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  1. Adjuvants used in inactivated vaccines often upregulate type 2 immunity, which is dominant in allergic diseases. We hypothesised that cumulative adjuvant exposure in infancy may influence the development of al...

    Authors: Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Kyongsun Pak, Mayako Saito-Abe, Limin Yang, Miori Sato, Hidetoshi Mezawa, Hatoko Sasaki, Minaho Nishizato, Mizuho Konishi, Kazue Ishitsuka, Kenji Matsumoto, Hirohisa Saito and Yukihiro Ohya

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:27

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Most studies have reported that suicide mortality rates are negatively associated with lithium levels in tap water; however, a few studies showed either no association or a positive association. Thus, the asso...

    Authors: Naomi Kozaka, Shouhei Takeuchi, Nobuyoshi Ishii, Takeshi Terao and Yoshiki Kuroda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:26

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Emerging evidence implicates excess weight as a potential risk factor for hearing loss. However, this association remained inconclusive. Therefore, we aimed to systematically and quantitatively review the publ...

    Authors: Jin-Rong Yang, Khemayanto Hidayat, Cai-Long Chen, Yun-Hong Li, Jia-Ying Xu and Li-Qiang Qin

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:25

    Content type: Review article

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  4. The Japanese health and welfare industry has a shortage of professional caregivers, and work-related accidents and injuries among this group are therefore especially critical issues. This study aimed to examin...

    Authors: Maki Tei-tominaga and Miharu Nakanishi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:24

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The aim in this literature review was (1) to explore the physiologically and psychologically therapeutic benefits of forest bathing on adults suffering from pre-hypertension or hypertension, and (2) to identif...

    Authors: Katherine Ka-Yin Yau and Alice Yuen Loke

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:23

    Content type: Review article

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  6. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Haruhiko Imamura, Eiko Uchiyama, Miki Akiyama, Ikuyo Kaneko, Toru Takebayashi and Yuji Nishiwaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:22

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:15

  7. Early pubertal timing is associated with sleep among Western adolescents, but little is known about this association in Chinese adolescents, especially with regard to the association between bedtimes and early...

    Authors: Hua Diao, Hong Wang, Lianjian Yang and Ting Li

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:21

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Poor air quality of the household is likely to be the largest public health concern in resource-constrained countries. Exposure to household air pollution, poor working environment, and fuel type used at house...

    Authors: Zewudu Andualem, Zelalem Nigussie Azene, Jember Azanaw, Asefa Adimasu Taddese and Henok Dagne

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:20

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In areas affected by the tsunami of the great East Japan Earthquake, smoking behavior may have deteriorated due to high stress and drastic changes in living environment. Surveys were conducted to reveal change...

    Authors: Yoneatsu Osaki, Hitoshi Maesato, Ruriko Minobe, Aya Kinjo, Yuki Kuwabara, Aya Imamoto, Yoshinori Myoga, Sachio Matsushita and Susumu Higuchi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:19

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Physical activity (PA) that includes an accumulated exercise regimen that meets or exceeds a certain intensity reduces intrahepatic fat, leading to the improvement of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) i...

    Authors: Fuminari Asada, Takuo Nomura, Atsushi Hosui and Masashi Kubota

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:18

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Health policies in the Philippines have evolved in response to increasing health demands of older adults. However, there is a lack of research on equity among the ageing population in low-middle income countri...

    Authors: Kathryn Lizbeth Lucena Siongco, Keiko Nakamura and Kaoruko Seino

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:17

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Well water could be a stable source of drinking water. Recently, the use of well water as drinking water has been encouraged in developing countries. However, many kinds of disorders caused by toxic elements i...

    Authors: Masashi Kato, Nobutaka Ohgami, Shoko Ohnuma, Kazunori Hashimoto, Akira Tazaki, Huadong Xu, Lisa Kondo-Ida, Tian Yuan, Tomoyuki Tsuchiyama, Tingchao He, Fitri Kurniasari, Yishuo Gu, Wei Chen, Yuqi Deng, Kanako Komuro, Keming Tong…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:16

    Content type: Review article

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  13. The living arrangement has been suggested as an important factor affecting health. Recent studies have also suggested that there was a risk among elderly persons who were not alone. This study examined whether...

