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Environmental health

This section aims to publish studies on the environmental correlates of health and disease.

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  1. Depressive and anxiety disorders are common among working adults and costly to employers and individuals. Mental health screening is often an important initial strategy, but the resultant data are often of unk...

    Authors: Lisa Jarman, Angela Martin, Alison Venn, Petr Otahal, Roscoe Taylor, Brook Teale and Kristy Sanderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:125

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  2. Health impairments can result in disability and changed work productivity imposing considerable costs for the employee, employer and society as a whole. A large number of instruments exist to measure health-re...

    Authors: Cindy YG Noben, Silvia MAA Evers, Frans J Nijhuis and Angelique E de Rijk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:115

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  3. In Vietnam, environmental pollution caused by small-scale domestic smelting of automobile batteries into lead ingot is a growing concern. The village of Nghia Lo is a smelting craft village located roughly 25 ...

    Authors: Alison P Sanders, Sloane K Miller, Viet Nguyen, Jonathan B Kotch and Rebecca C Fry

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:114

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  4. The chronic course of whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) has implications for both the individual and society. It has been shown that up to 50% of patients have not yet returned to work six months after a whip...

    Authors: Sarah Biering-Sørensen, Anne Møller, Christian DG Stoltenberg, Jonas W Holm and Peder G Skov

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:113

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  5. The chronic health effects from exposure to ambient air pollution are still unclear. This study primarily aims to examine the relationship between long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and respiratory mo...

    Authors: Yang Gao, Emily YY Chan, Liping Li, Patrick WC Lau and Tze Wai Wong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:105

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Physical activity (PA) and sleep are related to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and their risk factors. The interrelationship between these behaviors has been studied, but there remain questions regarding the as...

    Authors: Heini Wennman, Erkki Kronholm, Timo Partonen, Asko Tolvanen, Markku Peltonen, Tommi Vasankari and Katja Borodulin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:82

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  7. Evidence has been synthesized to determine hindering and facilitating factors associated with the work participation of adults with developmental dyslexia (DD), classified according to the International Classi...

    Authors: Joost de Beer, Josephine Engels, Yvonne Heerkens and Jac van der Klink

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:77

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  8. There is global concern over significant threats from a wide variety of environmental hazards to which children face. Large-scale and long-term birth cohort studies are needed for better environmental manageme...

    Authors: Toshihiro Kawamoto, Hiroshi Nitta, Katsuyuki Murata, Eisaku Toda, Naoya Tsukamoto, Manabu Hasegawa, Zentaro Yamagata, Fujio Kayama, Reiko Kishi, Yukihiro Ohya, Hirohisa Saito, Haruhiko Sago, Makiko Okuyama, Tsutomu Ogata, Susumu Yokoya, Yuji Koresawa…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:25

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  9. High rates of mental health disorders have been reported in veterans returning from deployment to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom: OEF) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom: OIF); however, less is known a...

    Authors: Michael J Falvo, Jorge M Serrador, Lisa M McAndrew, Helena K Chandler, Shou-En Lu and Karen S Quigley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1124

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  10. This cross-sectional study explored relationships between psychosocial work environment, captured by job demand-control (JDC) and effort-reward imbalance (ERI), and seven cardiovascular heart disease (CHD) ris...

    Authors: Mia Söderberg, Annika Rosengren, Jenny Hillström, Lauren Lissner and Kjell Torén

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1102

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  11. Medical work capacity evaluations play a key role in social security schemes because they usually form the basis for eligibility decisions regarding disability benefits. However, the evaluations are often poor...

    Authors: Urban Schwegler, Jessica Anner, Christine Boldt, Andrea Glässel, Veronika Lay, Wout Ernst Lodewijk De Boer, Gerold Stucki and Bruno Trezzini

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1088

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  12. Long-term sickness absence is one of the main risk factors for permanent exit out of the labour market. Early identification of the condition is essential to facilitate return to work. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Anna-Sophia von Celsing, Kurt Svärdsudd, Hans-G Eriksson, Karin Björkegren, Margaretha Eriksson and Thorne Wallman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1077

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  13. Occupational heavy lifting is known to impose a high cardiovascular strain, but the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) from occupational heavy lifting is unknown. The objective was to investigate the associa...

    Authors: Christina B Petersen, Louise Eriksen, Janne S Tolstrup, Karen Søgaard, Morten Grønbæk and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1070

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  14. Pathologists are highly trained medical professionals who play an essential part in the diagnosis and therapy planning of malignancies and inflammatory diseases. Their work is associated with potential health ...

    Authors: Florian Rudolf Fritzsche, Constanze Ramach, Davide Soldini, Rosmarie Caduff, Marianne Tinguely, Estelle Cassoly, Holger Moch and Antony Stewart

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1054

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  15. To prolong sustainable healthy working lives of construction workers, a worksite prevention program was developed which aimed to improve the health and work ability of construction workers. The aim of the curr...

