Regional inequalities in benzene exposures across the European petrochemical industry: A Bayesian multilevel modelling approach.
CONCLUSIONS: While petrochemical facilities in all European Union regions are regulated to be compliant with the annual average benzene limit of 5 μg/m3, uneven exposures still present regional health inequalities. We recommend extending benzene regulations to an hourly or daily limit, alongside the strengthening of regulation for other toxic petrochemical releases. PMID: 31421386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Environment International)
Source: Environment International - August 14, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jephcote C, Mah A Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations and progression in relation to ambient air pollutants exposure.
Conclusions: The study confirms that air pollution leads to increased number of exacerbations and hospital stay. The patients with mild level of COPD have 0.86 exacerbations and 2.61 days in hospital per year, while in case of very severe COPD these values increase 4 times. Outside pollutions lead to worsening of the disease severity and hospitalizations due to a higher rate of COPD exacerbations. PMID: 31372286 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - August 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Annual, seasonal, and morning rush hour Land Use Regression models for black carbon in a school catchment area of Milan, Italy.
This study aims to investigate the spatial distribution of BC in the catchment area of an elementary school of Milan, the biggest city in Northern Italy, using Land Use Regression (LUR) models and focusing especially on Morning Rush Hour (MRH). METHODS: Two recruitment campaigns were performed asking schoolchildren's parents and residents of the study area to host a monitoring site in their own dwellings. Finally, 34 monitoring sites and 1 reference site were sampled. BC was measured in two seasonal campaigns using eight micro-aethalometers. Six seasonal and annual LUR models were developed, 3 focused on MRH. RES...
Source: Environmental Research - June 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Boniardi L, Dons E, Campo L, Van Poppel M, Int Panis L, Fustinoni S Tags: Environ Res Source Type: research

US environment agency cuts funding for kids’ health studies
US environment agency cuts funding for kids’ health studiesNature, Published online: 13 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01491-1The Environmental Protection Agency's decision leaves fate of more than a dozen decades-long projects in doubt. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 13, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Sara Reardon Source Type: research

Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 1813: A First Implementation of Underwater Communications in Raw Water Using the 433 MHz Frequency Combined with a Bowtie Antenna
Laura Conway In 2016, there were 317 serious water pollution incidents in the UK, with 78,000 locations where businesses discharge controlled quantities of pollutants into rivers; therefore, continuous monitoring is vital. Since 1998, the environment agency has taken over 50 million water samples for water quality monitoring. The Internet of Things has grown phenomenally in recent years, reaching all aspects of our lives, many of these connected devices use wireless sensor networks to relay data to internet-connected nodes, where data can be processed, analyzed and consumed. However, Underwater wireless communications...
Source: Sensors - April 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Samuel Ryecroft Andrew Shaw Paul Fergus Patryk Kot Khalid Hashim Adam Moody Laura Conway Tags: Article Source Type: research

Interactive Impacts of Silver and Phosphorus on Autotrophic Biofilm Elemental and Biochemical Quality for a Macroinvertebrate Consumer
Conclusion To conclude, our results showed that both P and Ag impacted several biofilm quality parameters, but never interactively. The use of G. fossarum growth experiment permitted to verify the consequences of microbial resources potential quality. In this study, resources C:P was the most important parameter. Similar studies would be required to understand in more details the indirect effects multiple stressors might play on microorganisms consumers and, in turn, on ecosystem functioning. Author Contributions MD, AB, VF, LT-H, and JL designed the experiments. CC, JL, JF, and KS-T carried out the experiments. CC, AG,...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - April 16, 2019 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Temporal and spatial variation of greenhouse gas emissions from a limited-controlled landfill site.
In this study, the GHG emissions from a typical limited-controlled landfill site were investigated under a regular period for one year. The number and positions of static chambers were arranged according to the guidance on Monitoring Landfill Gas Surface Emissions by the UK Environment Agency to obtain representative data from the heterogeneous surface of the landfill. Inverse distance weighting (IDW) was applied to evaluate and visualise the GHG emissions from the whole landfill surface based on the measurements of distributed static chambers. As an important GHG source of the landfill site, the emissions from the landfil...
Source: Environment International - April 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zhang C, Guo Y, Wang X, Chen S Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research

