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International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health

Rui Pan, Caifeng Wang, Rong Shi, Yan Zhang, Yiwen Wang, Chen Cai, Guodong Ding, Tao Yuan, Ying Tian, Yu Gao
BACKGROUND: Several epidemiological studies suggest that prenatal exposure to BPA may interfere with the neurodevelopment of pre-school and school-age children. However, a limited number of studies are available for effects during children at a younger age, especially in China. METHODS: Based on Laizhou Wan Birth Cohort (LWBC), BPA concentrations were measured in urine among 506 pregnant women during their hospital admission for delivery and neurodevelopment of their children was assessed using the Gesell Development Schedules at 12 months (n = 368) and 24 months (n = 296)...
April 10, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Kristin J Marks, Anya J Cutler, Zuha Jeddy, Kate Northstone, Kayoko Kato, Terryl J Hartman
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been widely used in commercial and industrial manufacturing processes since the 1950s. Inverse associations between prenatal exposure to PFAS and birth size have been found in populations around the globe. This study examined the association of prenatal maternal serum concentrations of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and birth size in British boys. The study included 457 mother-son dyads participating in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)...
April 8, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Hsu-Chih Huang, Frank Cheau-Feng Lin, Ming-Fang Wu, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Shu-Yi Hsu, Chia-Chi Lung, Chien-Chang Ho, Chih-Yi Chen, Yung-Po Liaw
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Not much is known regarding the influence of non-smoking-related risk factors on COPD in Taiwan. We examined the relationship between exposure to particulate matter <2.5 μm (PM2.5 ) and COPD among nonsmokers in Taiwan. METHODS: This population-based study involved 3941 nonsmoking Taiwanese adults who were recruited in the Taiwan Biobank project between 2008 and 2015...
April 5, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Laura Palli, Mohamed Shaheen
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March 25, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Karen Setty, Jean-Francois Loret, Sophie Courtois, Charlotte Christiane Hammer, Philippe Hartemann, Michel Lafforgue, Xavier Litrico, Tarek Manasfi, Gertjan Medema, Mohamed Shaheen, Vincent Tesson, Jamie Bartram
The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals initiated in 2016 reiterated the need for safe water and healthy lives across the globe. The tenth anniversary meeting of the International Water and Health Seminar in 2018 brought together experts, students, and practitioners, setting the stage for development of an inclusive and evidence-based research agenda on water and health. Data collection relied on a nominal group technique gathering perceived research priorities as well as underlying drivers and adaptation needs...
March 23, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
E Sib, A M Voigt, G Wilbring, C Schreiber, H A Faerber, D Skutlarek, M Parcina, R Mahn, D Wolf, P Brossart, F Geiser, S Engelhart, M Exner, G Bierbaum, R M Schmithausen
Increasing isolation rates of resistant bacteria in the last years require identification of potential infection reservoirs in healthcare facilities. Especially the clinical wastewater network represents a potential source of antibiotic resistant bacteria. In this work, the siphons of the sanitary installations from 18 hospital rooms of two German hospitals were examined for antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic residues including siphons of showers and washbasins and toilets in sanitary units of psychosomatic, haemato-oncological, and rehabilitation wards...
March 21, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
L M L Toms, J Bräunig, S Vijayasarathy, S Phillips, P Hobson, L L Aylward, M D Kirk, J F Mueller
BACKGROUND: Increased public awareness of PFAS contamination in Australia has resulted in serum biomonitoring efforts in individuals in potentially affected communities. However, population-based reference values for assessing whether individual results exceed the typical range in the Australian general population are not currently available. OBJECTIVE: Estimate population upper bound reference values based on updated serum PFAS concentrations in pooled samples from southeast Queensland, Australia and population variation observed in the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) datasets...
