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1. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in surficial sediments from selected rivers in the western niger Delta of Nigeria: spatial distribution, sources, and ecological and human health risks.

This study assessed the concentrations, sources, and risks of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediments from the Rivers Niger, Ase and Forcados in the western Niger Delta. The concentrations of PAHs (in μg kg-1 dry weight), as determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, in...

Author(s) : Iwegbue, C. M. A.; Irerhievwie, G. O.; Tesi, G. O.; Olisah, C.; Nwajei, G. E.; Martincigh, B. S.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Marine Pollution Bulletin 2021 Vol.167

2. Deforestation and infant mortality: evidence from Indonesia.

Factors expected to change concurrently with forest loss-such as economic activity and air pollution-shape human health in different ways, making it difficult to ex ante predict the net impact of deforestation. This paper investigates the infant mortality effects of prenatal exposure to high...

Author(s) : Chakrabarti, A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Economics and Human Biology 2021 Vol.40

3. The effect of meteorological, pollution, and geographic exposures on death by suicide: a scoping review.

Suicide is a significant public health concern worldwide and in the United States. Despite the far-reaching impact of suicide, risk factors are still not well understood and efforts to accurately assess risk have fallen short. Current research has highlighted how potentially modifiable...

Author(s) : Cornelius, S. L.; Berry, T.; Goodrich, A. J.; Shiner, B.; Riblet, N. B.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021 Vol.18 No.15 ref.53

4. Urban-rural inequality of opportunity in health care: evidence from China.

(1) Background: We aim to measure the urban-rural inequality of opportunity in healthcare in China based on the theory of Equality of Opportunity (EOp). (2) Methods: Following the compensation principle, we establish a decomposition strategy for the fairness gap, which we use for the measurement of ...

Author(s) : Ma Chao; Song Ze; Zong QingQing

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021 Vol.18 No.15 ref.31

5. Exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation shortens sleep duration and lengthens sleep latency and sleep inertia in humans living in proximity to the base transceiver stations.

Radio-frequency electromagnetic radiations (RF-EMRs) are ubiquitous at present. Therefore, it is essential to assess the impact of RF-EMRs on human health. In this study, we examined the non-thermal effects of RF-EMR expo-sure on behavioral sleep patterns in humans. A total of 1072 randomly...

Author(s) : Priyanka Chandel; Singh, M. M.; Pati, A. K.; Arti Parganiha

Publisher : Infofacility, Ghaziabad, India

Journal article : South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology 2021 Vol.11 No.4 pp.466-481 ref.34

6. Exposure to microwave radiation has no impact on the global sleep quality of people living in the vicinity of base transceiver stations.

Occupational exposure to microwave radiation (MWR) has become an inevitable part of life. Therefore, it is essential to assess the MWR effect on human health. In this study, we examined the non-thermal effect of MWR from base transceiver station (BTS) on humans' sleep quality. Total 1150...

Author(s) : Singh, M. M.; Priyanka Chandel; Pati, A. K.; Arti Parganiha

Publisher : Infofacility, Ghaziabad, India

Journal article : South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology 2021 Vol.11 No.4 pp.503-514 ref.41

7. Health risk and predictive equation for PM2.5 using TSP and PM10 variables in office buildings.

Total suspended particle (TSP) and particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) were measured at 35 office buildings in Thailand. This study aimed (1) to characterize the concentrations of TSP, PM10, and PM2.5 in office buildings, (2) to determine health risk indexes, and (3) to investigate the predictive...

Author(s) : Neamhom, T.; Patthanaissaranukool, W.; Pinatha, Y.; Chommueang, B.

Publisher : Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand

Journal article : Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology 2021 Vol.43 No.3 pp.834-839 ref.28

8. Hydrochemistry of groundwater in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana.

This study was on the hydrochemical and human health risk assessment of groundwater within the Tamale Metropolis. Forty samples were collected from ten functional underground water facilities. Physicochemical parameters and heavy metals were analysed using standard methods. Piper diagram showed...

Author(s) : Cobbina, S. J.; Yakubu, R.; Akpabey, F. J.; Duwiejuah, A. B.; Abuntori, Z. N.

Publisher : Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany

Journal article : Environmental Earth Sciences 2021 Vol.80 No.16 ref.34

9. Risk assessment for the presence of potentially toxic elements in the vicinity of a former lead smelter in Bahia, Brazil.