    Authors: Karen M Oude Hengel, Birgitte M Blatter, Catelijne I Joling, Allard J van der Beek and Paulien M Bongers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1008

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  16. While moderate and vigorous leisure time physical activities are well documented to decrease the risk for cardiovascular disease, several studies have demonstrated an increased risk for cardiovascular disease ...

    Authors: Els Clays, Dirk De Bacquer, Koen Van Herck, Guy De Backer, France Kittel and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:1002

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  17. Occupational risk factors are one of the major causes of respiratory illnesses and symptoms, and account for 13% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and 11% of asthma worldwide. Majority of brick kilns in...

    Authors: Shiraz Shaikh, Asaad Ahmed Nafees, Vikash Khetpal, Abid Ali Jamali, Abdul Manan Arain and Akram Yousuf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:999

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  18. Milk is highly prone to contamination and can serve as an efficient vehicle for human transmission of foodborne pathogens, especially gram-negative bacteria, as these are widely distributed in the environment.

    Authors: Legesse Garedew, Ayalew Berhanu, Desalegne Mengesha and Getachew Tsegay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:950

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  19. Several health hazards including communicable diseases and skin conditions are associated with Barbers’ profession to which their visitors are exposed. Thus, knowledge and practice of Barbers would play a vita...

    Authors: Teresa Kisi Beyen, Ketema Tafess Tulu, Abdella Amano Abdo and Abera Shibru Tulu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:942

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  20. The classic determination of burnout is by means of the dimensions exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy. A new definition of the syndrome is based on clinical subtypes, consisting of “frenetic” (involved, ambit...

    Authors: Jesús Montero-Marín, Ricardo Araya, Barbara Olivan Blazquez, Petros Skapinakis, Vicente Martinez Vizcaino and Javier García-Campayo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:922

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  21. Manganese (Mn) is an essential element in humans but its effect on semen quality is unclear. This study therefore aimed to assess the effects of Mn on semen quality in healthy men with no occupational exposure...

    Authors: Yuyan Li, Junqing Wu, Weijin Zhou and Ersheng Gao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:919

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  22. Burnout among nurses not only threatens their own health, but also that of their patients. Exploring risk factors of nurse’ burnout is important to improve nurses’ health and to increase the quality of health ...

    Authors: Yang Wang, Ying Chang, Jialiang Fu and Lie Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:915

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  23. Using a data set of works councils of trade union IG Metal, this paper investigates psychosocial stress and strain on this specific group in comparison to employees working in administration in general (leader...

    Authors: Martin Rabe, Salvatore Giacomuzzi and Matthias Nübling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:909

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  24. Atopic dermatitis (AD) prevalence has considerably increased worldwide in recent years. Studying indoor environments is particularly relevant, especially in industrialised countries where many people spend 80%...

    Authors: Ana M Vicedo-Cabrera, Luís García-Marcos, Agustín Llopis-González, Ángel López-Silvarrey-Varela, Izaskun Miner-Canflanca, José Batlles-Garrido, Alfredo Blanco-Quiros, Rosa María Busquets-Monge, Carlos Díaz-Vazquez, Carlos González-Díaz, Antonio Martínez-Gimeno, Francisco Guillén-Grima, Alberto Arnedo-Pena and María Morales-Suárez-Varela

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:890

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  25. Although data from longitudinal studies are sparse, effort-reward imbalance (ERI) seems to affect work ability. However, the potential pathway from restricted work ability to ERI must also be considered. There...

    Authors: Matthias Bethge, Friedrich Michael Radoschewski and Christoph Gutenbrunner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:875

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  26. In previous studies the authors have found sick leave to be a predictor of future sick leave, unemployment and disability pension. Although sick leave reflects underlying health problems, some studies have sug...

    Authors: Hanna Hultin, Christina Lindholm, Mauricio Malfert and Jette Möller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:861

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  27. Nearly all California casinos currently allow smoking, which leads to potentially high patron exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke pollutants. Some argue that smoking restrictions or bans would result in a bus...

    Authors: Neil E Klepeis, Jason Omoto, Seow Ling Ong, Harmeena Sahota Omoto and Narinder Dhaliwal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:819

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  28. High prevalence of sickness absence in countries with generous welfare schemes has generated debates on mechanisms that may influence workers’ decisions about calling in sick for work. Little is known about th...

    Authors: Tone Morken, Inger Haukenes and Liv Heide Magnussen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:813

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  29. Until now, insomnia has not been much of interest in epidemiological neighbourhood studies, although literature provides evidence enough for insomnia-related mechanisms being potentially dependent on neighbour...

