Attributable risk of household solid fuel use and second-hand smoke associated with under-5 mortality in 46 low- and lower-middle-income countries, 2010-2020
This study provides a comprehensive assessment of their odds ratios and attributable mortality in LMICs.METHODS: We used the Demographic Health Surveys data for under-5 children in 46 LMICs (n = 778,532) from 2010 to 2020. Mixed effect multilevel logistic regressions were conducted to estimate the pooled adjusted odds ratio (aOR) for U5M due to solid fuel use, SHS and their combination compared to no exposure to them in 46 LMICs. The attributable mortality of solid fuel use, SHS, and their combination were assessed for each LMIC.FINDINGS: The pooled aOR of solid fuel use and SHS for U5M was estimated to be 1.27 (95% Confid...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - May 13, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kaung Suu Lwin Shuhei Nomura Khin Thet Swe Stuart Gilmour Md Ashraful Alam Masahiro Hashizume Source Type: research

Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations during four windows spanning puberty (prepuberty through sexual maturity) and association with semen quality among young Russian men
CONCLUSIONS: ∑DiNP metabolites measured during late puberty and MiBP metabolites at early puberty were related to poorer semen quality, highlighting the importance of considering specific windows of exposure when investigating chemical exposures in relation to measures of reproductive health in men.PMID:35533529 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113977 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - May 9, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lidia M ínguez-Alarcón Jane Burns Paige L Williams Susan A Korrick Mary M Lee Jemar R Bather Sergey V Kovalev Sergey A Sokolov Albert T Lebedev Luidmila Smigulina Ramy Abou Ghayda Holger M Koch Oleg Sergeyev Russ Hauser Source Type: research

Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations during four windows spanning puberty (prepuberty through sexual maturity) and association with semen quality among young Russian men
CONCLUSIONS: ∑DiNP metabolites measured during late puberty and MiBP metabolites at early puberty were related to poorer semen quality, highlighting the importance of considering specific windows of exposure when investigating chemical exposures in relation to measures of reproductive health in men.PMID:35533529 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113977 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - May 9, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lidia M ínguez-Alarcón Jane Burns Paige L Williams Susan A Korrick Mary M Lee Jemar R Bather Sergey V Kovalev Sergey A Sokolov Albert T Lebedev Luidmila Smigulina Ramy Abou Ghayda Holger M Koch Oleg Sergeyev Russ Hauser Source Type: research

Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations during four windows spanning puberty (prepuberty through sexual maturity) and association with semen quality among young Russian men
CONCLUSIONS: ∑DiNP metabolites measured during late puberty and MiBP metabolites at early puberty were related to poorer semen quality, highlighting the importance of considering specific windows of exposure when investigating chemical exposures in relation to measures of reproductive health in men.PMID:35533529 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113977 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - May 9, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lidia M ínguez-Alarcón Jane Burns Paige L Williams Susan A Korrick Mary M Lee Jemar R Bather Sergey V Kovalev Sergey A Sokolov Albert T Lebedev Luidmila Smigulina Ramy Abou Ghayda Holger M Koch Oleg Sergeyev Russ Hauser Source Type: research

Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations during four windows spanning puberty (prepuberty through sexual maturity) and association with semen quality among young Russian men
CONCLUSIONS: ∑DiNP metabolites measured during late puberty and MiBP metabolites at early puberty were related to poorer semen quality, highlighting the importance of considering specific windows of exposure when investigating chemical exposures in relation to measures of reproductive health in men.PMID:35533529 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113977 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - May 9, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lidia M ínguez-Alarcón Jane Burns Paige L Williams Susan A Korrick Mary M Lee Jemar R Bather Sergey V Kovalev Sergey A Sokolov Albert T Lebedev Luidmila Smigulina Ramy Abou Ghayda Holger M Koch Oleg Sergeyev Russ Hauser Source Type: research

