Assessment of passive human exposure to tobacco smoke by environmental and biological monitoring in different public places in Wuhan, central China
This study aimed to examine the levels of airborne nicotine (n = 256) in ten kinds of different public places in Wuhan, central China, and assess short-term and long-term smoke exposure in 340 non-smokers aged 18-67 who worked in these public places using tobacco biomarkers [i.e., cotinine and 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL), respectively]. The highest median concentration of airborne nicotine (17.0 μg/m3) was observed in internet cafes, approximately 304-fold of the lowest value found in nurseries (55.9 ng/m3). Among the other studied public places, restaurants had the highest median concentrations (...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 23, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Qing Zhong Yilin Li Xin Mei Junlin Li Yuanxia Huang Source Type: research

Assessment of passive human exposure to tobacco smoke by environmental and biological monitoring in different public places in Wuhan, central China
This study aimed to examine the levels of airborne nicotine (n = 256) in ten kinds of different public places in Wuhan, central China, and assess short-term and long-term smoke exposure in 340 non-smokers aged 18-67 who worked in these public places using tobacco biomarkers [i.e., cotinine and 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL), respectively]. The highest median concentration of airborne nicotine (17.0 μg/m3) was observed in internet cafes, approximately 304-fold of the lowest value found in nurseries (55.9 ng/m3). Among the other studied public places, restaurants had the highest median concentrations (...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 23, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Qing Zhong Yilin Li Xin Mei Junlin Li Yuanxia Huang Source Type: research

Assessment of passive human exposure to tobacco smoke by environmental and biological monitoring in different public places in Wuhan, central China
This study aimed to examine the levels of airborne nicotine (n = 256) in ten kinds of different public places in Wuhan, central China, and assess short-term and long-term smoke exposure in 340 non-smokers aged 18-67 who worked in these public places using tobacco biomarkers [i.e., cotinine and 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL), respectively]. The highest median concentration of airborne nicotine (17.0 μg/m3) was observed in internet cafes, approximately 304-fold of the lowest value found in nurseries (55.9 ng/m3). Among the other studied public places, restaurants had the highest median concentrations (...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 23, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Qing Zhong Yilin Li Xin Mei Junlin Li Yuanxia Huang Source Type: research

Joint association of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metal exposure with pulmonary function in children and adolescents aged 6-19 years
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 16;244:114007. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114007. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTStudies have reported associations between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) or heavy metal (HM) exposure and respiratory diseases. However, evidence of their joint associations with pulmonary function, especially in children and adolescents aged 6-19 years, is lacking. We utilized cross-sectional data from 1,734 children and adolescents aged 6-19 years collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2012 and analysed mixed PAH and mixed HM exposures and their joint association with p...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 19, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xinghui Feng Guowei Zeng Qi Zhang Binqian Song Kai-Hong Wu Source Type: research

Joint association of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metal exposure with pulmonary function in children and adolescents aged 6-19 years
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 16;244:114007. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114007. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTStudies have reported associations between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) or heavy metal (HM) exposure and respiratory diseases. However, evidence of their joint associations with pulmonary function, especially in children and adolescents aged 6-19 years, is lacking. We utilized cross-sectional data from 1,734 children and adolescents aged 6-19 years collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2012 and analysed mixed PAH and mixed HM exposures and their joint association with p...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 19, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xinghui Feng Guowei Zeng Qi Zhang Binqian Song Kai-Hong Wu Source Type: research

Joint association of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metal exposure with pulmonary function in children and adolescents aged 6-19 years
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 16;244:114007. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114007. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTStudies have reported associations between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) or heavy metal (HM) exposure and respiratory diseases. However, evidence of their joint associations with pulmonary function, especially in children and adolescents aged 6-19 years, is lacking. We utilized cross-sectional data from 1,734 children and adolescents aged 6-19 years collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2012 and analysed mixed PAH and mixed HM exposures and their joint association with p...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 19, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xinghui Feng Guowei Zeng Qi Zhang Binqian Song Kai-Hong Wu Source Type: research

Joint association of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metal exposure with pulmonary function in children and adolescents aged 6-19 years
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 16;244:114007. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114007. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTStudies have reported associations between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) or heavy metal (HM) exposure and respiratory diseases. However, evidence of their joint associations with pulmonary function, especially in children and adolescents aged 6-19 years, is lacking. We utilized cross-sectional data from 1,734 children and adolescents aged 6-19 years collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2012 and analysed mixed PAH and mixed HM exposures and their joint association with p...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 19, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xinghui Feng Guowei Zeng Qi Zhang Binqian Song Kai-Hong Wu Source Type: research