Modelling migration of substances from polymers into drinking water. Part 2 – Partition coefficient estimations
Publication date: Available online 28 March 2019Source: Polymer TestingAuthor(s): P.V. Mercea, A. Kalisch, M. Ulrich, H. Benz, O.G. Piringer, V. Toşa, R. Schuster, P. SejersenAbstractThe permeation through and diffusion/migration of a series of additives, their degradation products and other organic substances from high density polyethylene, polybutylene, polypropylene and cross linked polyethylene films into water was investigated experimentally with two different methods in the 20–60 °C temperature range. Vapour absorption experiments were also conducted in the same temperature range to determine the equilib...
Source: Polymer Testing - March 30, 2019 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Air pollution science under siege at US environment agency
Air pollution science under siege at US environment agency, Published online: 28 March 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00937-wTop EPA advisor attacks agency decision-making ahead of major review of air pollution standards. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - March 28, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Jeff Tollefson Source Type: research

US environment agency proposes loosening limits on carbon emissions from new power plants
US environment agency proposes loosening limits on carbon emissions from new power plants, Published online: 06 December 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07697-zThe regulations would make it easier to build coal-fired energy facilities. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - December 6, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Jeff Tollefson Source Type: research

In-utero and childhood chemical exposome in six European mother-child cohorts.
, Slama R, Sunyer J, Urquiza J, Vafeiadi M, Wright J, Vrijheid M, Thomsen C Abstract BACKGROUND: Harmonized data describing simultaneous exposure to a large number of environmental contaminants in-utero and during childhood is currently very limited. OBJECTIVES: To characterize concentrations of a large number of environmental contaminants in pregnant women from Europe and their children, based on chemical analysis of biological samples from mother-child pairs. METHODS: We relied on the Early-Life Exposome project, HELIX, a collaborative project across six established population-based birth cohort studie...
Source: Environment International - October 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Haug LS, Sakhi AK, Cequier E, Casas M, Maitre L, Basagana X, Andrusaityte S, Chalkiadaki G, Chatzi L, Coen M, de Bont J, Dedele A, Ferrand J, Grazuleviciene R, Gonzalez JR, Gutzkow KB, Keun H, McEachan R, Meltzer HM, Petraviciene I, Robinson O, Saulnier P Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 15, Pages 2085: Development of Policy Relevant Human Biomonitoring Indicators for Chemical Exposure in the European Population
hoeters Xenia Trier The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Programme (EAP) aims to assess and minimize environmental health risks from the use of hazardous chemicals by 2020. From this angle, policy questions like whether an implemented policy to reduce chemical exposure has had an effect over time, whether the health of people in specific regions or subpopulations is at risk, or whether the body burden of chemical substances (the internal exposure) varies with, for example, time, country, sex, age, or socio-economic status, need to be answered. Indicators can help to synthesize complex scientifi...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jurgen Buekers Madlen David Gudrun Koppen Jos Bessems Martin Scheringer Erik Lebret Denis Sarigiannis Marike Kolossa-Gehring Marika Berglund Greet Schoeters Xenia Trier Tags: Article Source Type: research

Industry trumps peer-reviewed science at US environment agency
Industry trumps peer-reviewed science at US environment agency, Published online: 14 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05946-9Critics outraged over changes to chemical-safety review guidelines. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - August 14, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Jeff Tollefson Source Type: research

Knowing What We Know – Reflections on the Development of Technical Guidance for Loss Data for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Conclusion Transparent monitoring is essential to ensure that political and financial efforts to implement the 2030 agenda align with accepted goals and foster an effective evidence base. It is critical to offer support to the institutions tasked with doing so. Technical guidance literature is an essential part of this, which the February 2017 loss data workshop and recent publication of UNISDR technical guidance have revealed. Across Sendai Framework Global Targets A-D, there remain specific issues that the academic community can support with innovating methods for improving estimation and accurate record of the impacts o...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lorcan Clarke Source Type: research

