Pathogen-specific response of infectious gastroenteritis to ambient temperature: National surveillance data in the Republic of Korea, 2015-2019
CONCLUSIONS: Cold temperature increased the risk of viral gastroenteritis and showed relatively long lagged effects. Hot temperature increased the risk of bacterial gastroenteritis and showed relatively short lagged effects.PMID:35065521 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113924 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 22, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jisun Sung Hae-Kwan Cheong Ho-Jang Kwon Jong-Hun Kim Source Type: research

Cross-sectional associations between serum PFASs and inflammatory biomarkers in a population exposed to AFFF-contaminated drinking water
CONCLUSIONS: We observed preliminary evidence of altered inflammatory profiles among adults with elevated serum concentrations of PFASs due to contaminated drinking water. Modifications to inflammatory pathways may be one mechanism by which PFAS exposures produce adverse health effects in humans, but this finding requires verification in longitudinal studies as well as phenotypic anchoring to immune function outcomes.PMID:35065522 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113905 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 22, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kelsey E Barton Lauren M Zell-Baran Jamie C DeWitt Stephen Brindley Carrie A McDonough Christopher P Higgins John L Adgate Anne P Starling Source Type: research

Pathogen-specific response of infectious gastroenteritis to ambient temperature: National surveillance data in the Republic of Korea, 2015-2019
CONCLUSIONS: Cold temperature increased the risk of viral gastroenteritis and showed relatively long lagged effects. Hot temperature increased the risk of bacterial gastroenteritis and showed relatively short lagged effects.PMID:35065521 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113924 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 22, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jisun Sung Hae-Kwan Cheong Ho-Jang Kwon Jong-Hun Kim Source Type: research

Cross-sectional associations between serum PFASs and inflammatory biomarkers in a population exposed to AFFF-contaminated drinking water
CONCLUSIONS: We observed preliminary evidence of altered inflammatory profiles among adults with elevated serum concentrations of PFASs due to contaminated drinking water. Modifications to inflammatory pathways may be one mechanism by which PFAS exposures produce adverse health effects in humans, but this finding requires verification in longitudinal studies as well as phenotypic anchoring to immune function outcomes.PMID:35065522 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113905 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 22, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kelsey E Barton Lauren M Zell-Baran Jamie C DeWitt Stephen Brindley Carrie A McDonough Christopher P Higgins John L Adgate Anne P Starling Source Type: research

Health-related economic benefits of universal access to piped water in Arctic communities: Estimates for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Alaska
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jan 17;240:113915. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113915. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThis paper presents estimates of the potential health-related economic benefits of providing universal access to in-home water and sanitation services to households in rural Alaska. In particular, we use data on disease incidence rates, health care costs, and local estimates of the impact of piped water on disease reduction to estimate the potential health-related economic benefits of providing universal access to piped water in the Yukon Kuskokwim (Y.K.) Delta region of Alaska. We include estimates of avoided ...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 20, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: David Fuente Emily Mosites Sara Bressler Laura Eichelberger Brian Lefferts Gerald January Rosalyn Singleton Timothy Thomas Source Type: research

Association of short-term exposure to air pollution with recurrent ischemic cerebrovascular events in older adults
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jan 16;240:113925. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113925. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe acute effects of ambient air pollution on recurrence of ischemic cerebrovascular events (ICEs) remains largely unknown. We therefore conducted a time-stratified case-crossover study of 43,896 patients who were 60 years or older and were admitted to hospital for recurrent ICEs including ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack in Guangzhou, China during 2016-2019. Based on each patient's home address and pollutant data from its neighboring air quality monitoring stations, we used an inverse distance wei...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 19, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ruijun Xu Qi Tian Wenfeng Lu Zhengyu Yang Yunshao Ye Yingxin Li Qiaoxuan Lin Yaqi Wang Zhaoyu Fan Tingting Liu Luxi Xu Xu Chen Chunxiang Shi Yun Zhou Yuewei Liu Source Type: research

Investigating the association between regeneration of urban blue spaces and risk of incident chronic health conditions stratified by neighbourhood deprivation: A population-based retrospective study, 2000-2018
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jan 16;240:113923. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113923. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTChronic non-communicable diseases are leading causes of poor health and mortality worldwide, disproportionately affecting people in highly deprived areas. We undertook a population-based, retrospective study of 137,032 residents in Glasgow, Scotland, to investigate the association between proximity to urban blue spaces and incident chronic health conditions during a canal regeneration programme. Hazard ratios (HRs) were estimated using Cox proportional hazards models adjusted for age and sex, with the incidence...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 19, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zo ë Tieges Michail Georgiou Niamh Smith Gordon Morison Sebastien Chastin Source Type: research