Environmental and human health risk analyses of contamination by toxic elements in soil are important tools to manage remediation initiatives or population resettling. In Brazil, a primary lead smelter operated in Bahia state from 1960 to 1993 generating several environment and health concerns....

Author(s) : Souza, L. Z. S.; Lima, L. R. P. de A.

Publisher : Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany

Journal article : Environmental Earth Sciences 2021 Vol.80 No.16 ref.33

10. Fractions, contamination and health risk of cadmium in alpine soils on the Gongga mountain, eastern Tibetan plateau.

Anthropogenic cadmium (Cd) in alpine soils is mainly from long-range atmospheric transport. Because of the high toxicity and mobility, whether the accumulation of Cd in the soils threats to ecosystem safety remains unclear. The fractions of soil Cd along three altitudinal transects on Gongga...

Author(s) : Wang ZhiGuo; Bing HaiJian; Zhu He; Wu YanHong

Publisher : Springer, New York, USA

Journal article : Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 2021 Vol.106 No.1 pp.86-91 ref.28

11. Detection methods of environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals in fishery products: research progress.

Environmental endocrine disruptors (EDCs), a class of exogenous chemicals that exist in environmental media and mediate the synthesis, release, metabolism, binding and excretion of hormones in the body, which have harmful effects on their offspring. It is also known as environmental hormone because ...

Author(s) : Huang HeTian; Yang HongBo; Sun XiaoHong; Guo Feng

Publisher : Editorial Board of Journal of Fisheries Science, Dalian, China

Journal article : Fisheries Science (Dalian) 2021 Vol.40 No.2 pp.285-293

12. Research on the establishment and application of the environmental health indicator system of atmospheric pollution in China.

To understand the health impact represented by exposure to current atmospheric pollution in China, an environmental health indicators (EHIs) system of atmospheric pollution was established. The EHIs were based on comprehensive consideration of environment, population, economy and diseases...

Author(s) : Wang Qiong; Li LiangZhong; Zhang YanPing; Cui Qian; Fu YuanZheng; Shi WanYing; Wang Qin; Xu DongQun

Publisher : Springer, New York, USA

Journal article : Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 2021 Vol.106 No.1 pp.225-234 ref.44

13. Machine learning models of arsenic in private wells throughout the conterminous United States as a tool for exposure assessment in human health studies.

Arsenic from geologic sources is widespread in groundwater within the United States (U.S.). In several areas, groundwater arsenic concentrations exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maximum contaminant level of 10 μg per liter (μg/L). However, this standard applies only to public-supply...

Author(s) : Lombard, M. A.; Bryan, M. S.; Jones, D. K.; Bulka, C.; Bradley, P. M.; Backer, L. C.; Focazio, M. J.; Silverman, D. T.; Toccalino, P.; Argos, M.; Gribble, M. O.; Ayotte, J. D.

Publisher : American Chemical Society, Washington, USA

Journal article : Environmental Science & Technology 2021 Vol.55 No.8 pp.5012-5023 ref.110

14. Seasons, weather, and device-measured movement behaviors: a scoping review from 2006 to 2020.

Background: This scoping review summarized research on (a) seasonal differences in physical activity and sedentary behavior, and (b) specific weather indices associated with those behaviors. Methods: PubMed, CINAHL, and SPORTDiscus were searched to identify relevant studies. After identifying and...

Author(s) : Turrisi, T. B.; Bittel, K. M.; West, A. B.; Hojjatinia, S.; Hojjatinia, S.; Mama, S. K.; Lagoa, C. M.; Conroy, D. E.

Publisher : BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2021 Vol.18 No.24 pp.(04 February 2021) ref.151

15. Acute cardiorespiratory response to ambient air pollution exposure during short-term physical exercise in young males.

Background: Physical exercise in the presence of ambient air pollution may increase the absorbed dose of air pollutants. The combined effect of such exposure on cardiorespiratory function in young adults remains unclear. Aim: To determine the acute cardiorespiratory responses in healthy young...

Author(s) : Kocot, K.; Zejda, J. E.

