Relationship of Urinary Phthalate Metabolites with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and Oxidative Stress Markers in Children and Adolescents
J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 27;2021:5514073. doi: 10.1155/2021/5514073. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Studies have proved that exposure of adults to phthalates might be related to cardiometabolic risk factors and changes in markers of oxidative stress. Such studies conducted on school-age children and adolescents are limited and fail to assess the simultaneous effect of phthalates on these risk factors and oxidative stress markers. Therefore, it was attempted to identify the relationship of urinary phthalate metabolites with cardiometabolic risk factors and oxidative stress markers in children and adolescent...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Majid Hashemi Mohammad Mehdi Amin Afsane Chavoshani Nasim Rafiei Karim Ebrahimpour Roya Kelishadi Source Type: research

Health-Promoting Lifestyle and Associated Factors among Medical Sciences Students in Kermanshah, Iran: A Cross-Sectional Study
CONCLUSION: HPLP-II level was moderate in most of the students, and health-promoting behaviors, in the physical activity dimension, were in a low state. The results emphasized the need for interventions to improve students' lifestyles.PMID:33995535 | PMC:PMC8096551 | DOI:10.1155/2021/6691593 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Baharak Azami Gilan Maryam Janatolmakan Hossein Ashtarian Mansour Rezaei Alireza Khatony Source Type: research

Cost-Effectiveness and Budget Impact Analyses of Pneumococcal Vaccination in Indonesia
In conclusion, pneumococcal vaccination would be a highly cost-effective intervention to be implemented in Indonesia. Yet, applying PCV13 with UNICEF price would give the best cost-effectiveness and affordability values on the routine immunization budget.PMID:33995536 | PMC:PMC8096558 | DOI:10.1155/2021/7494965 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Auliya A Suwantika Neily Zakiyah Rizky Abdulah Vensya Sitohang Gertrudis Tandy Atiek Anartati Tetrawindu Hidayatullah Putri Herliana Sri R Hadinegoro Source Type: research

Utilization of Reproductive Health Services and Associated Factors among Secondary School Students in Woldia Town, Northeast Ethiopia
CONCLUSION: and Recommendations. Knowledge of respondents on reproductive health utilization in the study area was found to be low. Students who were from rural families have low utilization of reproductive health services. This low service utilization in these students might be disposed to different reproductive health risks such as sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, and unwanted pregnancy, which in turn can increase the school dropout rate and have an impact on an individual's future life. However, students who have good knowledge and were encouraged by their friends have good reproductive health service utilizat...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Teshome Gebremeskel Aragie Biruk Beletew Abate Source Type: research

Assessment of Airborne Bacterial and Fungal Communities in Shahrekord Hospitals
J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 24;2021:8864051. doi: 10.1155/2021/8864051. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThis paper presents information about airborne microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) in the indoor air of two hospitals (Kashani and Hajar) in the city of Shahrekord, Iran. The settle plate technique using open Petri dishes containing different culture media was employed to collect a sample and using Quick Take 30 Sample Pump three days per week for a period of 8 weeks. Standard microbiological methods were employed for the identification of bacterial and fungal isolates. The results showed that the concentration of bacteri...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Davood Jalili MohamadHadi Dehghani Abdolmajid Fadaei Mahmood Alimohammadi Source Type: research

Utilization of Reproductive Health Services and Associated Factors among Secondary School Students in Woldia Town, Northeast Ethiopia
CONCLUSION: and Recommendations. Knowledge of respondents on reproductive health utilization in the study area was found to be low. Students who were from rural families have low utilization of reproductive health services. This low service utilization in these students might be disposed to different reproductive health risks such as sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, and unwanted pregnancy, which in turn can increase the school dropout rate and have an impact on an individual's future life. However, students who have good knowledge and were encouraged by their friends have good reproductive health service utilizat...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Teshome Gebremeskel Aragie Biruk Beletew Abate Source Type: research

Assessment of Airborne Bacterial and Fungal Communities in Shahrekord Hospitals
J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 24;2021:8864051. doi: 10.1155/2021/8864051. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThis paper presents information about airborne microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) in the indoor air of two hospitals (Kashani and Hajar) in the city of Shahrekord, Iran. The settle plate technique using open Petri dishes containing different culture media was employed to collect a sample and using Quick Take 30 Sample Pump three days per week for a period of 8 weeks. Standard microbiological methods were employed for the identification of bacterial and fungal isolates. The results showed that the concentration of bacteri...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Davood Jalili MohamadHadi Dehghani Abdolmajid Fadaei Mahmood Alimohammadi Source Type: research

