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Pharmaceuticals, herbicides, and disinfectants in agricultural water sources.

Environ Res 2019 Apr 17;174:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742, USA. Electronic address:

Agricultural water withdrawals account for the largest proportion of global freshwater use. Increasing municipal water demands and droughts are straining agricultural water supplies. Therefore, alternative solutions to agricultural water crises are urgently needed, including the use of nontraditional water sources such as advanced treated wastewater or reclaimed water, brackish water, return flows, and effluent from produce processing facilities. Read More

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Study of stainless steel electrodes after electrochemical analysis in sea water condition.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 30;173:549-555. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Department of Environmental Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, 22212, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

For water electrolysis, a rare earth material (eg., platinum) is often used as an electrode, but because of the high cost and toxicity of chemicals, researchers are searching for cost effective and eco-friendly alternative materials. Various alloys and metals have been long explored for use as electrode materials in different media. Read More

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March 2019
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Manganese exposure and working memory-related brain activity in smallholder farmworkers in Costa Rica: Results from a pilot study.

Environ Res 2019 Apr 6;173:539-548. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET), Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica; Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Main sources of manganese (Mn) in the general population are diet and drinking water. Mn is also found in ethylene bisdithiocarbamate (EBDC) fungicides used in agriculture or emitted into the air by ferromanganese plants and welding fumes, which can be additional environmental and occupational sources of exposure. High occupational Mn exposure has been linked with motor, behavioral, and cognitive impairment, but its effects on neural function remain poorly understood. Read More

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April 2019
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A systematic review of associations between maternal exposures during pregnancy other than smoking and antenatal fetal measurements.

Environ Res 2019 Apr 8;173:528-538. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Child Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK. Electronic address:

Background: Reduced birth weight is associated with many maternal environmental exposures during pregnancy, but the gestational age at onset of this association is unknown. We have previously reported associations between maternal smoking and fetal size.

Objective: To report on our systematic review of the literature describing associations between antenatal size and growth and maternal exposures during pregnancy. Read More

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April 2019
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The unique features of non-competitive vs. competitive sorption: Tests against single volatile aromatic hydrocarbons and their quaternary mixtures.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 22;173:508-516. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Civil Engineering, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Pakistan.

The adsorption characteristics of four aromatic hydrocarbons (i.e., benzene, toluene, xylene, and styrene) onto ground-activated carbon were investigated both independently and as a mixture of the four at <10 Pa partial pressures (e. Read More

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March 2019
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Can algicide (the thiazolidinedione derivative TD49) truly contribute to the restoration of microbial communities?

Environ Res 2019 Apr 4;173:517-527. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Marine Ecosystem Research Center, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology, Busan 49111, South Korea; Marine Science Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Port Aransas, TX 78373, USA. Electronic address:

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are becoming a more serious ecological threat to marine environments; they not only produce toxins, resulting in the death of marine organisms, but they also adversely affect biodiversity, which is an indicator of the health of an ecosystem. Thus, to mitigate HABs, numerous studies have been conducted to develop an effective algicide, but few studies have elucidated the effect of algicides on marine environmental health. In this study, thiazolidinedione derivative 49 (TD49), which has been developed as an algicide for the dinoflagellate Heterocapsa circularisquama, was used, and we investigated changes in phytoplankton biomass (abundance, chlorophyll a, and carbon biomass) and biodiversity (diversity, evenness, and richness) following the application of TD49. Read More

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April 2019
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Estimating personal ambient temperature in moderately cold environments for occupationally exposed populations.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 30;173:497-507. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, North Carolina State University, 151 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC, 28801, USA. Electronic address:

Despite high mortality and morbidity rates in the winter season, few studies have investigated the health effects from working in moderately cold environments, especially among vulnerable outdoor worker populations in the southeastern US. Yet recent research has shown that the mortality risk from cold events is greatest in southern cities compared to other US locations. We performed repeated personal cold exposure measurements in outdoor grounds management workers in the southeastern US using consumer-based sensors. Read More

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Benzene affects the response to octreotide treatment of growth hormone secreting pituitary adenoma cells.

