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Environmental health

Section edited by Michelle Turner, Mahfuzar Rahman and David Stieb.

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

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  1. Solid waste management is both an urban and rural problem because every person is considered a producer of wastes. It has been noted to be a global universal issue, which affects every individual, families, co...

    Authors: Kepha Nyampundu, William J. S. Mwegoha and Walter C. Millanzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1075

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  2. Methylmercury contamination of the environment represents a substantial environmental health concern. Human exposure to methylmercury occurs primarily through consumption of fish and marine mammals. Heavily ex...

    Authors: Emily V. Walker, Yan Yuan, Safwat Girgis and Karen J. Goodman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1073

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  3. Informal recycling of electronic waste (e-waste) releases particulate matter (PM) into the ambient air. Human exposure to PM has been reported to induce adverse effects on cardiovascular health. However, the i...

    Authors: Sylvia A. Takyi, Niladri Basu, John Arko-Mensah, Paul Botwe, Afua Asabea Amoabeng Nti, Lawrencia Kwarteng, Augustine Acquah, Prudence Tettey, Duah Dwomoh, Stuart Batterman, Thomas Robins and Julius N. Fobil

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1067

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  4. Quantifying the potential cancer cases associated with environmental carcinogen exposure can help inform efforts to improve population health. This study developed an approach to estimate the environmental bur...

    Authors: Susan Lavinia Greco, Elaina MacIntyre, Stephanie Young, Hunter Warden, Christopher Drudge, JinHee Kim, Elisa Candido, Paul Demers and Ray Copes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1017

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  5. PM2.5 pollution has become a major public health concern in urban China. Understanding the residents’ individual perceptions toward haze pollution is critical for policymaking and risk communication. However, the...

    Authors: Qi Chen, Jiayao Zhang, Yan Xu, Hong Sun and Zhen Ding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:899

    Content type: Research article

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  6. More than 35% of the Ethiopian population are using drinking water from unimproved sources. As per the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Ethiopia is aspiring to achieve universal and equitable acc...

    Authors: Getahun Gebre Bogale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:878

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  7. Nitrate contamination in groundwater disproportionately impacts agricultural Latino communities, creating a significant hazard for Latinos that rely on private wells. Private well users must conduct water test...

    Authors: Kori VanDerGeest, Linda K. Ko, Catherine Karr, Elizabeth Torres, Dennise Drury and Elena Austin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:863

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  8. The only safest way to dispose of a child’s feces is to help the child use a toilet or, for very young children, to put or rinse their feces into a toilet, whereas other methods are considered unsafe. This stu...

    Authors: Biniyam Sahiledengle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:800

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Implementation of food taxes or subsidies may promote healthier and a more sustainable diet in a society. This study estimates the effects of a tax (15% or 30%) on meat and a subsidy (10%) on fruit and vegetab...

    Authors: Marlin J. Broeks, Sander Biesbroek, Eelco A. B. Over, Paul F. van Gils, Ido Toxopeus, Marja H. Beukers and Elisabeth H. M. Temme

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:643

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The effect of short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on the incidence of acute noncardiovascular critical illnesses (ANCIs) and clinical outcomes is unknown in patients with acute cardiovascular d...

    Authors: Fei Chen, Qi Liu, Baotao Huang, Fangyang Huang, Yiming Li, Yong Peng and Mao Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:610

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  11. The ambient exposure does not always reflect the internal levels of pollution absorbed in the body. While human biomonitoring (HBM) could provide a valid estimate of exposure extent, it is usually an expensive...

    Authors: Lior Hassan, Asher Moser, Efrat Rorman, Luda Groisman, Yamit Naor, Eilat Shinar, Roni Gat, Eli Jaffe, Victor Novack, Itai Kloog and Lena Novack

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:469

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. Children are especially vulnerable to pneumonia and the effects of air pollution. However, little is known about the impacts of air pollutants on pediatric admissions for Mycoplasma pneumonia. This study was cond...

    Authors: Ning Chen, Jianwei Shi, Jiaoling Huang, Wenya Yu, Rui Liu, Li Gu, Rong Yang, Zhaohu Yu, Qian Liu, Yan Yang, Sainan Cui and Zhaoxin Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:447

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Nitrate is one of the most common chemical contaminants of groundwater, and it is an important unqualified factor of rural groundwater in Yantai. In order to assess the risk of exposure to drinking water nitra...

    Authors: Guimei Yu, Jiu Wang, Lei Liu, Yun Li, Yi Zhang and Songsong Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:437

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Ambient fine particulate matter is a rising concern for global public health. It was recently suggested that exposure to fine particulate matter may contribute to the development of diabetes and dyslipidaemia....

