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Indoor solid fuel use for heating and cooking with blood pressure and hypertension: A cross-sectional study among middle-aged and older adults in China.

Indoor Air 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

A cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate the impact of solid fuel use for heating and cooking on blood pressure (BP) and hypertension, using data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS). The primary fuels used for indoor heating and cooking were collected by questionnaires, respectively. Hypertension was defined based on self-report of physician's diagnosis, and/or measured BP, and/or anti-hypertensive medication use. Read More

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Beef cattle feedlot surface water containing multi-class agrochemicals elicits physiological and behavioral responses among Daphnia pulex.

Environ Monit Assess 2021 Jun 12;193(7):414. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Department of Environmental Toxicology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 79416, USA.

Despite increasing public concern about air and water pollution risks posed by concentrated animal feeding operation areas (CAFOs), there is little information about bioavailability and ecosystem impacts of agrochemicals used to increase productivity. In this study, we investigated the toxicity of wastewaters originating from beef cattle feeding operation on Daphnia pulex. Specifically, we assessed lethal and chronic sublethal exposure effects using various endpoints including survival, oxygen consumption, morphology, reproduction, and swimming behavior. Read More

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Periconception air pollution, metabolomic biomarkers, and fertility among women undergoing assisted reproduction.

Environ Int 2021 Jun 8;155:106666. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Environmental Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, United States.

Background: Air pollution exposure has been linked with diminished fertility. Identifying the metabolic changes induced by periconception air pollution exposure among women could enhance our understanding of the potential biological pathways underlying air pollution's reproductive toxicity.

Objective: To identify serum metabolites associated with periconception air pollution exposure and evaluate the extent to which these metabolites mediate the association between air pollution and live birth. Read More

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Association of short-term fine particulate matter exposure with pulmonary function in populations at intermediate to high-risk of cardiovascular disease: A panel study in three Chinese cities.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 Jun 8;220:112397. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Epidemiology, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, China; Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100037, China. Electronic address:

Background: Decline in pulmonary function contributes to increasing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Although adverse effects of short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM) on pulmonary function have been recognized in healthy people or patients with respiratory disease, these results were not well illustrated among people with elevated CVD risk.

Materials And Methods: A panel study was conducted in three Chinese cities with three repeated visits among populations at intermediate to high-risk of CVD, defined as treated hypertension patients or those with blood pressure ≥ 130/80 mmHg, who met any of the three conditions including abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus. Read More

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Early postnatal exposure to traffic-related air pollution and asthma in adolescents: Vulnerability factors in the PARIS birth cohort.

Environ Res 2021 Jun 8:111473. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Health Environmental Risk Assessment (HERA) Team, CRESS, Université de Paris, Inserm, INRAE, Paris, France; Université de Paris, Faculté de Pharmacie de Paris, Paris, France; Cellule Cohorte, Direction de l'Action Sociale de l'Enfance et de la Santé, Mairie de Paris, Paris, France.

Background: Associations between early traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) exposure and respiratory and allergic morbidity in adolescents are inconsistent. However, sub-groups might be more vulnerable to the health effects of this exposure.

Objectives: We investigated associations between early exposure to TRAP and respiratory and allergic morbidity at age 13 years in the PARIS birth cohort, and potential modifying effects of sex, parental allergy, stressful family event and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI). Read More

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Isoprenoid emissions from natural vegetation increased rapidly in eastern China.

Environ Res 2021 Jun 8:111462. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Qingdao, 266237, China.

An accurate local biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emission inventory in Shandong Province is crucial for air pollution control in Shandong and the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, China. We estimated the multi-year isoprenoid emissions from natural vegetation in Shandong Province at a spatial resolution of 4 km × 4 km using the MEGAN2.1 model. Read More

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Effects of air pollution on health: A mapping review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Environ Res 2021 Jun 8:111487. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Laboratory of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Lape) - College of Health and Sport Science of the Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: There has been a notable increase in knowledge production on air pollution and human health.

