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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Content type: Research article

    Sedentary behaviors have recently become an important public health issue. We aimed to investigate the relationship between screen time and nutrient intake in children and adolescents.

    Authors: Hiromasa Tsujiguchi, Daisuke Hori, Yasuhiro Kambayashi, Toshio Hamagishi, Hiroki Asakura, Junko Mitoma, Masami Kitaoka, Enoch Olando Anyenda, Thao Thi Thu Nguyen, Yohei Yamada, Koichiro Hayashi, Tadashi Konoshita, Takiko Sagara, Aki Shibata, Satoshi Sasaki and Hiroyuki Nakamura

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:34

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Age-related low-grade inflammation causing endothelial disruption influences sarcopenia, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. We reported previously that maintenance of muscle strength in elderly hypertensive me...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Miho Higashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Yasuhiro Nagata, Noboru Takamura and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:31

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  40. Content type: Review article

    Mothers who smoke during pregnancy or while their children are small were common in some populations. Epidemiological studies have tried to detect the effect of prenatal tobacco smoke (PTS), and childhood envi...

    Authors: Yiwen Chen, Qin Liu, Wenyan Li, Xu Deng, Bo Yang and Xin Huang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:33

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The facial expression of medical staff has been known to greatly affect the psychological state of patients, making them feel uneasy or conversely, cheering them up. By clarifying the characteristics of facial...

    Authors: Yuriko Kojima, Tomohiro Kumagai, Tomoo Hidaka, Takeyasu Kakamu, Shota Endo, Yayoi Mori, Tadashi Tsukamoto, Takashi Sakamoto, Miho Murata, Takehito Hayakawa and Tetsuhito Fukushima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:32

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  42. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported a correction in the units in the methods section under “Subjects”

    Authors: Masahide Koda, Motoki Iwasaki, Yuko Yamano, Xi Lu and Takahiko Katoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:30

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2017 22:72

  43. Content type: Research article

    Both aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) rs671 polymorphism and lifestyle behaviors are involved in coronary artery disease (CAD), while the interaction between them is currently unknown.

    Authors: Liu Huang, Xiao Cai, Fuzhi Lian, Long Zhang, Yuling Kong, Chengjian Cao, Haiyan Ma, Yuxian Shao, Yinyin Wu, Baodan Zhang, Liangwen Xu and Lei Yang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:29

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  44. Content type: Study Protocol

    Age-related musculoskeletal diseases are becoming increasingly burdensome in terms of both individual quality of life and medical cost. We intended to establish a large population-based cohort study to determi...

    Authors: Kazutoshi Nakamura, Ribeka Takachi, Kaori Kitamura, Toshiko Saito, Ryosaku Kobayashi, Rieko Oshiki, Yumi Watanabe, Keiko Kabasawa, Akemi Takahashi, Shoichiro Tsugane, Masayuki Iki, Ayako Sasaki and Osamu Yamazaki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:28

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor insecticides (AChEIIs) were used extensively in the agrarian region of Anuradhapura for the past few decades. As a result, the region faced a heightened risk of toxicity. Carbary...

    Authors: Devarajan Rathish, Suneth Agampodi and Channa Jayasumana

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:27

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal parasites are a common problem in the world. The greater proportion of infections is associated with poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This study was conducted to assess intestinal parasit...

    Authors: Zemichael Gizaw, Tsegaye Adane, Jember Azanaw, Ayenew Addisu and Daniel Haile

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:26

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Assessment of acetylcholinesterase-inhibitor insecticide (AChEII) toxicity depends on the measurement of red blood cell acetylcholinesterase (RBC-AChE) activity. Its interpretation requires baseline values whi...

    Authors: Devarajan Rathish, Indika Senavirathna, Channa Jayasumana and Suneth Agampodi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:25

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Plastic resins are complex chemicals that contain toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and/or trimellitic anhydride (TMA), which cause occupational allergies (OA), including respiratory allergies. Serum IgGs against TDI...

    Authors: Mayumi Tsuji, Yasuhiro Ishihara, Toyohi Isse, Chihaya Koriyama, Megumi Yamamoto, Noriaki Kakiuchi, Hsu-Sheng Yu, Masayuki Tanaka, Takuto Tsuchiya, Masanori Ohta, Rie Tanaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:24

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  49. Content type: Research article

    The main objective of this study was to describe the temporal distribution of monthly reported human brucellosis cases in mainland China and develop an appropriate time series model for short-term extrapolatio...

    Authors: Peng Guan, Wei Wu and Desheng Huang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:23

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  50. Content type: Research article

    International Health Regulations controls international travel including human movement, disease vector, and imported items to prevent the spread of dengue, especially in seaports, airports, and border crossin...

    Authors: Tri Baskoro Tunggul Satoto, Antok Listyantanto, Suzana Dewi Agustjahjani, Hari Kusnanto Josef and Barandi S. Widartono

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2018 23:22

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