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

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

Occurrence and genetic characteristics of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli isolates co-harboring antimicrobial resistance genes and metal tolerance genes in aquatic ecosystems
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jun 29;244:114003. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMultidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates (n = 50) were recovered from aquatic ecosystems, which presented high counts of E. coli and metal values within the recommended range. These isolates showed different multidrug resistance profiles, highlighting the resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins, polymyxins, and fluoroquinolones. Several antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) were found, spotlighting the presence of at least one β-lactamase-encoding gene in each E. coli isolate. Substitutions i...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 2, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jo ão Pedro Rueda Furlan Micaela Santana Ramos Rafael da Silva Rosa Eduardo Angelino Savazzi Eliana Guedes Stehling Source Type: research

Occurrence and genetic characteristics of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli isolates co-harboring antimicrobial resistance genes and metal tolerance genes in aquatic ecosystems
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jun 29;244:114003. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMultidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates (n = 50) were recovered from aquatic ecosystems, which presented high counts of E. coli and metal values within the recommended range. These isolates showed different multidrug resistance profiles, highlighting the resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins, polymyxins, and fluoroquinolones. Several antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) were found, spotlighting the presence of at least one β-lactamase-encoding gene in each E. coli isolate. Substitutions i...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 2, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jo ão Pedro Rueda Furlan Micaela Santana Ramos Rafael da Silva Rosa Eduardo Angelino Savazzi Eliana Guedes Stehling Source Type: research

Occurrence and genetic characteristics of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli isolates co-harboring antimicrobial resistance genes and metal tolerance genes in aquatic ecosystems
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jun 29;244:114003. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMultidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates (n = 50) were recovered from aquatic ecosystems, which presented high counts of E. coli and metal values within the recommended range. These isolates showed different multidrug resistance profiles, highlighting the resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins, polymyxins, and fluoroquinolones. Several antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) were found, spotlighting the presence of at least one β-lactamase-encoding gene in each E. coli isolate. Substitutions i...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 2, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jo ão Pedro Rueda Furlan Micaela Santana Ramos Rafael da Silva Rosa Eduardo Angelino Savazzi Eliana Guedes Stehling Source Type: research

Occurrence and genetic characteristics of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli isolates co-harboring antimicrobial resistance genes and metal tolerance genes in aquatic ecosystems
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jun 29;244:114003. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMultidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates (n = 50) were recovered from aquatic ecosystems, which presented high counts of E. coli and metal values within the recommended range. These isolates showed different multidrug resistance profiles, highlighting the resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins, polymyxins, and fluoroquinolones. Several antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) were found, spotlighting the presence of at least one β-lactamase-encoding gene in each E. coli isolate. Substitutions i...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 2, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jo ão Pedro Rueda Furlan Micaela Santana Ramos Rafael da Silva Rosa Eduardo Angelino Savazzi Eliana Guedes Stehling Source Type: research

Occurrence and genetic characteristics of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli isolates co-harboring antimicrobial resistance genes and metal tolerance genes in aquatic ecosystems
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jun 29;244:114003. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMultidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates (n = 50) were recovered from aquatic ecosystems, which presented high counts of E. coli and metal values within the recommended range. These isolates showed different multidrug resistance profiles, highlighting the resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins, polymyxins, and fluoroquinolones. Several antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) were found, spotlighting the presence of at least one β-lactamase-encoding gene in each E. coli isolate. Substitutions i...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 2, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jo ão Pedro Rueda Furlan Micaela Santana Ramos Rafael da Silva Rosa Eduardo Angelino Savazzi Eliana Guedes Stehling Source Type: research

Occurrence and genetic characteristics of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli isolates co-harboring antimicrobial resistance genes and metal tolerance genes in aquatic ecosystems
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jun 29;244:114003. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMultidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates (n = 50) were recovered from aquatic ecosystems, which presented high counts of E. coli and metal values within the recommended range. These isolates showed different multidrug resistance profiles, highlighting the resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins, polymyxins, and fluoroquinolones. Several antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) were found, spotlighting the presence of at least one β-lactamase-encoding gene in each E. coli isolate. Substitutions i...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 2, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jo ão Pedro Rueda Furlan Micaela Santana Ramos Rafael da Silva Rosa Eduardo Angelino Savazzi Eliana Guedes Stehling Source Type: research

