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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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

  36. Content type: Research article

    Few studies in South Africa have investigated the exposure of asthmatic learners to indoor and outdoor air pollution at schools. This study compared outdoor PM10 and SO2 exposure levels in exposed (1–2 km from go...

    Authors: Vusumuzi Nkosi, Janine Wichmann and Kuku Voyi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:42

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  37. 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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  38. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, obesity-related diseases have been on the rise globally resulting in major challenges for health systems and society as a whole. Emerging research in population health suggests that interventi...

    Authors: Ghazal S. Fazli, Maria I. Creatore, Flora I. Matheson, Sara Guilcher, Vered Kaufman-Shriqui, Heather Manson, Ashley Johns and Gillian L. Booth

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:1

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Three cross sectional studies suggest that neighbourhood greenspace may protect against incident diabetes. This study uses data from a longitudinal study with a large sample size to investigate the association...

    Authors: Alice M. Dalton, Andrew P. Jones, Stephen J. Sharp, Andrew J. M. Cooper, Simon Griffin and Nicholas J. Wareham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1171

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The built environment (BE) is said to influence local obesity rates. Few studies have explored causal pathways between home-neighborhood BE variables and health outcomes such as obesity. Such pathways are like...

    Authors: Adam Drewnowski, Anju Aggarwal, Wesley Tang, Philip M. Hurvitz, Jason Scully, Orion Stewart and Anne Vernez Moudon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1153

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The residents’ knowledge, attitudes and practices related to ambient air pollution and health will help to improve the understanding of environmental protection and make environmental health policies more targ...

    Authors: Xujun Qian, Guozhang Xu, Li Li, Yueping Shen, Tianfeng He, Yajun Liang, Zuyao Yang, Wan Wei Zhou and Jiaying Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1138

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The potential for environmental interventions to improve health and wellbeing has assumed particular importance in the face of unprecedented population ageing. However, presently observational environmental as...

    Authors: Vanessa Burholt, Matthew Steven Roberts and Charles Brian Alexander Musselwhite

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1022

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  43. Content type: Research article

    U.S. Latinos experience high rates of cardio-metabolic diseases and have high rates of physical inactivity and sedentary behavior. Understanding the environmental factors associated with physical activity and ...

    Authors: Valerie J. Silfee, Milagros C. Rosal, Meera Sreedhara, Vilma Lora and Stephenie C. Lemon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:966

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Farm workers and female cotton pickers are exposed to residual impacts of pesticide use in cotton production, in addition to dust, ultraviolet radiation, etc. Cotton picking causes various health hazards among...

    Authors: Khuda Bakhsh, Naeem Ahmad, M. Asif Kamran, Sarfraz Hassan, Qasir Abbas, Rashed Saeed and M. Sadiq Hashmi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:961

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