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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. Content type: Research article

    Growing evidence suggests social disadvantage magnifies the harmful health effects of environmental hazards; however, there is limited research related to perceptions of risk among individuals who live near su...

    Authors: Kristen N. Arthur, Rhonda Spencer-Hwang, Synnøve F. Knutsen, David Shavlik, Samuel Soret and Susanne Montgomery

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1089

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    Communities with large minority populations often are located near sources of pollution and have higher crime rates, which may work in combination with other factors to influence health. Poor self-rated health...

    Authors: Judy Y. Ou, Junenette L. Peters, Jonathan I. Levy, Roseann Bongiovanni, Alina Rossini and Madeleine K. Scammell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:970

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Numerous cross-sectional studies have consistently demonstrated an association between attributes of urban form or ‘walkability’ and individual- and population-level physical activity (PA) patterns. However, i...

    Authors: Patricia A. Collins, Justin Tait, Allan Fein and James R. Dunn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:933

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The built and natural environment and health are inextricably linked. However, there is considerable debate surrounding the strength and quality of the evidence base underpinning principles of good practice fo...

    Authors: E. L. Bird, J. O. Ige, P. Pilkington, A. Pinto, C. Petrokofsky and J. Burgess-Allen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:930

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  5. Content type: Research article

    PM2.5 has become a major component of air pollution in China and has led to a series of health problems. The mortality rate caused by lung cancer has reached the point where it cannot be ignored in China. Air ...

    Authors: Qilong Cao, Guoqiang Rui and Ying Liang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:925

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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:619

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  44. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:616

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  45. 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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  46. Content type: Research article

    Pesticide poisoning in children has been a serious public health issue around the world, especially in the developing countries where agriculture is still one of the largest economic sectors. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Aziguli Yimaer, Guangdi Chen, Meibian Zhang, Lifang Zhou, Xinglin Fang and Wei Jiang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:602

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