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  1. Many studies have already reported on the relationship between exercise habits and health among schoolchildren. However, few have examined social and/or family factors as determinants of exercise habits.

    Authors: Satomi Sawa, Michikazu Sekine, Masaaki Yamada, Yugo Fukazawa and Yusuke Hiraku

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:54

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Pilea umbrosa (Urticaceae) is used by local communities (district Abbotabad) for liver disorders, as anticancer, in rheumatism and in skin disorders.

    Authors: Irum Naz, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Jawaid Ahmed Zai, Riffat Batool, Zartash Zahra and Aemin Tahir

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:53

    Content type: Research article

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  3. This study estimated the effects of weekend and off-hour childbirth and the size of perinatal medical care center on the incidence of cerebral palsy.

    Authors: Satoshi Toyokawa, Junichi Hasegawa, Tsuyomu Ikenoue, Yuri Asano, Emi Jojima, Shoji Satoh, Tomoaki Ikeda, Kiyotake Ichizuka, Satoru Takeda, Nanako Tamiya, Akihito Nakai, Keiya Fujimori, Tsugio Maeda, Hideaki Masuzaki, Hideaki Suzuki and Shigeru Ueda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:52

    Content type: Research article

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  4. China has the largest elderly population in the world; little attention has been paid to the mental health of elderly in areas of extreme poverty. This is the first study to investigate the mental health of th...

    Authors: Yin Yang, Hui Deng, Qingqing Yang, Xianbin Ding, Deqiang Mao, Xiaosong Ma, Bangzhong Xiao and Zhaohui Zhong

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:51

    Content type: Research article

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  5. From 2010 to 2015, there was a twofold growth of new HIV/AIDS infection in Beijing among young students aged 15–24. HIV/AIDS education was found effective in promoting positive behavior change related to HIV/A...

    Authors: Yunting Zheng, Xin Zhang, Xinying Sun, Yuhui Shi and Chun Chang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:50

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The health hazards of indoor air pollution are well-established but studies of the health effects due to pollution from heating are rare. This study investigated the association of heating and disability for a...

    Authors: Qing Wang and Jose A. Tapia Granados

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:49

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, people need to practice social distancing in order to protect themselves from SARS-CoV-2 infection. In such stressful situations, remote cardiac...

    Authors: Atsuko Nakayama, Naoko Takayama, Momoko Kobayashi, Kanako Hyodo, Naomi Maeshima, Fujiwara Takayuki, Hiroyuki Morita and Issei Komuro

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:48

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Helmet use reduces the risk and severity of head injury and death due to road traffic crash among motorcyclists. The protective efficacy of different types of helmets varies. Wearing firmly fastened full-face ...

    Authors: Naveen Kikkeri Hanumantha Setty, Gautham Melur Sukumar, Sumanth Mallikarjun Majgi, Akhil Dhanesh Goel, Prem Prakash Sharma and Manasa Brahmanandam Anand

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:47

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Preventing the need for long-term care (LTC) by identifying physical function risk factors are important to decrease the LTC burden. The objective of this study was to investigate whether grip strength and/or ...

    Authors: Werayuth Srithumsuk, Mai Kabayama, Kayo Godai, Nonglak Klinpudtan, Ken Sugimoto, Hiroshi Akasaka, Yoichi Takami, Yasushi Takeya, Koichi Yamamoto, Saori Yasumoto, Yasuyuki Gondo, Yasumichi Arai, Yukie Masui, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Hiroshi Shimokata, Hiromi Rakugi…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:46

    Content type: Research article

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  10. High salt intake increases blood pressure, and dietary salt intake has been clearly demonstrated to be associated with hypertension incidence. Japanese people consume higher amounts of salt than Westerners. It...

    Authors: Koji Ito

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:45

    Content type: Review article

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  11. Petrol is the non-specific term for petroleum which is used for inside combustion of engines. Petrol filling workers are highly vulnerable to occupational exposure to these harmful substances which lead to hem...

    Authors: Sisay Getu, Elias Shiferaw and Mulugeta Melku

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:44

    Content type: Research article

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  12. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that viral load ([VL) is a primary tool that clinicians and researchers have used to monitor patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART), an antiviral drug against retro...

    Authors: Mulugeta Melku, Gizachew Abebe, Amanuel Teketel, Fikir Asrie, Aregawi Yalew, Belete Biadgo, Eyuel Kassa, Debasu Damtie and Degefaye Zelalem Anlay

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:43

    Content type: Research article

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  13. To verify the association between sleep duration and television time with cardiometabolic risk and the moderating role of age, gender, and skin color/ethnicity in this relationship among adolescents.