Metal Contents of Lake Fish in Area Close to Disposal of Industrial Waste
J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 21;2021:6675374. doi: 10.1155/2021/6675374. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThis research was conducted to analyze the content of Fe, Cu, Cd, Cr, and Pb in several species of fish taken from three lakes that are close to the disposal of industrial waste in Indonesia. The fish samples were taken from three lakes, namely, Muara Angke, Weda, and Morowali. The samples from Morowali were analyzed in April 2019, those from Weda from November to December 2019, and those from Muara Angke in June 2018. All the samples were then analyzed at the Chemistry Laboratory of the Department of Chemistry, Faculty o...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Suyud Warno Utomo Frisca Rahmadina Bambang Wispriyono Haryoto Kusnoputranto Al Asyary Source Type: research

Prevalence and Social and Built Environmental Determinants of Maternal Prepregnancy Obesity in 68 Major Metropolitan Cities of the United States, 2013-2016
CONCLUSIONS: Substantial disparities in maternal prepregnancy obesity among the major US cities remain despite risk-factor adjustment, with women in several Southern and Midwestern cities experiencing high risks of obesity. Sound urban policies are needed to promote healthier lifestyles and favorable social and built environments for obesity reduction and improved maternal health.PMID:33959163 | PMC:PMC8075692 | DOI:10.1155/2021/6650956 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gopal K Singh Jessica N DiBari Hyunjung Lee Source Type: research

Drug Repurposing Approach, Potential Drugs, and Novel Drug Targets for COVID-19 Treatment
This article aims to review the roles of existing drugs and drug targets for COVID-19 treatment.PMID:33953756 | PMC:PMC8063850 | DOI:10.1155/2021/6631721 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zemene Demelash Kifle Akeberegn Gorems Ayele Engidaw Fentahun Enyew Source Type: research

Toluene and Heavy Metals in Small Automotive Refinishing Shops and Personal Protection of the Workers in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
This study aimed to evaluate chemical contamination and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) of workers in local small-scale automotive refinishing shops in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. Airborne toluene and heavy metals, i.e., lead, chromium, and cadmium, were measured in 3 automotive refinishing shops. Toluene exposure assessed by urinary hippuric acid (n = 27) and metal contamination on workers' hands (n = 24) were also determined. Information on the use of PPE and personal hygiene practices of the workers was collected by questionnaires. Average ambient levels of toluene (0.04-18.26 ppm) and the metals (Pb: ...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Udomratana Vattanasit Jutharat Sukchana Saowalak Kongsanit Patjamai Dumtip Veenuttee Sirimano Jira Kongpran Source Type: research

Drug Repurposing Approach, Potential Drugs, and Novel Drug Targets for COVID-19 Treatment
This article aims to review the roles of existing drugs and drug targets for COVID-19 treatment.PMID:33953756 | PMC:PMC8063850 | DOI:10.1155/2021/6631721 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zemene Demelash Kifle Akeberegn Gorems Ayele Engidaw Fentahun Enyew Source Type: research

Toluene and Heavy Metals in Small Automotive Refinishing Shops and Personal Protection of the Workers in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
This study aimed to evaluate chemical contamination and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) of workers in local small-scale automotive refinishing shops in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. Airborne toluene and heavy metals, i.e., lead, chromium, and cadmium, were measured in 3 automotive refinishing shops. Toluene exposure assessed by urinary hippuric acid (n = 27) and metal contamination on workers' hands (n = 24) were also determined. Information on the use of PPE and personal hygiene practices of the workers was collected by questionnaires. Average ambient levels of toluene (0.04-18.26 ppm) and the metals (Pb: ...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Udomratana Vattanasit Jutharat Sukchana Saowalak Kongsanit Patjamai Dumtip Veenuttee Sirimano Jira Kongpran Source Type: research

