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Environmental Epidemiology

Population studies of adverse health effects from exposures to environmental hazards

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  1. Venous thromboembolisms (VTE) are one of the most frequent cause among the cardiovascular diseases. Despite the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and cardiovascular outcomes have been wid...

    Authors: Matteo Renzi, Massimo Stafoggia, Paola Michelozzi, Marina Davoli, Francesco Forastiere and Angelo G. Solimini

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:21

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  2. Dengue dynamics result from the complex interactions between the virus, the host and the vector, all being under the influence of the environment. Several studies explored the link between weather and dengue d...

    Authors: Noé Ochida, Morgan Mangeas, Myrielle Dupont-Rouzeyrol, Cyril Dutheil, Carole Forfait, Alexandre Peltier, Elodie Descloux and Christophe Menkes

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:20

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  3. Neighborhood greenspaces provide opportunities for increased physical activity and social interaction, and thus may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. However, there is little robust research on greenspace an...

    Authors: Annie Doubleday, Catherine J. Knott, Marnie F. Hazlehurst, Alain G. Bertoni, Joel D. Kaufman and Anjum Hajat

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:18

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  4. Several studies have suggested adverse effects of particulate matter (PM) exposure on male reproductive health; few have investigated the association between PM exposure and semen quality in a large population...

    Authors: Wei Wu, Yiqiu Chen, Yuting Cheng, Qiuqin Tang, Feng Pan, Naijun Tang, Zhiwei Sun, Xinru Wang, Stephanie J. London and Yankai Xia

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:16

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  5. Communities in Cape Cod, Massachusetts were exposed to tetrachloroethylene (PCE) through contaminated drinking water from 1969 to 1983. PCE exposure during adulthood has well-established neurotoxic effects; ho...

    Authors: Charlotte R. Doran and Ann Aschengrau

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:15

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  6. Research suggests that greenspace may confer neurocognitive benefits. This study examines whether residential greenspace is associated with risk of dementia among older adults.

    Authors: Erik D. Slawsky, Anjum Hajat, Isaac C. Rhew, Helen Russette, Erin O. Semmens, Joel D. Kaufman, Cindy S. Leary and Annette L. Fitzpatrick

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:14

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  7. Arsenic exposure has been associated with gestational diabetes mellitus. However, the extent to which arsenic exposure during pregnancy is associated with postpartum glucose intolerance is unknown.

    Authors: Abby F. Fleisch, Sudipta Kumer Mukherjee, Subrata K. Biswas, John F. Obrycki, Sheikh Muhammad Ekramullah, D. M. Arman, Joynul Islam, David C. Christiani and Maitreyi Mazumdar

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:13

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  8. Previous epidemiological studies on the association between short-term exposure to particulate matter (PM) with hospital admission in major cities in China were limited to shorter study periods or a single hos...

    Authors: Wenjia Peng, Hao Li, Li Peng, Ying Wang and Weibing Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:12

    Content type: Research

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  9. While the health risks of air pollution attract considerable attention, both scholarly and within the general population, citizens are rarely involved in environmental health research, beyond participating as ...

    Authors: Florence Gignac, Valeria Righi, Raül Toran, Lucía Paz Errandonea, Rodney Ortiz, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Javier Creus, Xavier Basagaña and Mara Balestrini

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:11

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  10. Previous studies observed associations between prenatal exposure to fine particulate matter (≤ 2.5 μm; PM2.5) and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) birth and lower birthweight percentile for gestational age. Few, i...

    Authors: Mercedes A. Bravo and Marie Lynn Miranda

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:9

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  11. Thirty years ago, Gulf War (GW) veterans returned home with numerous health symptoms that have been associated with neurotoxicant exposures experienced during deployment. The health effects from these exposure...

