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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420188/health-risk-assessment-of-indoor-air-quality-socioeconomic-and-house-characteristics-on-respiratory-health-among-women-and-children-of-tirupur-south-india
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Krassi Rumchev, Yun Zhao, Jeffery Spickett
Background: Indoor air pollution is still considered as one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and especially in developing countries, including India. This study aims to assess social, housing, and indoor environmental factors associated with respiratory health among mothers and children. Methods: The study was conducted in the city of Tirupur, South India. We quantitatively assessed the indoor exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and carbon monoxide in relation to respiratory health among women and children...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400957/sociodemographic-behavioral-and-environmental-factors-of-child-mortality-in-eastern-region-of-cameroon-results-from-a-social-autopsy-study
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Alain K Koffi, Romain S Wounang, Félicitée Nguefack, Seidou Moluh, Paul-Roger Libite, Henry D Kalter
BACKGROUND: While most child deaths are caused by highly preventable and treatable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria, several sociodemographic, cultural and health system factors work against children surviving from these diseases. METHODS: A retrospective verbal/social autopsy survey was conducted in 2012 to measure the biological causes and social determinants of under-five years old deaths from 2007 to 2010 in Doume, Nguelemendouka, and Abong-Mbang health districts in the Eastern Region of Cameroon...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388519/occurrence-sources-and-human-exposure-assessment-of-sccps-in-indoor-dust-of-northeast-china
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Li-Hua Liu, Wan-Li Ma, Li-Yan Liu, Chun-Yan Huo, Wen-Long Li, Chong-Jing Gao, Hai-Ling Li, Yi-Fan Li, Hing Man Chan
Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) are widely used chemicals in household products and might cause adverse human health effects. However, limited information is available on the occurrence of SCCPs in indoor environments and their exposure risks on humans. In this study the concentrations, profiles and human exposure of SCCPs in indoor dust from five different indoor environments, including commercial stores, residential apartments, dormitories, offices and laboratories were characterized. The SCCPs levels ranged from 10...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376976/environmental-tobacco-smoke-relationship-to-early-pregnancy-discomforts
#4
Hui-Jung Hung, Chiu-Ying Chen, Shu-Li Wang, Trong-Neng Wu, Chiu-Hsiang Lee, Shi-Yann Cheng
OBJECTIVES: We assessed environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and examined its association with pregnancy discomforts. METHODS: We used structured questionnaires to interview a convenience sample of 139 pregnant women (8-20 weeks of gestation) recruited from 2 hospitals in central Taiwan. RESULTS: We found that 84% of the participants experienced ETS exposure in their households, workplaces, and/or public areas. Bivariate analyses showed the severity of pregnancy discomforts in the participants exposed to a high level of ETS was higher than that in those exposed to a low level of ETS...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358338/heat-wave-vulnerability-mapping-for-india
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Gulrez Azhar, Shubhayu Saha, Partha Ganguly, Dileep Mavalankar, Jaime Madrigano
Assessing geographic variability in heat wave vulnerability forms the basis for planning appropriate targeted adaptation strategies. Given several recent deadly heatwaves in India, heat is increasingly being recognized as a public health problem. However, to date there has not been a country-wide assessment of heat vulnerability in India. We evaluated demographic, socioeconomic, and environmental vulnerability factors and combined district level data from several sources including the most recent census, health reports, and satellite remote sensing data...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350867/dissociation-between-skin-test-reactivity-and-anti-aeroallergen-ige-determinants-among-urban-brazilian-children
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Neuza M Alcantara-Neves, Rafael V Veiga, João C M Ponte, Sérgio S da Cunha, Silvia M Simões, Álvaro A Cruz, Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Sheila M Matos, Thiago Magalhães Silva, Camila A Figueiredo, Lain C Pontes-de-Carvalho, Laura C Rodrigues, Rosemeire L Fiaccone, Philip J Cooper, Maurício L Barreto
BACKGROUND: The dissociation between specific IgE and skin prick test reactivity to aeroallergens, a common finding in populations living in low and middle-income countries, has important implications for the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases. Few studies have investigated the determinants of this dissociation. In the present study, we explored potential factors explaining this dissociation in children living in an urban area of Northeast Brazil, focusing in particular on factors associated with poor hygiene...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346028/prevalence-and-associated-factors-for-self-reported-asthma-in-a-canadian-population-the-canadian-community-health-survey-2014
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Luan M Chu, Punam Pahwa
BACKGROUND: Asthma prevalence is increasing among adults, yet limited information regarding the association between adult asthma and environmental and personal exposures is available using large nationally representative population-based survey. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of asthma and associated factors for self-reported asthma in a Canadian population aged 12 years and older by using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) 2014 cross-sectional cohort...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343040/the-influence-of-lead-content-in-drinking-water-household-dust-soil-and-paint-on-blood-lead-levels-of-children-in-flin-flon-manitoba-and-creighton-saskatchewan
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Adam M Safruk, Erin McGregor, Melissa L Whitfield Aslund, Paul H Cheung, Celine Pinsent, Blair J Jackson, Alan T Hair, Murray Lee, Elliot A Sigal
Lead exposure continues to be an important health issue despite the general removal of lead sources in commercial and industrial applications. Low levels of lead exposure have been found to produce adverse neurodevelopmental effects in children with no evidence that a threshold exists for this critical endpoint. Blood lead levels (BLLs) were measured in children (n=118) under the age of 7years in the northern Canadian smelter community of Flin Flon, Manitoba and Creighton, Saskatchewan. An environmental sampling component was included to examine the relationship between lead content in outdoor soil, household dust, tap water, and paint within a given household and the corresponding BLLs in participating children...
