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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442544/effects-of-aircraft-noise-exposure-on-saliva-cortisol-near-airports-in-france
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Marie Lefèvre, Marie-Christine Carlier, Patricia Champelovier, Jacques Lambert, Bernard Laumon, Anne-Sophie Evrard
BACKGROUND: Saliva cortisol is a possible marker of noise-induced stress and could then mediate the relation observed between exposure to aircraft or road traffic noise and cardiovascular diseases. However, the association between transportation noise and cortisol levels is still unclear. The objective of the study was to investigate the variability of saliva cortisol concentration as an indicator of disturbed hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis regulation in relation to long-term aircraft noise exposure...
April 25, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436539/valuing-equal-protection-in-aviation-security-screening
#2
Kenneth D Nguyen, Heather Rosoff, Richard S John
The growing number of anti-terrorism policies has elevated public concerns about discrimination. Within the context of airport security screening, the current study examines how American travelers value the principle of equal protection by quantifying the "equity premium" that they are willing to sacrifice to avoid screening procedures that result in differential treatments. In addition, we applied the notion of procedural justice to explore the effect of alternative selective screening procedures on the value of equal protection...
April 24, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432965/spatiotemporal-description-of-btex-volatile-organic-compounds-in-a-middle-eastern-megacity-tehran-study-of-exposure-prediction-for-environmental-health-research-tehran-sepehr
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Heresh Amini, Vahid Hosseini, Christian Schindler, Hossein Hassankhany, Masud Yunesian, Sarah B Henderson, Nino Künzli
The spatiotemporal variability of ambient volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in Tehran, Iran, is not well understood. Here we present the design, methods, and results of the Tehran Study of Exposure Prediction for Environmental Health Research (Tehran SEPEHR) on ambient concentrations of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, p-xylene, m-xylene, o-xylene (BTEX), and total BTEX. To date, this is the largest study of its kind in a low- and middle-income country and one of the largest globally. We measured BTEX concentrations at five reference sites and 174 distributed sites identified by a cluster analytic method...
April 19, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432908/particulate-matter-pollution-from-aviation-related-activity-at-a-small-airport-of-the-aegean-sea-insular-region
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C Psanis, E Triantafyllou, M Giamarelou, M Manousakas, K Eleftheriadis, G Biskos
The unprecedented growth in aviation during the last years has resulted in a notable increase of local air pollution related to airports. The impacts of aviation on air quality can be extremely high particularly around airports serving remote insular regions with pristine atmospheric environments. Here we report measurements that show how the atmospheric aerosol is affected by the activity at a small airport in a remote region. More specifically, we provide measurements performed at the airport of Mytilene, Greece, a regional yet international airport that serves the entire island of Lesvos; the third largest island of the country...
April 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418744/taiwan-s-travel-and-border-health-measures-in-response-to-zika
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Li-Li Ho, Yu-Hui Tsai, Wang-Ping Lee, Szu-Tsai Liao, Li-Gin Wu, Yi-Chun Wu
Zika virus has recently emerged as a worldwide public health concern. Travel and border health measures stand as one of the main strategies and frontline defenses in responding to international epidemics. As of October 31, 2016, Taiwan has reported 13 imported cases, 5 of which were detected through routine entry screening and active monitoring at international airports. This article shares Taiwan's disease surveillance activities at designated points of entry and travel and border health measures in response to Zika...
March 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411732/design-and-validation-of-an-aircraft-seat-comfort-scale-using-item-response-theory
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Lizandra da Silva Menegon, Silvana Ligia Vincenzi, Dalton Francisco de Andrade, Pedro Alberto Barbetta, Eugenio Andrés Díaz Merino, Peter Vink
This article aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of a scale that measures aircraft seat comfort. Factor analysis was used to study data variances. Psychometric quality was checked by using Item Response Theory. The sample consisted of 1500 passengers who completed a questionnaire at a Brazilian airport. Full information factor analysis showed the presence of one dominant factor explaining 34% of data variance. The scale generated covered all levels of comfort data, from 'no comfort' to 'maximum comfort'...
July 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409576/-radar-as-imaging-tool-in-ecology-and-conservation-biology
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Piotr Matyjasiak
Migrations and dispersal are among the most important ecological processes that shape ecosystems and influence our economy, health and safety. Movements of birds, bats and insects occur in a large spatial scale - regional, continental, or intercontinental. However, studies of these phenomena using classic methods are usually local. Breakthrough came with the development of radar technology, which enabled researchers to study animal movements in the atmosphere in a large spatial and temporal scale. The aim of this article was to present the radar imaging methods used in the research of aerial movements of birds, bats and insects...
