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  1. Content type: Research article

    The association between concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), and emergency ambulance dispatches (EADs) for asthma was explored in the central Sichuan B...

    Authors: Jianyu Chen, Xianyan Jiang, Chunli Shi, Ruicong Liu, Rong Lu and Li Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:20

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  2. Content type: Review article

    Risk factors for hypertension consist of lifestyle and genetic factors. Family history and twin studies have yielded heritability estimates of BP in the range of 34–67%. The most recent paper of BP GWAS has ex...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Kokubo, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Yoshio Iwashima, Kazumasa Yamagishi and Atsushi Goto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:19

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids (BBFs) is a serious concern for health care workers (HCWs) and presents a major risk factor for transmission of infectious diseases such as hepatitis B virus (HBV...

    Authors: Jemal Yasin, Roman Fisseha, Feleke Mekonnen and Ketsela Yirdaw

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:18

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Road traffic injury is one of the persistent public health challenges in most regions of the world, representing substantial human and economic losses. Annually, about 1.25 million lives are lost, whereas 50 m...

    Authors: Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen, Yitayew Ashagrie Tesfaye, Haimanot Gebrehiwot Moges and Resom Berhe Gebremedin

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:17

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Soil-transmitted helminthes (STH) infections are among the most common infections worldwide and affect the most deprived communities. Adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) prevents environmental conta...

    Authors: Zemichael Gizaw, Ayenew Addisu and Henok Dagne

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:16

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    In 1952, the Japanese Society for Hygiene had once passed a resolution at its 22nd symposium on population control, recommending the suppression of population growth based on the idea of cultivating a healthie...

    Authors: Kyoko Nomura, Kanae Karita, Atsuko Araki, Emiko Nishioka, Go Muto, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Mariko Nishikitani, Mariko Inoue, Shinobu Tsurugano, Naomi Kitano, Mayumi Tsuji, Sachiko Iijima, Kayo Ueda, Michihiro Kamijima, Zentaro Yamagata, Kiyomi Sakata…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:14

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    The excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is a public health concern worldwide. Several clinical trials examining the effects of consuming sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup demonstrated the link...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Kokubo, Aya Higashiyama, Makoto Watanabe and Yoshihiro Miyamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:13

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  8. Content type: Short communication

    The solitary death rate in Japan is expected to continue increasing because of its growing super-aged society and the rapid growth of home care in the country. To accurately determine the actual status of soli...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:12

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Occupational skin diseases are the second most common occupational diseases and are responsible for an estimated 25% of all lost work days. Occupational contact dermatitis (OCD) comprises 70–90% of all occupat...

    Authors: Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen, Dawit Getachew Yenealem and Beyene Mindaye Tolosa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:11

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although fat accumulation in human organs is associated with a variety of diseases, there is little evidence about the effect of a fatty pancreas on the development of subclinical chronic pancreatitis over the...

    Authors: Makoto Fujii, Yuko Ohno, Makoto Yamada, Yoshihiro Kamada and Eiji Miyoshi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:10

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  11. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to examine the association of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke with dental caries among preschool children. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke was assessed in terms of urinary cotinine con...

    Authors: Yuko Goto, Keiko Wada, Kie Konishi, Takahiro Uji, Sachi Koda, Fumi Mizuta, Michiyo Yamakawa, Kaori Watanabe, Kyoko Ando, Jun Ueyama, Takaaki Kondo and Chisato Nagata

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:9

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In health examinations for local inhabitants in cadmium-polluted areas, only healthy people are investigated, suggesting that patients with severe cadmium nephropathy or itai-itai disease may be overlooked. There...

    Authors: Toru Sasaki, Hyogo Horiguchi, Akira Arakawa, Etsuko Oguma, Atsushi Komatsuda, Kenichi Sawada, Katsuyuki Murata, Kazuhito Yokoyama, Takehisa Matsukawa, Momoko Chiba, Yuki Omori and Norihiro Kamikomaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:8

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Low-dose exposure to organophosphate (OP) insecticides during pregnancy may adversely affect neurodevelopment in children. To evaluate the OP exposure levels, single urine sampling is commonly adopted to measu...