Science under siege: behind the scenes at Trump’s troubled environment agency
Science under siege: behind the scenes at Trump’s troubled environment agencyScience under siege: behind the scenes at Trump’s troubled environment agency, Published online: 12 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05706-9Uncertainty, hostility and irrelevance are now part of daily life for scientists at the US Environmental Protection Agency. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - July 12, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Jeff Tollefson Source Type: research

Embattled head of US environment agency resigns
Embattled head of US environment agency resigns, Published online: 05 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05661-5Scott Pruitt provoked controversy over his policies at the Environmental Protection Agency. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - July 5, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Jeff Tollefson Source Type: research

Environmental health surveillance in a future European health information system
ConclusionsThere is potential to use HBM based information in a number of public health policies, and this would help to align reporting to international commitments. Environmental health surveillance based on HBM and HBM-based indicators, is an excellent tool to inform public health policies about risks from environmental chemicals, and the EU health information system would benefit from additional HBM-based indicators for monitoring exposure burden from environmental chemicals. Considerable efforts are needed to align and establish routine data collections and to develop a surveillance system and indicators which may inf...
Source: Archives of Public Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

US environment agency pushes to limit its use of non-public data
US environment agency pushes to limit its use of non-public data, Published online: 24 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04968-7Critics say the US Environmental Protection Agency's plan would hamstring public health and environmental protections. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - April 24, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Jeff Tollefson Source Type: research

New and emerging risks of chemical carcinogens: detection and prevention
Cancer is a major cause of death worldwide and there are many efforts to tackle it. Occupational cancer is a cancer caused fully or partially by exposure to a cancer-causing agent at work. It has been estimated that 8% of all cancers are caused by exposures to carcinogens in the workplace. Using the cancer incidence numbers in the EU-27, this means that there are about 122000 new cancer cases in the EU each year caused by occupational exposure [1]. This number is very likely to be an underestimate because of the long latency of cancer, and difficulties in establishing a causal relationship between occupational exposure and...
Source: Occupational Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

A study of particulate emissions during 23 major industrial fires: Implications for human health.
Abstract Public exposure to significantly elevated levels of particulate matter (PM) as a result of major fires at industrial sites is a worldwide problem. Our paper describes how the United Kingdom developed its Air Quality in Major Incidents (AQinMI) service to provide fire emission plume concentration data for use by managers at the time of the incident and to allow an informed public health response. It is one of the first civilian services of its type anywhere in the world. Based on the involvement of several of the authors in the AQinMI service, we describe the service's function, detail the nature of fires ...
Source: Environment International - March 16, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Griffiths SD, Chappell P, Entwistle JA, Kelly FJ, Deary ME Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research