2017: Postepy Biochemii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409058/exposure-to-h1-genotype-measles-virus-at-an-international-airport-in-japan-on-31-july-2016-results-in-a-measles-outbreak
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Aika Watanabe, Yusuke Kobayashi, Tomoe Shimada, Yuichiro Yahata, Ayako Kobayashi, Mizue Kanai, Yushi Hachisu, Munehisa Fukusumi, Hajime Kamiya, Takuri Takahashi, Yuzo Arima, Hitomi Kinoshita, Kazuhiko Kanou, Takehito Saitoh, Satoru Arai, Hiroshi Satoh, Hideo Okuno, Saeko Morino, Tamano Matsui, Tomimasa Sunagawa, Keiko Tanaka-Taya, Makoto Takeda, Katsuhiro Komase, Kazunori Oishi
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January 2017: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368188/an-easy-game-for-frauds-effects-of-professional-experience-and-time-pressure-on-passport-matching-performance
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Benedikt Emanuel Wirth, Claus-Christian Carbon
Despite extensive research on unfamiliar face matching, little is known about factors that might affect matching performance in real-life scenarios. We conducted 2 experiments to investigate the effects of several such factors on unfamiliar face-matching performance in a passport-check scenario. In Experiment 1, we assessed the effect of professional experience on passport-matching performance. The matching performance of 96 German Federal Police officers working at Munich Airport was compared with that of 48 novices without specific face-matching experience...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Applied
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351767/short-term-effects-of-air-temperature-and-mitochondrial-dna-lesions-within-an-older-population
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Cheng Peng, Marco Sanchez-Guerra, Ander Wilson, Amar J Mehta, Jia Zhong, Antonella Zanobetti, Kasey Brennan, Alexandra E Dereix, Brent A Coull, Pantel Vokonas, Joel Schwartz, Andrea A Baccarelli
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have linked both extreme and sub-optimal air temperature to cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality, especially in older individuals. However, the underlying mechanisms are yet to be determined. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that short-term increases in air temperature may induce blood mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) lesions in older individuals, which could contribute to temperature-related pathogenesis. METHODS: We repeatedly measured mtDNA lesions in blood samples from 654 participants in the Normative Aging Study from 1999 to 2013 (1142 observations) by quantitative long-amplicon polymerase chain reaction assay...
June 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343777/neisseria-meningitidis-nasopharyngeal-carriage-during-the-hajj-a-cohort-study-evaluating-the-need-for-ciprofloxacin-prophylaxis
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Ziad A Memish, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Malak Almasri, Esam I Azhar, Muhammad Yasir, Muneera S Al-Saeed, Huda Ben Helaby, Ray Borrow, Abdulhafeez Turkistani, Abdallah Assiri
BACKGROUND: The annual Muslim pilgrimage has the potential of increase risk for acquisition of Neisseria meningitidis. Here, we evaluate the Hajj impact on the prevalence of N. meningitidis carriage in a paired and non-paired cohort of pilgrims. Secondary objectives were to calculate the compliance with recommended vaccination. METHODS: This is a prospective paired (arriving and departing), non-paired arriving and non-paired departing cohort study with the collection of nasopharyngeal samples at the start and the end of the Hajj...
March 23, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342351/the-impact-of-well-field-configuration-and-permeability-heterogeneity-on-contaminant-mass-removal-and-plume-persistence
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Zhilin Guo, Mark L Brusseau
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of well-field hydraulics and permeability heterogeneity on mass-removal efficiency for systems comprising large groundwater contaminant plumes. A three-dimensional (3D) numerical model was used to simulate the impact of different well-field configurations on pump-and-treat mass removal for heterogeneous domains. The relationship between reduction in contaminant mass discharge (CMDR) and mass removal (MR) was used as the metric to examine remediation efficiency...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342349/evaluation-of-individual-and-area-level-factors-as-modifiers-of-the-association-between-warm-season-temperature-and-pediatric-asthma-morbidity-in-atlanta-ga
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Cassandra R O'Lenick, Andrea Winquist, Howard H Chang, Michael R Kramer, James A Mulholland, Andrew Grundstein, Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have found associations between respiratory morbidity and high temperatures; however, few studies have explored associations in potentially sensitive sub-populations. METHODS: We evaluated individual and area-level factors as modifiers of the association between warm-season (May-Sept.) temperature and pediatric respiratory morbidity in Atlanta. Emergency department (ED) visit data were obtained for children, 5-18 years old, with primary diagnoses of asthma or respiratory disease (diagnoses of upper respiratory infections, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, or wheeze) in 20-county Atlanta during 1993-2012...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336017/weather-webcam-system-for-the-safety-of-helicopter-emergency-medical-services-in-miyazaki-japan
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Katsuhiro Kanemaru, Robert Katzer, Syu Hanato, Koji Nakamura, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Hidenobu Ochiai
OBJECTIVE: In Japan, the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) system was initiated in 2001 and introduced to Miyazaki Prefecture in 2012. Mountainous areas occupy 88% of Miyazaki's land area, and HEMS flights can be subject to the effects of weather. Therefore, ensuring safety in changing weather conditions is a necessity for HEMS. METHODS: The weather webcam system (WWS) was established to observe the meteorological conditions in 29 locations. Assessments of the probability of a flight based on conventional data including a weather chart provided by the Japan Meteorological Agency and meteorological reports provided by the Miyazaki Airport were compared with the assessment based on the combination of the information obtained from the WWS and the conventional data...