Publisher : Elsevier Inc, Orlando, USA

Journal article : Environmental Research 2021 Vol.195 ref.many

16. Simulated sunlight decreases the viability of SARS-CoV-2 in mucus.

The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has spread into a pandemic since its emergence in Wuhan, China in December of 2019. This has been facilitated by its high transmissibility within the human population and its ability to remain viable on inanimate surfaces for an extended period. To address the...

Author(s) : Sloan, A.; Cutts, T.; Griffin, B. D.; Kasloff, S.; Schiffman, Z.; Chan, M.; Audet, J.; Leung, A.; Kobasa, D.; Stein, D. R.; Safronetz, D.; Poliquin, G.

Publisher : Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA

Journal article : PLoS ONE 2021 Vol.16 No.6 ref.31

17. A Roman provincial city and its contamination legacy from artisanal and daily-life activities.

Roman metal use and related extraction activities resulted in heavy metal pollution and contamination, in particular of Pb near ancient mines and harbors, as well as producing a global atmospheric impact. New evidence from ancient Gerasa (Jerash), Jordan, suggests that small-scale but intense...

Author(s) : Holdridge, G.; Kristiansen, S. M.; Barfod, G. H.; Kinnaird, T. C.; Lichtenberger, A.; Olsen, J.; Philippsen, B.; Raja, R.; Simpson, I.

Publisher : Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA

Journal article : PLoS ONE 2021 Vol.16 No.6 ref.38

18. Air quality standards for the concentration of particulate matter 2.5, global descriptive analysis.

Objective: To compare ambient air quality standards for the mass concentration of aerosol particles smaller than approximately 2.5 μm (PM2.5) and exposure to these particles in national and regional jurisdictions worldwide. Methods: We did a review of government documents and literature on air...

Author(s) : Nazarenko, Y.; Devendra Pal; Ariya, P. A.

Publisher : World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Journal article : Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2021 Vol.99 No.2 pp.125-137D ref.56

20. At-risk-measure sampling in case-control studies with aggregated data.

Transient exposures are difficult to measure in epidemiologic studies, especially when both the status of being at risk for an outcome and the exposure change over time and space, as when measuring built-environment risk on transportation injury. Contemporary "big data" generated by mobile sensors...

Author(s) : Garber, M. D.; McCullough, L. E.; Mooney, S. J.; Kramer, M. R.; Watkins, K. E.; Lobelo, R. L. F.; Flanders, W. D.

Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc., Hagerstown, USA

Journal article : Epidemiology 2021 Vol.32 No.1 pp.101-110 ref.65

22. Improving rural disaster response preparedness.

Background: Disasters happen in all communities and negatively impact the health and safety of populations if not well managed. Rural health organizations face greater challenges when implementing emergency preparedness policies and need unique resources to help ensure the health of their...

Author(s) : Betka, A. A.; Bergren, M. D.; Rowen, J. L.

Publisher : Wiley, Boston, USA

Journal article : Public Health Nursing 2021 Vol.38 No.5 pp.856-861 ref.25

23. A rapid review of meta-analyses and systematic reviews of environmental footprints of food commodities and diets.

Systematic reviews, sometimes including meta-analyses, are often presented as an approach for identifying healthy and sustainable diets. Here we explore to which extent systematic review protocols have been adopted by studies comparing environmental impacts of foods based on Life Cycle Assessment...

Author(s) : Henriksson, P. J. G.; Cucurachi, S.; Guinée, J. B.; Heijungs, R.; Troell, M.; Ziegler, F.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Global Food Security 2021 Vol.28 ref.many

24. Urban agriculture may change food consumption towards low carbon diets.

The mitigation of greenhouse gases in the agri-food sector depends on production and consumption patterns. This study focuses on the impact of urban gardening activities on food consumption and the carbon footprint. Changes in the food habits of citizens involved in urban agriculture activities in...

Author(s) : Puigdueta, I.; Aguilera, E.; Cruz, J. L.; Iglesias, A.; Sanz-Cobena, A.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Global Food Security 2021 Vol.28 ref.many

25. Impact of environmental changes on dermatology.

Urbanization, pollution and the modification of natural landscapes are characteristics of modern society, where the change in human relations with the environment and the impact on biodiversity are environmental determinants that affect the health-disease relationship. The skin is an organ that has ...

Author(s) : Haddad Junior, V.; Mendes, A. L.; Talhari, C. C.; Miot, H. A.

Publisher : Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Journal article : Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia 2021 Vol.96 No.2 pp.210-223 ref.173