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Environmental health

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

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  1. The major population vulnerable to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is children aged less than 5 years, particularly those who are cared for at day care centers (DCCs). This study aimed to assess the associ...

    Authors: Pussadee Laor, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Siriyaporn Khunthason, Vivat Keawdounglek, Suntorn Sudsandee, Krailak Fakkaew and Weerayuth Siriratruengsuk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1829

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  2. Crop residue burning adversely affects air quality and consequently human health. India, being one of the largest agro-economies of the world, produces around 500 Million tonnes of crop residue annually most o...

    Authors: Tanwi Trushna, Vishal Diwan, Subroto Shambhu Nandi, Satish Bhagwatrao Aher, Rajnarayan R. Tiwari and Yogesh Damodar Sabde

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1824

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. The Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) trial aims to assess health benefits of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cookfuel and stove intervention among women and children across four low- and mi...

    Authors: Sankar Sambandam, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Saritha Sendhil, Wenlu Ye, Ajay Pillarisetti, Gurusamy Thangavel, Durairaj Natesan, Rengaraj Ramasamy, Amudha Natarajan, Vigneswari Aravindalochanan, A. Vinayagamoorthi, S. Sivavadivel, R. Uma Maheswari, Lingeswari Balakrishnan, S. Gayatri, Srinivasan Nargunanathan…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1799

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  4. Large-scale natural disasters disproportionally affect both the medically complex and the older old, groups that are responsible for most medical surge after a disaster. To understand how to ameliorate this su...

    Authors: Tamar Wyte-Lake, Claudia Der-Martirosian, Karen Chu, Rachel Johnson-Koenke and Aram Dobalian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1796

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  5. Many cardiovascular patients suffer from respiratory failure. Environmental conditions can exacerbate symptomatology. It is necessary to prevent exposure to dust by taking educational steps to identify and mod...

    Authors: Farzaneh Noroozi, Kumars Eisapareh, Alireza Bahadori, Leila Ghahremani, Rosanna Cousins and Hamidreza Mokarami

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1779

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  6. Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Healthcare facilities (HCFs) is of significant public health importance. It is associated with a reduction in the transmission of healthcare acquired infections...

    Authors: Denis Kayiwa, Richard K. Mugambe, Jane Sembuche Mselle, John Bosco Isunju, John C. Ssempebwa, Solomon Tsebeni Wafula, Rawlance Ndejjo, Winnie K. Kansiime, Aisha Nalugya, Brenda Wagaba, Jude B. Zziwa, Constance Bwire, Esther Buregyeya, Martin Othieno Radooli, Ceaser Kimbugwe, Emily Namanya…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1767

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  7. Industrial and agricultural activities result in elevated levels of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in the local environment. PTEs can enter the human body through the food chain and pose severe health risks...

    Authors: Ping Liu, Yahong Zhang, Ningchuan Feng, Meilin Zhu and Juncang Tian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1729

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  8. Neighborhood factors have gained increasing attention, while the association between the neighborhood’s characteristics and multimorbidity has not been clarified. In this study, we aim to depict variations in ...

    Authors: Xuexin Yu and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1728

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1774

  9. In Ontario, Canada, Indigenous communities experience some of the province’s worst drinking water, with issues ranging from deteriorating water quality to regulatory problems and lack of support. When water is...

    Authors: Kayla J. Lucier, Corinne J. Schuster-Wallace, Derek Skead, Kathleen Skead and Sarah E. Dickson-Anderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1704

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  10. This paper explores strategies to engage community stakeholders in efforts to address the effects of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP). Communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately...

    Authors: Linda Sprague Martinez, Noelle Dimitri, Sharon Ron, Neelakshi Hudda, Wig Zamore, Lydia Lowe, Ben Echevarria, John L. Durant, Doug Brugge and Ellin Reisner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1690

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  11. Ambient air pollution is becoming a serious environmental problem in China. The results were inconsistent on that air pollution was a risk factor of preeclampsia in pregnancy.