Biomonitoring of polychlorinated biphenyls in Bavaria/Germany-long-term observations and standardization.
eichl L Abstract In the 1980s, it was demonstrated that semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) accumulate in plant leaves. Plants are at the base of the food chain, and therefore a starting point for transfer of PCBs to animals and related human exposure. For two decades, the Environment Agency of the German federal state of Bavaria (LfU) has been operating long-term monitoring stations to measure the impact of organic air pollutants. Standardized ryegrass, curly kale, and spruce needles are used as bioindicators for the atmospheric entries of PCBs into vegetation. From the e...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - December 29, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Weber R, Gonser S, Köhler J, Körner W, Herold C, Haag R, Krapp M, Peichl L Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Modelling migration of substances from polymers into drinking water. Part 1 - Diffusion coefficient estimations
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Polymer Testing, Volume 65 Author(s): P.V. Mercea, A. Kalisch, M. Ulrich, H. Benz, O.G. Piringer, V. Toşa, R. Schuster, S. Aranyi, P. Sejersen In a first part of this work the permeation through and diffusion/migration from high density polyethylene, polybutylene, polypropylene and cross linked polyethylene films was investigated experimentally with three different methods to determine diffusion coefficients in these polyolefins for a series of additives, their degradation products and other organic substances in the 20–60 °C temperature range. The experimental method...
Source: Polymer Testing - December 2, 2017 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 14, Pages 1415: OMI and Ground-Based In-Situ Tropospheric Nitrogen Dioxide Observations over Several Important European Cities during 2005 –2014
IJERPH, Vol. 14, Pages 1415: OMI and Ground-Based In-Situ Tropospheric Nitrogen Dioxide Observations over Several Important European Cities during 2005–2014 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph14111415 Authors: Spiru Paraschiv Daniel-Eduard Constantin Simona-Lizica Paraschiv Mirela Voiculescu In this work we present the evolution of tropospheric nitrogen dioxide (NO2) content over several important European cities during 2005–2014 using space observations and ground-based in-situ measurements. The NO2 content was derived using the daily observations...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Spiru Paraschiv Daniel-Eduard Constantin Simona-Lizica Paraschiv Mirela Voiculescu Tags: Article Source Type: research

Grant recipients can still give objective advice
Nature 551, 7679 (2017). doi:10.1038/551142a The US environment agency should not ban researchers it funds from its advisory boards. (Source: Nature)
Source: Nature - November 8, 2017 Category: Research Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

US environment agency bars scientists it funds from serving on its advisory boards
Nature 551, 7679 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature.2017.22929 Author: Jeff Tollefson The US Environmental Protection Agency says the policy will address potential conflicts of interest, but scientists raise alarms. (Source: Nature)
Source: Nature - October 31, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Jeff Tollefson Tags: News Source Type: research

A hierarchical testing strategy for micropollutants in drinking water regarding their potential endocrine-disrupting effects-towards health-related indicator values.
Abstract In Germany, micropollutants that (may) occur in drinking water are assessed by means of the health-related indicator value (HRIV concept), developed by the German Federal Environment Agency. This concept offers five threshold values (≤ 0.01 to ≤ 3 μg l(-1)) depending on availability and completeness of data regarding genotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and germ cell-damaging potential. However, the HRIV concept is yet lacking integration of endocrine disruptors as one of the most prominent toxicological concerns in water bodies, including drinking water. Thresholds and proposed bioas...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - September 21, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kuckelkorn J, Redelstein R, Heide T, Kunze J, Maletz S, Waldmann P, Grummt T, Seiler TB, Hollert H Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Assessment of shipping emissions on four ports of Portugal.
Abstract In the last few years, ship emissions have attracted growing attention in the scientific community. The main reason is the constant increase of marine emissions over the last twenty years due to the intensification of port traffic. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate ship emissions (PM10, PM2.5, NOx, SO2, CO, CO2, N2O CH4, NMVOC, and HC) through the activity-based methodology in four of the main ports of Portugal (Leixões, Setúbal, Sines and Viana do Castelo) during 2013 and 2014. The analysis was performed according to ship types (bulk carrier, container, general cargo, passenger, Ro-Ro carg...
Source: Environmental Pollution - September 13, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nunes RAO, Alvim-Ferraz MCM, Martins FG, Sousa SIV Tags: Environ Pollut Source Type: research

Exposure to Road, Railway, and Aircraft Noise and Arterial Stiffness in the SAPALDIA Study: Annual Average Noise Levels and Temporal Noise Characteristics
Conclusions: Long-term exposure to railway noise, particularly in an intermittent nighttime noise environment, and to nighttime noise events, mainly related to road noise, may affect arterial stiffness, a major determinant of cardiovascular disease. Ascertaining noise exposure characteristics beyond average noise levels may be relevant to better understand noise-related health effects. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1136 Received: 23 September 2016 Revised: 20 March 2017 Accepted: 31 March 2017 Published: 07 September 2017 Address correspondence to M. Foraster, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Dept. of Epidemi...
Source: EHP Research - September 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniil Lyalko Tags: Research Source Type: research

