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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: 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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    Shared facilities are not recognised as improved sanitation due to challenges of maintenance as they easily can be avenues for the spread of diseases. Thus there is need to evaluate the quality of shared facil...

    Authors: Sheillah Simiyu, Mark Swilling, Sandy Cairncross and Richard Rheingans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:68

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The disasters at Seveso, Three Mile Island, Bhopal, Chernobyl, the World Trade Center (WTC) and Fukushima had historic health and economic sequelae for large populations of workers, responders and community me...

    Authors: Roberto G. Lucchini, Dana Hashim, Sushma Acquilla, Angela Basanets, Pier Alberto Bertazzi, Andrey Bushmanov, Michael Crane, Denise J. Harrison, William Holden, Philip J. Landrigan, Benjamin J. Luft, Paolo Mocarelli, Nailya Mazitova, James Melius, Jacqueline M. Moline, Koji Mori…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:46

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Most of the medicine users remain unaware about the disposal of unused or expired medicines. The aim of this study was to know the disposal practices of unused and expired medicines among the general public in...

    Authors: Mohammad Bashaar, Vijay Thawani, Mohamed Azmi Hassali and Fahad Saleem

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:45

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:231

  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Vaccination is a mainstay of preventive healthcare, reducing the incidence of serious childhood infections. Ecological studies have demonstrated an inverse association between markers of high ambient ultraviol...

    Authors: Caradee Y. Wright, Patricia N. Albers, Angela Mathee, Zamantimande Kunene, Catherine D’Este, Ashwin Swaminathan and Robyn M. Lucas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:37

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