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

Biomonitoring of exposure to Great Lakes contaminants among licensed anglers and Burmese refugees in Western New York: Toxic metals and persistent organic pollutants, 2010-2015
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jan 8;240:113918. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113918. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBetween 2010 and 2015, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) conducted a biomonitoring program to gather exposure data on Great Lakes contaminants among licensed anglers and Burmese refugees living in western New York who ate locally caught fish. Four hundred and nine adult licensed anglers and 206 adult Burmese refugees participated in this program. Participants provided blood and urine samples and completed a detailed questionnaire. Herein, we present blood metal levels (cadmium, lead, and total mer...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 11, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wan-Hsiang Hsu Yue Zheng Sanghamitra S Savadatti Ming Liu Elizabeth L Lewis-Michl Kenneth M Aldous Patrick J Parsons Kurunthachalam Kannan Robert Rej Wei Wang Christopher D Palmer Wendy A Wattigney Elizabeth Irvin-Barnwell Syni-An Hwang Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "Substitutes mimic the exposure behaviour of REACH regulated phthalates - A review of the German HBM system on the example of plasticizers" [Int. J. Hyg. Environ. Health 236 (2021) 113780]
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jan 6:113920. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113920. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35000861 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113920 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 10, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nora Lemke Aline Murawski Rosa Lange Till Weber Petra Apel Ma łgorzata Dębiak Holger M Koch Marike Kolossa-Gehring Source Type: research

Co-development of a risk assessment tool for use in First Nations water supply systems: A key step to water safety plan implementation
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jan 7;240:113916. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113916. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTDespite several years of targeted interventions, First Nations drinking water systems in Canada remain under-resourced and require substantial improvements in both infrastructure and management to provide communities with safe drinking water. The purpose of this study was to co-develop a risk assessment process integral to the water safety planning methodology to determine if proactive risk assessment provides a beneficial management tool for First Nations water systems. We co-developed a risk assessment web-app...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 10, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kaycie Lane Megan Fuller Travis Dyment Graham Gagnon Source Type: research

Residential green space and age at menarche in German and Australian adolescent girls: A longitudinal study
CONCLUSION: The results of our analysis do not support the hypothesis that residing in places with more green space can influence timing of menarche. However, given the limitations of our study, researchers should not be discouraged to further explore environmental risk factors of early menarche.PMID:35007986 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113917 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - January 10, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Iana Markevych Thomas Astell-Burt Hicran Altug Kai Triebner Marie Standl Claudia Flexeder Joachim Heinrich Tamara Schikowski Sibylle Koletzko Gunda Herberth Carl-Peter Bauer Andrea von Berg Dietrich Berdel Xiaoqi Feng Source Type: research