Association of short-term exposure to air pollution with recurrent ischemic cerebrovascular events in older adults
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jan 16;240:113925. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113925. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe acute effects of ambient air pollution on recurrence of ischemic cerebrovascular events (ICEs) remains largely unknown. We therefore conducted a time-stratified case-crossover study of 43,896 patients who were 60 years or older and were admitted to hospital for recurrent ICEs including ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack in Guangzhou, China during 2016-2019. Based on each patient's home address and pollutant data from its neighboring air quality monitoring stations, we used an inverse distance wei...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 19, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ruijun Xu Qi Tian Wenfeng Lu Zhengyu Yang Yunshao Ye Yingxin Li Qiaoxuan Lin Yaqi Wang Zhaoyu Fan Tingting Liu Luxi Xu Xu Chen Chunxiang Shi Yun Zhou Yuewei Liu Source Type: research

Investigating the association between regeneration of urban blue spaces and risk of incident chronic health conditions stratified by neighbourhood deprivation: A population-based retrospective study, 2000-2018
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jan 16;240:113923. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113923. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTChronic non-communicable diseases are leading causes of poor health and mortality worldwide, disproportionately affecting people in highly deprived areas. We undertook a population-based, retrospective study of 137,032 residents in Glasgow, Scotland, to investigate the association between proximity to urban blue spaces and incident chronic health conditions during a canal regeneration programme. Hazard ratios (HRs) were estimated using Cox proportional hazards models adjusted for age and sex, with the incidence...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 19, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zo ë Tieges Michail Georgiou Niamh Smith Gordon Morison Sebastien Chastin Source Type: research

Adaptation in rural water, sanitation, and hygiene programs: A qualitative study in Nepal
We present a case study of 45 adaptations made to rural WaSH programming in Nepal, identified through qualitative interviews with implementers conducted in June through August 2019. For each adaptation, we characterized its target outcomes and implementers' motivations for making the adaptation, and we assessed the adaptation's intended and unintended effects on program quality. Participants described adaptations to both interventions (e.g., changes to hygiene promotion messages) and implementation strategies (e.g., sanctions to enforce toilet construction, such as denying work permits to households without a toilet). Adop...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 16, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Darcy M Anderson Ankush Kumar Gupta Sarah A Birken Zoe Sakas Matthew C Freeman Source Type: research

Adaptation in rural water, sanitation, and hygiene programs: A qualitative study in Nepal
We present a case study of 45 adaptations made to rural WaSH programming in Nepal, identified through qualitative interviews with implementers conducted in June through August 2019. For each adaptation, we characterized its target outcomes and implementers' motivations for making the adaptation, and we assessed the adaptation's intended and unintended effects on program quality. Participants described adaptations to both interventions (e.g., changes to hygiene promotion messages) and implementation strategies (e.g., sanctions to enforce toilet construction, such as denying work permits to households without a toilet). Adop...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 16, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Darcy M Anderson Ankush Kumar Gupta Sarah A Birken Zoe Sakas Matthew C Freeman Source Type: research

Adaptation in rural water, sanitation, and hygiene programs: A qualitative study in Nepal
We present a case study of 45 adaptations made to rural WaSH programming in Nepal, identified through qualitative interviews with implementers conducted in June through August 2019. For each adaptation, we characterized its target outcomes and implementers' motivations for making the adaptation, and we assessed the adaptation's intended and unintended effects on program quality. Participants described adaptations to both interventions (e.g., changes to hygiene promotion messages) and implementation strategies (e.g., sanctions to enforce toilet construction, such as denying work permits to households without a toilet). Adop...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 16, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Darcy M Anderson Ankush Kumar Gupta Sarah A Birken Zoe Sakas Matthew C Freeman Source Type: research

Evaluation of two-year recall of self-reported pesticide exposure among Ugandan smallholder farmers
CONCLUSIONS: While some of these findings provide consistency with those from high-income countries, more research is needed on recall in poorly educated agriculture communities in low- and middle-income settings to confirm these results.PMID:35030437 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113911 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 14, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: William Mueller Aggrey Atuhaire Ruth Mubeezi Iris van den Brenk Hans Kromhout Ioannis Basinas Kate Jones Andrew Povey Martie van Tongeren Anne-Helen Harding Karen S Galea Samuel Fuhrimann Source Type: research

Evaluation of two-year recall of self-reported pesticide exposure among Ugandan smallholder farmers
CONCLUSIONS: While some of these findings provide consistency with those from high-income countries, more research is needed on recall in poorly educated agriculture communities in low- and middle-income settings to confirm these results.PMID:35030437 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113911 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 14, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: William Mueller Aggrey Atuhaire Ruth Mubeezi Iris van den Brenk Hans Kromhout Ioannis Basinas Kate Jones Andrew Povey Martie van Tongeren Anne-Helen Harding Karen S Galea Samuel Fuhrimann Source Type: research

Measurement invariance of a household water insecurity metric in Greater Accra, Ghana: Implications for test-retest reliability
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jan 10;240:113922. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113922. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe mitigation of household water insecurity is recognized as an important component of global poverty alleviation, but until recently was difficult to measure. Several new metrics of household water insecurity have been proposed and validated, but few have been field-tested for reliability in diverse contexts. We used confirmatory factor analysis to test the psychometric equivalence of one such metric-the Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) scale-across two survey waves administered 18 months apart ...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 13, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Melissa N Sidote Zachary T Goodman Christina L Paraggio Raymond A Tutu Justin Stoler Source Type: research