March 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318669/-impact-of-onsite-or-dispatched-automated-external-defibrillator-use-on-early-survival-after-sudden-cardiac-arrest-occurring-in-international-airports
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Elena Linda Garcia, Sherry Caffrey-Villari, Diomeda Ramirez, Jean-Luc Caron, Patrice Mannhart, Paul-Georges Reuter, Frederic Lapostolle, Frederic Adnet
INTRODUCTION: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major public health challenge. Use of automated external defibrillators (AED) by laypersons improves survival of patient's victim of OHCA. The aim of our study was to compare onsite AED vs. dispatched AED management of cardiac arrest occurring in international airports. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, observational, comparative, study on data collected from three international airports: Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG), Chicago and Madrid-Barajas...
March 15, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304157/characterization-of-gas-phase-organics-using-proton-transfer-reaction-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-aircraft-turbine-engines
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Dogushan Kilic, Benjamin T Brem, Felix Klein, Imad El-Haddad, Lukas Durdina, Theo Rindlisbacher, Ari Setyan, Rujin Huang, Jing Wang, Jay G Slowik, Urs Baltensperger, Andre S H Prevot
Nonmethane organic gas emissions (NMOGs) from in-service aircraft turbine engines were investigated using a proton transfer reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometer (PTR-ToF-MS) at an engine test facility at Zurich Airport, Switzerland. Experiments consisted of 60 exhaust samples for seven engine types (used in commercial aviation) from two manufacturers at thrust levels ranging from idle to takeoff. Emission indices (EIs) for more than 200 NMOGs were quantified, and the functional group fractions (including acids, carbonyls, aromatics, and aliphatics) were calculated to characterize the exhaust chemical composition at different engine operation modes...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290127/jumping-the-gun-faster-response-latencies-to-deceptive-questions-in-a-realistic-scenario
#17
Tessa Mapala, Lara Warmelink, Sally A Linkenauger
Most theories of lie detection assume that lying increases cognitive load, resulting in longer response latencies during questioning. However, the studies supporting this theory are typically laboratory-based, in settings with no specific validity in security contexts. Consequently, using virtual reality (VR), we investigated how response latencies were influenced in an ecologically valid environment of interest to security professionals. In a highly realistic airport security terminal presented in VR, a security officer asked participants yes/no questions about their belongings...
March 13, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284944/citizen-sensor-networks-to-confront-government-decision-makers-two-lessons-from-the-netherlands
#18
Linda Carton, Peter Ache
This paper presents one emerging social-technical innovation: The evolution of citizen-sensor-networks where citizens organize themselves from the 'bottom up', for the sake of confronting governance officials with measured information about environmental qualities. We have observed how citizen-sensor-networks have been initiated in the Netherlands in cases where official government monitoring and business organizations leave gaps. The formed citizen-sensor-networks collect information about issues that affect the local community in their quality-of-living...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254598/management-of-war-related-ballistic-craniocerebral-injuries-in-a-french-role-3-hospital-during-the-afghan-campaign
#19
Arnaud Dagain, Olivier Aoun, Julien Bordes, Cédric Roqueplo, Christophe Joubert, Pierre Esnault, Aurore Sellier, Jean-Marc Delmas, Nicolas Desse, Mathilde Fouet, Philippe Pernot, Renaud Dulou
INTRODUCTION: France deployed to Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014 within the International Security and Assistance Force. A French role 3 hospital was built in 2009 in the vicinity of Kabul International Airport (KaIA). The objectives of this study were to describe the epidemiology, management and outcome of war-related craniocerebral injuries during the Afghan campaign in a French role 3 hospital. METHODS: From March 1, 2010 to September 30, 2012, we conducted a retrospective descriptive study in Kabul, Afghanistan...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253656/a-model-for-the-rapid-assessment-of-the-impact-of-aviation-noise-near-airports
#20
Antonio J Torija, Rod H Self, Ian H Flindell
This paper introduces a simplified model [Rapid Aviation Noise Evaluator (RANE)] for the calculation of aviation noise within the context of multi-disciplinary strategic environmental assessment where input data are both limited and constrained by compatibility requirements against other disciplines. RANE relies upon the concept of noise cylinders around defined flight-tracks with the Noise Radius determined from publicly available Noise-Power-Distance curves rather than the computationally intensive multiple point-to-point grid calculation with subsequent ISO-contour interpolation methods adopted in the FAA's Integrated Noise Model (INM) and similar models...
February 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
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