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Ellen Generaal, Erik J Timmermans, Jasper E C Dekkers, Johannes H Smit, Brenda W J H Penninx
BACKGROUND: Which neighbourhood factors most consistently impact on depression and anxiety remains unclear. This study examines whether objectively obtained socioeconomic, physical and social aspects of the neighbourhood in which persons live are associated with the presence and severity of depressive and anxiety disorders. METHODS: Cross-sectional data are from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety including participants (n = 2980) with and without depressive and anxiety disorders in the past year (based on DSM-based psychiatric interviews)...
March 15, 2018: Psychological Medicine
Wei Du, Xinyue Li, Yuanchen Chen, Guofeng Shen
Solid fuels, an important source of severe Household Air Pollution (HAP) linked to many adverse health outcomes, has been widely consumed around the world. China consumes large amounts of solid fuels and suffers from serious indoor and outdoor air pollution. Though global HAP issues had been reviewed in previous literatures, peer-reviewed Chinese publications were seldom included in those reviews. We conducted a literature review on the studies of HAP and personal exposure in rural China with inputs from peer-reviewed publications in both English and Chinese...
March 8, 2018: Environmental Pollution
Xinyi Zhao, Hongguang Cheng, Siyuan He, Xiangfen Cui, Xiao Pu, Lu Lu
Few studies have linked social factors to air pollution exposure in China. Unlike the race or minority concepts in western countries, the Hukou system (residential registration system) is a fundamental reason for the existence of social deprivation in China. To assess the differences in ozone (O3 ) exposure among social groups, especially groups divided by Hukou status, we assigned estimates of O3 exposure to the latest census data of the Beijing urban area using a kriging interpolation model. We developed simultaneous autoregressive (SAR) models that account for spatial autocorrelation to identify the associations between O3 exposure and social factors...
February 27, 2018: Environmental Research
Laurent Devien, Jonathan Giovannelli, Damien Cuny, Régis Matran, Philippe Amouyel, Sébastien Hulo, Jean Louis Edmé, Luc Dauchet
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship between sources of household air pollution, respiratory symptoms and lung function. METHODS: 3039 adults aged from 40 to 65 participated in the 2011-2013 ELISABET cross-sectional survey in northern France. Lung function was measured using spirometry. During a structured interview, respiratory symptoms, household fuels, exposure to moulds, and use of ventilation were recorded on a questionnaire...
February 24, 2018: Environmental Research
Natalia Reyna-Bensusan, David C Wilson, Stephen R Smith
Uncontrolled burning of municipal solid waste (MSW) is an important source of air pollution and is wide spread in many developing countries, but only limited data quantify the extent of domestic open burning of household waste. Here, we present some of the first field data to be reported on the uncontrolled domestic burning of waste. A representative community of Mexico (Huejutla de Reyes Municipality) was investigated and household surveys, interviews with waste operators and a waste characterisation analysis were completed to assess the extent of, and factors controlling, the open burning of waste...
February 22, 2018: Environmental Research
Julie G Zaehringer, Grace Wambugu, Boniface Kiteme, Sandra Eckert
Africa has been heavily targeted by large-scale agricultural investments (LAIs) throughout the last decade, with scarcely known impacts on local social-ecological systems. In Kenya, a large number of LAIs were made in the region northwest of Mount Kenya. These large-scale farms produce vegetables and flowers mainly for European markets. However, land use in the region remains dominated by small-scale crop and livestock farms with less than 1 ha of land each, who produce both for their own subsistence and for the local markets...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
Chai Qiang, Zhan Xiao-Dong, Guo Wei, Li Chao-Pin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pollution status of Gohieria fusca in the air conditioner-filters of different places in Wuhu City. METHODS: The dust samples were collected from the filters of air-conditioners in dining rooms, shopping malls, hotels and households between June and September, 2013, and G. fusca was detected in the dust samples. RESULTS: There were 430 dust samples collected and 98 were G. fusca positive with the breeding rate of 22...
September 25, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
Kevin Mortimer, John R Balmes
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February 21, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Sheng Zhang, Ruopeng An
OBJECTIVES: We examined the impact of ambient air pollution on television use among residents in Shanghai, China. METHODS: Device-measured daily average duration of television use from January 2014 to December 2016 was obtained from a random sample of 300 households, and was matched to air pollution and weather data. We used an autoregressive moving-average model to estimate the association between air quality index (AQI) and television use. RESULTS: There was a negative non-linear relationship between air pollution level and television use...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Behavior
Lisa M Thompson, Anaité Diaz-Artiga, John R Weinstein, Margaret A Handley
BACKGROUND: Three billion people use solid cooking fuels, and 4 million people die from household air pollution annually. Shifting households to clean fuels, like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), may protect health only if stoves are consistently used. Few studies have used an implementation science framework to systematically assess "de-implementation" of traditional stoves, and none have done so with pregnant women who are more likely to adopt new behaviors. We evaluated an introduced LPG stove coupled with a phased behavioral intervention to encourage exclusive gas stove use among pregnant women in rural Guatemala...
February 14, 2018: BMC Public Health
Michael B Hadley, Jill Baumgartner, Rajesh Vedanthan
Nearly 3 billion people are exposed to household air pollution emitted from inefficient cooking and heating stoves, and almost the entire global population is exposed to detectable levels of outdoor air pollution from traffic, industry, and other sources. Over 3 million people die annually of ischemic heart disease or stroke attributed to air pollution, more than from traditional cardiac risk factors such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, or smoking. Clinicians have a role to play in reducing the burden of pollution-attributable cardiovascular disease...