    Authors: Maxine H. Krengel, Clara G. Zundel, Timothy Heeren, Megan Yee, Avron Spiro, Susan P. Proctor, Claudia M. Grasso and Kimberly Sullivan

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:7

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  12. While there is a robust literature on environmental exposure to iodine-131 (131I) in childhood and adolescence and the risk of thyroid cancer and benign nodules, little is known about its effects on thyroid volum...

    Authors: Ekaterina Chirikova, Robert J. McConnell, Patrick O’Kane, Vasilina Yauseyenka, Mark P. Little, Victor Minenko, Vladimir Drozdovitch, Ilya Veyalkin, Maureen Hatch, June M. Chan, Chiung-Yu Huang, Kiyohiko Mabuchi, Elizabeth K. Cahoon, Alexander Rozhko and Lydia B. Zablotska

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:5

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  13. The incidence rates of thyroid tumors and nodular goiter show an upward trend worldwide. There are limited reports on the risk of perchlorate and iodine on thyroid tumors, but evidence from population studies ...

    Authors: Huirong Wang, Yousheng Jiang, Jiayi Song, Huiwen Liang, Yuan Liu, Jiewu Huang, Pengliang Yin, Dongting Wu, Hang Zhang, Xinjie Liu, Dongxian Zhou, Wei Wei, Lin Lei, Ji Peng and Jianqing Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:4

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  14. In Iceland air quality is generally good; however, previous studies indicate that there is an association between air pollution in Reykjavik and adverse health effects as measured by dispensing of medications,...

    Authors: Solveig Halldorsdottir, Ragnhildur Gudrun Finnbjornsdottir, Bjarki Thor Elvarsson, Gunnar Gudmundsson and Vilhjalmur Rafnsson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2022 21:2

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  15. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart rhythm disorder and a risk factor of adverse cardiovascular diseases. Established causes do not fully explain the risk of AF and unexplained risk factors might be rel...

    Authors: Kirstine Wodschow, Cristina M. Villanueva, Mogens Lytken Larsen, Gunnar Gislason, Jörg Schullehner, Birgitte Hansen and Annette Kjær Ersbøll

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:126

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  16. Lead (Pb) exposure is a global health hazard causing a wide range of adverse health outcomes. Yet, the mechanisms of Pb toxicology remain incompletely understood, especially during pregnancy. To uncover biolog...

    Authors: Megan M. Niedzwiecki, Shoshannah Eggers, Anu Joshi, Georgia Dolios, Alejandra Cantoral, Héctor Lamadrid-Figueroa, Chitra Amarasiriwardena, Martha M. Téllez-Rojo, Robert O. Wright and Lauren Petrick

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:125

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  17. Short-term exposure to ambient nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is associated with adverse respiratory and cardiovascular outcomes. Supplementation of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) has shown protection against...

    Authors: Hao Chen, Siqi Zhang, Wan Shen, Claudia Salazar, Alexandra Schneider, Lauren Wyatt, Ana G. Rappold, David Diaz-Sanchez, Robert B. Devlin, James M. Samet and Haiyan Tong

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:123

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  18. During the COVID-19 pandemic, several illnesses were reduced. In Japan, heat-related illnesses were reduced by 22% compared to pre-pandemic period. However, it is uncertain as to what has led to this reduction...

    Authors: Xerxes Seposo, Lina Madaniyazi, Chris Fook Sheng Ng, Masahiro Hashizume and Yasushi Honda

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:122

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  19. Depression is the leading cause of mental health-related morbidity and affects twice as many women as men. Hispanic/Latina women in the US have unique risk factors for depression and they have lower utilizatio...

    Authors: Theresa M. Bastain, Thomas Chavez, Rima Habre, Ixel Hernandez-Castro, Brendan Grubbs, Claudia M. Toledo-Corral, Shohreh F. Farzan, Nathana Lurvey, Deborah Lerner, Sandrah P. Eckel, Fred Lurmann, Isabel Lagomasino and Carrie Breton

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:121

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  20. Nitrosatable drugs commonly prescribed during pregnancy can react with nitrite to form N-nitroso compounds which have been associated with an increased risk of stillbirth. Whether maternal residential drinking wa...