March 18, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Teuta Eljezi, Pierre Pinta, Fabien Nativel, Damien Richard, Jérémy Pinguet, Olivier Roy, Valérie Sautou, Gaël Grimandi, Emmanuel Moreau
BACKGROUND: Phthalic acid esters are widely used to improve the plasticity of PVC in medical devices (MD). The most famous plasticizer is DEHP, whose use in medical devices has been contested by the European authorities since 2008. Several alternative plasticizers are being considered to replace DEHP, such as DEHT, TOTM, DINP or DINCH, but they are also released from the PVC throughout their life cycle and are metabolized in the same way as DEHP. OBJECTIVES: Our study focuses on the in vitro cytotoxicity of two alternative plasticizers (DINCH and DINP) contained in certain medical devices...
March 18, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Elke Dopp, Helena Pannekens, Fabian Itzel, Jochen Tuerk
Complex mixtures of chemicals in waste and finally in surface water may pose a risk to the environment and also to human health. This contamination of surface water cannot be addressed with chemical analysis alone. Tools are required to detect and assess these micropollutants which might cause adverse effects. Effect-directed analysis (EDA) with effect-based methods in combination with state-of-the-art chemical analysis can meet this challenge. The present paper summarizes and outlines current experiences with analytical tools and bioassays as integrated approach for assessment of water quality...
March 18, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Janja Snoj Tratnik, Ingrid Falnoga, Darja Mazej, David Kocman, Vesna Fajon, Marta Jagodic, Anja Stajnko, Ajda Trdin, Zdenka Šlejkovec, Zvonka Jeran, Joško Osredkar, Alenka Sešek-Briški, Mladen Krsnik, Alfred B Kobal, Lijana Kononenko, Milena Horvat
The first national human biomonitoring in Slovenia surveyed cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), manganese (Mn), selenium (Se), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) in a childbearing population (18-49 years) selected from lactating primiparous women and men (N = 1084). The overall aim was to estimate trace elements' levels and geographical variations in order to identify sources of possible exposures and set the national reference values. The study population was selected evenly from 12 study areas across Slovenia, including rural, urban and known or potentially contaminated environments...
March 14, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Sarah Robertson, Philippa Douglas, Deborah Jarvis, Emma Marczylo
BACKGROUND: Rapid population growth and urbanisation around the world has led to increasing waste generation rates. Composting of organic waste in large-scale facilities is part of a growing trend in the UK, and elsewhere, to better manage and re-use the organic waste. However, composting inevitably generates bioaerosols, which have been associated with human health effects. In 2015, we reported that there was some, albeit limited, qualitative evidence linking bioaerosol emissions from composting facilities to poor respiratory health in nearby residents...
March 12, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Alexis L Maule, Matthew M Scarpaci, Susan P Proctor
Permethrin is used to treat clothing as a personal protective measure against insect bites in military and recreational settings, and along with other pyrethroid insecticides, is sprayed in agricultural and residential sites for pest control. The widespread use of permethrin and other pyrethroid insecticides creates a potential for human exposure in occupational and non-occupational populations. This study aims to compare urinary biomarkers of pyrethroid exposure in two US military cohorts to the general US adult population from the 2009-2010 Nutritional Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
March 6, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Han Li, Kai Huang, Shuna Jin, Yang Peng, Wenyu Liu, Mu Wang, Hongling Zhang, Bin Zhang, Wei Xia, Yuanyuan Li, Shi Lu, Shunqing Xu
Cadmium (Cd) is a well-recognized, hazardous toxic heavy metal, and the adverse effects of high-level Cd exposure on human health have been well documented. However, little is known about the health effects of low-level environmental Cd exposure on pregnant women. The objective of this study was to assess urinary metabolic alterations in pregnant women exposed to environmental Cd, and to identify informative biomarkers. Urine samples from 246 pregnant women in the first trimester of pregnancy were collected, and urinary Cd concentrations were quantified using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
February 27, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Chia-Ying Lin, Chi-Min Wang, Mei-Ling Chen, Bing-Fang Hwang
BACKGROUND: Air pollution may cause specific genetic or epigenetic abnormalities and lead to the development of uterine fibroids (UFs). However, there have been limited studies evaluating the relationship between air pollutant exposure and the development of UFs. METHODS: We conducted a 10-year cohort-based case-control study in Taiwan from 2001 to 2010 using National Health Institute Research Database (NHIRD) to assess the association between air pollution and the UFs development among Taiwanese women...