Objective: To analyze the state of the art on the effects of air pollution on human health through a mapping review of existing systematic reviews and meta-analyses (SRs and MAs).

Methods: The systematic mapping review was based on the recommendations for this type of scientific approach in environmental sciences. Read More

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Characterising non-linear associations between airborne pollen counts and respiratory symptoms from the AirRater smartphone app in Tasmania, Australia: A case time series approach.

Environ Res 2021 Jun 8;200:111484. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia; Public Health Services, Department of Health, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia. Electronic address:

Pollen is a well-established trigger of asthma and allergic rhinitis, yet concentration-response relationships, lagged effects, and interactions with other environmental factors remain poorly understood. Smartphone technology offers an opportunity to address these challenges using large, multi-year datasets that capture individual symptoms and exposures in real time. We aimed to characterise associations between six pollen types and respiratory symptoms logged by users of the AirRater smartphone app in Tasmania, Australia. Read More

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Particulate matter pollution associated with schizophrenia hospital re-admissions: a time-series study in a coastal Chinese city.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, 81 Meishan Road, Hefei, Anhui, China.

Schizophrenia (SCZ) hospital re-admissions constitute a serious disease burden worldwide. Some studies have reported an association between air pollutants and hospital admissions for SCZ. However, evidence is scarce regarding the effects of ambient particulate matter (PM) on SCZ hospital re-admissions, especially in coastal cities in China. Read More

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Influences of Environmental Exposures on Preterm Lung Disease.

Expert Rev Respir Med 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Division of Pulmonary and Sleep, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Introduction: Environmental factors play a critical role in the progression or resolution of chronic respiratory diseases. However, studies are limited on the impact of environmental risk factors on individuals born prematurely with lung disease after they leave the neonatal intensive care unit and are discharged into the home environment.

Areas Covered: In this review we cover current knowledge of environmental exposures that impact outcomes in preterm respiratory disease, including air pollution, infections, and disparities. Read More

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SPATIAL DISTRIBUTED LAG DATA FUSION FOR ESTIMATING AMBIENT AIR POLLUTION.

Ann Appl Stat 2021 Mar 18;15(1):323-342. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale University.

We introduce spatial (DLfuse) and spatiotemporal (DLfuseST) distributed lag data fusion methods for predicting point-level ambient air pollution concentrations, using, as input, gridded average pollution estimates from a deterministic numerical air quality model. The methods incorporate predictive information from grid cells surrounding the prediction location of interest and are shown to collapse to existing downscaling approaches when this information adds no benefit. The spatial lagged parameters are allowed to vary spatially/spatiotemporally to accommodate the setting where surrounding geographic information is useful in one area/time but not in another. Read More

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2019‒2020 Australian bushfire air particulate pollution and impact on the South Pacific Ocean.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 10;11(1):12288. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200241, China.

During late 2019 and early 2020, Australia experienced one of the most active bushfire seasons that advected large emissions over the adjacent ocean. Herein, we present a comprehensive research on mixed atmospheric aerosol particulate pollution emitted by wildfires in the atmosphere and the ocean. Based on a wide range of physical and biochemical data, including the Aerosol Robotic Network, multi-satellite observations, and Argo floats, we investigated the spatio-temporal variations and mixed compositions of aerosol particles, deposition in the coastal waters of eastern Australia and the South Pacific Ocean, and biogeochemical responses in the water column. Read More

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Oxidative biomarkers of exhaled breath condensate in adults exposed to traffic-related air pollution: A case-control study.

J Breath Res 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Molecular Biology, National Institute for Research in Environmental Health, Kamla Nehru hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 462001, INDIA.