Environmental Impact of the Presence, Distribution, and Use of Artificial Sweeteners as Emerging Sources of Pollution
J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 14;2021:6624569. doi: 10.1155/2021/6624569. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTArtificial sweeteners are posing a new threat to the environment. The water ecosystem is the primary recipient of these emerging contaminants. Once ingested, sufficient amount of these artificial sweeteners escape unchanged from the human body and are added to the environment. However, some are added in the form of their breakdown products through excretion. Artificial sweeteners are resistant to wastewater treatment processes and are therefore continuously introduced into the water environments. However, the environmenta...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ab Qayoom Naik Tabassum Zafar Vinoy Kumar Shrivastava Source Type: research

Fisherfolk's Perception of and Attitude to Solid Waste Disposal: Implications for Health, Aquatic Resources, and Sustainable Development
J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 15;2021:8853669. doi: 10.1155/2021/8853669. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe study explored fisherfolk's perception and attitude in regard to solid waste disposal and the implications of these for public health, aquatic resources, and sustainable development (SD) in a Ghanaian fishing community. Qualitative data were obtained from 37 purposively targeted participants comprising 34 fisherfolk, an environmental health expert, a water and sanitation expert, and a fisheries and aquatic sciences expert through in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. Data were analysed thematically guided b...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Justice Mensah Source Type: research

Environmental Impact of the Presence, Distribution, and Use of Artificial Sweeteners as Emerging Sources of Pollution
J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 14;2021:6624569. doi: 10.1155/2021/6624569. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTArtificial sweeteners are posing a new threat to the environment. The water ecosystem is the primary recipient of these emerging contaminants. Once ingested, sufficient amount of these artificial sweeteners escape unchanged from the human body and are added to the environment. However, some are added in the form of their breakdown products through excretion. Artificial sweeteners are resistant to wastewater treatment processes and are therefore continuously introduced into the water environments. However, the environmenta...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ab Qayoom Naik Tabassum Zafar Vinoy Kumar Shrivastava Source Type: research

Fisherfolk's Perception of and Attitude to Solid Waste Disposal: Implications for Health, Aquatic Resources, and Sustainable Development
J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 15;2021:8853669. doi: 10.1155/2021/8853669. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe study explored fisherfolk's perception and attitude in regard to solid waste disposal and the implications of these for public health, aquatic resources, and sustainable development (SD) in a Ghanaian fishing community. Qualitative data were obtained from 37 purposively targeted participants comprising 34 fisherfolk, an environmental health expert, a water and sanitation expert, and a fisheries and aquatic sciences expert through in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. Data were analysed thematically guided b...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Justice Mensah Source Type: research

Environmental Impact of the Presence, Distribution, and Use of Artificial Sweeteners as Emerging Sources of Pollution
J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 14;2021:6624569. doi: 10.1155/2021/6624569. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTArtificial sweeteners are posing a new threat to the environment. The water ecosystem is the primary recipient of these emerging contaminants. Once ingested, sufficient amount of these artificial sweeteners escape unchanged from the human body and are added to the environment. However, some are added in the form of their breakdown products through excretion. Artificial sweeteners are resistant to wastewater treatment processes and are therefore continuously introduced into the water environments. However, the environmenta...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ab Qayoom Naik Tabassum Zafar Vinoy Kumar Shrivastava Source Type: research

Fisherfolk's Perception of and Attitude to Solid Waste Disposal: Implications for Health, Aquatic Resources, and Sustainable Development
J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 15;2021:8853669. doi: 10.1155/2021/8853669. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe study explored fisherfolk's perception and attitude in regard to solid waste disposal and the implications of these for public health, aquatic resources, and sustainable development (SD) in a Ghanaian fishing community. Qualitative data were obtained from 37 purposively targeted participants comprising 34 fisherfolk, an environmental health expert, a water and sanitation expert, and a fisheries and aquatic sciences expert through in-depth interviews and focus group discussions. Data were analysed thematically guided b...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Justice Mensah Source Type: research

Urban Household Energy Use: Analyzing Correlates of Charcoal and Firewood Consumption in Kampala City, Uganda
This study investigated the predictors of charcoal and firewood use for cooking using the 2014 Uganda Census data set. Analysis was conducted on 41,250 households in Kampala City. Multinomial logistic regression model was fitted to predict charcoal and firewood use. Findings indicate that older household heads were more likely to use firewood than their younger counterparts. Charcoal and firewood were more likely to be used in households whose household heads were females, married and formerly married, and lived in dwelling units with two and more rooms. Conversely, chances of using charcoal and firewood decreased with the...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Abel Nzabona Richard Tuyiragize John Bosco Asiimwe Christian Kakuba Peter Kisaakye Source Type: research