Home gardens and distances to nature associated with behavior problems in alpine schoolchildren: Role of secondhand smoke exposure and biomarkers
CONCLUSIONS: Natural environments in school and home surroundings might be beneficial for school conduct and performance. Lower secondhand smoke exposure at home might be a pathway between home gardens and children's behavioral problems. Associations with residential proximity to nature in this study were in unexpected directions and warrant further investigation. These findings serve as a point of departure for investigating how proximal nature might activate health supportive pathways in children and simultaneously confer childhood health benefits via positive behavioral changes in their parents.PMID:35526418 | DOI:10.10...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - May 8, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Angel M Dzhambov Peter Lercher Johannes R üdisser Matthew H E M Browning Iana Markevych Source Type: research

Home gardens and distances to nature associated with behavior problems in alpine schoolchildren: Role of secondhand smoke exposure and biomarkers
CONCLUSIONS: Natural environments in school and home surroundings might be beneficial for school conduct and performance. Lower secondhand smoke exposure at home might be a pathway between home gardens and children's behavioral problems. Associations with residential proximity to nature in this study were in unexpected directions and warrant further investigation. These findings serve as a point of departure for investigating how proximal nature might activate health supportive pathways in children and simultaneously confer childhood health benefits via positive behavioral changes in their parents.PMID:35526418 | DOI:10.10...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - May 8, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Angel M Dzhambov Peter Lercher Johannes R üdisser Matthew H E M Browning Iana Markevych Source Type: research

Temporal trends in legionellosis national notification data and the effect of COVID-19, Switzerland, 2000-2020
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Apr 26:113970. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113970. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe notification rate of legionellosis in Switzerland and other European countries has markedly increased over the last 20 years. Here, we investigated the Swiss notification data on legionellosis from 2000 to 2020 in regards of overall time trend, content and data quality. We further explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the reported case numbers using an interrupted time series approach. Between 2000 and 2020, 5980 cases were included in our analysis. The annual crude notification rate for legionellosis...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - May 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fabienne B Fischer Daniel M äusezahl Monica N Wymann Source Type: research

Temporal trends in legionellosis national notification data and the effect of COVID-19, Switzerland, 2000-2020
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Apr 26:113970. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113970. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe notification rate of legionellosis in Switzerland and other European countries has markedly increased over the last 20 years. Here, we investigated the Swiss notification data on legionellosis from 2000 to 2020 in regards of overall time trend, content and data quality. We further explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the reported case numbers using an interrupted time series approach. Between 2000 and 2020, 5980 cases were included in our analysis. The annual crude notification rate for legionellosis...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - May 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fabienne B Fischer Daniel M äusezahl Monica N Wymann Source Type: research

Temporal trends in legionellosis national notification data and the effect of COVID-19, Switzerland, 2000-2020
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Apr 26:113970. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113970. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe notification rate of legionellosis in Switzerland and other European countries has markedly increased over the last 20 years. Here, we investigated the Swiss notification data on legionellosis from 2000 to 2020 in regards of overall time trend, content and data quality. We further explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the reported case numbers using an interrupted time series approach. Between 2000 and 2020, 5980 cases were included in our analysis. The annual crude notification rate for legionellosis...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - May 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fabienne B Fischer Daniel M äusezahl Monica N Wymann Source Type: research

Exposure assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in refined coal tar sealant applications
CONCLUSIONS: The exposure results from RCTS worker samples cannot be explained by proximal factors such as nearby restaurants or construction. Air and skin concentration levels were substantially higher for RCTS workers than previously published levels among asphalt workers for all PAHs. PAH profiles on skin wipes were more consistent with RCTS sealant product than air samples. Last day post-shift urinary concentrations of 1-hydroxypyrene greatly exceeded the ACGIH BEI benchmark of 2.5 μg/L in 25 of 26 samples, which suggests occupational exposure and risk of genotoxicity. When pyrene and benzo[a]pyrene were both detected...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - April 26, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Seth McCormick John E Snawder I-Chen Chen Jonathan Slone Antonia M Calafat Yuesong Wang Lei Meng Marissa Alexander-Scott Michael Breitenstein Belinda Johnson Juliana Meadows Cheryl Fairfield Estill Source Type: research

