Niladri Basu


Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada


  1. Basu N, Lanphear B. The challenge of pollution and health in Canada. Can J Public Health. 2019;110:159-164 pubmed publisher
    ..As Canadian co-authors in the Lancet Commission, here we consider the impact of pollution on the health of Canadians and discuss how best to address the problem. ..
  2. Calys Tagoe B, Ovadje L, Clarke E, Basu N, Robins T. Injury Profiles Associated with Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Tarkwa, Ghana. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12:7922-37 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings greatly advance our understanding of occupational hazards and injuries amongst ASGM workers and help identify several intervention points. ..
  3. Basu N, Clarke E, Green A, Calys Tagoe B, Chan L, Dzodzomenyo M, et al. Integrated assessment of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana--part 1: human health review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12:5143-76 pubmed publisher
  4. Obi E, Okafor C, Igwebe A, Ebenebe J, Afonne O, Ifediata F, et al. Elevated prenatal methylmercury exposure in Nigeria: evidence from maternal and cord blood. Chemosphere. 2015;119:485-9 pubmed publisher
    ..S. EPA) reference dose for mercury. The study shows that pregnant women and their newborns are exposed to methylmercury and that their exposures are higher compared to general populations sampled from other regions of the world. ..
  5. Parajuli R, Goodrich J, Chan L, Ayotte P, Lemire M, Hegele R, et al. Genetic polymorphisms are associated with exposure biomarkers for metals and persistent organic pollutants among Inuit from the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Canada. Sci Total Environ. 2018;634:569-578 pubmed publisher
    ..Consideration of such gene-environment results may help improve the ability to conduct exposure (and ultimately risk) assessments of country foods and Inuit health. ..
  6. Basu N, Tutino R, Zhang Z, Cantonwine D, Goodrich J, Somers E, et al. Mercury levels in pregnant women, children, and seafood from Mexico City. Environ Res. 2014;135:63-9 pubmed publisher
    ..S., Canada, and elsewhere. In particular, mercury levels in 29-39% of the maternal participants exceeded the biomonitoring guideline associated with the U.S. EPA reference dose for mercury. ..
  7. Basu N, Ayelo P, Djogbénou L, Kedoté M, Lawin H, Tohon H, et al. Occupational and Environmental Health Risks Associated with Informal Sector Activities-Selected Case Studies from West Africa. New Solut. 2016;26:253-70 pubmed publisher
  8. Rajaee M, Obiri S, Green A, Long R, Cobbina S, Nartey V, et al. Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana-Part 2: Natural Sciences Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12:8971-9011 pubmed publisher
    ..Though more research is needed to further elucidate the long-term impacts of ASGM on the environment, the plausible consequences of ecological damages should guide policies and actions to address the unique challenges posed by ASGM. ..
  9. Bradley M, Rutkiewicz J, Mittal K, Fernie K, Basu N. In ovo exposure to organophosphorous flame retardants: survival, development, neurochemical, and behavioral changes in white leghorn chickens. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2015;52:228-35 pubmed publisher
    ..This study builds upon previous in vitro studies as well as work on adult birds showing that toxic responses in avian models can vary among species and OPFRs. ..

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  1. Siedlikowski M, Bradley M, Kubow S, Goodrich J, Franzblau A, Basu N. Bioaccessibility and bioavailability of methylmercury from seafood commonly consumed in North America: In vitro and epidemiological studies. Environ Res. 2016;149:266-273 pubmed publisher
  2. Parajuli R, Goodrich J, Chou H, Gruninger S, Dolinoy D, Franzblau A, et al. Genetic polymorphisms are associated with hair, blood, and urine mercury levels in the American Dental Association (ADA) study participants. Environ Res. 2016;149:247-258 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, consideration of such gene-environment factors may improve the ability to assess the health risks of Hg more precisely. ..
  3. Evans R, Grochowina N, Basu N, O Connor E, Hickie B, Rouvinen Watt K, et al. Uptake of selenium and mercury by captive mink: Results of a controlled feeding experiment. Chemosphere. 2016;144:1582-8 pubmed publisher
  4. Long R, Renne E, Basu N. Understanding the Social Context of the ASGM Sector in Ghana: A Qualitative Description of the Demographic, Health, and Nutritional Characteristics of a Small-Scale Gold Mining Community in Ghana. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12:12679-96 pubmed publisher
  5. Rajaee M, Long R, Renne E, Basu N. Mercury Exposure Assessment and Spatial Distribution in A Ghanaian Small-Scale Gold Mining Community. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12:10755-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Most participants with elevated urinary and household soil mercury were miners, but some non-miners approached and exceeded guideline values, suggesting a health risk for non-mining residents living within these communities. ..
  6. Asampong E, Dwuma Badu K, Stephens J, Srigboh R, Neitzel R, Basu N, et al. Health seeking behaviours among electronic waste workers in Ghana. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:1065 pubmed publisher
  7. Basu N, Renne E, Long R. An Integrated Assessment Approach to Address Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12:11683-98 pubmed publisher
  8. Rajaee M, Sánchez B, Renne E, Basu N. An Investigation of Organic and Inorganic Mercury Exposure and Blood Pressure in a Small-Scale Gold Mining Community in Ghana. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12:10020-38 pubmed publisher
    ..Given the unique study population and high exposures to inorganic Hg, the work contained here will help increase our understanding of the cardiovascular effects of Hg. ..
  9. Perkins M, Basu N. Dried blood spots for estimating mercury exposure in birds. Environ Pollut. 2018;236:236-246 pubmed publisher
    ..5?±?7.6%) compared to DBS punches (edge: 115.4?±?18.9%, interior: 131.4?±?16.1%). Overall, results indicate that DBS analysis using direct Hg analysis can accurately evaluate Hg exposure in birds. ..
  10. Basu A, Phipps S, Long R, Essegbey G, Basu N. Identification of Response Options to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Ghana via the Delphi Process. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12:11345-63 pubmed publisher
    ..This is timely given that improvement to the ASGM sector is an important component within the UN Minamata Convention. ..
  11. Srigboh R, Basu N, Stephens J, Asampong E, Perkins M, Neitzel R, et al. Multiple elemental exposures amongst workers at the Agbogbloshie electronic waste (e-waste) site in Ghana. Chemosphere. 2016;164:68-74 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings of this study contribute to a growing body of work at Agbogbloshie (and elsewhere) to document that individuals working within e-waste sites are exposed to a number of toxic elements, some at potentially concerning levels. ..
  12. Cryderman D, Letourneau L, Miller F, Basu N. An Ecological and Human Biomonitoring Investigation of Mercury Contamination at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Ecohealth. 2016;13:784-795 pubmed
  13. Bradley M, Barst B, Basu N. A Review of Mercury Bioavailability in Humans and Fish. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..The summaries presented here challenge a widely-held assumption in the Hg risk assessment field, and the paper discusses possible ways forward for the field. ..
  14. Rajaee M, Yee A, Long R, Renne E, Robins T, Basu N. Pulmonary function and respiratory health of rural farmers and artisanal and small scale gold miners in Ghana. Environ Res. 2017;158:522-530 pubmed publisher
    ..Additional research is needed with larger sample sizes and with more detailed questionnaires to further assess the impact of multiple stressors on respiratory health in ASGM communities. ..
  15. Basu N, Eng J, Perkins M, Santa Rios A, Martincevic G, Carlson K, et al. Development and application of a novel method to characterize methylmercury exposure in newborns using dried blood spots. Environ Res. 2017;159:276-282 pubmed publisher