    Authors: Ana Paula Sehn, Anelise Reis Gaya, Arieli Fernandes Dias, Caroline Brand, Jorge Mota, Karin Allor Pfeiffer, Javier Brazo Sayavera, Jane Dagmar Pollo Renner and Cézane Priscila Reuter

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:42

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Limited evidence exists regarding the relationship between central-to-peripheral fat ratio measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and subsequent cardiometabolic risk in both pediatric and adult pop...

    Authors: Katsuyasu Kouda, Masayuki Iki, Yuki Fujita, Harunobu Nakamura, Masami Hamada, Kazuhiro Uenishi, Mari Miyake and Toshimasa Nishiyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:41

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Although nurses’ workplace social capital for a healthy work environment has received considerable attention, few scales about nurses’ workplace social capital are based on the attributes of clinical settings ...

    Authors: Kensuke Norikoshi, Toshio Kobayashi, Keiji Tabuchi and Sanae Oriyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:40

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The incidence of melanoma increased rapidly throughout the last decades, with overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation being an established risk factor. Due to their intensive sun exposure, many student athl...

    Authors: Friederike Stölzel, Michaela Wolff, Vera Fieber, Melanie Glausch, Claudia Wachs, Eckhard Breitbart, Martin Bornhäuser and Nadja Seidel

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:39

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Many studies have investigated heavy metal exposure could increase the occurrence of congenital heart defects (CHDs). However, there are limited data regarding the relationship between cobalt exposure and CHD ...

    Authors: Nannan Zhang, Shuihua Yang, Jiaxiang Yang, Ying Deng, Shengli Li, Nana Li, Xinlin Chen, Ping Yu, Zhen Liu and Jun Zhu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:38

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Few studies have specifically addressed quality of life issues for elderly hospice patients. The purpose of this study is to explore various factors and service patterns of the quality of life of end-of-life c...

    Authors: Li Wang and Zhizhong Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:36

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Raising awareness and educating people regarding practices for skin cancer or melanoma prevention are critical in the context of the adversely increasing effects of global climate change. This study aimed to e...

    Authors: Trang H. T. Nguyen, Bach X. Tran, Sau H. Nguyen, Carl A. Latkin, Cuong T. Nguyen, Son H. Nguyen, Hai Q. Pham, Cyrus S. H. Ho, Roger C. M. Ho and Jin-Kyoung Oh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:35

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In Taiwan, high-risk patients have been identified and tested for preventing community spread of COVID-19. Most sample collection was performed in emergency departments (EDs). Traditional sample collection req...

    Authors: Po-Ting Lin, Ting-Yuan Ni, Tren-Yi Chen, Chih-Pei Su, Hsiao-Fen Sun, Mu-Kuan Chen, Chu-Chung Chou, Po-Yu Wang and Yan-Ren Lin

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:34

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  21. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are dramatically increased in the world due to the advancement of technology and competitiveness of markets. There were limited studies carried out regarding WMSD...

    Authors: Dereje Dagne, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe and Atalay Getachew

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:33

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The neurotoxicity of general anesthesia to the developing human brains is controversial. We assessed the associations between surgery under general anesthesia in infancy and development at age 1 year using the...

    Authors: Yoshiko Kobayashi, Narumi Tokuda, Sho Adachi, Yasuhiro Takeshima, Munetaka Hirose and Masayuki Shima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:32

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Various treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are utilized in clinical practice; however, the prognosis is still poor on account of high recurrence rates. DNA methylation levels of CpG islands around p...

    Authors: Junya Matsushita, Takehiro Suzuki, Kazuyuki Okamura, Gaku Ichihara and Keiko Nohara

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:31

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Methylmercury is an environmental pollutant that causes neurotoxicity. Recent studies have reported that the ubiquitin-proteasome system is involved in defense against methylmercury toxicity through the degrad...

    Authors: Jin-Yong Lee, Gi-Wook Hwang, Akira Naganuma and Masahiko Satoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:30

    Content type: Review article

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  25. Plastics are extensively used in our daily life. However, a significant amount of plastic waste is discharged to the environment directly or via improper reuse or recycling. Degradation of plastic waste genera...

    Authors: Baorong Jiang, Alexandra E Kauffman, Lei Li, Wayne McFee, Bo Cai, John Weinstein, Jamie R Lead, Saurabh Chatterjee, Geoffrey I Scott and Shuo Xiao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:29

    Content type: Review article

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  26. Sick building syndrome (SBS) refers to the combination of symptoms experienced by occupants of specific building characteristics. This study investigated the associations of children’s lifestyle behaviors, all...

    Authors: Rahel Mesfin Ketema, Atsuko Araki, Yu Ait Bamai, Takeshi Saito and Reiko Kishi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:28

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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

  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:22

  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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

The editors of Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal.

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