Environ Res 2019 Apr 8;173:489-496. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Division of Oncological Endocrinology, Città della Salute e della Scienza University Hospital, I-10126, Turin, Italy. Electronic address:

Growth hormone (GH) secreting pituitary adenomas are the main cause of acromegaly. Somatostatin analogs are the gold standard of medical therapy; however, resistance represents a big drawback in acromegaly management. We recently demonstrated that benzene (BZ) modifies the aggressiveness of GH-secreting rat pituitary adenoma cells (GH3), increasing GH secretion and altering the synthesis of molecules involved in the somatostatin signaling pathway. Read More

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April 2019
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Design and analysis of phase change material based floor heating system for thermal energy storage.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 22;173:480-488. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, 03722, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Pleasant interior space is essential for modern people who spend considerably more time in the buildings than they did in the past. To achieve this, one aspect includes an ambient temperature that maintains the thermal equilibrium of the human body. The construction of wood framed buildings is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, and there have been recent trends toward constructing high-rise wooden houses. Read More

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March 2019
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Estimates of the 2015 global and regional disease burden from four foodborne metals - arsenic, cadmium, lead and methylmercury.

Environ Res 2018 Dec 25. Epub 2018 Dec 25.

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium; Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium. Electronic address:

The impact of foodborne metals on the burden of disease has been largely overlooked, in comparison to the attention on acute diseases associated with infectious foodborne agents. Four articles in this special section describe in detail the burden of disease from foodborne lead, methylmercury, arsenic, and cadmium. Ingested lead and methylmercury are causally associated with lifelong intellectual disability. Read More

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December 2018
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Health risk of phthalates in water environment: Occurrence in water resources, bottled water, and tap water, and burden of disease from exposure through drinking water in tehran, Iran.

Environ Res 2019 Apr 3;173:469-479. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Workplace Health Promotion Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Health and Safety and Environment (HSE), School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Occurrence of phthalates in water resources, bottled water, and tap water, and health risk of exposure to the phthalates through drinking water in Tehran, Iran, 2018 were studied. The six phthalates with the most health and environmental concerns, including di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), dimethyl phthalate (DMP), and di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) were monitored in drinking water and water resources. The average levels (±standard deviation: SD) of the total phthalates in drinking water from the water distribution system, bottled water, surface waters, and ground waters were determined to be 0. Read More

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April 2019
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Wildland firefighter smoke exposure and risk of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 26;173:462-468. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

USDA Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program, Missoula, MT, USA. Electronic address:

Wildland firefighters are exposed to wood smoke, which contains hazardous air pollutants, by suppressing thousands of wildfires across the U. S. each year. Read More

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Prenatal and early life exposures to ambient air pollution and development.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 30. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Background: Residential proximity to major roadways, and prenatal exposures to particulate matter <2.5 μm (PM) and ozone (O) are linked to poor fetal outcomes but their relationship with childhood development is unclear.

Objectives: We investigated whether proximity to major roadways, or prenatal and early-life exposures to PM and O increase the risk of early developmental delays. Read More

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Estimation of health benefits from air quality improvement using the MODIS AOD dataset in Seoul, Korea.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 20;173:452-461. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Department of Water Resources, Graduate School of Water Resources, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, 16419, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Background: Exposure to fine particles in the atmosphere can adversely affect health and even lead to premature death. Recently, South Korea has attracted attention because of its rapid increase in the concentration of Particulate Matter (PM).

Objectives: We estimated the economic benefits of reducing PM in Seoul, South Korea, based on MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD). Read More

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March 2019
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Bisphenol A and adiposity measures in peripubertal boys from the INMA-Granada cohort.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 22;173:443-451. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

University of Granada, Center for Biomedical Research (CIBM), Spain; Instituto Investigación Biosanitaria Ibs GRANADA, Granada, Spain; Consortium for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology & Public Health (CIBERESP), 18100, Spain. Electronic address:

Introduction: Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of our times. Although an important body of experimental evidence highlights the obesogenic potential of endocrine disruptors such as bisphenol A (BPA), the epidemiological evidence remains inconclusive and limited.