March 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336137/an-ultra-sensitive-method-for-the-analysis-of-perfluorinated-alkyl-acids-in-drinking-water-using-a-column-switching-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Kavitha Dasu, Shoji F Nakayama, Mitsuha Yoshikane, Marc A Mills, J Michael Wright, Shelley Ehrlich
In epidemiological research, it has become increasingly important to assess subjects' exposure to different classes of chemicals in multiple environmental media. It is a common practice to aliquot limited volumes of samples into smaller quantities for specific trace level chemical analyses. A novel method was developed for the determination of 14 perfluorinated alkyl acids (PFAAs) in small volumes (10mL) of drinking water using off-line solid phase extraction (SPE) pre-treatment followed by on-line pre-concentration on a WAX column before analysis on column-switching high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292314/association-between-blood-lead-and-blood-pressure-a-population-based-study-in-brazilian-adults
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Ana Carolina Bertin de Almeida Lopes, Ellen Kovner Silbergeld, Ana Navas-Acien, Rachel Zamoiski, Airton da Cunha Martins, Alissana Ester Iakmiu Camargo, Mariana Ragassi Urbano, Arthur Eumann Mesas, Monica Maria Bastos Paoliello
BACKGROUND: Environmental lead exposure among adults may increase blood pressure and elevate the risk of hypertension. The availability of data on blood lead levels (BLL) in adult Brazilian population is scarce and population-based studies are important for screening the population exposure and also to evaluate associations with adverse health effects. The goal of this study was to examine the association of BLL with blood pressure and hypertension in a population-based study in a city in Southern Brazil...
March 14, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272399/maternal-and-paternal-occupational-exposures-and-hepatoblastoma-results-from-the-hope-study-through-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Amanda E Janitz, Gurumurthy Ramachandran, Gail E Tomlinson, Mark Krailo, Michaela Richardson, Logan Spector
Little is known about the etiology of hepatoblastoma. We aimed to confirm the results of a previous study evaluating the association between parental occupational exposures and hepatoblastoma. In our case-control study, we identified cases (n=383) from the Children's Oncology Group and controls from birth certificates (n=387), which were frequency matched to cases on year and region of birth, sex, and birth weight. Occupational exposure in the year before and during the index pregnancy was collected through maternal interview and analyzed using unconditional logistic regression...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257398/predictors-and-spatial-variation-of-radon-testing-in-illinois-2005-2012
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Whitney E Zahnd, Georgia S Mueller-Luckey, Kendra Ratnapradipa, Tracey Smith
CONTEXT: Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, but exposure can be reduced through testing one's home and mitigating if levels are high. OBJECTIVE: To determine what factors predict radon testing and to identify, through spatial analysis, areas in Illinois with lower or higher than expected testing rates. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MAIN OUTCOMES: An ecological study design was used to evaluate data on radon tests performed in Illinois by a licensed professional or a home radon test kit analyzed by a state-approved laboratory between 2005 and 2012...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249640/maternal-use-of-dietary-supplements-during-pregnancy-is-not-associated-with-coeliac-disease-in-the-offspring-the-environmental-determinants-of-diabetes-in-the-young-teddy-study
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Jimin Yang, Roy N Tamura, Carin A Aronsson, Ulla M Uusitalo, Åke Lernmark, Marian Rewers, William A Hagopian, Jin-Xiong She, Jorma Toppari, Anette G Ziegler, Beena Akolkar, Jeffrey P Krischer, Jill M Norris, Suvi M Virtanen, Daniel Agardh
Perinatal exposure to nutrients and dietary components may affect the risk for coeliac disease (CD). We investigated the association between maternal use of vitamin D, n-3 fatty acids (FA) and Fe supplements during pregnancy and risk for CD autoimmunity (CDA) and CD in the offspring. Children at increased genetic risk were prospectively followed from birth in The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study. CDA was defined as having persistently positive tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies (tTGA)...