Clustering Trend Changes of Lung Cancer Incidence in Europe via the Growth Mixture Model during 1990-2016
CONCLUSION: Given the raising patterns in the incidence of lung cancer among European females, especially in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Montenegro, Netherlands, and Norway, urgent effective measures are recommended to be taken.PMID:33897783 | PMC:PMC8052171 | DOI:10.1155/2021/8854446 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mohammad Bahabin Boroujeni Kamran Mehrabani Hadi Raeisi Shahraki Source Type: research

Urban Household Energy Use: Analyzing Correlates of Charcoal and Firewood Consumption in Kampala City, Uganda
This study investigated the predictors of charcoal and firewood use for cooking using the 2014 Uganda Census data set. Analysis was conducted on 41,250 households in Kampala City. Multinomial logistic regression model was fitted to predict charcoal and firewood use. Findings indicate that older household heads were more likely to use firewood than their younger counterparts. Charcoal and firewood were more likely to be used in households whose household heads were females, married and formerly married, and lived in dwelling units with two and more rooms. Conversely, chances of using charcoal and firewood decreased with the...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Abel Nzabona Richard Tuyiragize John Bosco Asiimwe Christian Kakuba Peter Kisaakye Source Type: research

Clustering Trend Changes of Lung Cancer Incidence in Europe via the Growth Mixture Model during 1990-2016
CONCLUSION: Given the raising patterns in the incidence of lung cancer among European females, especially in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Montenegro, Netherlands, and Norway, urgent effective measures are recommended to be taken.PMID:33897783 | PMC:PMC8052171 | DOI:10.1155/2021/8854446 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mohammad Bahabin Boroujeni Kamran Mehrabani Hadi Raeisi Shahraki Source Type: research

Urban Household Energy Use: Analyzing Correlates of Charcoal and Firewood Consumption in Kampala City, Uganda
This study investigated the predictors of charcoal and firewood use for cooking using the 2014 Uganda Census data set. Analysis was conducted on 41,250 households in Kampala City. Multinomial logistic regression model was fitted to predict charcoal and firewood use. Findings indicate that older household heads were more likely to use firewood than their younger counterparts. Charcoal and firewood were more likely to be used in households whose household heads were females, married and formerly married, and lived in dwelling units with two and more rooms. Conversely, chances of using charcoal and firewood decreased with the...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Abel Nzabona Richard Tuyiragize John Bosco Asiimwe Christian Kakuba Peter Kisaakye Source Type: research

Clustering Trend Changes of Lung Cancer Incidence in Europe via the Growth Mixture Model during 1990-2016
CONCLUSION: Given the raising patterns in the incidence of lung cancer among European females, especially in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Montenegro, Netherlands, and Norway, urgent effective measures are recommended to be taken.PMID:33897783 | PMC:PMC8052171 | DOI:10.1155/2021/8854446 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mohammad Bahabin Boroujeni Kamran Mehrabani Hadi Raeisi Shahraki Source Type: research

Urban Household Energy Use: Analyzing Correlates of Charcoal and Firewood Consumption in Kampala City, Uganda
This study investigated the predictors of charcoal and firewood use for cooking using the 2014 Uganda Census data set. Analysis was conducted on 41,250 households in Kampala City. Multinomial logistic regression model was fitted to predict charcoal and firewood use. Findings indicate that older household heads were more likely to use firewood than their younger counterparts. Charcoal and firewood were more likely to be used in households whose household heads were females, married and formerly married, and lived in dwelling units with two and more rooms. Conversely, chances of using charcoal and firewood decreased with the...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Abel Nzabona Richard Tuyiragize John Bosco Asiimwe Christian Kakuba Peter Kisaakye Source Type: research

Clustering Trend Changes of Lung Cancer Incidence in Europe via the Growth Mixture Model during 1990-2016
CONCLUSION: Given the raising patterns in the incidence of lung cancer among European females, especially in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Montenegro, Netherlands, and Norway, urgent effective measures are recommended to be taken.PMID:33897783 | PMC:PMC8052171 | DOI:10.1155/2021/8854446 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mohammad Bahabin Boroujeni Kamran Mehrabani Hadi Raeisi Shahraki Source Type: research