Exposure assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in refined coal tar sealant applications
CONCLUSIONS: The exposure results from RCTS worker samples cannot be explained by proximal factors such as nearby restaurants or construction. Air and skin concentration levels were substantially higher for RCTS workers than previously published levels among asphalt workers for all PAHs. PAH profiles on skin wipes were more consistent with RCTS sealant product than air samples. Last day post-shift urinary concentrations of 1-hydroxypyrene greatly exceeded the ACGIH BEI benchmark of 2.5 μg/L in 25 of 26 samples, which suggests occupational exposure and risk of genotoxicity. When pyrene and benzo[a]pyrene were both detected...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - April 26, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Seth McCormick John E Snawder I-Chen Chen Jonathan Slone Antonia M Calafat Yuesong Wang Lei Meng Marissa Alexander-Scott Michael Breitenstein Belinda Johnson Juliana Meadows Cheryl Fairfield Estill Source Type: research

Exposure assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in refined coal tar sealant applications
CONCLUSIONS: The exposure results from RCTS worker samples cannot be explained by proximal factors such as nearby restaurants or construction. Air and skin concentration levels were substantially higher for RCTS workers than previously published levels among asphalt workers for all PAHs. PAH profiles on skin wipes were more consistent with RCTS sealant product than air samples. Last day post-shift urinary concentrations of 1-hydroxypyrene greatly exceeded the ACGIH BEI benchmark of 2.5 μg/L in 25 of 26 samples, which suggests occupational exposure and risk of genotoxicity. When pyrene and benzo[a]pyrene were both detected...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - April 26, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Seth McCormick John E Snawder I-Chen Chen Jonathan Slone Antonia M Calafat Yuesong Wang Lei Meng Marissa Alexander-Scott Michael Breitenstein Belinda Johnson Juliana Meadows Cheryl Fairfield Estill Source Type: research

Exposure assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in refined coal tar sealant applications
CONCLUSIONS: The exposure results from RCTS worker samples cannot be explained by proximal factors such as nearby restaurants or construction. Air and skin concentration levels were substantially higher for RCTS workers than previously published levels among asphalt workers for all PAHs. PAH profiles on skin wipes were more consistent with RCTS sealant product than air samples. Last day post-shift urinary concentrations of 1-hydroxypyrene greatly exceeded the ACGIH BEI benchmark of 2.5 μg/L in 25 of 26 samples, which suggests occupational exposure and risk of genotoxicity. When pyrene and benzo[a]pyrene were both detected...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - April 26, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Seth McCormick John E Snawder I-Chen Chen Jonathan Slone Antonia M Calafat Yuesong Wang Lei Meng Marissa Alexander-Scott Michael Breitenstein Belinda Johnson Juliana Meadows Cheryl Fairfield Estill Source Type: research

Exposure assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in refined coal tar sealant applications
CONCLUSIONS: The exposure results from RCTS worker samples cannot be explained by proximal factors such as nearby restaurants or construction. Air and skin concentration levels were substantially higher for RCTS workers than previously published levels among asphalt workers for all PAHs. PAH profiles on skin wipes were more consistent with RCTS sealant product than air samples. Last day post-shift urinary concentrations of 1-hydroxypyrene greatly exceeded the ACGIH BEI benchmark of 2.5 μg/L in 25 of 26 samples, which suggests occupational exposure and risk of genotoxicity. When pyrene and benzo[a]pyrene were both detected...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - April 26, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Seth McCormick John E Snawder I-Chen Chen Jonathan Slone Antonia M Calafat Yuesong Wang Lei Meng Marissa Alexander-Scott Michael Breitenstein Belinda Johnson Juliana Meadows Cheryl Fairfield Estill Source Type: research