    Authors: Lu Jia, Qing Liu, Huiqing Hou, Guangli Guo, Ting Zhang, Songli Fan and Li Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1663

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  12. The intellectual loss induced by fluoride exposure has been extensively studied, but the association between fluoride exposure in different susceptibility windows and children’s intelligence is rarely reported...

    Authors: Kaihong Xu, Ning An, Hui Huang, Leizhen Duan, Jun Ma, Jizhe Ding, Tongkun He, Jingyuan Zhu, Zhiyuan Li, Xuemin Cheng, Guoyu Zhou and Yue Ba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1657

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  13. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging infectious disease, which has caused numerous deaths and health problems worldwide. This study aims to examine the effects of airborne particulate matter (PM)...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Jiangtao Liu, Yanlin Li, Shihua Fu, Xiaocheng Xu, Lanyu Li, Ji Zhou, Xingrong Liu, Xiaotao He, Jun Yan, Yanjun Shi, Jingping Niu, Yong Yang, Yiyao Li, Bin Luo and Kai Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1585

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  14. Numerous studies have demonstrated the potential association between rainfall and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), but the results are inconsistent. This study aimed to quantify the relationship between ra...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Yue Ma, Fengfeng Liu, Xing Zhao, Chaonan Fan, Yifan Hu, Kuiru Hu, Zhaorui Chang and Xiong Xiao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1528

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  15. Arrhythmia is a common cardiovascular event that is associated with increased cardiovascular health risks. Previous studies that have explored the association between air pollution and arrhythmia have obtained...

    Authors: Mingwei Wang, Juan Chen, Zhi Zhang, Ping Yu, Wentao Gan, Zhaoming Tan and Junzhe Bao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1524

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  16. Improving the neighborhood environment may help address chronic disease and mortality. To identify neighborhood features that are predictors of health, objective assessments of the environment are used. Multip...

    Authors: Madhumita Ghosh-Dastidar, Gerald P. Hunter, Jennifer C. Sloan, Rebecca L. Collins, Andrea S. Richardson, Wendy Troxel, Natalie Colabianchi and Tamara Dubowitz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1519

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  17. Many studies have shown an association of childhood respiratory diseases with short-term temperature variability such as diurnal temperature range (DTR) and temperature change between two neighboring days (TCN...

    Authors: Xu Wang, Jian Cheng, Li Ling, Hong Su, Desheng Zhao and Hong Ni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1418

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  18. The association between long-term exposure to air pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ozone (O3), and particulate matter 10 μm or less in diameter (PM10), and...

    Authors: Jeongeun Hwang, Jinhee Kwon, Hahn Yi, Hyun-Jin Bae, Miso Jang and Namkug Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1402

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  19. In the face of climate change, the protection of vulnerable patients from extreme climatic conditions is of growing interest to the healthcare sector and governments. Inpatients are especially susceptible to h...

    Authors: Benedikt Lenzer, Manuel Rupprecht, Christina Hoffmann, Peter Hoffmann and Uta Liebers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1287

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  20. Previous studies have suggested that there is an association between air pollutants and circulatory and respiratory diseases; however, relatively few have analyzed the association between air pollutants and ou...

    Authors: Yu Jiang, Jiedong Chen, Chuancheng Wu, Xin Lin, Quan Zhou, Shumi Ji, Shuangfeng Yang, Xiaoyang Zhang and Baoying Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1131

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  21. Water is the most abundant resource on earth, however water scarcity affects more than 40% of people worldwide. Access to safe drinking water is a basic human right and is a United Nations Sustainable Developm...

    Authors: Godfrey Bwire, David A. Sack, Atek Kagirita, Tonny Obala, Amanda K. Debes, Malathi Ram, Henry Komakech, Christine Marie George and Christopher Garimoi Orach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1128

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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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  32. 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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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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  36. 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

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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

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  44. 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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