Objective Traffic-related air pollution exposure (TRAP) is a major public health problem. The effects of TRAP exposure on oxidative biomarkers of exhaled breath condensate (EBC) of adults are not much studied. We compared the oxidative EBC biomarkers in a group of individuals exposed to TRAP with those unexposed to TRAP. Read More

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A novel thermal pretreatment method called air frying improves the enzymatic saccharification effect of straw.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Jun 1;790:148191. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China. Electronic address:

Thermal pretreatment is a shared method to improve the efficiency of straw biochemical conversion. However, the process is often accompanied by problems such as the loss of carbon source. The objective of this study was to develop a novel thermal pretreatment method, called air frying, with less loss of biodegradable organic matter and favorable surface hydrophilicity. Read More

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Microplastics as an emerging source of particulate air pollution: A critical review.

J Hazard Mater 2021 May 28;418:126245. Epub 2021 May 28.

Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Ghaziabad 201002, Uttar Pradesh, India; CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula 403004, Goa, India. Electronic address:

Accumulation of plastic litter exerts pressure on the environment. Microplastics (MPs) pollution has become a universal challenge due to the overexploitation of plastic products and unsystematic dumping of plastic waste. Initial studies on MPs and their implications had been confined to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, but recent research has also focused on MPs in the air. Read More

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Pollution characteristics and human health risk assessments of toxic metals and particle pollutants via soil and air using geoinformation in urbanized city of Pakistan.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Hainan Key Laboratory for Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Bioresource, College of Tropical Crops, Hainan University, Haikou, 570228, Hainan, China.

Toxic metals and particle pollutants in urbanized cities have significantly increased over the past few decades mainly due to rapid urbanization and unplanned infrastructure. This research aimed at estimating the concentration of toxic metals and particle pollutants and the associated risks to public health across different land-use settings including commercial area (CA), urban area (UA), residential area (RA), and industrial area (IA). A total of 47 samples for both soil and air were collected from different land-use settings of Faisalabad city in Pakistan. Read More

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DNA integrity and ecophysiological responses of Spanish populations of Ulmus glabra to increasing ozone levels.

Ecotoxicology 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

DEB, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy.

Ulmus glabra is a deciduous tree with a wide distribution in the Eurosiberian region. The southernmost populations, in the Mediterranean area, are fragmented in mountain areas which act as a refugium. These small relict populations can act as sentinel of global change, including climate change and impacts of human activities such as air pollution. Read More

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Solid fuel use and cardiovascular events: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

Indoor Air 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, College of Public Health, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.

Although solid fuel use has been increasingly linked to cardiovascular events (CVEs), conclusions have been inconsistent. We systematically searched 3 databases (PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science) up to July 3, 2020, to identify English language reports that assessed the association of solid fuel use with CVEs. Summary relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated with a random-effects model. Read More

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Association between ambient air pollution and multiple sclerosis: a systemic review and meta-analysis.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Province Laboratory of Inflammation and Immune Mediated Diseases, Anhui Medical University, 81 Meishan Road, Hefei, 230032, Anhui, China.

Recently, increasing attention has been paid to the effects of air pollutants on autoimmune diseases. The results of relationship between ambient air pollution and multiple sclerosis (MS) showed a variety of differences. Thus, the purpose of this study is to further clarify and quantify the relationship between ambient air pollutants and MS through meta-analysis. Read More

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Experimental and comparative study of Chinese commercial improved coal-fired cooking and space-heating stoves.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, 210031, Jiangsu, China.

The extensive use of traditional cooking stoves to meet daily cooking and heating requirements has highlighted the serious problem of indoor and outdoor air pollution. This study evaluates three improved cooking and heating stoves (ICHSs) and compared them with a traditional stove as a baseline reference. The stoves' performance regarding emission and thermal efficiency was evaluated with burning raw coal. Read More

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An analysis of ozone pollution by using functional data: rural and urban areas of the Community of Madrid.

Environ Monit Assess 2021 Jun 9;193(7):401. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Economics and Business Administration, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid, Spain.

This paper analyses the relationship between tropospheric ozone levels in rural and urban sites in the Spanish Community of Madrid (CM). The paper makes use of functional data and the Kendall's Tau functional statistic (KFT) to identify significant correlations between areas. The results are based on very detailed data, extracted from hourly records from 33 air-quality stations covering de CM during the period 2011-2018, producing more than 95,500 point observations. Read More

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Risk of particulate matter on birth outcomes in relation to maternal socio-economic factors: a systematic review.