    Authors: Woo-young Shin, Jung-ha Kim, Gyeongsil Lee, Seulggie Choi, Seong Rae Kim, Yun-Chul Hong and Sang Min Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:430

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  15. Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency in childhood are common. However, the status and influential factors of vitamin D during different ages are not clear. This study aimed to survey vitamin D concentrations...

    Authors: Heng Zhang, Zhijuan Li, Yarong Wei, Jinyan Fu, Yaling Feng, Daozhen Chen and Dexiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:429

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Explanation of the pathogenesis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is one of the most significant challenges for scientists today. It is believed that a major pathogenetic factor of this conditio...

    Authors: Joanna Fiłon, Jolanta Ustymowicz-Farbiszewska and Elżbieta Krajewska-Kułak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:383

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  17. Childhood acute lower respiratory infection in the form of pneumonia is recognized as the single largest cause of childhood death globally accounting for 16% of the overall deaths. Some studies also reported a...

    Authors: Mesafint Molla Adane, Getu Degu Alene, Seid Tiku Mereta and Kristina L. Wanyonyi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:363

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  18. Adequate supply of safe drinking-water remains a critical issue in most developing countries. The whole western region of Cameroon doesn’t have a sustainable continuous water supply system, which leads most pe...

    Authors: Rodrigue Mabvouna Biguioh, Sali Ben Béchir Adogaye, Patrick Martial Nkamedjie Pete, Martin Sanou Sobze, Jean Blaise Kemogne and Vittorio Colizzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:346

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  19. It is generally assumed that there have been mixed results in the literature regarding the association between ambient particulate matter (PM) and myocardial infarction (MI). The aim of this meta-analysis was ...

    Authors: Zeynab Farhadi, Hasan Abulghasem Gorgi, Hosein Shabaninejad, Mouloud Aghajani Delavar and Sogand Torani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:314

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  20. Our earlier Google Trend (GT) Analytics study reported that the worldwide human population severely subject to four seasonal (sensitive) comorbid lifestyle diseases (SCLD) such as asthma, obesity, hypertension...

    Authors: Jai Chand Patel, Pankaj Khurana, Yogendra Kumar Sharma, Bhuvnesh Kumar and Ragumani Sugadev

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:306

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  21. In developing countries, ambient sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a serious air pollutant concern, but there is no enough and consistent epidemiological evidence about its health effects on stroke hospitalization.

    Authors: Shuqun Shen, Xing Li, Chao Yuan, Qin Huang, Dongyang Liu, Shuoyi Ma, Jialiang Hui, Ruiyu Liu, Tongwei Wu and Qing Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:263

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  22. In the last decade there has been an increase in community-based organizations providing support and educational outreach to populations effected by hazards. Prior research has demonstrated various roles that ...

    Authors: Garett T. Sansom, Katie Kirsch and Jennifer A. Horney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:257

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Pedestrian related deaths have recently been on the rise in Canada. The effect of changing posted speeds on the frequency and severity of pedestrian motor vehicle collisions (PMVC) is not well studied using co...

    Authors: Liraz Fridman, Rebecca Ling, Linda Rothman, Marie Soleil Cloutier, Colin Macarthur, Brent Hagel and Andrew Howard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:56

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  24. Pediatric lead exposure in the United States (U.S.) remains a preventable public health crisis. Shareable electronic clinical decision support (CDS) could improve lead screening and management. However, discre...

    Authors: Jeremy J. Michel, Eileen Erinoff and Amy Y. Tsou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:127

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  25. Health risks linked with dioxin in fish remain a complex policy issue. Fatty Baltic fish contain persistent pollutants, but they are otherwise healthy food. We studied the health benefits and risks associated ...

    Authors: Jouni T. Tuomisto, Arja Asikainen, Päivi Meriläinen and Päivi Haapasaari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:64

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:389

  26. Aedes aegypti-borne diseases are becoming major public health problems in tropical and sub-tropical regions. While socioeconomic status has been associated with larval mosquito abundance, the drivers or possible ...

    Authors: Zachary J. Madewell, Silvia Sosa, Kimberly C. Brouwer, José Guillermo Juárez, Carolina Romero, Audrey Lenhart and Celia Cordón-Rosales

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1729

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  27. Public toilets are a common transmission vector of infectious diseases due to environmental contamination. Research on Chinese people’s hygiene practices in public lavatories are lacking. This study examined C...

    Authors: Dan Wu, Tai Pong Lam, Hoi Yan Chan, Kwok Fai Lam, Xu Dong Zhou, Jia Yao Xu, Kai Sing Sun and Pak Leung Ho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1654

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  28. Maternal exposure to air pollution is related to fetal dysplasia. However, the association between maternal exposure to air pollution and the risk of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) in the offspring is largely ...