    Authors: Keisuke Hioki, Yuki Ito, Naoko Oya, Shoji F. Nakayama, Tomohiko Isobe, Takeshi Ebara, Kanemitsu Shibata, Naomi Nishikawa, Kunihiko Nakai, Tomota Kamida, Jun Ueyama, Mayumi Sugiura-Ogasawara and Michihiro Kamijima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:7

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Over the past few decades, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment has been biomonitoring dioxins in the general Japanese population and, in response to public concerns, has taken measures to reduce dioxin ex...

    Authors: Basilua Andre Muzembo, Miyuki Iwai-shimada, Tomohiko Isobe, Kokichi Arisawa, Masayuki Shima, Tetsuhito Fukushima and Shoji F. Nakayama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:6

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Most of the studies on the effect of heat stress on preterm birth (PTB) are conducted in temperate climates. Evidence on this effect in hot and arid countries with low and middle income is limited. This paper ...

    Authors: Danial Mohammadi, Elham Naghshineh, Alireza Sarsangi and Mohammad Javad Zare Sakhvidi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:5

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, and recent studies suggested that oxidative stress contributes to the degeneration of dopamine cell in Parkinson’s disease. Glutamine also has a positive ro...

    Authors: Yingqian Zhao, Qiang Wang, Yuan Wang, Jie Li, Gang Lu and Zhibin Liu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:4

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  17. Content type: Research article

    School teachers have a possibility toward at-risk Internet addiction (IA) due to increased opportunities to use the Internet, along with the spread of the Internet in recent years. Burnout syndrome (BOS) is fo...

    Authors: Ayumi Iwaibara, Mari Fukuda, Hideki Tsumura and Hideyuki Kanda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:3

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Public service motivation refers to the idea of commitment to the public service, pursuit of the public interest, and the desire to perform work that is worthwhile to society. This study investigates how chall...

    Authors: Jianwei Deng, Yilun Guo, Tengyang Ma, Tianan Yang and Xu Tian

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:2

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Oral health is thought to be associated with diet quality, and socioeconomic status (SES) affects both oral health and diet. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the number of teeth...

    Authors: Mieko Nakamura, Toshiyuki Ojima, Tomomi Nagahata, Imako Kondo, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Katsushi Yoshita, Yusuke Arai, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Keiko Murakami, Nobuo Nishi, Yoshitaka Murakami, Naoyuki Takashima, Nagako Okuda, Aya Kadota, Naoko Miyagawa, Keiko Kondo…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:1

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  20. Content type: Research article

    As society is aging, retirement takes on increasing importance for individuals in the later life. This study aimed to describe mortality before and after retirement in the Japanese middle-aged/elderly with spe...

    Authors: Hirokazu Tanaka, Atsushi Miyawaki, Satoshi Toyokawa and Yasuki Kobayashi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:64

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The study aimed to explore whether sugary beverage consumption is a key mediator of late chronotype, sleep duration, and weight increase in college students in China.

    Authors: Wei Li, Mengyun Wu, Fang Yuan and Huadong Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:63

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have examined the association of workhours and shift work (referred to here as “time-related work factors”) with dietary behaviors. We aimed to investigate this association, as well as the dietary ...

    Authors: Rie Tanaka, Mayumi Tsuji, Koichi Kusuhara and Toshihiro Kawamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:62

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  23. Content type: Research article

    To develop human space exploration, it is necessary to study the effects of an isolated and confined environment, as well as a microgravity environment, on cerebral circulation. However, no studies on cerebral...

    Authors: Tomokazu Kato, Ryo Yanagida, Chiharu Takko, Takuya Kurazumi, Natsuhiko Inoue, Go Suzuki, Yojiro Ogawa, Satoshi Furukawa and Ken-ichi Iwasaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:61

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Dental caries is a preventable childhood disease, but public health efforts are hampered due to limited information on associated factors in vulnerable populations. Our study was aimed at estimating the preval...

    Authors: Yazeed Abdullah Alhabdan, Abdulhameed Ghassan Albeshr, Nagarajkumar Yenugadhati and Hoda Jradi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:60

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  25. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], it was highlighted that Table 3 contained an error.

    Authors: Kasper Grandahl, Kristina Sophie Ibler, Gunnar Hellmund Laier and Ole Steen Mortensen

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:59

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:47

  26. Content type: Research article

    Natural disasters have long-term negative impacts on the health and socioenvironmental conditions of a population, affecting the physical environment as well as the relationships within the community, includin...