    Authors: Haruhiko Imamura, Eiko Uchiyama, Miki Akiyama, Ikuyo Kaneko, Toru Takebayashi and Yuji Nishiwaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:15

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Among the environmental risk factors, household air pollution exposure from traditional cooking practices is one of the biggest killers globally, which mainly impacts developing countries where many families r...

    Authors: Mesafint Molla Adane, Getu Degu Alene, Seid Tiku Mereta and Kristina Lutomya Wanyonyi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:14

    Content type: Research article

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  15. After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in 2011, residents of Kawauchi village who experienced evacuation had a high risk of suffering from diabetes and metabolic syndrome compared with non-ev...

    Authors: Yun-Shan Chung, Kouji H. Harada, Keiko Igari, Jinrou Ishizuka and Akio Koizumi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:13

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The increasing production of un-recycled waste is a great threat to public health. Therefore, assessment and measurement of people’s beliefs and perceptions with regard to these threats can contribute to the d...

    Authors: Aazam Abbasi, Marzieh Araban, Zahra Heidari, Masoumeh Alidosti and Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:12

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Currently, cancer is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. Exposure to CDs may occur during drug preparation and mixing, during drug administration, during transport, and cleaning s...

    Authors: Wudneh Simegn, Baye Dagnew and Henok Dagne

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:11

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Evidence on workplace health promotion interventions at sea is scattered and includes different methodological approaches. The continued focus on lifestyle and health promotion on land-based industries makes i...

    Authors: Fereshteh Baygi, Shirin Djalalinia, Mostafa Qorbani, Masoumeh Dejman and Jesper Bo Nielsen

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:10

    Content type: Review article

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  19. In low resourced countries, water-associated diseases have still impact on public health. Poor quality of water can cause waterborne diseases through bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and parasites that has been re...

    Authors: Amsalu Mekonnen Wolde, Kemal Jemal, Gebru M. Woldearegay and Kassu Desta Tullu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:9

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Studies on the adverse effects of Asian dust (AD) on respiratory function in children are scarce. The objective of this study was to examine the association between AD and respiratory function by measuring pea...

    Authors: Takahiro Nakamura, Yuji Nishiwaki, Kunio Hashimoto, Ayano Takeuchi, Tasuku Kitajima, Kazuhiro Komori, Kasumi Tashiro, Hideki Hasunuma, Kayo Ueda, Atsushi Shimizu, Hiroshi Odajima, Hiroyuki Moriuchi and Masahiro Hashizume

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:8

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPO-Ab) has been shown to cause autoimmune thyroiditis by inducing a deleterious influence on thyroid hormone synthesis. Further, thyroglobulin, which has an important role in...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Yuko Nabeshima-Kimura, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yuko Noguchi, Yasuhiro Nagata, Takahiro Maeda and Naomi Hayashida

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:7

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors spotted errors in their paper concerning the positive rate in the right side in Table 2.

    Authors: Masanori Ogawa, Dai Akine and Teppei Sasahara

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:5

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:80

  23. Vitamin D deficiency associated with dyslipidemia can contribute towards cardiovascular diseases. Previous studies have found that Saudi Arabia has a high burden of vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular dise...

    Authors: AlJohara M AlQuaiz, Ambreen Kazi, Randa M. Youssef, Norah Alshehri and Shatha Ahmed Alduraywish

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:4

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  24. Chronic noise exposure is one environmental hazard that is associated with genetic susceptibility factors that increase Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis. However, the comprehensive understanding of the li...

    Authors: Donghong Su, Wenlong Li, Huimin Chi, Honglian Yang, Xiaojun She, Kun Wang, Xiujie Gao, Kefeng Ma, Ming Zhang and Bo Cui

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:3

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Pneumonia has a high human toll and a substantial economic burden in developed countries like Japan, where the crude mortality rate was 77.7 per 100,000 people in 2017. As this trend is going to continue with ...

    Authors: Rebeka Amin, Yosuke Hatakeyama, Takefumi Kitazawa, Kunichika Matsumoto, Shigeru Fujita, Kanako Seto and Tomonori Hasegawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:2

    Content type: Research article

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  26. This study aimed to describe the changing distribution of human brucellosis between 2004 and 2017 in mainland China and seek scientific evidence of the relationship between socio-economic, environmental, and e...