A Human Mixture Risk Assessment for Neurodevelopmental Toxicity Associated with Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Used as Flame Retardants
Conclusions: Our estimates corroborate reports from several recent epidemiological studies of associations between PBDE exposures and neurobehavioral outcomes, and they support the inclusion of BDE-209 in the persistent organic pollutant (POP) convention as well as the need for strategies to reduce exposures to PBDE mixtures, including maximum residue limits for PBDEs in food and measures for limiting the release of PBDEs from consumer waste. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP826 Received: 18 July 2016 Revised: 06 May 2017 Accepted: 09 May 2017 Published: 23 August 2017 Address correspondence to A. Kortenkamp, Brunel Univer...
Source: EHP Research - August 24, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniil Lyalko Tags: Research Source Type: research

Analysis of Temporal Variability in the Short-term Effects of Ambient Air Pollutants on Nonaccidental Mortality in Rome, Italy (1998 –2014)
Conclusions: Mean concentrations of air pollutants have decreased over the last two decades in Rome, but effect estimates for a fixed increment in each exposure were generally consistent. These findings suggest that there has been little or no change in the overall toxicity of the air pollution mixture over time. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP19 Received: 23 February 2016 Revised: 07 November 2016 Accepted: 07 November 2016 Published: 28 June 2017 Address correspondence to M. Renzi, Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Region Health Service/ASL Roma 1, via Cristoforo Colombo 112, 00147 Rome, Italy. Telephone: 39-06-9972218...
Source: EHP Research - June 29, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniil Lyalko Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Florence Statement on Triclosan and Triclocarban
Author Affiliations open 1Biodesign Center for Environmental Security, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA 2Green Science Policy Institute, Berkeley, California, USA 3Department of Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA 4Environmental Working Group, Washington, District of Columbia, USA 5Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 6Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Public Health Sciences, Charleston, South Carolina, USA 7Health Research Communicati...
Source: EHP Research - June 20, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniil Lyalko Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research

Abridged version of the AWMF guideline for the medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline “Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure” presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft f ür Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has ye...
Source: Allergo Journal International - February 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

Aircraft noise exposure and hypertension
Increasing traffic by all modes of transport has led to a general rise in noise pollution. The European Environment Agency recently compared data on aircraft noise between 2007 and 2012, and observed that in Europe there had been a general increase in people exposed to aircraft noise.1 Over the last decade, a number of epidemiological studies have found traffic noise to be associated with cardiovascular disease, including hypertension, ischaemic heart disease and stroke.2–5 Although the evidence is increasing, well-designed studies within this area are still needed. Most studies on traffic noise and hypertension have...
Source: Occupational and Environmental Medicine - January 13, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sorensen, M. Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Urban and Transport Planning Related Exposures and Mortality: A Health Impact Assessment for Cities
Conclusions: PA factors and environmental exposures can be modified by changes in urban and transport planning. We emphasize the need for a) the reduction of motorized traffic through the promotion of active and public transport and b) the provision of green infrastructure, both of which are suggested to provide opportunities for PA and for mitigation of air pollution, noise, and heat. Citation: Mueller N, Rojas-Rueda D, Basagaña X, Cirach M, Cole-Hunter T, Dadvand P, Donaire-Gonzalez D, Foraster M, Gascon M, Martinez D, Tonne C, Triguero-Mas M, Valentín A, Nieuwenhuijsen M. 2017. Urban and transport pla...
Source: EHP Research - January 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Web Admin Tags: Research Articles January 2017 Source Type: research

Donald Trump ’s choice for head of the US environment agency is dismaying
Donald Trump’s choice for head of the US environment agency is dismaying Nature 540, 7633 (2016). doi:10.1038/540315b Scott Pruitt has consistently opposed attempts to reduce pollution. (Source: Nature)
Source: Nature - December 13, 2016 Category: Research Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