    Authors: Li Shang, Liyan Huang, Wenfang Yang, Cuifang Qi, Liren Yang, Juan Xin, Shanshan Wang, Danyang Li, Baozhu Wang, Lingxia Zeng and Mei Chun Chung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1412

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  29. Noise exposure is considered a stressor that may potentially exert negative health effects among the exposed individuals. On a population basis, the most prevalent and immediate response to noise is annoyance,...

    Authors: Heidi A. R. Jensen, Birgit Rasmussen and Ola Ekholm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1508

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  30. Air pollution is a global public health concern. The World Health Organization has recently set up a goal of saving 7 million people globally by 2030 from air pollution related death. We conducted an ecologica...

    Authors: Shih-Yung Su, Yung-Po Liaw, Jing-Rong Jhuang, Shu-Yi Hsu, Chun-Ju Chiang, Ya-Wen Yang and Wen-Chung Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1496

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  31. Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) incidence is a critical challenge to disease control and prevention in parts of China, particularly Guangxi. However, the association between socioeconomic factors and meteo...

    Authors: Huan Liu, Genxin Song, Nan He, Shiyan Zhai, Hongquan Song, Yunfeng Kong, Lizhong Liang and Xiaoxiao Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1491

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  32. Previous studies have associated elevated mortality risk in central Appalachia with coal-mining activities, but few have explored how different non-coal factors influence the association within each county. Co...

    Authors: Ruoding Shi, Susan Meacham, George C. Davis, Wen You, Yu Sun and Cody Goessl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1484

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  33. The incidence of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) varies over space and time and this variability is related to climate and social-economic factors. Majority of studies on HFMD were carried out in humid reg...

    Authors: Jie Li, Xiangxue Zhang, Li Wang, Chengdong Xu, Gexin Xiao, Ran Wang, Fang Zheng and Fang Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1482

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  34. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide and causes a tremendous disease burden. Temperature is an important environmental determinant among the many risk factors for IHD. ...

    Authors: Jing Huang, Qiang Zeng, Xiaochuan Pan, Xinbiao Guo and Guoxing Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1465

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  35. Urbanization and aging are global phenomena that offer unique challenges in different countries. A supportive environment plays an important role in addressing the issues of health behavioral change and health...

    Authors: Zhi-jian Wu, Yanliqing Song, Hou-lei Wang, Fan Zhang, Fang-hui Li and Zhu-ying Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1459

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  36. In the winter of 2016–2017, the number of deaths recorded in the north-west Europe was significantly higher than that in previous years. This spike in mortality was attributed principally to an influenza epide...

    Authors: Rossella Murtas and Antonio Giampiero Russo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1445

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  37. A rapidly growing body of research suggests that qualities of the built environment can promote active living among children and youth. Nevertheless, shortcomings in the current evidence for understanding whic...

    Authors: Emma Charlott Andersson Nordbø, Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas, Helena Nordh and Geir Aamodt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1426

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  38. Information on the effects of haze on health and corresponding knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) will improve self-care ability against the ill effects of haze pollution and make environmental health p...

    Authors: Minghui Zhao, Meiling Zhang, Jie Ying, Shouqi Wang, Ying Shi, Huanhuan Li, Yuan Li, Zhuangjie Xing and Jiao Sun

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1396

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  39. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in China. Previous studies have indicated that lung cancer incidence exhibits remarkable spatial heterogeneity, and lung cancer is related to outdoor air pollution. Howeve...

    Authors: D. F. Xing, C. D. Xu, X. Y. Liao, T. Y. Xing, S. P. Cheng, M. G. Hu and J. X. Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1377

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  40. Many studies have reported the impact of air pollution on cardiovascular disease (CVD), but few of these studies were conducted in severe haze-fog areas. The present study focuses on the impact of different ai...

    Authors: Fengzhu Tan, Weijie Wang, Sufen Qi, Haidong Kan, Xinpei Yu, Yi Liu, Duanyang Wu, Bin Xu, Fan Meng and Sicen Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1366

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  41. There is valid evidence that air pollution is associated with respiratory disease. However, few studies have quantified the short-term effects of six air pollutants on influenza-like illness (ILI). This study ...

    Authors: Wei Su, Xiuguo Wu, Xingyi Geng, Xiaodong Zhao, Qiang Liu and Ti Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1319

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  42. The concentration of fluoride in ground drinking water greater than the world health organization standard value imposes a serious health, social and economic problem in developing countries. In the Ethiopian ...

    Authors: Habtamu Demelash, Abebe Beyene, Zewdu Abebe and Addisu Melese

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1298

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  43. Improper solid waste management (SWM) is a major public health and environmental concern in the urban areas of many developing countries such as Asella Town. The aim of this study was to assess the status of S...

    Authors: Gorfnesh Lema, Million Getachew Mesfun, Amade Eshete and Gizachew Abdeta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1261

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