February 25, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Seulbi Lee, Hyesook Park, Soontae Kim, Eun-Kyung Lee, Jiyoung Lee, Young Sun Hong, Eunhee Ha
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that particulate matter (PM) is associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) while metabolic syndrome is also an important risk factor for CVD. However, few studies have investigated the epidemiological association between PM and metabolic syndrome. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between one-year exposure to PM with an aerodynamic diameter <2.5 μm (PM2.5 ) and the risk of metabolic syndrome in Korean adults without CVD...
February 20, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Chaonan Jia, Yaping Wei, Yuan Lan, Xiangqing Hou, Jingjing Zuo, Tao Wang, Jushuang Li, Xiaoju Guan, Hui Yang, Guangyun Mao
Early detection of the health lesions induced by chronic arsenic exposure (HLICAE) are crucial to prevent permanent arsenic-induced damage. If HLICAE can be identified in time, appropriate preventive and therapeutic measures may be provided without various avoidable lesions. The present study aims to assess the probability of HLICAE early recognition with metabolomics. Applying a case-control study, 94 participants with HLICAE (cases) and other 94 subjects without HLICAE (controls) were matched with gender and age (±1 year), coming from a previous chronic arsenic exposure cohort...
February 18, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Choonghee Park, Moonyoung Hwang, Yongwook Baek, Soonwon Jung, Youngmee Lee, Domyung Paek, Kyungho Choi
BACKDGROUND: Phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) have been used in a variety of consumer products and are detected widely in both humans and the environment. Demographic and socio-economic characteristics that affect exposure to these chemicals have been investigated among several general populations; however, nationally-representative population-based studies are limited to Canada, Germany, and the USA. Moreover, relatively little is known about the socio-demographic characteristics that influence exposure to these chemicals among nationally representative populations of Asia...
February 14, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Christoph Schmidtkunz, Wolfgang Gries, Till Weber, Gabriele Leng, Marike Kolossa-Gehring
Di(2-propylheptyl) phthalate (DPHP) is used as a substitute for high molecular weight phthalates like di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) which were subjected to authorization under REACh in 2015. An earlier study on the time trend of exposure in human 24-h urine samples from the German Environmental Specimen Bank has revealed that metabolites of DPHP emerged in 2009 and 2012 (Schütze et al., 2015). In order to better assess a potential trend and the present state of exposure to DPHP, we now measured 180 urine samples from the German Environmental Specimen Bank, 60 per year, collected in 2011, 2014 and 2017, randomized and blinded before analysis...
February 13, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Giuliana Ferrero, Karen Setty, Bettina Rickert, Shannan George, Angella Rinehold, Jennifer DeFrance, Jamie Bartram
The World Health Organization has recommended Water Safety Plans (WSPs), a holistic risk assessment and risk management approach, for drinking-water suppliers across low-, middle- and high-income countries, since publishing its 2004 Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality. While rapid WSP adoption has occurred, capacity is still catching up to implementation needs. Many countries and regions lack case examples, legal requirements, and training resources for WSPs, corresponding to widespread capacity shortfall in the water supply sector...
February 7, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
C Stange, J P S Sidhu, S Toze, A Tiehm
Efficient treatment methods for the removal of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) from drinking water are needed to reduce health risks. However, there is a lack of empirical data on ARB and ARG removal during conventional water disinfection processes. In this study, the removal of ARB and ARGs by three disinfection processes (chlorination, ozonation, and UV treatment) was investigated on a laboratory scale using Escherichia coli and Enterococcus faecium carrying ARGs...
February 6, 2019: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
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