Objective: To assess associations between urinary BPA concentrations and several adiposity measures in peripubertal boys from the Environment and Childhood (INMA) cohort in Granada, Spain. Read More

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March 2019
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Maternal exposure to arsenic and mercury in small-scale gold mining areas of Northern Tanzania.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 19;173:432-442. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4Z6, Canada; Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T3A 6A8, Canada; Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Room 294, Heritage Medical Research Building, 3330 Hospital Drive, NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1, Canada. Electronic address:

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Tanzania results in occupational exposures and environmental contamination to toxic chemical elements such as arsenic and mercury. Populations living in such areas may be exposed by various routes, and prenatal exposure to arsenic and mercury has been associated with adverse birth outcomes and developmental delays. The aim of this study was to determine if levels of arsenic and mercury differed among pregnant women living in areas with and without ASGM activities in Northern Tanzania. Read More

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March 2019
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Prenatal exposure to parabens and anthropometric birth outcomes: A systematic review.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 12;173:419-431. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Poorsina St., Tehran, Iran; Department of Research Methodology and Data Analysis, Institute for Environmental Research (IER), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Parabens are ubiquitous substances commonly used as preservatives because of their antibacterial activity. The estrogenic activity of parabens may cause undesirable health effects and adverse birth outcomes. The objective of the present systematic review was to investigate the association between prenatal exposure to parabens and anthropometric birth outcomes. Read More

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March 2019
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Potential use of ZnO@activated carbon nanocomposites for the adsorptive removal of Cd ions in aqueous solutions.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 28;173:411-418. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Bio and Nano Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, 125001, India; Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-Ro, Seoul, 04763, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Nowadays, the pollution in water resources has become a major concern, both environmentally and in perspective of human health. The bioaccumulation of pollutants, especially heavy metal ions through the food chain, poses a hazardous risk to humans and other living organisms. Nanomaterials and their composites have been recognized for their potential to resolve such problems. Read More

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March 2019
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Optimizing the removal of strontium and cesium ions from binary solutions on magnetic nano-zeolite using response surface methodology (RSM) and artificial neural network (ANN).

Environ Res 2019 Mar 28;173:397-410. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Renewable Energy Engineering, Zewail City of Science and Technology, Giza, Egypt.

The feasibility of using magnetic nano-zeolite (MNZ) to remove cesium and strontium from their binary corrosive solutions was investigated by considering the multi-variant/multi-objective nature of the process. RSM (Response Surface Methodology) and ANN (Artificial Neural Network) were used to model and optimize the removal system and assess sensitive parameters that can affect the process reliability. MNZ is characterized by its high surface area and cation exchange capacity and possesses good regeneration behavior for both elements using citric acid. Read More

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Effects of physical activity and air pollution on blood pressure.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 16;173:387-396. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

ISGlobal. Barcelona, Spain; Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Barcelona, Spain; CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Aim: To assess the main and interaction effects of black carbon and physical activity on arterial blood pressure in a healthy adult population from three European cities using objective personal measurements over short-term (hours and days) and long-term exposure.

Methods: A panel study of 122 healthy adults was performed in three European cities (Antwerp, Barcelona, and London). In 3 seasons between March 2015 and March 2016, each participant wore sensors for one week to objectively measure their exposure to black carbon and monitor their physical activity continuously. Read More

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Pet ownership and the risk of dying from lung cancer, findings from an 18 year follow-up of a US national cohort.

Environ Res 2019 Feb 25;173:379-386. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Epidemiology, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA. Electronic address:

Purpose: In contrast to the popularity of pets, research on the health effects of living with pets, particularly, on the risk of cancer, is minimal and inconclusive. We longitudinally examined relationships between pet ownership and the risk of dying from lung cancer.

Methods: We analyzed nationally representative data of 13,725 adults aged ≥ 19 who answered the question about pet ownership in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994, as the baseline survey. Read More

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February 2019
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Risk effects of high and low relative humidity on allergic rhinitis: Time series study.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 19;173:373-378. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, 230032, China. Electronic address:

Background: The relationship between environmental factors and allergic rhinitis (AR) has become a focal point recently. However, few studies have investigated the adverse effects of both high relative humidity (RH) and low relative humidity. Moreover, the laged effect and disease burden of RH on AR were also neglected. Read More

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March 2019
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Prenatal exposure to fine particulate matter, maternal hemoglobin concentration, and fetal growth during early pregnancy: associations and mediation effects analysis.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 26;173:366-372. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Environmental Protection, and State Key Laboratory of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, PR China. Electronic address:

Background: Fetal essential organ development is completed during early pregnancy which is important for fetal and postnatal health. However, the effect of exposure to PM on fetal growth during early pregnancy is less studied and the related mechanisms are largely unknown.

