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Environmental health

Section edited by Michelle Turner, Mahfuzar Rahman, 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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:594

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:578

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Lower respiratory illnesses (LRIs) and asthma are common diseases in children <5 years of age. Few studies have investigated the relationships between multiple, home-based social and environmental risk factors...

    Authors: Nathan Lothrop, Khaleel Hussaini, Dean Billheimer and Paloma Beamer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:516

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  35. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:505

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  36. Content type: Research article

    In South Africa, community health workers (CHWs) working in community-based care (CBC) programmes provide care to patients most of whom are living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB). Although studies have sho...

    Authors: Lydia Hangulu and Olagoke Akintola

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:448

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:354

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:320

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:315

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:282

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests that living in fuel poverty and cold homes contributes to poor physical and mental health, and that interventions targeted at those living in poor quality housing may lead to health improveme...

    Authors: Charlotte N. B. Grey, Shiyu Jiang, Christina Nascimento, Sarah E. Rodgers, Rhodri Johnson, Ronan A. Lyons and Wouter Poortinga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:140

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  42. Content type: Research article

    In winter 2013/14 there was widespread flooding in England. Previous studies have described an increased prevalence of psychological morbidity six months after flooding. Disruption to essential services may in...

    Authors: Thomas David Waite, Katerina Chaintarli, Charles R. Beck, Angie Bone, Richard Amlôt, Sari Kovats, Mark Reacher, Ben Armstrong, Giovanni Leonardi, G. James Rubin and Isabel Oliver

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:129

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  43. Content type: Research article

    A decline in the prevalence of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure has been observed in the United States of America (USA) during the past few decades. Nevertheless, nearly half of non-smoking students are still e...

    Authors: Florian Fischer and Alexander Kraemer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:98

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Environmental pollution is a risk factor for cardiorespiratory diseases. Energy generated by thermoelectric power plants (TEPP) represents a relevant source of pollution. The aim of this study was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Tamara Ugarte-Avilés, Carlos Manterola, Ricardo Cartes-Velásquez and Tamara Otzen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:96

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