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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Dental personnel are subject to exposure to a number of occupational factors including needlestick and sharp injuries (NSIs). Our study aims to address knowledge gaps on prevalence and associated factors for n...

    Authors: Lama AlDakhil, Nagarajkumar Yenugadhati, Ohoud Al-Seraihi and Mustafa Al-Zoughool

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:60

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Arsenic and heavy metals are the main cause of water pollution and impact human health worldwide. Therefore, this study aims to assess the probable health risk (non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic risk) for adul...

    Authors: Hosein Alidadi, Seyedeh Belin Tavakoly Sany, Batoul Zarif Garaati Oftadeh, Tafaghodi Mohamad, Hosein Shamszade and Maryam Fakhari

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:59

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Hookah or waterpipe smoking or use is an emerging trend in the US population, especially among the youth. The misperception of hookah being less harmful than cigarettes and the availability of different but “a...

    Authors: Hanan Qasim, Ahmed B. Alarabi, Karem H. Alzoubi, Zubair A. Karim, Fatima Z. Alshbool and Fadi T. Khasawneh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:58

    Content type: Review article

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  16. Like most women, female nurses in the workforce experience life events such as marriage, childbirth, and child-rearing, and carry out numerous personal roles. This may result in an increase in various demands ...

    Authors: Nagisa Okada, Kosuke Yabase, Toshio Kobayashi and Hitoshi Okamura

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:56

    Content type: Research article

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  17. We assessed the role of social support in presenteeism by examining organizational commitment among Chinese healthcare workers.

    Authors: Tianan Yang, Tengyang Ma, Pucong Liu, Yuanling Liu, Qian Chen, Yilun Guo, Shiyang Zhang and Jianwei Deng

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:55

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in Table 2 in their paper. The table entry “Men’s P value” was mistakenly included under the table heading “Women”. The original...

    Authors: Junhyun Kwon, Eun-Cheol Park, Woorim Kim, Dong-Woo Choi and Sung-In Jang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:54

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:49

  19. Influenza A viruses pose a significant risk to human health because of their wide host range and ability to reassort into novel viruses that can cause serious disease and pandemics. Since transmission of these...

    Authors: Eric Mogaka Osoro, Shirley Lidechi, Doris Marwanga, Jeremiah Nyaundi, Athman Mwatondo, Mathew Muturi, Zipporah Ng’ang’a and Kariuki Njenga

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:53

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Health facilities can provide diagnostic, curative, and prognostic services for the community. While providing services, healthcare workers can be exposed to needlestick injuries that can transmit pathogenic o...

    Authors: Teshiwal Deress Yazie, Kasaw Adane Chufa and Mekonnen Girma Tebeje

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:52

    Content type: Review article

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  21. Achieving a desirable death is an urgent aging-related problem in Japan. However, measures of the quality of death and dying in Japan are lacking. This study aimed to identify components of a desirable death i...

    Authors: Kanae Kanda, Nobuko Takashima, Yoshimi Tsuji, Katsunori Yokoyama and Tomohiro Hirao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:51

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are widely found in the environment, and comparing to adults, children are more vulnerable to PAHs exposure. Urinary metabolites of PAHs are used as preferred biomarkers...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:50

    Content type: Review article

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  23. The number of patients with depressive symptoms worldwide is increasing steadily, and the prevalence of depression among caregivers is high. Therefore, the present study aimed to identify the effects of indivi...

    Authors: Junhyun Kwon, Eun-Cheol Park, Woorim Kim, Dong-Woo Choi and Sung-In Jang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:49

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:54

  24. The plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) has been widely used in the manufacture of polyvinyl chloride-containing products such as medical and consumer goods. Humans can easily be exposed to it becaus...

    Authors: Yuki Ito, Michihiro Kamijima and Tamie Nakajima

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:47

    Content type: Review article

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  25. In recent years, many of Japanese workers have complained of fatigue and stress, considering them as risk factors for depression. Studies have found that “forest bathing” (Shinrin-yoku) has positive physiologi...

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

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:46

    Content type: Research article

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  26. More than half of the disease burden in Uganda can be prevented through improving water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). In slum communities, water supply is insufficient but also highly contaminated; therefor...

    Authors: Charles Ssemugabo, Solomon Tsebeni Wafula, Rawlance Ndejjo, Frederick Oporia, Jimmy Osuret, David Musoke and Abdullah Ali Halage

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:45

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Slow-motion training, which comprises exercising using extremely slow-movements, yields a training effect like that of high-intensity training, even when the applied load is small. We developed a slow-training...

    Authors: Kanae Kanda, Yutaka Mori, Kunihisa Yamasaki, Hiroko Kitano, Aya Kanda and Tomohiro Hirao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:44

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Failure to provide adequate sanitation services to all people is perhaps the greatest development failure. Globally, billions of people have no access to improved sanitation facilities. Though the link between...

    Authors: Zemichael Gizaw, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Mezgebu Yitayal, Geta Asrade Alemayehu, Kassahun Alemu, Tadesse Awoke, Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Amare Tariku, Terefe Derso, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe and Mulugeta Bayisa Chala

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:43

    Content type: Research article

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  29. We reported that human T cell leukemia virus 1 (HTLV-1) infection is positively associated with atherosclerosis. Recent evidence has revealed a close association of periodontitis with atherosclerosis, endothel...

    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 24:42

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a monomer primarily used in the production of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Bisphenol F (BPF) is apparently the main BPA replacement that is used increasingly. BPF has been detec...

