J J K Jaakkola

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Affiliation: University of Birmingham
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Are atopy and specific IgE to mites and molds important for adult asthma?
    Maritta S Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:642-8. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Interior surface materials and asthma in adults: a population-based incident case-control study
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 164:742-9. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Paternal and maternal exposure to welding fumes and metal dusts or fumes and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Reginald Quansah
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:529-37. 2009
  4. pmc Relation between air pollution and allergic rhinitis in Taiwanese schoolchildren
    Bing Fang Hwang
    School and Graduate Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, 91, Hsueh Shih Road, Taichung, 40402, Taiwan
    Respir Res 7:23. 2006
  5. pmc Water disinfection by-products and the risk of specific birth defects: a population-based cross-sectional study in Taiwan
    Bing Fang Hwang
    Department and Graduate Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, No 91 Hsueh Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan, ROC
    Environ Health 7:23. 2008
  6. pmc Exposure to animals and the risk of allergic asthma: a population-based cross-sectional study in Finnish and Russian children
    Timo T Hugg
    South Karelia Allergy and Environment Institute, Joutseno, Finland and Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Environ Health 7:28. 2008
  7. pmc Breastfeeding and childhood asthma: a six-year population-based cohort study
    Pia Fredriksson
    Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Pediatr 7:39. 2007
  8. pmc Asthma, wheezing, and allergies in Russian schoolchildren in relation to new surface materials in the home
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational Health, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Am J Public Health 94:560-2. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Are girls more susceptible to the effects of prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke on asthma?
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiology 18:573-6. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking in pregnancy as a determinant of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory polyarthropathies during the first 7 years of life
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:664-71. 2005

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Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint Are atopy and specific IgE to mites and molds important for adult asthma?
    Maritta S Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:642-8. 2006
    ..Atopy is known to be important for childhood asthma, but this is to our knowledge the first study on its relation with development of asthma in adulthood...
  2. ncbi request reprint Interior surface materials and asthma in adults: a population-based incident case-control study
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 164:742-9. 2006
    ..81, 95% CI: 1.06, 3.08). These findings underline the need to consider the health aspects of materials used in floor, wall, and other indoor surfaces...
  3. doi request reprint Paternal and maternal exposure to welding fumes and metal dusts or fumes and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Reginald Quansah
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:529-37. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc Relation between air pollution and allergic rhinitis in Taiwanese schoolchildren
    Bing Fang Hwang
    School and Graduate Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, 91, Hsueh Shih Road, Taichung, 40402, Taiwan
    Respir Res 7:23. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to assess the effect of relation between exposure to urban air pollution and the prevalence allergic rhinitis among school children...
  5. pmc Water disinfection by-products and the risk of specific birth defects: a population-based cross-sectional study in Taiwan
    Bing Fang Hwang
    Department and Graduate Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, No 91 Hsueh Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan, ROC
    Environ Health 7:23. 2008
    ..Previous studies have focused mainly on birth defects in general or groups of defects. The objective of the present study was to assess the effect of water disinfection by-products on the risk of most common specific birth defects...
  6. pmc Exposure to animals and the risk of allergic asthma: a population-based cross-sectional study in Finnish and Russian children
    Timo T Hugg
    South Karelia Allergy and Environment Institute, Joutseno, Finland and Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Environ Health 7:28. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the pet and farm animal exposures and to assess the relations of pre- and postnatal animal exposures to the occurrence of allergic asthma in Finnish and Russian school children...
  7. pmc Breastfeeding and childhood asthma: a six-year population-based cohort study
    Pia Fredriksson
    Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Pediatr 7:39. 2007
    ..The question of the protective effect of breastfeeding on development of asthma has raised substantial interest, but the scientific evidence of the optimal duration of breastfeeding is controversial...
  8. pmc Asthma, wheezing, and allergies in Russian schoolchildren in relation to new surface materials in the home
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational Health, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Am J Public Health 94:560-2. 2004
    ..These findings warrant further attention to the type of materials used in interior design...
  9. ncbi request reprint Are girls more susceptible to the effects of prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke on asthma?
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiology 18:573-6. 2007
    ..A recent study suggested that this effect is present only in girls. We explored potential differences in susceptibility between boys and girls...
  10. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking in pregnancy as a determinant of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory polyarthropathies during the first 7 years of life
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:664-71. 2005
    ..3) in the first 7 years of life in a cohort of Finnish children born in 1987...
  11. pmc Home dampness and molds, parental atopy, and asthma in childhood: a six-year population-based cohort study
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 113:357-61. 2005
    ..The results of this cohort study with assessment of exposure before the onset of asthma strengthen the evidence on the independent effects of parental atopy and exposure to molds on the development of asthma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Preterm delivery and asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:823-30. 2006
    ..Accumulating evidence suggests that reduced duration of pregnancy predicts increased risk of asthma, but the studies published have been inconsistent...
  13. pmc Prenatal and postnatal tobacco smoke exposure and respiratory health in Russian children
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Respir Res 7:48. 2006
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  14. pmc Maternal smoking in pregnancy, fetal development, and childhood asthma
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational Health, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 94:136-40. 2004
    ..We examined the relationships among maternal smoking in pregnancy, fetal development, and the risk of asthma in childhood...