    Authors: Anne Marie Ladehoff Thomsen, Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen, Jörg Schullehner, Ninna Hinchely Ebdrup, Zeyan Liew, Vanessa Coffman, Leslie Stayner, Birgitte Hansen and Jørn Olsen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:118

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  21. Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) may increase the risk of hypertension in women of childbearing age, who may be exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) simultaneously. Till now, few studies have investigated the joint eff...

    Authors: Qianqian Shen, Qian Xu, Guoju Li, Lisheng Ren, Zhenhong Zhang, Yangting Zhang, Zhaoyi Zhong, Xiaona Li and Qiuzhen Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:117

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  22. The association between environmental chemical exposures and chronic diseases is of increasing concern. Chemical risk assessment relies heavily on pre-market toxicity testing to identify safe levels of exposur...

    Authors: Maricel V. Maffini, Birgit Geueke, Ksenia Groh, Bethanie Carney Almroth and Jane Muncke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:114

    Content type: Research

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  23. Evidence concerning the impact of long-term exposure to fine Particulate Matter ≤2.5 μm (PM2.5) on Cardio-Vascular Diseases (CVDs) for those people subject to ambient air pollution in developing countries remains...

    Authors: Soheila Jalali, Mojgan Karbakhsh, Mehdi Momeni, Marzieh Taheri, Saeid Amini, Marjan Mansourian and Nizal Sarrafzadegan

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:112

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  24. Testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT) are the most frequent cancers in young men in developed countries and their incidence rate has doubled worldwide over the past 40 years. Early life exposures to pesticides a...

    Authors: Aurélie M. N. Danjou, Olivia Pérol, Astrid Coste, Elodie Faure, Rémi Béranger, Helen Boyle, Elodie Belladame, Lény Grassot, Matthieu Dubuis, Johan Spinosi, Liacine Bouaoun, Aude Fléchon, Louis Bujan, Véronique Drouineaud, Florence Eustache, Isabelle Berthaut…

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:111

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  25. The differential effects of PM2.5 fractions on children’s lung function remain inconclusive. This study aimed to examine whether lung function in asthmatic children was associated with increased PM2.5 fractions i...

    Authors: Yoonhee Kim, Eun Ha Park, Chris Fook Sheng Ng, Yeonseung Chung, Kunio Hashimoto, Kasumi Tashiro, Hideki Hasunuma, Masataka Doi, Kei Tamura, Hiroyuki Moriuchi, Yuji Nishiwaki, Hwajin Kim, Seung-Muk Yi, Ho Kim and Masahiro Hashizume

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:110

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  26. To conduct a systematic review to evaluate the association between residential or occupational short- and long–term exposure to odour pollution from industrial sources and the health status of the exposed popu...

    Authors: Victor Guadalupe-Fernandez, Manuela De Sario, Simona Vecchi, Lisa Bauleo, Paola Michelozzi, Marina Davoli and Carla Ancona

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:108

    Content type: Review

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  27. Infections with nontyphoidal Salmonella cause an estimated 19,336 hospitalizations each year in the United States. Sources of infection can vary by state and include animal and plant-based foods, as well as envir...

    Authors: Michele E. Morgado, Chengsheng Jiang, Jordan Zambrana, Crystal Romeo Upperman, Clifford Mitchell, Michelle Boyle, Amy R. Sapkota and Amir Sapkota

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:105

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  28. Neighborhood exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing malignant mesothelioma (MM) in residents who live near asbestos mines and asbestos product plants. The area of Casale Monferrato (Northwest It...

    Authors: C. Airoldi, C. Magnani, F. Lazzarato, D. Mirabelli, S. Tunesi and D. Ferrante

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:103

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  29. Much of the current evidence of associations between long-term PM2.5 and health outcomes relies on national or regional analyses using exposures derived directly from regulatory monitoring data. These findings co...

