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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912823/assessment-of-environmental-attitudes-and-risk-perceptions-among-university-students-in-mersin-turkey
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Gulcin Yapici, Oya Ögenler, Ahmet Öner Kurt, Fazıl Koçaş, Tayyar Şaşmaz
BACKGROUND: Environmental destruction is one of the most important problems in this century. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the environmental attitudes and perceived risks associated with environmental factors of the students. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 7 faculties of Mersin University. The research data were collected using a questionnaire. The questionnaire included sociodemographic characteristics, the "Environmental Attitudes Scale," and the "Environmental Risk Perception Scale...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900447/disinfection-byproducts-in-drinking-water-and-evaluation-of-potential-health-risks-of-long-term-exposure-in-nigeria
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Nsikak U Benson, Oyeronke A Akintokun, Adebusayo E Adedapo
Levels of trihalomethanes (THMs) in drinking water from water treatment plants (WTPs) in Nigeria were studied using a gas chromatograph (GC Agilent 7890A with autosampler Agilent 7683B) equipped with electron capture detector (ECD). The mean concentrations of the trihalomethanes ranged from zero in raw water samples to 950 μg/L in treated water samples. Average concentration values of THMs in primary and secondary disinfection samples exceeded the standard maximum contaminant levels. Results for the average THMs concentrations followed the order TCM > BDCM > DBCM > TBM...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890728/ambient-air-quality-classification-by-grey-wolf-optimizer-based-support-vector-machine
#3
Akash Saxena, Shalini Shekhawat
With the development of society along with an escalating population, the concerns regarding public health have cropped up. The quality of air becomes primary concern regarding constant increase in the number of vehicles and industrial development. With this concern, several indices have been proposed to indicate the pollutant concentrations. In this paper, we present a mathematical framework to formulate a Cumulative Index (CI) on the basis of an individual concentration of four major pollutants (SO2, NO2, PM2...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855920/occupational-exposure-to-needle-stick-and-sharp-injuries-and-associated-factors-among-health-care-workers-in-awi-zone-amhara-regional-state-northwest-ethiopia-2016
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Abebe Dilie, Desalegn Amare, Tenaw Gualu
BACKGROUND: Needle stick and sharp injuries were one of the major risk factors for blood and body fluid borne infections at health care facilities. OBJECTIVE: To assess occupational exposure to needle stick and sharp injuries and associated factors among health care workers in Awi zone, 2016. METHODS: institutional based cross-sectional study was conducted among 193 health care workers. Study participants were selected using systematic random sampling technique...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814958/does-survival-vary-for-breast-cancer-patients-in-the-united-states-a-study-from-six-randomly-selected-states
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Hafiz M R Khan, Lisaann S Gittner, Abhilash Perisetti, Anshul Saxena, Aamrin Rafiq, Kemesha Gabbidon, Sarah Mende, Maria Lyuksyutova
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Disparities in some characteristics of breast cancer patients and their survival data for six randomly selected states in the US were examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A probability random sampling method was used to select the records of 2,000 patients from each of six randomly selected states. Demographic and disease characteristics were extracted from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781599/uses-limitations-and-validity-of-a-registry-of-congenital-anomalies-in-iran-a-critical-review
#6
David H Stone, Saeed Dastgiri, Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Hossein M Abdollahi, Shahin Imani, Mohammad H K Maher
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Preventive strategies of congenital anomalies are basically relying on the systematic ongoing collection and analysis of data and timely dissemination of information. The aim of this paper is to briefly report a critical review of a surveillance system of congenital anomalies in a developing country, by describing the challenges and experience of the registry since it began. METHODS: Tabriz Registry of Congenital Anomalies (TRoCA) was mainly set up based on the guidelines provided by the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR) for data collection, coding, process, analysis, use, and evaluation of the system...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781598/investigation-of-some-metals-in-leaves-and-leaf-extracts-of-lippia-javanica-its-daily-intake
#7
Kanda Artwell, Ncube France, Kunsamala Florence
Consumption of plant extracts can be a source of essential elements or a route of human exposure to toxicants. Metal concentrations in leaves, leaf brew, and infusion of L. javanica collected from five sites were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry after acid and aqueous extraction. Estimated daily intakes of metals in extracts were compared with recommended dietary allowances. Total metal concentrations in leaves varied with sampling sites (p < 0.05): Mn > Fe > Cu > Cr > Pb for sites SS2-SS5...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713433/black-tea-source-production-and-consumption-assessment-of-health-risks-of-fluoride-intake-in-new-zealand
