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#1James P. Fabisiak (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 24
#2Erica M Jackson (University of Pittsburgh)
Last. Albert A. Presto (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 33
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BACKGROUND: Communities need to efficiently estimate the burden from specific pollutants and identify those most at risk to make timely informed policy decisions. We developed a risk-based model to estimate the burden of black carbon (BC) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on coronary heart disease (CHD) across environmental justice (EJ) and non-EJ populations in Allegheny County, PA. METHODS: Exposure estimates in census tracts were modeled via land use regression and analyzed in relation to US Census ...
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#1Angelico Mendy (UI: University of Iowa)H-Index: 9
#2Jesse Wilkerson (Durham University)H-Index: 3
Last. Peter S. Thorne (UI: University of Iowa)H-Index: 48
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BACKGROUND: Endotoxin is ubiquitous in the environment, but its clustering with indoor allergens is not well characterized. This study examined the clustering patterns of endotoxin with allergens in house dust and their association with asthma outcomes. METHODS: We analyzed data from 6963 participants of the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. House dust sampled from bedroom floor and bedding was evaluated for endotoxin and allergens from fungi, cockroach, dog, cat, mites...
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#1Ying Li (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 2
#2Lars Barregard (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 52
Last. Tony Fletcher (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 48
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BACKGROUND: Exposures to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have shown positive associations with serum lipids in previous studies. While many studies on lipids investigated associations with perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), there are only a few studies regarding other PFAS, such as perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS). The purpose of the current study is to investigate if associations with serum lipids were present, not only for serum PFOS and PFOA, but als...
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#1Camilla Johnk (University of Southern Denmark)
#2Arne Høst (OUH: Odense University Hospital)H-Index: 52
Last. Tina Kold Jensen (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 61
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BACKGROUND: Prenatal phthalate exposure has been suggested to alter immune responses and increase the risk of asthma, eczema and rhinitis. However, few studies have examined the effects in prospective cohorts and only one examined rhinitis. We therefore studied associations between maternal urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites and asthma, eczema and rhinitis in offspring aged 5 years. METHODS: From 552 pregnant women in the Odense Child Cohort, we quantified urinary concentrations of ...
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#1Larissa Takser (Université de Sherbrooke)H-Index: 18
#2Darel J. Hunting (Université de Sherbrooke)H-Index: 28
BACKGROUND: The overwhelming number of potentially toxic chemicals in consumer products and in our daily environment makes it unrealistic to carry out in-depth analyses of each product with the objective of banning and eliminating toxic chemicals from our environment. OBJECTIVES: To present the challenges that environmental toxicology and epidemiology are currently facing in the context of ubiquitous chemical pollution. DISCUSSION: We propose a realistic and pragmatic approach to this Herculean ...
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#1Larissa PardoH-Index: 2
Last. Stella KoutrosH-Index: 24
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BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among men in developed countries; however, little is known about modifiable risk factors. Some studies have implicated organochlorine and organophosphate insecticides as risk factors (particularly the organodithioate class) and risk of clinically significant PCa subtypes. However, few studies have evaluated other pesticides. We used data from the Agricultural Health Study, a large prospective cohort of pesticide appl...
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#1Jane MunckeH-Index: 8
#2Anna-Maria Andersson (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 60
Last. Jean-Baptiste Fini (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 10
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Food packaging is of high societal value because it conserves and protects food, makes food transportable and conveys information to consumers. It is also relevant for marketing, which is of economic significance. Other types of food contact articles, such as storage containers, processing equipment and filling lines, are also important for food production and food supply. Food contact articles are made up of one or multiple different food contact materials and consist of food contact chemicals....
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#1Maoyong Fan (BSU: Ball State University)
#2Yi Wang (IUPUI: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis)H-Index: 55
BACKGROUND: Evidence of causal relationship between mortality of older adults and low- concentration PM2.5 remains limited. OBJECTIVES: This study investigates the effects of low-concentration PM2.5 on the mortality of adults older than 65 using the closure of coal-fired power plants in the Eastern United States as a natural experiment. METHODS: We investigated power plants in the Eastern United States (US) that had production changes through unit shutdown or plant retirement between 1999 and 20...
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#1Joanna Jurewicz (Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine)H-Index: 19
#2Michał RadwanH-Index: 4
Last. Wojciech Hanke (Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine)H-Index: 28
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BACKGROUND: Parabens are synthetic chemicals commonly used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage processing as antimicrobial preservatives. In experimental animals, parabens exposure was associated with adverse effects on female reproduction. Despite the widespread use of parabens little is known about their effect on female fecundity. The objective of the current analysis was to evaluate the associations of urinary parabens concentrations with parameters of ovarian reserve among wome...
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#2Peng YinH-Index: 19
Last. Zhao Z
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