Urban Household Energy Use: Analyzing Correlates of Charcoal and Firewood Consumption in Kampala City, Uganda
This study investigated the predictors of charcoal and firewood use for cooking using the 2014 Uganda Census data set. Analysis was conducted on 41,250 households in Kampala City. Multinomial logistic regression model was fitted to predict charcoal and firewood use. Findings indicate that older household heads were more likely to use firewood than their younger counterparts. Charcoal and firewood were more likely to be used in households whose household heads were females, married and formerly married, and lived in dwelling units with two and more rooms. Conversely, chances of using charcoal and firewood decreased with the...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Abel Nzabona Richard Tuyiragize John Bosco Asiimwe Christian Kakuba Peter Kisaakye Source Type: research

Clustering Trend Changes of Lung Cancer Incidence in Europe via the Growth Mixture Model during 1990-2016
CONCLUSION: Given the raising patterns in the incidence of lung cancer among European females, especially in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Montenegro, Netherlands, and Norway, urgent effective measures are recommended to be taken.PMID:33897783 | PMC:PMC8052171 | DOI:10.1155/2021/8854446 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mohammad Bahabin Boroujeni Kamran Mehrabani Hadi Raeisi Shahraki Source Type: research

Urban Household Energy Use: Analyzing Correlates of Charcoal and Firewood Consumption in Kampala City, Uganda
This study investigated the predictors of charcoal and firewood use for cooking using the 2014 Uganda Census data set. Analysis was conducted on 41,250 households in Kampala City. Multinomial logistic regression model was fitted to predict charcoal and firewood use. Findings indicate that older household heads were more likely to use firewood than their younger counterparts. Charcoal and firewood were more likely to be used in households whose household heads were females, married and formerly married, and lived in dwelling units with two and more rooms. Conversely, chances of using charcoal and firewood decreased with the...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Abel Nzabona Richard Tuyiragize John Bosco Asiimwe Christian Kakuba Peter Kisaakye Source Type: research

Clustering Trend Changes of Lung Cancer Incidence in Europe via the Growth Mixture Model during 1990-2016
CONCLUSION: Given the raising patterns in the incidence of lung cancer among European females, especially in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Montenegro, Netherlands, and Norway, urgent effective measures are recommended to be taken.PMID:33897783 | PMC:PMC8052171 | DOI:10.1155/2021/8854446 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mohammad Bahabin Boroujeni Kamran Mehrabani Hadi Raeisi Shahraki Source Type: research

Levels of Lead, Copper, and Zinc in Cabbage ( < em > Brassica oleracea < /em > sp.) and Lettuce ( < em > Lactuca sativa < /em > sp.) Grown on Soil Amended with Sewage Sludge
J Environ Public Health. 2021 Apr 1;2021:8386218. doi: 10.1155/2021/8386218. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe study focused on levels of selected heavy metals (Pb, Zn, and Cu) in sewage sludge, soil, and in lettuce and cabbage grown on sewage sludge amended soil. Also, the effect of sewage sludge on soil properties (pH, soil organic matter, and soil conductivity) was studied. Three treatments were used based on nitrogen application rates of the sewage sludge: 100, 150, and 200 kg N/ha for lettuce while 160, 210, and 260 kg N/ha for cabbage. A pot experiment was conducted with pots arranged in a completely randomized design and...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bernard Fei-Baffoe Jeffery Amo-Asare Alhassan Sulemana Kodwo Miezah Source Type: research

Congenital Anomalies and Associated Factors among Newborns in Bishoftu General Hospital, Oromia, Ethiopia: A Retrospective Study
This study aimed to assess congenital anomalies and their associated factors among newborns in Bishoftu General Hospital, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. Setting. Bishoftu General Hospital, Oromia, Ethiopia. Study Design . A retrospective cross-sectional study was employed. Participants. All birth records from September 14, 2018, to March 14, 2019, were reviewed. A census method was applied for this study. The data were collected from birth registration books through structured checklist. We used Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24.0 for data analysis. Crude and adjusted odds ratio with 95% confi...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Samuel Gedamu Endalew Gemechu Sendo Workinesh Daba Source Type: research