Prevalence of ESKAPE pathogens in the environment: Antibiotic resistance status, community-acquired infection and risk to human health
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 13;244:114006. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114006. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe ESKAPE (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter spp.) pathogens are characterised by increased levels of resistance towards multiple classes of first line and last-resort antibiotics. Although these pathogens are frequently isolated from clinical environments and are implicated in a variety of life-threatening, hospital-associated infections; antibiotic resistant ESKAPE strains have been isolated from environmental...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 16, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Julia Denissen Brandon Reyneke Monique Waso-Reyneke Benjamin Havenga Tobias Barnard Sehaam Khan Wesaal Khan Source Type: research

Prevalence of ESKAPE pathogens in the environment: Antibiotic resistance status, community-acquired infection and risk to human health
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 13;244:114006. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114006. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe ESKAPE (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter spp.) pathogens are characterised by increased levels of resistance towards multiple classes of first line and last-resort antibiotics. Although these pathogens are frequently isolated from clinical environments and are implicated in a variety of life-threatening, hospital-associated infections; antibiotic resistant ESKAPE strains have been isolated from environmental...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 16, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Julia Denissen Brandon Reyneke Monique Waso-Reyneke Benjamin Havenga Tobias Barnard Sehaam Khan Wesaal Khan Source Type: research

Prevalence of ESKAPE pathogens in the environment: Antibiotic resistance status, community-acquired infection and risk to human health
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 13;244:114006. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114006. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe ESKAPE (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter spp.) pathogens are characterised by increased levels of resistance towards multiple classes of first line and last-resort antibiotics. Although these pathogens are frequently isolated from clinical environments and are implicated in a variety of life-threatening, hospital-associated infections; antibiotic resistant ESKAPE strains have been isolated from environmental...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 16, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Julia Denissen Brandon Reyneke Monique Waso-Reyneke Benjamin Havenga Tobias Barnard Sehaam Khan Wesaal Khan Source Type: research

Chlorination for low-cost household water disinfection - A critical review and status in three Latin American countries
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 8;244:114004. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114004. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTChlorination has historically provided microbiologically safe drinking water in public water supplies. Likewise, chlorine has also been introduced as a low-cost disinfection method in rural and marginalized communities, both at community and household level, as well as during emergencies. Although this practice is common and well established for use as a household water treatment technology in the Global South, several challenges in effective and efficient implementation still need to be addressed. Here, we expl...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 11, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: A M Nielsen L A T Garcia K J S Silva L P Sabogal-Paz M M Hincapi é L J Montoya L Galeano A Galdos-Balzategui F Reygadas C Herrera S Golden J A Byrne P Fern ández-Ibáñez Source Type: research

Chlorination for low-cost household water disinfection - A critical review and status in three Latin American countries
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 8;244:114004. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114004. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTChlorination has historically provided microbiologically safe drinking water in public water supplies. Likewise, chlorine has also been introduced as a low-cost disinfection method in rural and marginalized communities, both at community and household level, as well as during emergencies. Although this practice is common and well established for use as a household water treatment technology in the Global South, several challenges in effective and efficient implementation still need to be addressed. Here, we expl...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 11, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: A M Nielsen L A T Garcia K J S Silva L P Sabogal-Paz M M Hincapi é L J Montoya L Galeano A Galdos-Balzategui F Reygadas C Herrera S Golden J A Byrne P Fern ández-Ibáñez Source Type: research

Chlorination for low-cost household water disinfection - A critical review and status in three Latin American countries
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 8;244:114004. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114004. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTChlorination has historically provided microbiologically safe drinking water in public water supplies. Likewise, chlorine has also been introduced as a low-cost disinfection method in rural and marginalized communities, both at community and household level, as well as during emergencies. Although this practice is common and well established for use as a household water treatment technology in the Global South, several challenges in effective and efficient implementation still need to be addressed. Here, we expl...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 11, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: A M Nielsen L A T Garcia K J S Silva L P Sabogal-Paz M M Hincapi é L J Montoya L Galeano A Galdos-Balzategui F Reygadas C Herrera S Golden J A Byrne P Fern ández-Ibáñez Source Type: research

Chlorination for low-cost household water disinfection - A critical review and status in three Latin American countries
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 8;244:114004. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114004. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTChlorination has historically provided microbiologically safe drinking water in public water supplies. Likewise, chlorine has also been introduced as a low-cost disinfection method in rural and marginalized communities, both at community and household level, as well as during emergencies. Although this practice is common and well established for use as a household water treatment technology in the Global South, several challenges in effective and efficient implementation still need to be addressed. Here, we expl...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 11, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: A M Nielsen L A T Garcia K J S Silva L P Sabogal-Paz M M Hincapi é L J Montoya L Galeano A Galdos-Balzategui F Reygadas C Herrera S Golden J A Byrne P Fern ández-Ibáñez Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "Transportation noise and incidence of hypertension" [Int. J. Hyg. Environ. Health 221 (2018) 1133-1141]
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jul 7:114005. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114005. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35811272 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114005 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 10, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Andrei Pyko Tomas Lind Natalya Mitkovskaya Mikael Ögren Claes-G öran Östensson Alva Wallas G öran Pershagen Charlotta Eriksson Source Type: research