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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...
May 2018: Environmental Research
Daniel San-Juan, Susana Alvarado-León, Jorge Barraza-Díaz, Ned Merari Davila-Avila, Axel Hernandez Ruíz, David J Anschel
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to establish the prevalence of seizure history (SH) and epilepsy in a rural community in Hidalgo, Mexico and determine the patients' beliefs and attitudes towards the disease and its initial medical treatment. METHODOLOGY: A transverse, descriptive, door-to-door epidemiological study (April 2011-November 2012) was conducted with 863 inhabitants from Xocotitla, Huejutla, Hidalgo, Mexico (162 housing units). Patients with SH were identified with an adaptation of the WHO protocol for epidemiological studies of neurological diseases...
May 2015: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Homero Martínez-Salgado, Rutila Castañeda-Limones, Diana Lechuga-Martín del Campo, Rosa Isela Ramos-Hernández, Maribel Orozco-López, Juan Rivera-Dommarco, Iván Mendoza, Clementina Magos
OBJECTIVE: To measure the frequency of goiter and the presence of potential goitrogens in a sample of school-age children and pregnant women. METHODS: Cross-sectional study in a purposive sample in three regions, one with known high prevalence of goiter (Huejutla), one with unknown prevalence (Ixmiquilpan) and one with no expected deficiency (Pachuca). Children were sampled from schools and pregnant women from rural reference hospitals. Goiter was evaluated by manual exam and ultrasound...
March 2002: Gaceta Médica de México
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