Methods: We conducted a birth cohort study of 1945 pregnant women with measurement of the fetal crown to rump length (CRL) by ultrasound between the gestational age of 11 and 14 weeks. Read More

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March 2019
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Association of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and incident dyslipidaemia: A longitudinal cohort study.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 26;173:359-365. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Background: Evidence of the effects of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM) air pollution on the development of dyslipidaemia is limited. This study aimed to investigate the association between long-term exposure to ambient PM and incident dyslipidaemia in a large cohort.

Methods: We studied 66,702 participants aged ≥18 years belonging to a cohort from a standard medical examination programme conducted in Taiwan between 2001 and 2014. Read More

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A time series analysis of the relationship between apparent temperature, air pollutants and ischemic stroke in Madrid, Spain.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 30;173:349-358. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Unit of Legal Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. Electronic address:

The understanding of the role of environment on the pathogenesis of stroke is gaining importance in the context of climate change. This study analyzes the temporal pattern of ischemic stroke (IS) in Madrid, Spain, during a 13-year period (2001-2013), and the relationship between ischemic stroke (admissions and deaths) incidence and environmental factors on a daily scale by using a quasi-Poisson regression model. To assess potential delayed and non-linear effects of air pollutants and Apparent Temperature (AT), a biometeorological index which represents human thermal comfort on IS, a lag non-linear model was fitted in a generalized additive model. Read More

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Urinary metabolites of phthalates and di-iso-nonyl cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate (DINCH)-Czech mothers' and newborns' exposure biomarkers.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 30;173:342-348. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

University of Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology, Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition, Technicka 3, Prague 6, 16628, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

To assess human exposure to hazardous diesters of phthalic acid and their substitute di-iso-nonyl cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate (DINCH), concentrations of their metabolites in urine should be determined. For the purpose of this biomonitoring study, a quick and easy sample preparation procedure for the simultaneous determination of eight phthalate and four DINCH metabolites in urine has been implemented and validated. Following the enzymatic hydrolysis and dilution with methanol, the sample is ready for the analysis by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS). Read More

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March 2019
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Impact of endocrine disruptor hexachlorobenzene on the mammary gland and breast cancer: The story thus far.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 26;173:330-341. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Bioquímica Humana, Laboratorio de Efectos Biológicos de Contaminantes Ambientales, Paraguay 2155, 5to piso, CP1121, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Electronic address:

Breast cancer incidence is increasing globally and exposure to endocrine disruptors has gained importance as a potential risk factor. Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) was once used as a fungicide and, despite being banned, considerable amounts are still released into the environment. HCB acts as an endocrine disruptor in thyroid, uterus and mammary gland and was classified as possibly carcinogenic to human. Read More

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Factors affecting interpretation of national biomonitoring data from multiple countries: BPA as a case study.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 26;173:318-329. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Canadian Health Measures Survey, Centre for Population Health Statistics, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

Introduction: The use of biomonitoring data as an indicator of national levels of human exposure to environmental chemicals has grown in importance and prevalence. Nationally representative urinary bisphenol A (BPA) data are now available for Canada, the United States and Korea. Here we address the following questions: Are urinary BPA data from these countries comparable? What can be discerned regarding geographic and/or temporal similarities or differences? Are there generalizable lessons to be learned regarding comparison of biomonitoring results from different countries?

Methods: We examined underlying methods and resultant urinary BPA data from national surveys of three countries: Canada (Canadian Health Measures Survey, CHMS, 2009-2015); United States (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES, 2009-2014); and Korea (Korean National Environmental Health Survey, KoNEHS, 2009-2014). Read More

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March 2019
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The impact on T-regulatory cell related immune responses in rural women exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in household air pollution in Gansu, China: A pilot investigation.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 26;173:306-317. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA; School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. Electronic address:

Previous studies found associations between impairments of immune functions and exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in ambient air pollution in the U. S. and China. Read More

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Wood dust and urinary 15-F isoprostane in Italian industry workers.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 27;173:300-305. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Cancer Factor Risk Branch, Regional Cancer Prevention Laboratory, ISPRO-Study, Prevention and Oncology Network Institute, 50139, Florence, Italy. Electronic address:

Wood dust is one of the most common occupational exposures, with about 3.6 million of workers in the wood industry in Europe. Wood particles can deposit in the nose and the respiratory tract and cause adverse health effects. Read More

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March 2019
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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between daily mean temperature and mortality in China.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 22;173:281-299. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland; Medical Research Center Oulu (MRC Oulu), Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.