    Authors: Asad Ullah, Madeeha Pirzada, Tayyaba Afsar, Suhail Razak, Ali Almajwal and Sarwat Jahan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:41

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Placenta previa and placenta accreta associate with high morbidity and mortality for both mothers and fetus. Metal exposure may have relationships with placenta previa and placenta accreta. This study analyzed...

    Authors: Mayumi Tsuji, Eiji Shibata, David J. Askew, Seiichi Morokuma, Yukiyo Aiko, Ayako Senju, Shunsuke Araki, Masafumi Sanefuji, Yasuhiro Ishihara, Rie Tanaka, Koichi Kusuhara and Toshihiro Kawamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:40

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) testing is a strong tool that enables objective determination of balance functions in humans. However, it remains unknown whether cVEMP correctly expresses...

    Authors: Reina Negishi-Oshino, Nobutaka Ohgami, Tingchao He, Kyoko Ohgami, Xiang Li and Masashi Kato

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:39

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Few studies investigating associations between fine particulate air pollution and hemorrhagic stroke have considered subtypes. Additionally, less is known about the modification of such association by factors ...

    Authors: Yifeng Qian, Huiting Yu, Binxin Cai, Bo Fang and Chunfang Wang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:38

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The gender-specific characteristics of individuals at an increased risk of developing depression currently remain unclear despite a higher prevalence of depression in women than in men. This study clarified so...

    Authors: Harumitsu Suzuki, Aya Kadota, Nagako Okuda, Takehito Hayakawa, Nobuo Nishi, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Hisatomi Arima, Naoko Miyagawa, Atsushi Satoh, Naomi Miyamatsu, Masahiko Yanagita, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Zentaro Yamagata, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Tomonori Okamura, Hirotsugu Ueshima…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:37

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Melanin is detectable in various sense organs including the skin in animals. It has been reported that melanin adsorbs toxic elements such as mercury, cadmium, and lead. In this study, we investigated the adso...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Kazunori Hashimoto, Yasuhiro Omata, Nobutaka Ohgami, Akira Tazaki, Yuqi Deng, Lisa Kondo-Ida, Atsushi Intoh and Masashi Kato

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:36

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The effects of prenatal exposure to toxic elements on birth outcomes and child development have been an area of concern. This study aimed to assess the profile of prenatal exposure to toxic elements, arsenic (...

    Authors: Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Satomi Kameo, Kunihiko Nakai, Kozue Yaginuma-Sakurai, Nozomi Tatsuta, Naoyuki Kurokawa, Shoji F. Nakayama and Hiroshi Satoh

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:35

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Musculoskeletal symptoms often occur in more than one anatomical site. The present study aimed to define specific patterns of multisite musculoskeletal disorders and examine how these patterns are related to c...

    Authors: Maryam Yazdi, Sara Karimi Zeverdegani and Amir Hossein MollaAghaBabaee

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:34

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Bacterial contamination of drinking water is a major public health problem in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Unimproved water sources are a major reservoir of Escherichia coli (E. coli) causing severe diarrho...

    Authors: Patrick Gwimbi, Maeti George and Motena Ramphalile

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:33

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Traditional toxicological studies focus on individual compounds. However, this single-compound approach neglects the fact that the mixture exposed to human may act additively or synergistically to induce great...

    Authors: Weifeng Mao, Yan Song, Haixia Sui, Pei Cao and Zhaoping Liu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:32

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In Japan, because the most common site of drowning among patients with epilepsy is the bathtub, showering is generally recommended as an alternative to bathing. We herein report a case involving a female patie...

    Authors: Risako Nakagawa, Wataru Ishii and Masahito Hitosugi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:31

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  41. The persuasive effect of health messages can depend on message features, audience characteristics, and target behaviors. The objective of this study was to compare the responses to persuasive messages encourag...

    Authors: Machi Suka, Takashi Yamauchi and Hiroyuki Yanagisawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:29

    Content type: Research article

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  42. To let the early elderly live well, understanding how lifestyle and psychosocial factors related to a decline in competence in daily living is important.

    Authors: Satoe Okabayashi, Takashi Kawamura, Kenji Wakai, Masahiko Ando, Kazuyo Tsushita, Hideki Ohira, Shigekazu Ukawa and Akiko Tamakoshi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:28

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Musculoskeletal disorders are a major source of disability accounting for considerable economic loss globally. Studies showed that housekeepers suffer from exposure to many high-risk factors for neck and upper...

    Authors: Sintayehu Daba Wami, Awrajaw Dessie and Daniel Haile Chercos

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:27

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Hypertension and atherosclerosis are bidirectionally related, while platelet count could serve as an indicator of endothelial repair. Therefore, high platelet counts could be associated with hypertension by in...

    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 2019 24:26

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The dietary pattern of pregnant women is known to be associated with preterm birth (PTB). We investigated whether PTB was associated with intake of fermented food by using data from the Japan Environment and C...

    Authors: Mika Ito, Ayako Takamori, Satoshi Yoneda, Arihiro Shiozaki, Akiko Tsuchida, Kenta Matsumura, Kei Hamazaki, Noriko Yoneda, Hideki Origasa, Hidekuni Inadera and Shigeru Saito

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:25

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Hyperglycemia is believed to be a risk factor for cognitive decline, but the longitudinal relationship between hyperglycemia and cognitive decline in the Japanese population is unclear. The present study aimed...

    Authors: Rei Otsuka, Yukiko Nishita, Chikako Tange, Makiko Tomida, Fujiko Ando and Hiroshi Shimokata

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2019 24:24

    Content type: Research article

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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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