Pesticide Residue Analysis of Khat Leaves and Health Risks among Khat Chewers in the Amhara Region, Northwestern Ethiopia
Discussion. Pesticide residue exposure is a risk factor for cardiac complications, reduction in antioxidant defense system, and developing neurological symptoms. All the pesticides were higher than the European Union Maximum Residue Levels (EU-MRL). Diazinon has the potential to cause higher chronic health risks. Chronic Khat chewers in the region may face potential health risks from pesticide residues. Awareness creation among people in the study area is necessary to avoid the adverse health effects of pesticide residues.PMID:33833811 | PMC:PMC8016596 | DOI:10.1155/2021/4680573 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Seyfe Asrade Atnafie Niguse Yigzaw Muluneh Kefyalew Ayalew Getahun Asegedech Tsegaw Woredekal Wubayehu Kahaliw Source Type: research

Relationship between the Usage of Long-Lasting Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets (LLITNs) and Malaria Prevalence among School-Age Children in Southwestern Nigeria
This study aimed at assessing the impact of LLITN usage on malaria prevalence among school-age children (SAC) in Ekiti, South Western Nigeria.METHODS: Cross-sectional, two-stage cluster sampling technique was used to collect data from SAC during May and June 2017. A total of 1313 (Oye LGA: 657 and Ikole LGA: 656) SAC in selected public primary schools participated in the study. Sociodemographic information as well as data on LLITN usage the previous night was obtained using pretested, semistructured questionnaires adapted from the standardized Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) tools. Malaria infection was diagnosed by using t...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Adejumoke Oluwatosin Omonijo Adetunji Omonijo Hillary Iwegbunem Okoh Azeez Oyemomi Ibrahim Source Type: research

Pesticide Residue Analysis of Khat Leaves and Health Risks among Khat Chewers in the Amhara Region, Northwestern Ethiopia
Discussion. Pesticide residue exposure is a risk factor for cardiac complications, reduction in antioxidant defense system, and developing neurological symptoms. All the pesticides were higher than the European Union Maximum Residue Levels (EU-MRL). Diazinon has the potential to cause higher chronic health risks. Chronic Khat chewers in the region may face potential health risks from pesticide residues. Awareness creation among people in the study area is necessary to avoid the adverse health effects of pesticide residues.PMID:33833811 | PMC:PMC8016596 | DOI:10.1155/2021/4680573 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Seyfe Asrade Atnafie Niguse Yigzaw Muluneh Kefyalew Ayalew Getahun Asegedech Tsegaw Woredekal Wubayehu Kahaliw Source Type: research

Relationship between the Usage of Long-Lasting Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets (LLITNs) and Malaria Prevalence among School-Age Children in Southwestern Nigeria
This study aimed at assessing the impact of LLITN usage on malaria prevalence among school-age children (SAC) in Ekiti, South Western Nigeria.METHODS: Cross-sectional, two-stage cluster sampling technique was used to collect data from SAC during May and June 2017. A total of 1313 (Oye LGA: 657 and Ikole LGA: 656) SAC in selected public primary schools participated in the study. Sociodemographic information as well as data on LLITN usage the previous night was obtained using pretested, semistructured questionnaires adapted from the standardized Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) tools. Malaria infection was diagnosed by using t...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Adejumoke Oluwatosin Omonijo Adetunji Omonijo Hillary Iwegbunem Okoh Azeez Oyemomi Ibrahim Source Type: research

Pesticide Residue Analysis of Khat Leaves and Health Risks among Khat Chewers in the Amhara Region, Northwestern Ethiopia
Discussion. Pesticide residue exposure is a risk factor for cardiac complications, reduction in antioxidant defense system, and developing neurological symptoms. All the pesticides were higher than the European Union Maximum Residue Levels (EU-MRL). Diazinon has the potential to cause higher chronic health risks. Chronic Khat chewers in the region may face potential health risks from pesticide residues. Awareness creation among people in the study area is necessary to avoid the adverse health effects of pesticide residues.PMID:33833811 | PMC:PMC8016596 | DOI:10.1155/2021/4680573 (Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Seyfe Asrade Atnafie Niguse Yigzaw Muluneh Kefyalew Ayalew Getahun Asegedech Tsegaw Woredekal Wubayehu Kahaliw Source Type: research