Purpose: We summarized the evidence on the effects of heat and cold exposures on mortality in China. We included studies published on this topic in both Chinese and English, thereby filling a gap in knowledge using data from a country that consists of one-fifth of the world's population.

Methods: We conducted a systematic search of peer-reviewed studies on the association between daily mean temperature and mortality published from 2001 up to July 2018. Read More

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March 2019
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The hidden biotechnological potential of marine invertebrates: The Polychaeta case study.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 22;173:270-280. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

UCIBIO - Research Unit on Applied Molecular Biosciences, Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516, Caparica, Portugal. Electronic address:

Marine biotechnology is under the spotlight, as researchers and industrialists become aware that bioprospecting through the oceans' vast biodiversity can replace the painstaking process of designing synthetic compounds. Millions of years of Natural Selection provided an almost inexhaustible source of marine products that can interfere with specific bioprocesses while being cost-effective, safer and more environmentally friendly. Still, the number of commercial applications of marine compounds, especially from eumetazoans, can seem disappointing. Read More

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Impacts of tropical cyclones and accompanying precipitation and wind velocity on childhood hand, foot and mouth disease in Guangdong Province, China.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 21;173:262-269. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shandong University, 44 West Wenhua Road, Jinan, Shandong, 250012, PR China; Shandong University Climate Change and Health Center, 44 West Wenhua Road, Jinan, Shandong, 250012, PR China. Electronic address:

Objective: Guangdong province is one of the provinces most frequently hit by tropical cyclones in China. Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) continues to severely affect public health across the world. Our study aimed to evaluate the impacts of different grades of tropical cyclones and accompanying precipitation and wind velocity on HFMD among children younger than 6 years old in Guangdong province from 2009 to 2013. Read More

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March 2019
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The impact of climate variability on infectious disease transmission in China: Current knowledge and further directions.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 20;173:255-261. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Division of Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Management, Weifang Medical University, Weifang, 261053, Shandong Province, PR China; "Health Shandong" Major Social Risk Prediction and Governance Collaborative Innovation Center, Weifang, 261053, Shandong Province, PR China. Electronic address:

Background: Climate change may lead to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and pose public health challenges to human health and the already overloaded healthcare system. It is therefore important to review current knowledge and identify further directions in China, the largest developing country in the world.

Methods: A comprehensive literature review was conducted to examine the relationship between climate variability and infectious disease transmission in China in the new millennium. Read More

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March 2019
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Age and seasonal variation in testis and baculum morphology in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in relation to high concentrations of persistent organic pollutants.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 20;173:246-254. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Department of Bioscience, Arctic Research Centre (ARC), Aarhus University, Frederiksborgvej 399, PO Box 358, DK-400, Roskilde, Denmark.

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are found in high concentrations in the Artic. Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are one of the most exposed mammals in the Arctic and are thereby vulnerable to reproductive disruption. The aim of this study was to investigate male polar bear reproduction based on a detailed evaluation of testis histology and to assess possible effects of environmental chemicals on male polar bear reproduction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.036DOI Listing
March 2019
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Enhancement of organic pollutants bio-decontamination from aqueous solution using newly-designed Pseudomonas putida-GA/MIL-100(Fe) bio-nanocomposites.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 23;173:237-245. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, College of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Soochow University, 199 Ren'ai Road, Suzhou, 215123, PR China. Electronic address:

As a natural adsorption material, graphene has become a hot research topic in water treatment due to its unique framework, large surface area, low cost, and simple preparation. Here, a series of composite material aerogels (GA/MIL-100(Fe)) consisting of Fe metal-organic frameworks (MIL-100 (Fe)) and graphene-based aerogel (GA) were prepared through a hydrothermal and step-by-step strategy and used for the adsorption of an azo dye in wastewater, scilicet acid orange 10 (AO10). The adsorption equilibrium of AO10 solutions with concentrations of 50 and 100 mg/L was reached within 45 min but the dye could not be fully removed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.052DOI Listing