Assessment of the association of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, oxidative stress, and inflammation: A cross-sectional study in Augsburg, Germany
CONCLUSION: The results of this cross-sectional study suggest, at a population level, that exposure to PAHs is associated with oxidative stress even in a low exposure setting. Oxidative stress markers, but not PAHs, were associated with inflammation. Individual risk factors were important contributors to these processes and should be considered in future studies. Further longitudinal studies are necessary to investigate the causal chain of the associations.PMID:35777219 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113993 (Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health)
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - July 1, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xiao Wu Xin Cao Jutta Lintelmann Annette Peters Wolfgang Koenig Ralf Zimmermann Alexandra Schneider Kathrin Wolf KORA-Study group Source Type: research

Microbial contamination in surface water and potential health risks for peri-urban farmers of the Bengal delta
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jun 24;244:114002. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEnsuring safe irrigation practices is vital to sustaining food production in water-scarce delta areas. Bangladesh and many other developing countries discharge untreated wastewater into their surrounding surface water bodies, serving as the primary irrigation source. This indirect irrigation of wastewater is believed to pose threats to the farmers, consumers and market vendors and may also affect crop and soil quality. To assess the risk, peri-urban farmers who use surrounding water bodies of Khulna city, Bangl...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - June 27, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kamonashish Haldar Katarzyna Kujawa-Roeleveld Nynke Hofstra Dilip Kumar Datta Huub Rijnaarts Source Type: research

Microbial contamination in surface water and potential health risks for peri-urban farmers of the Bengal delta
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jun 24;244:114002. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEnsuring safe irrigation practices is vital to sustaining food production in water-scarce delta areas. Bangladesh and many other developing countries discharge untreated wastewater into their surrounding surface water bodies, serving as the primary irrigation source. This indirect irrigation of wastewater is believed to pose threats to the farmers, consumers and market vendors and may also affect crop and soil quality. To assess the risk, peri-urban farmers who use surrounding water bodies of Khulna city, Bangl...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - June 27, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kamonashish Haldar Katarzyna Kujawa-Roeleveld Nynke Hofstra Dilip Kumar Datta Huub Rijnaarts Source Type: research

Microbial contamination in surface water and potential health risks for peri-urban farmers of the Bengal delta
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jun 24;244:114002. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEnsuring safe irrigation practices is vital to sustaining food production in water-scarce delta areas. Bangladesh and many other developing countries discharge untreated wastewater into their surrounding surface water bodies, serving as the primary irrigation source. This indirect irrigation of wastewater is believed to pose threats to the farmers, consumers and market vendors and may also affect crop and soil quality. To assess the risk, peri-urban farmers who use surrounding water bodies of Khulna city, Bangl...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - June 27, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kamonashish Haldar Katarzyna Kujawa-Roeleveld Nynke Hofstra Dilip Kumar Datta Huub Rijnaarts Source Type: research

Microbial contamination in surface water and potential health risks for peri-urban farmers of the Bengal delta
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jun 24;244:114002. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.114002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEnsuring safe irrigation practices is vital to sustaining food production in water-scarce delta areas. Bangladesh and many other developing countries discharge untreated wastewater into their surrounding surface water bodies, serving as the primary irrigation source. This indirect irrigation of wastewater is believed to pose threats to the farmers, consumers and market vendors and may also affect crop and soil quality. To assess the risk, peri-urban farmers who use surrounding water bodies of Khulna city, Bangl...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - June 27, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kamonashish Haldar Katarzyna Kujawa-Roeleveld Nynke Hofstra Dilip Kumar Datta Huub Rijnaarts Source Type: research

A review of rural and peri-urban sanitation infrastructure in South-East Asia and the Western Pacific: Highlighting regional inequalities and limited data
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 Jun 22;244:113992. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2022.113992. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTRural and peri-urban communities in developing countries rely on sanitation systems which are often unsafely managed. One of the major barriers to assess safely managed sanitation is a lack of data about the existing sanitation infrastructure and levels of containment safety. The aim was to review rural and peri-urban on-site sanitation studies in order to understand different infrastructure types, associated management practices and any impacts on human health. The scope was limited to South-East Asia and West...
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - June 25, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nabeela Nasim Abbas El-Zein Jacqueline Thomas Source Type: research