    Authors: Mika Nishihara, Yasuhide Nakamura, Toru Fuchimukai and Mayumi Ohnishi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:58

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Early childhood caries (ECC) affects children across Japan and throughout the world. Thus, it is important to identify dietary and dental care habits that either promote oral health or cause ECC. The objective...

    Authors: Ritsuko Nishide, Mayumi Mizutani, Susumu Tanimura, Noriko Kudo, Takayuki Nishii and Hiroyo Hatashita

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:57

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Hemoglobin concentration reportedly is positively associated with muscle strength, for example, handgrip strength. However, hemoglobin cannot repair muscle directly, but is beneficial only in a supportive role...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Mako Nagayoshi, Kairi Kiyoura, Shoichi Fukui, Mami Tamai, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Kazuhiko Arima and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:56

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) frequently occurs in children worldwide. However, MIH prevalence throughout Japan has not yet been investigated. The purpose of this study was to clarify MIH prevalence r...

    Authors: Masato Saitoh, Yuki Nakamura, Mika Hanasaki, Issei Saitoh, Yuji Murai, Yoshihito Kurashige, Satoshi Fukumoto, Yukiko Asaka, Masaaki Yamada, Michikazu Sekine, Haruaki Hayasaki and Shigenari Kimoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:55

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Sick building syndrome (SBS) consists of a group of mucosal, skin, and general symptoms temporally related to residential and office buildings of unclear causes. These symptoms are common in the general popula...

    Authors: Haileab Belachew, Yibeltal Assefa, Gebisa Guyasa, Jember Azanaw, Tsegaye Adane, Henok Dagne and Zemichael Gizaw

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:54

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Airborne particulate pollution is more critical in the developing world than in the developed countries in which industrialization and urbanization are rapidly increased. Yangon, a second capital of Myanmar, i...

    Authors: Ei Ei Pan Nu Yi, Nay Chi Nway, Win Yu Aung, Zarli Thant, Thet Hnin Wai, Kyu Kyu Hlaing, Cherry Maung, Mayuko Yagishita, Yang Ishigaki, Tin-Tin Win-Shwe, Daisuke Nakajima and Ohn Mar

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:53

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Chemical intolerance is a widespread public health problem characterized by symptoms that reportedly result from low-level exposure to chemicals. Although several studies have reported factors related to chemi...

    Authors: Kenichi Azuma, Masayuki Ohyama, Emiko Azuma and Takae Nakajima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:52

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Study of antioxidant vitamin consumption behavior, especially in high-risk groups with high exposure to toxic metals to reduce metal toxicity, is emphasized. This study aims to examine the structural relations...

    Authors: Sahar Mohammad Nabizadeh, Parvaneh Taymoori, Mohammad Saleh Hazhir, Mehra Shirazi, Daem Roshani and Behzad Shahmoradi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:51

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  34. Content type: Review article

    Infection and inflammation account for approximately 25% of cancer-causing factors. Inflammation-related cancers are characterized by mutagenic DNA lesions, such as 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG...

    Authors: Mariko Murata

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:50

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The current study aimed to investigate the hepatoprotective effects of Sasa veitchii extract (SE) on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in mice.

    Authors: Hiroki Yoshioka, Tsunemasa Nonogaki, Shiori Fukaya, Yoshimi Ichimaru, Akito Nagatsu, Masae Yoshikawa, Hirohisa Fujii and Makoto Nakao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:49

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  36. Content type: Research article

    As society is aging, the number of elderly patients with psychiatric disorder, such as dementia, is increasing. The hospitalization period of elderly patients in psychiatric wards tends to be prolonged. In thi...

    Authors: Sho Adachi, Tomoko Komiya, Kenji Nomura and Masayuki Shima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:48

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  37. Content type: Research article

    To prevent occupational skin cancer, it is essential that the sun-protective behavior of outdoor workers is adequate. The aim is to study the sun-protective behavior of Danish outdoor workers at work, at leisu...

    Authors: Kasper Grandahl, Kristina Sophie Ibler, Gunnar Hellmund Laier and Ole Steen Mortensen

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:47

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:59

  38. Content type: Research article

    Diarrheal disease attributable to water and sanitation can be prevented using point-of-use water treatment. In Ethiopia, a small number of households treat water at point-of-use with appropriate methods. Howev...