Distance decay gradients in hazardous air pollution concentrations around oil and natural gas facilities in the city of Los Angeles: A pilot study.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 14;173:232-236. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Environmental Health Sciences Division, 50 University Hall, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA; Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Fielding School of Public Health University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Electronic address:

In this work, we investigate air pollutant distance decay gradients around an upstream oil and natural gas (ONG) facility located within a densely populated urban community in South Los Angeles. Despite the difficulties associated with interpreting air quality measurements in complex, multi-source urban environments, this pilot investigation was able to identify distance decay around the target ONG site and distinguish added air quality burden of several volatile organic compounds associated with ONG operations. Moving forward, we recommend additional research to better distinguish air quality contributions from ONG in urban environments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.027DOI Listing

Thyroid and reproductive hormones in relation to pesticide use in an agricultural population in Southern Brazil.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 22;173:221-231. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria de Granada (ibs.GRANADA), Granada, 18016, Spain; CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain; National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (ENSP-FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, CEP: 21041-210, Brazil. Electronic address:

This study aimed to assess the association of short- and long-term exposure to pesticides with circulating levels of thyroid and reproductive hormones in an agricultural population in the South of Brazil. Serum specimens from 122 male and female adults residing in small agricultural properties were sampled both in the low and high pesticide use season. A comprehensive questionnaire was used to collect detailed information on recent and cumulative lifetime use of pesticides and other agricultural-related exposures. Read More

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Residential mobility in early childhood and the impact on misclassification in pesticide exposures.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 19;173:212-220. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Studies of environmental exposures and childhood cancers that rely on records often only use maternal address at birth or address at cancer diagnosis to assess exposures in early childhood, possibly leading to exposure misclassification and questionable validity due to residential mobility during early childhood. Our objective was to assess patterns and identify factors that may predict residential mobility in early childhood, and examine the impact of mobility on early childhood exposure assessment for agriculturally applied pesticides and childhood cancers in California. We obtained the addresses at diagnosis of all childhood cancer cases born in 1998-2011 and diagnosed at 0-5 years of age (n = 6478) from the California Cancer Registry (CCR), and their birth addresses from linked birth certificates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.039DOI Listing
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Monitoring dioxins and furans in plasma of individuals living near a hazardous waste incinerator: Temporal trend after 20 years.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 23;173:207-211. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Sant Llorenç 21, 43201 Reus, Catalonia, Spain. Electronic address:

The concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) were analyzed in 40 plasma samples of individuals living in zones under potential influence of the emissions of a hazardous waste incinerator (HWI) (Tarragona County, Catalonia, Spain). Samples corresponded to subjects of different gender, age and specific areas of residence. The levels of PCDD/Fs were compared to those obtained in a baseline study (1998), as well as in previous surveys (2002, 2007 and 2012). Read More

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lifetime exposure to traffic-related air pollution and symptoms of depression and anxiety at age 12 years.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 2;173:199-206. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, United States.

Background: While air pollution has been associated with depression and anxiety in adults, its impact on childhood mental health is understudied.

Objective: We examined lifetime exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and symptoms of depression and anxiety at age 12 years in the Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study cohort.

Methods: We estimated exposure to elemental carbon attributable to traffic (ECAT), a surrogate of diesel exhaust, at birth, age 12 years, and average exposure throughout childhood, using a validated land use regression model. Read More

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Perinatal exposure to Bisphenol S (BPS) promotes obesity development by interfering with lipid and glucose metabolism in male mouse offspring.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 21;173:189-198. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Food Nutrition and Human Health, Department of Applied Chemistry, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100193, China. Electronic address:

Bisphenol S (BPS), a substitute of bisphenol A (BPA), is widely used for manufacturing different polymers. Due to its wide range of applications, BPS has been frequently detected in the foodstuffs, environment and human blood and excreta. In this study, we examined the effects of the perinatal exposure to BPS on obesity development using H NMR based on metabolomics strategy combined with gene expression analysis in male mouse offspring at a dosage of 100 ng/g bw/day. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.038DOI Listing
March 2019
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Ambient air pollution and health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current evidence, perspectives and a call to action.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 16;173:174-188. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

Background: People from low- and middle-income countries are disproportionately affected by the global burden of adverse health effects caused by ambient air pollution (AAP). However, data from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are still scarce. We systematically reviewed the literature to describe the existing knowledge on AAP and health outcomes in SSA. Read More

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March 2019
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Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) increases proliferation of epithelial breast cancer cells through progesterone receptor dysregulation.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 19;173:165-173. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Laval, Québec, Canada. Electronic address:

The di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is a plasticizer incorporated to plastic matrices of widely used consumer products. However, it is gradually released from these products, resulting in a chronic exposure for humans. Although DEHP, similar to other members of the phthalates family, is generally considered as an endocrine disruptor, the mechanisms implicated in its toxicity are yet poorly understood. Read More

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Toxicogenomics - What added Value Do These Approaches Provide for Carcinogen Risk Assessment?