    Authors: Sun-Young Kim, Arden C. Pope III, Julian D. Marshall, Neal Fann and Lianne Sheppard

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:102

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  30. The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) began in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and was declared a global pandemic on 11 March 2020. This study aimed to assess the effects of temperature and long-term ex...

    Authors: Anastase Tchicaya, Nathalie Lorentz, Hichem Omrani, Gaetan de Lanchy and Kristell Leduc

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:101

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  31. Urban air pollution is involved in the progress of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Its potential role on the devastating event of Acute Exacerbation of IPF (AE-IPF) needs to be clarified. This study exami...

    Authors: Ioannis Tomos, Konstantina Dimakopoulou, Effrosyni D. Manali, Spyros A. Papiris and Anna Karakatsani

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:99

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  32. Acrylamide (AA) is a toxicant to humans, but the association between AA exposure and the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains unclear. In this study, our objective is to examine the cross-...

    Authors: Zhening Liu, Jinghua Wang, Shenghui Chen, Chengfu Xu and Yu Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:98

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  33. Environmental chemical exposures can affect telomere length, which in turn has been associated with adverse health outcomes including cancer. Firefighters are occupationally exposed to many hazardous chemicals...

    Authors: Cassidy Clarity, Jessica Trowbridge, Roy Gerona, Katherine Ona, Michael McMaster, Vincent Bessonneau, Ruthann Rudel, Heather Buren and Rachel Morello-Frosch

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:97

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  34. Most epidemiological studies estimate associations without considering exposure measurement error. While some studies have estimated the impact of error in single-exposure models we aimed to quantify the effec...

    Authors: Dimitris Evangelopoulos, Klea Katsouyanni, Joel Schwartz and Heather Walton

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:94

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  35. Air pollution health studies have been increasingly using prediction models for exposure assessment even in areas without monitoring stations. To date, most studies have assumed that a single exposure model is...

    Authors: Mike Z. He, Vivian Do, Siliang Liu, Patrick L. Kinney, Arlene M. Fiore, Xiaomeng Jin, Nicholas DeFelice, Jianzhao Bi, Yang Liu, Tabassum Z. Insaf and Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:93

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  36. Critical knowledge of what we know about health and disease, risk factors, causation, prevention, and treatment, derives from epidemiology. Unfortunately, its methods and language can be misused and improperly...

    Authors: Colin L. Soskolne, Shira Kramer, Juan Pablo Ramos-Bonilla, Daniele Mandrioli, Jennifer Sass, Michael Gochfeld, Carl F. Cranor, Shailesh Advani and Lisa A. Bero

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:90

    Content type: Commentary

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  37. Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disruptor that it is present in numerous products of daily use. The aim of this study was to assess the potential association of serum BPA concentrations and the risk of incid...

    Authors: Elena Salamanca-Fernández, Miguel Rodríguez-Barranco, Pilar Amiano, Josu Delfrade, Maria Dolores Chirlaque, Sandra Colorado, Marcela Guevara, Ana Jimenez, Juan Pedro Arrebola, Fernando Vela, Nicolás Olea, Antonio Agudo and Maria-José Sánchez

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:88

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  38. Prenatal endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC) exposure has been associated with increased risk of preterm birth. Non-Hispanic Black women have higher incidence of preterm birth compared to other racial/ethnic g...

    Authors: Emma V. Preston, Victoria Fruh, Marlee R. Quinn, Michele R. Hacker, Blair J. Wylie, Karen O’Brien, Shruthi Mahalingaiah and Tamarra James-Todd

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:86

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  39. While year-round exposure to pollen is linked to a large burden of allergic diseases, location-specific risk information on pollen types and allergy outcomes are limited. We characterize the relationship betwe...