#8
Declan T Waugh, Michael Godfrey, Hardy Limeback, William Potter
In countries with fluoridation of public water, it is imperative to determine other dietary sources of fluoride intake to reduce the public health risk of chronic exposure. New Zealand has one of the highest per capita consumption rates of black tea internationally and is one of the few countries to artificially fluoridate public water; yet no information is available to consumers on the fluoride levels in tea products. In this study, we determined the contribution of black tea as a source of dietary fluoride intake by measuring the fluoride content in 18 brands of commercially available products in New Zealand...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713432/haematological-profile-and-intensity-of-urogenital-schistosomiasis-in-ghanaian-children
#9
Justice Afrifa, Desmond Gyedu, Eric Ofori Gyamerah, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Isaac Mensah-Essilfie
BACKGROUND: Urogenital schistosomiasis is a widely contracted parasitic helminth infection often associated with haematological abnormalities. AIM: We investigated the relationship between the haematological profile and the intensity of schistosomiasis among children in the Yeji district. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 participants comprising 50 Schistosoma haematobium (S. haematobium) infected and 50 noninfected controls aged 6-17 years matched for age and sex were recruited into the study...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694829/physical-trauma-among-refugees-comparison-between-refugees-and-local-population-who-were-admitted-to-emergency-department-experience-of-a-state-hospital-in-syrian-border-district
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Yigit Duzkoylu, Salim Ilksen Basceken, Emrullah Cem Kesilmez
BACKGROUND: Hundreds of thousands of people have fled to Turkey since the civil war started in Syria in 2011. Refugees and local residents have been facing various challenges such as sociocultural and economic ones and access to health services. Trauma exposure is one of the most important and underestimated health problems of refugees settling in camps. AIMS: We aimed to evaluate refugee admissions to emergency department because of trauma in means of demographics of patients and mechanism of trauma and compare the results with the local population...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642797/water-and-sanitation-hygiene-practices-for-under-five-children-among-households-of-sugali-tribe-of-chittoor-district-andhra-pradesh-india
#11
Venkatashiva Reddy B, Yadlapalli S Kusuma, Chandrakant S Pandav, Anil Kumar Goswami, Anand Krishnan
BACKGROUND: Increased mortality is associated with poor household water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) practices. The objective was to study the WaSH practices for under-five children among households of Sugali Tribe, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India. METHODS: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in four mandals in 2012. A total of 500 households with under-five children were identified. Data was collected from mothers/caregivers. A summary WaSH score was generated from four specific indices, water, sanitation, hygiene, and hand washing practices, and determinants were identified...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642796/riverbed-sediments-as-reservoirs-of-multiple-vibrio-cholerae-virulence-associated-genes-a-potential-trigger-for-cholera-outbreaks-in-developing-countries
#12
Akebe Luther King Abia, Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa, Maggy Ndombo Benteke Momba
Africa remains the most cholera stricken continent in the world as many people lacking access to safe drinking water rely mostly on polluted rivers as their main water sources. However, studies in these countries investigating the presence of Vibrio cholerae in aquatic environments have paid little attention to bed sediments. Also, information on the presence of virulence-associated genes (VAGs) in environmental ctx-negative V. cholerae strains in this region is lacking. Thus, we investigated the presence of V...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642795/why-do-the-youths-in-northeast-india-use-tobacco
#13
Laishram Ladusingh, Preeti Dhillon, Pralip Kumar Narzary
This study is an assessment of the influence of parent's tobacco use on prospective tobacco use trajectories among young offspring. The study is based on unit level data from District Level Household and Facility Survey-4 (2012-2013) comprising 27,706 youths in 15-24 years' age group from northeastern states of India and used multilevel regression to identify the potential risk factors of tobacco consumption. The likelihood of using tobacco was found to be 3.4 and 1.14 times more, respectively, for the youths coresiding with mothers who use tobacco and fathers who use tobacco, in comparison to youths staying with parents not taking tobacco...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638415/corrigendum-to-physiologic-conditions-affect-toxicity-of-ingested-industrial-fluoride
#14
Richard Sauerheber
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2013/439490.].