New human biomonitoring methods for chemicals of concern-the German approach to enhance relevance.
This article describes the challenges faced during method development and solutions found. An overview presents the 34 selected substances, the 14 methods developed and the 7 HBM-I values derived in the period from 2010 to mid 2016. PMID: 27865710 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - November 10, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kolossa-Gehring M, Fiddicke U, Leng G, Angerer J, Wolz B Tags: Int J Hyg Environ Health Source Type: research

Neonatal Cord Blood Oxylipins and Exposure to Particulate Matter in the Early-Life Environment: An ENVIRONAGE Birth Cohort Study
Author Affiliations open 1Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium; 2Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, 90187 Umeå, Sweden; 3MRC/PHE Centre for Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, W2 1PG London, England; 4Belgian Interregional Environment Agency, 1210 Brussels, Belgium; 5Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), 2400 Mol, Belgium; 6Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Umeå University, 90187 Umeå, Sweden; 7Department of Public Health & Primary Care, Leuven University, 3000 Leuven, Belgium ...
Source: EHP Research - November 4, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Web Admin Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

[Editorial] Zika's emerging threat for the Asia-Pacific region
“Any time there's disease in Singapore, we say that disease is hard to control”, said Tom Frieden the head of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when he expressed concerns about the surge of Zika virus infection cases in a country with a health-care system widely perceived as strong and efficient. The first locally transmitted Zika virus infection case was reported on Aug 27, but as of Sept 5, 258 Zika virus infections were confirmed by Singapore authorities. The Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency in Singapore have intensified mosquito vector control to reduce t he spread of Zika vir...
Source: LANCET - September 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

British veterinary association
Officers of the BVA President: Mr S. Wensley Senior Vice-President: Mr J. Blackwell Junior Vice-President: Mrs G. Ravetz Address 7 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NQ Telephone 020 7636 6541 Fax 020 7908 6349 e-mail: bvahq@bva.co.uk www.bva.co.uk HEADQUARTERS ACTIVITIES Officers' diary The BVA officer team's activities in the week ending July 31 included: The President met with a representative from the Food Standards Agency to discuss animal welfare at slaughter. The officers held a meeting with the RCVS on coordinated working on Brexit and discussed next steps. The junior vice-president met with the Environment Agency to di...
Source: Veterinary Record - August 4, 2016 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: Gazette Source Type: research

Managing the drinking water catchment areas: the French agricultural cooperatives feed back.
This article shows how the French agricultural cooperatives transformed the awareness of the raw water quality problem into an opportunity for the development and implementation of more precise and responsible practices, to protect their environment. They measure in order to pilot, co-construct and build the best action plans possible according to the three pillars of environment, economy and agronomy. PMID: 27074925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - April 14, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Charrière S, Aumond C Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

US chemical reform threatened by supreme court ruling
2015 judgement on power plant emissions could force environment agency to consider compliance costs when regulating chemicals (Source: Chemistry World | Latest News)
Source: Chemistry World | Latest News - April 6, 2016 Category: Chemistry Authors: Rebecca Trager Source Type: research

[The German Environmental Specimen Bank].
g M Abstract The main objective of the German Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB) is the long-term storage of environmental and human samples under stable deep-freeze conditions for future research. The ESB is unique in providing a continuous historical record of environmental and human exposure to chemicals in Germany. ESB was started parallel to the development of the first German Chemicals Legislation in the late 1970s. In 1979, the ESB test operation began. After the Chemicals Law came into force in 1982, the ESB was established as a permanent facility in 1985. With the new European Chemicals Legislation, REACH,...
Source: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz - January 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Schröter-Kermani C, Gies A, Kolossa-Gehring M Tags: Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz Source Type: research