    Authors: Shubhayu Saha, Ambarish Vaidyanathan, Fiona Lo, Claudia Brown and Jeremy J. Hess

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:85

    Content type: Research

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  40. Epidemiological studies and research on laboratory animals link radiofrequency radiation (RFR) with impacts on the heart, brain, and other organs. Data from the large-scale animal studies conducted by the U.S....

    Authors: Uloma Igara Uche and Olga V. Naidenko

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:84

    Content type: Research

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  41. The occurrence of cyanobacterial blooms in freshwater presents a threat to human health. However, epidemiological studies on the association between cyanobacterial blooms in drinking water sources and human he...

    Authors: Jianyong Wu, Elizabeth D. Hilborn, Blake A. Schaeffer, Erin Urquhart, Megan M. Coffer, Cynthia J. Lin and Andrey I. Egorov

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:83

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  42. Everyday people are exposed to multiple environmental factors, such as surrounding green, air pollution and traffic noise. These exposures are generally spatially correlated. Hence, when estimating association...

    Authors: Jochem O. Klompmaker, Nicole A. H. Janssen, Lizan D. Bloemsma, Marten Marra, Erik Lebret, Ulrike Gehring and Gerard Hoek

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:82

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  43. Many phenols and parabens are applied in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food, to prevent growth of bacteria and fungi. Whether these chemicals affect inflammatory diseases like allergies and overweight is larg...

    Authors: Hilde Kristin Vindenes, Cecilie Svanes, Stein Håkon Låstad Lygre, Francisco Gomez Real, Tamar Ringel-Kulka and Randi Jacobsen Bertelsen

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:81

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  44. Exposure to ionizing radiation has been associated with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. In light of recent work showing an association between ambient particulate matter (PM) gross β-activity and gesta...

    Authors: Veronica A. Wang, Tamarra James-Todd, Michele R. Hacker, Karen E. O’Brien, Blair J. Wylie, Russ Hauser, Paige L. Williams, Andrea Bellavia, Marlee Quinn, Thomas F. McElrath and Stefania Papatheodorou

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:70

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  45. Preterm birth (PTB, birth before 37 weeks of gestation) has been associated with adverse health outcomes across the lifespan. Evidence on the association between PTB and prenatal exposure to air pollutants is ...

    Authors: Kipruto Kirwa, Zlatan Feric, Justin Manjourides, Akram Alshawabekeh, Carmen Milagros Velez Vega, José F. Cordero, John D. Meeker and Helen H. Suh

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:69

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  46. While fetal growth is a tightly regulated process, it is sensitive to environmental exposures that occur during pregnancy. Many commonly used consumer products contain chemicals that can disturb processes unde...

    Authors: P. A. Bommarito, B. M. Welch, A. P. Keil, G. P. Baker, D. E. Cantonwine, T. F. McElrath and K. K. Ferguson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:68

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  47. Prenatal exposure to heavy metals is implicated in the etiology of birth defects. We investigated whether concentrations of cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) in umbilical cord tissue are associated with risk for neur...

    Authors: Mengyuan Liu, Jinhui Yu, Zaiming Su, Ying Sun, Yaqiong Liu, Qing Xie, Zhiwen Li, Linlin Wang, Jie Zhang, Lei Jin and Aiguo Ren

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:66

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  48. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias currently represent the fifth most common cause of death in the world, according to the World Health Organization, with a projected future increase as the proportio...

    Authors: Hedi Katre Kriit, Bertil Forsberg, Daniel Oudin Åström and Anna Oudin

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:65

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  49. Cadmium is an endocrine disrupting chemical that affects the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Though evidence suggests its potential role in altering androgen synthesis and metabolic pathways that are char...

    Authors: Keewan Kim, Anna Z. Pollack, Carrie J. Nobles, Lindsey A. Sjaarda, Jessica R. Zolton, Jeannie G. Radoc, Enrique F. Schisterman and Sunni L. Mumford

    Citation: Environmental Health 2021 20:64

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