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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

    Urbanization and ageing have important implications for public mental health and well-being. Cities pose major challenges for older citizens, but also offer opportunities to develop, test, and implement polici...

    Authors: Mariëlle A. Beenackers, Dany Doiron, Isabel Fortier, J. Mark Noordzij, Erica Reinhard, Emilie Courtin, Martin Bobak, Basile Chaix, Giuseppe Costa, Ulrike Dapp, Ana V. Diez Roux, Martijn Huisman, Emily M. Grundy, Steinar Krokstad, Pekka Martikainen, Parminder Raina…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:158

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    The developing fetus is susceptible to environmental insults. Studying the effects of environmental exposures on fetal growth is essential for understanding the causal pathway between prenatal exposures and pr...

    Authors: Rachel Golan, Itai Kloog, Ronit Almog, Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Maya Negev, Maya Jolles, Varda Shalev, Vered H. Eisenberg, Gideon Koren, Wiessam Abu Ahmad and Hagai Levine

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:132

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    Multiple external environmental exposures related to residential location and urban form including, air pollutants, noise, greenness, and walkability have been linked to health impacts or benefits. The Canadia...

    Authors: Jeffrey R. Brook, Eleanor M. Setton, Evan Seed, Mahdi Shooshtari and Dany Doiron

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:114

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Due to a global warming-related increase in heatwaves, it is important to obtain detailed understanding of the relationship between heat and health. We assessed the relationship between heat and urgent emergen...

    Authors: Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout, Tefera Darge Delbiso, Anna Kiriliouk, Jose Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, Johan Segers and Debarati Guha-Sapir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:108

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In several countries, immigrants have higher disability pension (DP) rates than natives. Reasons for this are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate if the risk of diagnosis-specific DP di...

    Authors: D. Di Thiene, M. Helgesson, K. Alexanderson, G. La Torre, J. Tiihonen and E. Mittendorfer-Rutz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:931

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  6. Content type: Research article

    While existing research indicates that housing improvements are associated with health improvements, less is known about the wider social and health benefits of meeting national housing standards, as well as t...

    Authors: Wouter Poortinga, Nikki Jones, Simon Lannon and Huw Jenkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:927

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Data measuring airborne pollutants, public health and environmental factors are increasingly being stored and merged. These big datasets offer great potential, but also challenge traditional epidemiological me...

    Authors: Colin Bellinger, Mohomed Shazan Mohomed Jabbar, Osmar Zaïane and Alvaro Osornio-Vargas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:907

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    The prevalence of chronic diseases, such as immune, neurobehavioral, and metabolic disorders has increased in recent decades. According to the concept of Developmental Origin of Health and Disease (DOHaD), dev...

    Authors: Isabell K. Rumrich, Kirsi Vähäkangas, Matti Viluksela, Mika Gissler, Heljä-Marja Surcel, Hanna de Ruyter, Jukka Jokinen and Otto Hänninen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:871

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In a previously conducted Health Impact Assessment of a well-water dependent southwest community, arsenic (As) levels greater than the EPA Maximum Contaminant Level (10 μg/L) were identified in home water samp...

    Authors: Michelle Del Rio, Juan Alvarez, Tania Mayorga, Salvador Dominguez and Christina Sobin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:850

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In a multi-unit housing (MUH) complex, secondhand smoke (SHS) can pass from one living space to another. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of SHS incursion, and to establish the relationshi...

    Authors: Jeonghoon Kim, Kiyoung Lee and KyooSang Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:739

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    There is evidence from existing literature that ambient air pollutant exposure in early childhood likely plays an important role in asthma exacerbation and other respiratory symptoms, with greater effect among...

    Authors: Toyib Olaniyan, Mohamed Jeebhay, Martin Röösli, Rajen Naidoo, Roslynn Baatjies, Nino Künzil, Ming Tsai, Mark Davey, Kees de Hoogh, Dilys Berman, Bhawoodien Parker, Joy Leaner and Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:712

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Despite evidence showing that access to and use of improved sanitation is associated with healthier households and communities, barriers influencing the adoption and sustainablity of sanitation facilities rema...

    Authors: Fikralem Alemu, Abera Kumie, Girmay Medhin, Teshome Gebre and Phoebe Godfrey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:706

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Cell phone use during pregnancy is a public health concern. We investigated the association between maternal cell phone use in pregnancy and child’s language, communication and motor skills at 3 and 5 years.

    Authors: Eleni Papadopoulou, Margaretha Haugen, Synnve Schjølberg, Per Magnus, Gunnar Brunborg, Martine Vrijheid and Jan Alexander

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:685

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Photodamage is partially mitigated by darker skin pigmentation, but immune suppression, photoaging and cataracts occur among individuals with all skin types.

    Authors: Zamantimande Kunene, Patricia N. Albers, Robyn M. Lucas, Cathy Banwell, Angela Mathee and Caradee Y. Wright

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:677

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:51

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:91

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  17. Content type: 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:71

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:846

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:679

  18. Content type: Research article

    Housing is a key determinant of the poor health of Aboriginal Australians. Most Aboriginal people live in cities and large towns, yet research into housing conditions has largely focused on those living in rem...

    Authors: Melanie J Andersen, Anna B Williamson, Peter Fernando, Darryl Wright and Sally Redman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:70

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:615

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