    Authors: Natalie Riedel, Kateryna Fuks, Barbara Hoffmann, Simone Weyers, Johannes Siegrist, Raimund Erbel, Anja Viehmann, Andreas Stang, Joachim Scheiner and Nico Dragano

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:810

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  30. This study evaluated the primary school environment in terms of being conducive to good nutrition practices, sufficient physical activity and prevention of nicotine use, with the view of planning a school-base...

    Authors: Anniza de Villiers, Nelia P Steyn, Catherine E Draper, Jean M Fourie, Gerhard Barkhuizen, Carl J Lombard, Lucinda Dalais, Zulfa Abrahams and Estelle V Lambert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:794

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  31. Mental health issues are gaining in importance in society and the economic system. At the same time, the accessibility and stigmatisation of the mental health care system in Germany can obstruct help-seeking b...

    Authors: Eva Rothermund, Reinhold Kilian, Michael Hoelzer, Dorothea Mayer, Daniel Mauss, Marc Krueger, Monika A Rieger and Harald Guendel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:780

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  32. Hearing difficulties is a large public health problem, prognosticated to be the ninth leading burden of disease in 2030, and may also involve large consequences for work capacity. However, research regarding s...

    Authors: Emilie Friberg, Klas Gustafsson and Kristina Alexanderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:772

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  33. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and psychosocial problems are common in schools worldwide, yet longitudinal research on the issue is scarce. We examined whether the level of or a change in pupil-reported school ...

    Authors: Jenni Ervasti, Mika Kivimäki, Ichiro Kawachi, SV Subramanian, Jaana Pentti, Tuula Oksanen, Riikka Puusniekka, Tiina Pohjonen, Jussi Vahtera and Marianna Virtanen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:770

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  34. Return to work (RTW) after long-term sick leave can be a long-lasting process where the individual may shift between work and receiving different social security benefits, as well as between part-time and full...

    Authors: Irene Øyeflaten, Stein Atle Lie, Camilla M Ihlebæk and Hege R Eriksen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:748

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  35. There is limited knowledge about what happens to people after long-term sick leave. The aim of this report was to conduct a prospective study of individuals who were on prolonged sick leave during a particular...

    Authors: Anders Wikman, Michael Wiberg, Staffan Marklund and Kristina Alexanderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:745

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  36. Women’s higher risk of disability pension compared with men is found in countries with high female work participation and universal welfare schemes. The aim of the study was to examine the extent to which self...

    Authors: Inger Haukenes, Sturla Gjesdal, Guri Rortveit, Trond Riise and John Gunnar Mæland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:720

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  37. Good work ability is very important in young workers, but knowledge of work situations that influence work ability in this group is poor. The aim of this study was to assess whether changes in self-reported wo...

    Authors: Maria Boström, Judith K Sluiter and Mats Hagberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:694

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  38. Changing jobs is part of modern working life. Within occupational health, job mobility has mainly been studied in terms of employees’ intentions to leave their jobs. In contrast to actual turnover, turnover in...

    Authors: Cathrine Reineholm, Maria Gustavsson, Mats Liljegren and Kerstin Ekberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:682

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  39. The current literature reports increased infectious disease occurrence in various construction occupations, as an important contributor to morbidity and mortality arising from employment.

    Authors: John H Lange, Giuseppe Mastrangelo and Luca Cegolon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:665

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  40. Previous validation studies of sick leave measures have focused on self-reports. Register-based sick leave data are considered to be valid; however methodological problems may be associated with such data. A D...

    Authors: Christina Malmose Stapelfeldt, Chris Jensen, Niels Trolle Andersen, Nils Fleten and Claus Vinther Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:661

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  41. Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors is unevenly distributed among occupational groups. The working environment, as well as lifestyle and socioeconomic status contribute to the disparity and variation in ...

    Authors: Mette Korshøj, Peter Krustrup, Marie Birk Jørgensen, Eva Prescott, Åse Marie Hansen, Jesper Kristiansen, Jørgen Henrik Skotte, Ole Steen Mortensen, Karen Søgaard and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:645

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  42. Idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF) remains a complex and unclear phenomenon, often characterized by the report of various, non-specific physical symptoms (NSPS)...

    Authors: Christos Baliatsas, Irene Van Kamp, Erik Lebret and G James Rubin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:643

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  43. Arsenic is a natural drinking water contaminant affecting 26 million people in West Bengal, India. Chronic arsenic exposure causes cancer, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, neuropathies and ocular disease...

    Authors: Nandana Das, Somnath Paul, Debmita Chatterjee, Nilanjana Banerjee, Niladri S Majumder, Nilendu Sarma, Tanmoy J Sau, Santanu Basu, Saptarshi Banerjee, Papiya Majumder, Apurba K Bandyopadhyay, J Christopher States and Ashok K Giri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2012 12:639

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