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634496/household-response-to-inadequate-sewerage-and-garbage-collection-services-in-abuja-nigeria
#15
Ismaila Rimi Abubakar
Provision of sanitation and garbage collection services is an important and yet challenging issue in the rapidly growing cities of developing countries, with significant human health and environmental sustainability implications. Although a growing number of studies have investigated the consequences of inadequate delivery of basic urban services in developing countries, few studies have examined how households cope with the problems. Using the Exit, Voice, Loyalty, and Neglect (EVLN) model, this article explores how households respond to inadequate sewerage and garbage collection services in Abuja, Nigeria...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611847/inhalation-dose-and-source-term-studies-in-a-tribal-area-of-wayanad-kerala-india
#16
Reshma Bhaskaran, Ravikumar C Damodaran, Visnuprasad Ashok Kumar, Jojo Panakal John, Danalakshmi Bangaru, Chitra Natarajan, Bala Sundar Sathiamurthy, Jose Mundiyanikal Thomas, Rosaline Mishra
Among radiation exposure pathways to human beings, inhalation dose is the most prominent one. Radon, thoron, and their progeny contribute more than 50 per cent to the annual effective dose due to natural radioactivity. South west coast of India is classified as a High Natural Background Radioactivity Area and large scale data on natural radioactivity and dosimetry are available from these coastal regions including the Neendakara-Chavara belt in the south of Kerala. However, similar studies and reports from the northern part of Kerala are scarce...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607563/examining-the-benefits-and-barriers-of-instructional-gardening-programs-to-increase-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-among-preschool-age-children
#17
Kristen L Davis, Lynn S Brann
Research exists on using instructional gardening programs with school age children as a means of improving dietary quality and for obesity prevention. This article examines the potential use of instructional gardens in childcare settings to improving fruit and vegetable intake in young children. A qualitative study was conducted with childcare providers. Participants (n = 20) were recruited via e-mails, letters, and follow-up phone calls. Interviews were recorded, transcribed, and coded to identify themes within two areas (1) childcare providers perceptions of children's fruit and vegetable consumption and (2) components necessary to initiate or improve instructional gardening programs...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553361/charting-availability-of-processed-and-unprocessed-foods-in-school-neighbourhood-nutrition-environments-in-an-urban-australian-setting
#18
Holly Oaken, Lisa Vaughan, Nicola Fa'avale, Robert S Ware, Lisa Schubert
School Neighbourhood Nutrition Environments (SNNEs) can facilitate or impede healthy eating. This study describes the SNNEs surrounding 6 Good Start Program (GSP) schools in 5 suburbs in Logan, Queensland. Relative density of healthy and unhealthy food outlets was calculated for SNNEs surrounding GSP (6) and non-GSP (10) schools within the 5 suburbs. Relative accessibility of minimally processed and highly processed food and drink in SNNEs of the 6 GSP schools was determined using shelf measurements of snack foods...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539940/horizontal-and-vertical-distribution-of-heavy-metals-in-farm-produce-and-livestock-around-lead-contaminated-goldmine-in-dareta-and-abare-zamfara-state-northern-nigeria
#19
O E Orisakwe, O O Oladipo, G C Ajaezi, N A Udowelle
Background. Hitherto studies in response to the June 2010 lead poisoning, Zamfara State, Nigeria, have focused on clinical interventions without information on livestock and other metals. Objective. This study has investigated the distribution of heavy metals in farm produce and livestock around lead-contaminated goldmine in Dareta and Abare, Zamfara State, Nigeria. Methods. Vegetables, soil, water, blood, and different meat samples were harvested from goat, sheep, cattle, and chicken from Dareta, Abare, and Gusau communities...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529528/safety-evaluation-of-potential-toxic-metals-exposure-from-street-foods-consumed-in-mid-west-nigeria
#20
O C Ekhator, N A Udowelle, S Igbiri, R N Asomugha, Z N Igweze, O E Orisakwe
Objective. Street-vended foods offer numerous advantages to food security; nevertheless, the safety of street food should be considered. This study has investigated the level of potential toxic metal (Pb, Cd, Hg, Sb, Mn, and Al) contamination among street-vended foods in Benin City and Umunede. Methods. Twenty street food samples were purchased from vendors at bus stops. Metals were analyzed with atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The methods developed by the US EPA were employed to evaluate the potential health risk of toxic metals...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
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