    Authors: Cheng Peng, Yan-Jun Li, De-Sheng Huang and Peng Guan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:1

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Promotion of oral health in children is recognized as one of the components of health-promoting schools (HPSs). However, few studies have addressed supportive school environments for children’s oral health. Th...

    Authors: Yuri Tashiro, Keiko Nakamura, Kaoruko Seino, Shiro Ochi, Hiroshi Ishii, Masaru Hasegawa, Yoshimichi Kawauchi and Mitsuyuki Chiba

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:83

    Content type: Research article

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  28. This study aimed to analyse the epidemiological characteristics of bacillary dysentery (BD) caused by Shigella in Chongqing, China, and to establish incidence prediction models based on the correlation between me...

    Authors: Qiuyu Meng, Xun Liu, Jiajia Xie, Dayong Xiao, Yi Wang and Dan Deng

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:82

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Human T cell leukemia virus type-1 (HTLV-1) stimulates inflammation activity. Our previous study revealed a positive association between asymptomatic HTLV-1 infection and advanced periodontitis among elderly J...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Masayasu Kitamura, Reiko Furugen, Takahiro Iwasaki, Hideki Fukuda, Hideaki Hayashida, Koji Kawasaki, Kairi Kiyoura, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Toshiyuki Saito, Atsushi Kawakami and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:81

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Two types of recombinant hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccines are available in Japan. One type uses the antigen from genotype A (Heptavax-II®) and the other uses the antigen from genotype C (Bimmugen®). Potential ...

    Authors: Masanori Ogawa, Dai Akine and Teppei Sasahara

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:80

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:5

  31. The blocking of the programmed cell death protein (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) axis has been found to have an anticancer activity against various types of cancer by enhancing T cell immunity, while...

    Authors: Xiaoqiang Liu, Shaoya He, Huaming Wu, Hui Xie, Tao Zhang and Zhongliang Deng

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:79

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Noise pollution is one of the most important occupational pollutants in heavy-vehicle drivers. Therefore, this epidemiological research was conducted with the aim of determining the prevalence of hearing loss ...

    Authors: Siamak Pourabdian, Saeid Yazdanirad, Saeid Lotfi, Parastoo Golshiri and Behzad Mahaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:78

    Content type: Research article

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  33. With the aim to prevent sick building syndrome and worsening of allergic symptoms, primarily resulting from the indoor environment, the relationships among people’s residential environment in recent years, the...

    Authors: Yoshitake Nakayama, Hiroko Nakaoka, Norimichi Suzuki, Kayo Tsumura, Masamichi Hanazato, Emiko Todaka and Chisato Mori

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:77

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  34. No study has yet been performed on the importance of the rate of pure “attended deaths at home,” excluding examined deaths subjected to a postmortem examination. Therefore, in the present study, we investigate...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Kakiuchi, Ryoko Nagao, Eriko Ochiai, Yu Kakimoto and Motoki Osawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:76

    Content type: Short communication

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  35. Despite the huge burden of domestic work on women in Japan, its effects on their health have been poorly investigated. We aimed to assess the association between domestic work stress and self-rated psychologic...

    Authors: Eri Maeda, Kyoko Nomura, Osamu Hiraike, Hiroki Sugimori, Asako Kinoshita and Yutaka Osuga

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:75

    Content type: Research article

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  36. There have been inconsistent findings reported on maternal passive smoking during pregnancy and child risk of ADHD. In this study, ADHD symptoms at pre-school age children in association with prenatal passive ...

    Authors: Machiko Minatoya, Atsuko Araki, Sachiko Itoh, Keiko Yamazaki, Sumitaka Kobayashi, Chihiro Miyashita, Seiko Sasaki and Reiko Kishi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:74

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Before iodination of Swedish table salt in 1936, iodine deficiency resulting in goitre and hypothyroidism was common. Sweden has become iodine sufficient, as shown in a national survey in 2007, proving its iod...