    Authors: Abraham Geremew, Bezatu Mengistie, Jonathan Mellor, Daniele Susan Lantagne, Esayas Alemayehu and Geremew Sahilu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:46

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS) is a nation-wide birth cohort study investigating environmental effects on children’s health and development. In this study, the exposure characteristics of th...

    Authors: Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Shoji F. Nakayama, Tomohiko Isobe, Takehiro Michikawa, Shin Yamazaki, Hiroshi Nitta, Ayano Takeuchi, Yayoi Kobayashi, Kenji Tamura, Eiko Suda, Masaji Ono, Junzo Yonemoto and Toshihiro Kawamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:45

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  40. Content type: Review article

    Needlestick and sharps injuries (NSIs) are critical occupational risk among health care workers (HCWs), which is extremely worrying due to the potential risk of transmitting bloodborn pathogens (BBPs). This st...

    Authors: Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh, Marzieh Aslani, Fidan Shabani, Sahar Dalvand and Naser Parizad

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:44

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Studies reported adverse behavioral development including internalizing and externalizing problems in association with prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates; however, findings were not sufficie...

    Authors: Machiko Minatoya, Sachiko Itoh, Keiko Yamazaki, Atsuko Araki, Chihiro Miyashita, Naomi Tamura, Jun Yamamoto, Yu Onoda, Kazuki Ogasawara, Toru Matsumura and Reiko Kishi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:43

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Depressive symptoms are a worldwide health problem. However, the research about the effect of depressive symptoms on the fall among the Chinese mid-aged and elderly people is lacking. Therefore, this study aim...

    Authors: Peng Ouyang and Wenjun Sun

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:42

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The health effects of biological aerosols on the respiratory system are unclear. The purpose of this study was to clarify the association of airborne particle, protein, and endotoxin with emergency department ...

    Authors: Mohammad Shahriar Khan, Souleymane Coulibaly, Takahiro Matsumoto, Yoshitaka Yano, Makoto Miura, Yukio Nagasaka, Masayuki Shima, Nobuyuki Yamagishi, Keiji Wakabayashi and Tetsushi Watanabe

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:41

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  44. Content type: Short communication

    Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) exhibits protective effects against ultraviolet (UV)-induced premature skin aging. A standardized extract of Asparagus officinalis stem (EAS) is produced as a novel and unique functi...

    Authors: Ken Shirato, Jun Takanari, Tomoko Koda, Takuya Sakurai, Junetsu Ogasawara, Hideki Ohno and Takako Kizaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:40

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  45. Content type: Regular Article

    Considering the increase in the non-communicable diseases associated with tobacco use in recent decades in Iran, it is necessary to have a general view of the current condition. This study aimed to identify fa...

    Authors: Ahmad Khosravi, Mohammad Hassan Emamian, Hassan Hashemi and Akbar Fotouhi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:39

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The rs1520220 polymorphism in the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) gene has been reported to affect cancer susceptibly in several studies. However, the results of the relevant studies are inconsistent. We cond...

    Authors: Gui-Ping Xu, Wei-Xian Chen, Wen-Yue Xie and Li-Fang Wu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:38

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  47. Content type: Short communication

    An increase in cardiovascular diseases has been reported following major disasters. Previous work has shown that ultrasonographic findings from ultrasound cardiography examination (UCG) increased until the 44t...

    Authors: Hidenori Onishi, Osamu Yamamura, Shinsaku Ueda, Muneichi Shibata, Soichi Enomoto, Fumie Maeda, Hiromasa Tsubouchi, Takeshi Hirobe, Sadao Shimizu, Kazuhiko Hanzawa, Tadanori Hamano, Yasunari Nakamoto, Hiroyuki Hayashi and Hidekazu Terasawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:37

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  48. Content type: Review article

    Cancerous tissue transformation developing usually over years or even decades of life is a highly complex process involving strong stressors damaging DNA, chronic inflammation, comprehensive interaction betwee...

    Authors: A. Kapinova, P. Kubatka, O. Golubnitschaja, M. Kello, P. Zubor, P. Solar and M. Pec

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:36

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  49. Content type: Review article

    The present review summarizes the results of several follow-up studies assessing an asbestos product manufacturing plant in Chongqing, China, and discusses three controversial issues related to the carcinogeni...

    Authors: Eiji Yano

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:35

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