamitsu Omori, Dashtseren Ichinnorov and Bandi Solongo

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:594

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Food insecurity and food consumption by season in households with children in an Arctic city: a cross-sectional study

    High rates of food insecurity are documented among Inuit households in Canada; however, data on food insecurity prevalence and seasonality for Inuit households with children are lacking, especially in city cen...

    Catherine Huet, James D. Ford, Victoria L. Edge, Jamal Shirley, Nia King and Sherilee L. Harper

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:578

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Cross-sectional assessment of infants’ exposure to toxic metals through breast milk in a prospective cohort study of mining communities in Ghana

    Although breastfeeding of infants is recommended globally, the fact that maternal toxic metal stores are mobilised into breast milk implies infants, whose mothers live and work in mining communities, are at ri...

    David Kwaku Bansa, Adolf Kofi Awua, Rose Boatin, Theodosia Adom, Edward Christian Brown-Appiah, Kennedy Kwame Amewosina, Akusika Diaba, Dominic Datoghe and Wilhelmina Okwabi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:505

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Maternal blood cadmium, lead and arsenic levels, nutrient combinations, and offspring birthweight

    Cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and arsenic (As) are common environmental contaminants that have been associated with lower birthweight. Although some essential metals may mitigate exposure, data are inconsistent. Thi...

    Yiwen Luo, Lauren E. McCullough, Jung-Ying Tzeng, Thomas Darrah, Avner Vengosh, Rachel L. Maguire, Arnab Maity, Carmen Samuel-Hodge, Susan K. Murphy, Michelle A. Mendez and Cathrine Hoyo

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:354

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Exhaled carbon monoxide: a non-invasive biomarker of short-term exposure to outdoor air pollution

    In urban settings of Africa with rapidly increasing population, traffic-related air pollution is a major contributor to outdoor air pollution (OAP). Although OAP has been identified as a leading cause of globa...

    Herve Lawin, Lucie Ayi Fanou, Vikkey Hinson, Jacqueline Wanjiku, N. Kingsley Ukwaja, Stephen B Gordon, Benjamin Fayomi, John R Balmes, Parfait Houngbegnon, Euripide Avokpaho and Ambaliou Sanni

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:320

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  12. Research article

    Noise sensitivity, rather than noise level, predicts the non-auditory effects of noise in community samples: a population-based survey

    Excessive noise affects human health and interferes with daily activities. Although environmental noise may not directly cause mental illness, it may accelerate and intensify the development of latent mental d...

    Jangho Park, Seockhoon Chung, Jiho Lee, Joo Hyun Sung, Seung Woo Cho and Chang Sun Sim

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:315

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  13. Research article

    How does the media portray drinking water security in Indigenous communities in Canada? An analysis of Canadian newspaper coverage from 2000-2015

    Drinking water insecurity and related health outcomes often disproportionately impact Indigenous communities internationally. Understanding media coverage of these water-related issues can provide insight into...

    Steven Lam, Ashlee Cunsolo, Alexandra Sawatzky, James Ford and Sherilee L. Harper

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:282

    Published on: 27 March 2017

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