[A Study of 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole (2-MBT) and HBM values for 2-MBT in the urine of adults and children : Opinion of the "Human Biomonitoring" Commission of the German Federal Environment Agency].
[A Study of 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole (2-MBT) and HBM values for 2-MBT in the urine of adults and children : Opinion of the "Human Biomonitoring" Commission of the German Federal Environment Agency]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2015 Aug 21; Authors: Bekanntmachung des Umweltbundesamtes Abstract 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole (2-MBT, CAS No. 149-30-4) is mainly used as a vulcanization accelerator in the production of rubber. Other applications are as a fungicide in paints and varnishs and for the external treatment of animals. Because of its manifold application in c...
Source: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz - August 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Bekanntmachung des Umweltbundesamtes Tags: Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz Source Type: research

Environment agency accident releases toxic mine waste into US rivers
More than 11 million litres of metal-contaminated water from defunct Colorado mine enters major US waterways (Source: Chemistry World | Latest News)
Source: Chemistry World | Latest News - August 13, 2015 Category: Chemistry Authors: Rebecca Trager Source Type: research

[Substance monograph for 1,2,5,6,9,10-hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) - HBM levels for HBCDD in the fatty component of breast milk or of blood plasma : Statement of the Human Biomonitoring Committee of the German Federal Environment Agency].
Authors: PMID: 26184837 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz)
Source: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz - July 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz Source Type: research

[Monograph on di-2-propylheptyl phthalate (DPHP) - human biomonitoring (HBM) values for the sum of metabolites oxo-mono-propylheptyl phthalate (oxo-MPHP) and hydroxy-mono-propylheptyl phthalate (OH MPHP) in adult and child urine. Opinion of the Commission "Human Biomonitoring" of the Federal Environment Agency, Germany].
[Monograph on di-2-propylheptyl phthalate (DPHP) - human biomonitoring (HBM) values for the sum of metabolites oxo-mono-propylheptyl phthalate (oxo-MPHP) and hydroxy-mono-propylheptyl phthalate (OH MPHP) in adult and child urine. Opinion of the Commission "Human Biomonitoring" of the Federal Environment Agency, Germany]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2015 Jun 20; Authors: Bekanntmachung des Umweltbundesamtes Abstract 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, bis(2-propylheptyl)ester (bis(2-propylheptyl)phthalate, DPHP) is used as plasticizer for the manufacture of plasti...
Source: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz - June 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Bekanntmachung des Umweltbundesamtes Tags: Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz Source Type: research

Real-time dissemination of air quality information using data streams and Web technologies: linking air quality to health risks in urban areas / Izvješćivanje o kvaliteti zraka u stvarnom vremenu kontinuiranim prijenosom podataka i web tehnologijama - povezivanje kvalitete zraka sa zdravstvenim rizicima u urbanim sredinama.
This article presents a new, original application of modern information and communication technology to provide effective real-time dissemination of air quality information and related health risks to the general public. Our on-line subsystem for urban real-time air quality monitoring is a crucial component of a more comprehensive integrated information system, which has been developed by the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health. It relies on a StreamInsight data stream management system and service-oriented architecture to process data streamed from seven monitoring stations across Zagreb. Parameters tha...
Source: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju - June 1, 2015 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Davila S, Ilić JP, Bešlić I Tags: Arh Hig Rada Toksikol Source Type: research

[World Report] Republicans' bills target science at US environment agency
Proposed legislation would change how the US Environmental Protection Agency uses science to determine pollution limits. The Lancet's Washington correspondent Susan Jaffe reports. (Source: LANCET)
Source: LANCET - March 27, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Susan Jaffe Tags: World Report Source Type: research

Republicans' bills target science at US environment agency
Publication date: 28 March–3 April 2015 Source:The Lancet, Volume 385, Issue 9974 Author(s): Susan Jaffe (Source: The Lancet)
Source: The Lancet - March 27, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

State of Europe’s environment scrutinised
European Environment Agency voices environmental concerns, but says progress has been made (Source: Chemistry World | Latest News)
Source: Chemistry World | Latest News - March 11, 2015 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ned Stafford Source Type: research