Environ Res 2019 Mar 13;173:157-164. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Institute and Outpatient Clinic of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Henkestr. 9-11, 91054, Erlangen, Germany. Electronic address:

It is still a major challenge to protect humans at workplaces and in the environment. To cope with this task, it is a prerequisite to obtain detailed information on the extent of chemical perturbations of biological pathways, in particular, adaptive vs. adverse effects and the dose-response relationships. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.025DOI Listing
March 2019
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Association between ambient gaseous and particulate air pollutants and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children; a systematic review.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 15;173:135-156. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Research Methodology and Data Analysis, Institute for Environmental Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder highly attributed to genetics, but the combination of other social and environmental determinants, as well as potential gene-environment interactions, can also be responsible. This paper aims to review relevant literature published up to April 2018 for determining whether air pollution caused by ambient gaseous (NO, SO, PCDD/Fs, Benzene) and particulate matters (PM, PM, PM, PAH, BC/EC) as an environmental risk factor is associated with increased risk of ADHD in children. Relevant literature was identified through electronic searches of PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus database and gray literature. Read More

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March 2019
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Lung cancer and residential radon in never-smokers: A pooling study in the Northwest of Spain.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 6;172:713-718. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Consortium for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, CIBERESP), Spain; Service of Preventive Medicine, University Hospital Complex of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Background: Using a pooled case-control study design, including only never-smokers, we have assessed the association of residential radon exposure with the subsequent occurrence of lung cancer. We also investigated whether residential radon poses a different risk specifically for adenocarcinoma.

Methods: We pooled individual data from different case-control studies conducted in recent years in Northwestern Spain which investigated residential radon and lung cancer. Read More

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Longitudinal changes during pregnancy in gut microbiota and methylmercury biomarkers, and reversal of microbe-exposure correlations.

Environ Res 2019 Jan 11;172:700-712. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Microbiome Core Facility, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Objective: Gut microorganisms contribute to the metabolism of environmental toxicants, including methylmercury (MeHg). Our main objective was to investigate whether associations between biomarkers for prenatal MeHg exposure and maternal gut microbiota differed between early and late gestation.

Methods: Maternal blood and stool samples were collected during early (8. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.01.014DOI Listing
January 2019

Urban agglomeration (Guangzhou-Foshan-Zhaoqing) ecosystem management under uncertainty: A factorial fuzzy chance-constrained programming method.

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H X Liu Y P Li L Yu

Environ Res 2019 Mar 8;173:97-111. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Sino-Canada Energy and Environmental Research Center, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China.

In this study, a factorial fuzzy chance-constrained programming (FFCP) method is developed for planning urban agglomeration ecosystem under uncertainty. FFCP cannot only address uncertainties presented as possibility distributions and random variables, but also quantitatively evaluate the individual and the interactive effects of multiple eco-environmental factors on urban agglomeration ecosystem. The FFCP method is applied to planning the Guangzhou-Foshan-Zhaoqing (GFZ) urban agglomeration, one of the most important economic circles of the Pearl River Delta region. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.018DOI Listing

QSAR-based investigation on antibiotics facilitating emergence and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes: A case study of sulfonamides against mutation and conjugative transfer in Escherichia coli.

Environ Res 2019 Mar 8;173:87-96. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China; Shanghai Institute of Pollution Control and Ecological Security, Shanghai 200092, China; Shanghai Key Lab of Chemical Assessment and Sustainability, Shanghai, China; State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Electronic address:

Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), which are emerging environmental contaminants, have posed great threats to global public health. Although extensive efforts have been undertaken to investigate ARG pollution, little attention has been paid to the structural information of antibiotics when exploring their impact on the emergence and dissemination of ARGs. In this study, setting Escherichia coli (E. Read More

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