February 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249227/effects-of-food-borne-exposure-of-juvenile-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-to-emerging-brominated-flame-retardants-1-2-bis-2-4-6-tribromophenoxy-ethane-and-2-ethylhexyl-2-3-4-5-tetrabromobenzoate
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Maeva Giraudo, Mélanie Douville, Robert J Letcher, Magali Houde
Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) represent a large group of chemicals used in a variety of household and commercial products to prevent fire propagation. The environmental persistence and toxicity of some of the most widely used BFRs has resulted in a progressive ban worldwide and the development of novel BFRs for which the knowledge on environmental health impacts remains limited. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effects of two emerging BFRs, 1,2-bis(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)ethane (BTBPE) and 2-ethylhexyl-2,3,4,5-tetrabromobenzoate (EH-TBB), in diet exposed juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)...
February 22, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247892/arsenic-in-residential-soil-and-household-dust-in-cornwall-south-west-england-potential-human-exposure-and-the-influence-of-historical-mining
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Daniel R S Middleton, Michael J Watts, Darren J Beriro, Elliott M Hamilton, Giovanni S Leonardi, Tony Fletcher, Rebecca M Close, David A Polya
Exposure to arsenic (As) via residential soil and dust is a global concern, in regions affected by mining or with elevated concentrations present in underlying geology. Cornwall in south west England is one such area. Residential soil (n = 127) and household dust (n = 99) samples were collected from across Cornwall as part of a wider study assessing exposure to environmental As. Samples were analysed for total As (soil and dust samples) and human ingestion bioaccessible As (soil samples from properties with home-grown produce)...
April 19, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230752/impact-of-particulate-matter-exposure-and-surrounding-greenness-on-chronic-absenteeism-in-massachusetts-public-schools
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Piers MacNaughton, Erika Eitland, Itai Kloog, Joel Schwartz, Joseph Allen
Chronic absenteeism is associated with poorer academic performance and higher attrition in kindergarten to 12th grade (K-12) schools. In prior research, students who were chronically absent generally had fewer employment opportunities and worse health after graduation. We examined the impact that environmental factors surrounding schools have on chronic absenteeism. We estimated the greenness (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)) and fine particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5) within 250 m and 1000 m respectively of each public school in Massachusetts during the 2012-2013 academic year using satellite-based data...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212639/erectile-dysfunction-and-exposure-to-ambient-air-pollution-in-a-nationally-representative-cohort-of-older-men
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Lindsay A Tallon, Justin Manjourides, Vivian C Pun, Murray A Mittleman, Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Brent Coull, Helen Suh
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the association between air pollution and erectile dysfunction (ED), a disorder occurring in 64% of men over the age of 70, and to date, no studies have been published. To address this significant knowledge gap, we explored the relationship between ED and air pollution in a group of older men who were part of the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), a nationally representative cohort study of older Americans. METHODS: We obtained incident ED status and participant data for 412 men (age 57-85)...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209408/household-air-pollution-from-various-types-of-rural-kitchens-and-its-exposure-assessment
#18
Maninder Kaur Sidhu, Khaiwal Ravindra, Suman Mor, Siby John
Exposure to household air pollutants has become a leading environmental health risk in developing countries. Considering this, real-time temporal variation in fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and carbon monoxide (CO) concentrations were measured in various types of rural household kitchens. Observed average concentrations of PM2.5, CO, percent relative humidity (%RH) and temperature (T) in five different kitchen types were 549.6μg/m(3), 4.2ppm, 70.2% and 20°C respectively. Highest CO and PM2.5 concentration were found in household performing cooking in indoor kitchens (CO: 9...
May 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205155/endocrine-disruptors-and-obesity
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REVIEW
Philippa D Darbre
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to summarise current evidence that some environmental chemicals may be able to interfere in the endocrine regulation of energy metabolism and adipose tissue structure. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent findings demonstrate that such endocrine-disrupting chemicals, termed "obesogens", can promote adipogenesis and cause weight gain. This includes compounds to which the human population is exposed in daily life through their use in pesticides/herbicides, industrial and household products, plastics, detergents, flame retardants and as ingredients in personal care products...
March 2017: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190838/determination-of-aluminum-in-edible-jellyfish-using-chrome-azurol-s-with-spot-test-on-filter-paper
#20
Dai Cheng, Xinyu Zhang, Xiang Li, Lihua Hou, Chunling Wang
Aluminum (Al) has been well known as an environmental factor that may affect several enzymes and other biomolecules related to Alzheimer's disease. The increasing use of Al in the preparation and storage of food currently represents the main form of Al exposure for the general public. The present study was aimed to develop a household procedure for the rapid test determination of Al in edible jellyfish. The method was developed based on the reaction of Chrome Azurol S with Al in acidic medium, forming a colored compound on the surface of filter paper...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
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