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Selected articles in Public Health for APHA and EPH 2018

To coincide with the  American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting and the 11th European Public Health Conference (EPH), Environmental Health has published this collection to highlight top accessed articles in line with the conference themes: ‘Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now’ (APHA) and ‘Winds of change: towards new ways of improving public health in Europe’ (EPH).

Visit our Public Health page for more open access research from other relevant BMC journals. 

Articles in this collection were selected by the Editor's in Chief Prof Philippe Grandjean and Prof David Ozonoff.

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  1. Content type: Research

    Environmental pollution exposure during pregnancy has been identified as a risk factor for preterm birth. Most studies have evaluated exposures individually and in limited study populations.

    Authors: Amy M. Padula, Hongtai Huang, Rebecca J. Baer, Laura M. August, Marta M. Jankowska, Laura L. Jellife-Pawlowski, Marina Sirota and Tracey J. Woodruff

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:70

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    The association between heat and daily mortality and its temporal variation are well known. However, few studies have analyzed the inter-annual variations in both the risk estimates and impacts of heat. The ai...

    Authors: Matteo Scortichini, Francesca de’Donato, Manuela De Sario, Michela Leone, Christofer Åström, Ferran Ballester, Xavier Basagaña, Janos Bobvos, Antonio Gasparrini, Klea Katsouyanni, Timo Lanki, Bettina Menne, Mathilde Pascal and Paola Michelozzi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:66

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  3. Content type: Editorial

    Identification and characterization of environmental hazards that impact human health must rely on the best possible science to inform and inspire appropriate public health intervention. The perfluorinated alk...

    Authors: Philippe Grandjean

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:62

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    Many studies have reported an increased mortality risk from heat waves comparing with non-heat wave days. However, how much the mortality rate change with the heat intensity―vulnerability curve―is still unknow...

    Authors: Lingyan Zhang, Zhao Zhang, Tao Ye, Maigeng Zhou, Chenzhi Wang, Peng Yin and Bin Hou

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:54

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  5. Content type: Research

    Emerging evidence about the effects of endocrine disruptors on asthma symptoms suggests new opportunities to reduce asthma by changing personal environments. Right-to-know ethics supports returning personal re...

    Authors: Laura J. Perovich, Jennifer Liss Ohayon, Elicia Mayuri Cousins, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Phil Brown, Gary Adamkiewicz and Julia Green Brody

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:48

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  6. Content type: Hypothesis

    The regulatory management of chemicals and toxicants in the EU addresses hundreds of different chemicals and health hazards individually, one by one. An issue is that, so far, the possible interactions among c...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Anne-Simone Parent, Jos C. S. Kleinjans, Tim S. Nawrot, Greet Schoeters and Nicolas Van Larebeke

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:42

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  7. Content type: Research

    Lack of research on the effects of gaseous pollutants (nitrogen oxides [NOx], sulfur dioxide [SO2], carbon monoxide [CO] and ozone [O3]) in the ambient environment on health outcomes from within low and middle in...

    Authors: Katherine Newell, Christiana Kartsonaki, Kin Bong Hubert Lam and Om Kurmi

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:41

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  8. Content type: Research

    Outdoor pollen grain and fungal spore concentrations have been associated with severe asthma exacerbations at the population level. The specific impact of each taxon and the concomitant effect of air pollution...

    Authors: Ariane Guilbert, Bianca Cox, Nicolas Bruffaerts, Lucie Hoebeke, Ann Packeu, Marijke Hendrickx, Koen De Cremer, Sandrine Bladt, Olivier Brasseur and An Van Nieuwenhuyse

    Citation: Environmental Health 2018 17:35

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  9. Content type: Review

    This review summarises existing evidence on the impact of organic food on human health. It compares organic vs. conventional food production with respect to parameters important to human health and discusses t...

    Authors: Axel Mie, Helle Raun Andersen, Stefan Gunnarsson, Johannes Kahl, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Ewa Rembiałkowska, Gianluca Quaglio and Philippe Grandjean

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:111

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  10. Content type: Research

    Socioeconomically disadvantaged populations often have higher exposures to particulate air pollution, which can be expected to contribute to differentials in life expectancy. We examined socioeconomic differen...

    Authors: Ai Milojevic, Claire L. Niedzwiedz, Jamie Pearce, James Milner, Ian A. MacKenzie, Ruth M. Doherty and Paul Wilkinson

    Citation: Environmental Health 2017 16:104

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