    Authors: Sofia Manousou, Maja Stål, Robert Eggertsen, Michael Hoppe, Lena Hulthén and Helena Filipsson Nyström

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:73

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Lead is a toxic metal abundant in the environment. Consumption of food contaminated at low levels of lead, especially by small children and pregnant women, raises a health concern.

    Authors: Mayumi Ohtsu, Nathan Mise, Akihiko Ikegami, Atsuko Mizuno, Yayoi Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Nakagi, Keiko Nohara, Takahiko Yoshida and Fujio Kayama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:72

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Maintenance of instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and social role (SR) is crucial to keep independent life because the decline in SR and IADL was a significant predictor of dependence in basic ADL ...

    Authors: Masayo Komatsu, Kenji Obayashi, Kimiko Tomioka, Masayuki Morikawa, Noriko Jojima, Nozomi Okamoto, Norio Kurumatani and Keigo Saeki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:71

    Content type: Research article

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  40. This study focused on the newest evidence of the relationship between forest environmental exposure and human health and assessed the health efficacy of forest bathing on the human body as well as the methodol...

    Authors: Ye Wen, Qi Yan, Yangliu Pan, Xinren Gu and Yuanqiu Liu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:70

    Content type: Review article

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  41. Even though there is bidirectional association between hypertension and atherosclerosis, atherosclerosis itself is involved in the process of endothelial repair. To clarify the association of endothelial repai...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Kairi Kiyoura, Kenichi Nobusue, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Yasuhiro Nagata and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:69

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Scabies is a skin infestation caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei that causes a pruritic skin eruption. In Ethiopia, the disease is common especially during natural or manmade disasters such as flooding, drought...

    Authors: Henok Dagne, Awrajaw Dessie, Bikes Destaw, Walelegn Worku Yallew and Zemichael Gizaw

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:67

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Children in Ulaanbaatar are exposed to air pollution, but few epidemiological studies have been conducted on the effects of environmental risk factors on children’s health. Also, no studies have yet examined t...

    Authors: Dambajamts Enkh-Undraa, Seiji Kanda, Masayuki Shima, Takaki Shimono, Mari Miyake, Yoshiko Yoda, Saijaa Nagnii and Toshimasa Nishiyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:66

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Little is known regarding the effect of exposure to biomass fuel smoke inhalation on respiratory symptoms in the Bangladeshi population which is a major health hazard in most of the developing countries. This ...

    Authors: Md. Hasan, Sadia Tasfina, S. M. Raysul Haque, K. M. Saif-Ur-Rahman, Md. Khalequzzaman, Wasimul Bari and Syed Shariful Islam

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:65

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Flourishing, defined as the coexistence of hedonic and eudaimonic well-being, is the most favorable end of the mental health spectrum. A growing body of evidence has demonstrated the association between flouri...

    Authors: Daisuke Hori, Yuichi Oi, Yuh Ohtaki, Christina-Sylvia Andrea, Tsukasa Takahashi, Nagisa Shiraki, Tomohiko Ikeda, Yu Ikeda, Shotaro Doki, Shinichiro Sasahara and Ichiyo Matsuzaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:64

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The identification of death is critical for epidemiological research. Despite recent developments in health insurance claims databases, the quality of death information in claims is not guaranteed because heal...

    Authors: M. Sakai, S. Ohtera, T. Iwao, Y. Neff, G. Kato, Y. Takahashi and T. Nakayama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:63

    Content type: Short communication

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  47. Mercury has been documented as an industrial risk that posed a serious danger to human health. Mercury exposure results in oxidative stress that may lead to the pathogenesis of male reproductive dysfunction. T...

    Authors: Sarwat Jahan, Tayyaba Azad, Amina Ayub, Asad Ullah, Tayyaba Afsar, Ali Almajwal and Suhail Razak

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:62

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Chemical intolerance (CI) is a chronic condition characterized by recurring and severe symptoms triggered by exposure to low levels of odorous or pungent substances. The etiology of CI has been a controversial...

    Authors: Kenichi Azuma, Iwao Uchiyama, Mari Tanigawa, Ikuko Bamba, Michiyo Azuma, Hirohisa Takano, Toshikazu Yoshikawa and Kou Sakabe

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:61

    Content type: Review article

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