Environ Res Lett 2019 Dec 22;14(12). Epub 2019 Nov 22.

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University.

A growing number of studies provide evidence of an association between exposure to maternal air pollution during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes including low birth weight and preterm birth. Prevention of these health effects of air pollution is critical to reducing the adverse infant outcomes, which can have impacts throughout the life course. However, there is no consensus on whether the association between air pollution exposure and birth outcomes varies by maternal risk factors including demographic characteristics and socio-economic status. Read More

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Limited application of reflective surfaces can mitigate urban heat pollution.

Nat Commun 2021 06 9;12(1):3491. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Elevated air temperatures in urban neighborhoods due to the Urban Heat Island effect is a form of heat pollution that causes thermal discomfort, higher energy consumption, and deteriorating public health. Mitigation measures can be expensive, with the need to maximize benefits from limited resources. Here we show that significant mitigation can be achieved through a limited application of reflective surfaces. Read More

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Snoring and environmental exposure: results from the Swedish GA2LEN study.

BMJ Open 2021 Jun 9;11(6):e044911. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Medical Sciences, Respiratory, Allergy and Sleep Research, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden

Objective: Habitual snoring is associated with fatigue, headaches and low work performance. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate if snoring is affected by environmental factors such as home dampness and exposure to air pollution.

Setting: General population sample from four Swedish cities. Read More

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Air pollution increases the risk of pulmonary embolism: a meta-analysis.

Rev Environ Health 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Beijing An Zhen Hospital, 2 Anzhen Rd, Chaoyang District, 100029, Chaoyang-qu, Beijing, China.

Objectives: Air pollution can lead to many cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, but the impact of air pollution on pulmonary embolism is still uncertain. We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the relationship between air pollution and pulmonary embolism.

Content: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and the Cochran Library for citations on air pollutants (carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and particulate matter) and pulmonary embolism. Read More

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The association between air pollution level and breast cancer risk in Taiwan.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 May;100(19):e25637

University of Southampton, England.

Abstract: Breast cancer has the highest incidence of cancer among women in Taiwan, and air pollutants have been documented to have multiple adverse effects on human health. There is no relevant data, there has been no research in Taiwan to discuss the relevance of air pollutants to breast cancer, and evidence is sparse and inconclusive.Air quality data used in this study was collected from the 78 air quality monitoring stations situated in 74 municipalities in Taiwan during 2000 to 2011. Read More

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Air pollution and cardiovascular disease: Can the Australian bushfires and global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 convince us to change our ways?

Bioessays 2021 Jun 9:e2100046. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, Australia.

Air pollution is a major global challenge for a multitude of reasons. As a specific concern, there is now compelling evidence demonstrating a causal relationship between exposure to airborne pollutants and the onset of cardiovascular disease (CVD). As such, reducing air pollution as a means to decrease cardiovascular morbidity and mortality should be a global health priority. Read More

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Ultrafine Particles Emitted through Routine Operation of a Hairdryer.

Environ Sci Technol 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States.

Particulate matter is a large concern for human health. Fine and ultrafine particulate matter has been shown to negatively impact human health; for example, it causes cardiopulmonary diseases. Current regulation targets the size of the particles, but composition also impacts toxicity. Read More

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Inflammation at the Crossroads: the Combined Effects of COVID-19, Ageing, and Air Pollution.

J Frailty Aging 2021 ;10(3):281-285

Dr. Sylvain Billet, Univ. Littoral Côte d'Opale, UR 4492, UCEIV, Maison de la Recherche en Environnement Industriel 2, 189A, Avenue Maurice Schumann, 59140 Dunkerque, France. Phone: +33-3 28 23 76 41, E-mail:

The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted different vulnerability profiles among individuals. With the highest mortality rate, the elderly are a very sensitive group. With regard to the main symptoms, a failure of the respiratory system, associated with deregulation of the immune system, has been observed. Read More

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