February 13, 2018: Circulation
Jill Baumgartner, Ellison Carter, James J Schauer, Majid Ezzati, Stella S Daskalopoulou, Marie-France Valois, Ming Shan, Xudong Yang
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the exposure-response associations between personal exposure to air pollution from biomass stoves and multiple vascular and haemodynamic parameters in rural Chinese women. METHODS: We analysed the baseline information from a longitudinal study in southwestern China. Women's brachial and central blood pressure and pulse pressure, carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity and augmentation index, and their 48-hour personal exposures to fine particulate matter (PM 2...
February 9, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Jinghong Gao, Sari Kovats, Sotiris Vardoulakis, Paul Wilkinson, Alistair Woodward, Jing Li, Shaohua Gu, Xiaobo Liu, Haixia Wu, Jun Wang, Xiaoqin Song, Yunkai Zhai, Jie Zhao, Qiyong Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Public health co-benefits from curbing climate change can make greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation strategies more attractive and increase their implementation. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize the evidence of these health co-benefits to improve our understanding of the mitigation measures involved, potential mechanisms, and relevant uncertainties. METHODS: A comprehensive search for peer-reviewed studies published in English was conducted using the primary electronic databases...
January 29, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
A Curto, D Donaire-Gonzalez, J Barrera-Gómez, J D Marshall, M J Nieuwenhuijsen, G A Wellenius, C Tonne
Exposure to household air pollution is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. However, due to the lack of validated low-cost monitors with long-lasting batteries in indoor environments, most epidemiologic studies use self-reported data or short-term household air pollution assessments as proxies of long-term exposure. We evaluated the performance of three low-cost monitors measuring fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and carbon monoxide (CO) in a wood-combustion experiment conducted in one household of Spain for 5 days (including the co-location of 2 units of HAPEX and 3 units of TZOA-R for PM2...
February 6, 2018: Environmental Research
Héctor Jorquera, Francisco Barraza, Johanna Heyer, Gonzalo Valdivia, Luis N Schiappacasse, Lupita D Montoya
Temuco is a mid-size city representative of severe wood smoke pollution in southern Chile; however, little is known about the indoor air quality in this region. A field measurement campaign at 63 households in the Temuco urban area was conducted in winter 2014 and is reported here. In this study, indoor and outdoor (24-hr) PM2.5 and its elemental composition were measured and compared. Infiltration parameters and outdoor/indoor contributions to indoor PM2.5 were also determined. A statistical evaluation of how various air quality interventions and household features influence indoor PM2...
February 6, 2018: Environmental Pollution
Henry Jay Forman, Caleb Ellicott Finch
Increased mortality and diverse morbidities are globally associated with exposure to ambient air pollution (AAP), cigarette smoke (CS), and household air pollution (HAP). The AAP-CS-HAP aerosols present heterogeneous particulate matter (PM) of diverse chemical and physical characteristics. Some epidemiological models have assumed the same health hazards by PM weight for AAP, CS, and HAP regardless of the composition. While others have recognized that biological activities and toxicity will vary with components, we focus particularly on oxidation because of its major role in assay outcomes...
January 30, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Weijian Liu, Guofeng Shen, Yuanchen Chen, Huizhong Shen, Ye Huang, Tongchao Li, Yilong Wang, Xiaofang Fu, Shu Tao, Wenxin Liu, Yibo Huang-Fu, Weihao Zhang, Chunyu Xue, Guangqing Liu, Fuyong Wu, Minghung Wong
Household air pollution is considered to be among the top environmental risks in China. To examine the performance of improved stoves for reduction of indoor particulate matter (PM) emission and exposure in rural households, individual inhalation exposure to size-resolved PM was investigated using personal portable samplers carried by residents using wood gasifier stoves or improved coal stoves in a rural county in Central China. Concentrations of PM with different sizes in stationary indoor and outdoor air were also monitored at paired sites...
January 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
Rattanee Kammoolkon, Nutta Taneepanichskul, Nattaporn Pitaknoppakul, Somrat Lertmaharit, Vitool Lohsoonthorn
Incense burning, a source of household indoor air pollution, is possible to effect on cardiovascular system. Our study sought to examine the association of long-term exposure to household incense smoke with increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). A cross-sectional study was conducted 132 adults aged ≥35 years. Participants were stratified into 3 groups by their long-term household incense use; nonexposed group, non-daily exposed group, and daily exposed group. A combined mean CIMT (mean difference = 0...
February 1, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Delan Devakumar, Zeshan Qureshi, Jenevieve Mannell, Manju Baruwal, Neha Sharma, Eva Rehfuess, Naomi M Saville, Dharma S Manandhar, David Osrin
Household air pollution is a major cause of ill health, but few solutions have been effective to date. While many quantitative studies have been conducted, few have explored the lived experiences and perceptions of women who do the cooking, and as a result are those most exposed to household air pollution. In this study, we worked with groups of home cooks, and sought to use art as a means of engaging them in discussions of how household air pollution from cooking affects their lives. In the Terai district of southern Nepal, we held four focus groups that included 26 local women from urban and peri-urban areas, as well as six local artists...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Ng'weina Francis Magitta, Richard William Walker, Komalkirti Keshavkiran Apte, Meshack Denson Shimwela, Julius David Mwaiselage, Anna Alphonce Sanga, Anil Kumar Namdeo, Sapna Jitendra Madas, Sundeep Santosh Salvi
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes substantial burden of disease in developed countries, but there are limited data from Africa. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of COPD in Tanzania and identify the risk factors associated with it.This was a cross-sectional descriptive survey involving adults aged ≥35 years. We collected data on symptoms and risk factors using the Burden of Obstructive Lung Diseases questionnaire. Spirometry was performed and COPD diagnosed based on post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 s/forced vital capacity <70%...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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