  15. ncbi request reprint Occupation and asthma: a population-based incident case-control study
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational Health, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 158:981-7. 2003
    ..10, 8.31), cleaners (OR = 1.42, 95% CI: 0.81, 2.48), and dental workers (OR = 4.74, 95% CI: 0.48, 46.5). Results suggest an increased asthma risk both in traditional industries and forestry and in several nonindustrial occupations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Case-crossover design in air pollution epidemiology
    J J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Eur Respir J Suppl 40:81s-85s. 2003
    ..Case-crossover design is amenable for studying the effects of varying short-term air pollution exposure on health outcomes with an abrupt onset, such as myocardial infarction or asthma attack...
  17. ncbi request reprint Professional cleaning and asthma
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 6:85-90. 2006
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  18. pmc The role of exposure to phthalates from polyvinyl chloride products in the development of asthma and allergies: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 116:845-53. 2008
    ..Phthalates from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics may have adverse effects on airways and immunologic systems, but the evidence has not been reviewed systematically...
  19. ncbi request reprint Maternal occupation and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a Finnish population-based study
    Parvez Ahmed
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:417-23. 2007
    ..There is accumulating evidence that the type of work and environmental exposures in the working environment may have adverse effects on foetal development...
  20. doi request reprint Laboratory work and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    J A Halliday-Bell
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 60:310-3. 2010
    ..They also may adopt poor postures for long periods and be engaged in moving and handling. These factors may increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcome in female laboratory workers...
  21. pmc Office work exposures [corrected] and respiratory and sick building syndrome symptoms
    Maritta S Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT UK
    Occup Environ Med 64:178-84. 2007
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  22. pmc Environmental tobacco smoke and adult-onset asthma: a population-based incident case-control study
    Maritta S Jaakkola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 93:2055-60. 2003
    ..The authors assessed the effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on the development of asthma in adults...
  23. pmc Office work exposures and adult-onset asthma
    Maritta S Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1007-11. 2007
    ..These exposures have increasing importance because an increasing proportion of the workforce is working in office environments...
  24. doi request reprint Does work as a nurse increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes?
    Amira A Simcox
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    J Occup Environ Med 50:590-2. 2008
    ..We conducted a population-based study to assess whether work as a nurse during pregnancy increases the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery, and small-for-gestational-age...
  25. doi request reprint Work as a physician and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a Finnish nationwide population-based registry study
    Reginald Quansah
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 24:531-6. 2009
    ..77, 0.65-0.89) among physicians than the reference group. The results indicate that Finnish female physicians have a similar risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes as women of similar socio-economic background...
  26. ncbi request reprint Exposure to organic solvents and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Parvez Ahmed
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Hum Reprod 22:2751-7. 2007
    ..Our objective was to elaborate the relationship between prenatal occupational solvent exposure and fetal growth as well as duration of pregnancy, and to quantify the impact of occupational organic solvent exposure...
  27. doi request reprint Work as a hairdresser and cosmetologist and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Jacqueline A Halliday-Bell
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 59:180-4. 2009
    ..Hairdressers and cosmetologists are commonly exposed to chemicals, poor posture and psychological stress that may increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Impact of smoke-free workplace legislation on exposures and health: possibilities for prevention
    M S Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Eur Respir J 28:397-408. 2006
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  29. ncbi request reprint Indoor molds and asthma in adults
    Maritta S Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Adv Appl Microbiol 55:309-38. 2004
  30. doi request reprint Work as a nurse and a midwife and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a Finnish nationwide population-based study
    Reginald Quansah
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:2071-6. 2009
    ..To assess whether work as a nurse and a midwife during pregnancy increases the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes...
  31. pmc Exposure to benzene at work and the risk of leukemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Abdul Khalade
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK
    Environ Health 9:31. 2010
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  32. ncbi request reprint Water chlorination and birth defects: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Bing Fang Hwang
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Arch Environ Health 58:83-91. 2003
    ..Differences in the susceptibility of populations, and different approaches in exposure assessment, may explain the heterogeneity of the results...
  33. ncbi request reprint Risk of specific birth defects in relation to chlorination and the amount of natural organic matter in the water supply
    Bing Fang Hwang
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:374-82. 2002
    ..63 (95% CI: 1.02, 2.58) for the medium and 1.81 (95% CI: 1.05, 3.09) for the high exposure categories. Furthermore, risk of neural tube defects was related to high color (adjusted OR = 2.60, 95% CI: 1.30, 5.26)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Otolaryngological surgery and upper respiratory tract infections in children: an epidemiological study
    Kari J Kvaerner
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 111:1034-9. 2002
    ..The influence of other factors such as maternal education indicates that decisions for surgery are not entirely based on medical evidence...
  35. pmc Ozone and other air pollutants and the risk of oral clefts
    Bing Fang Hwang
    Department of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1411-5. 2008
    ..Air pollution influences the development of oral clefts in animals. There are few epidemiologic data on the relation of prenatal air pollution exposure and the risk of oral clefts...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effects of environmental tobacco smoke on the respiratory health of children
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Environmental Health Program, The Nordic School of Public Health, Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:71-83. 2002
    ..Prenatal and postnatal exposures have an important impact on children's respiratory health. These effects are preventable if pregnant women and children are protected from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effects of environmental tobacco smoke on the respiratory health of adults
    Maritta S Jaakkola
    The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:52-70. 2002
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  38. pmc Indoor dampness and molds and development of adult-onset asthma: a population-based incident case-control study
    Maritta S Jaakkola
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Environ Health Perspect 110:543-7. 2002
    ..1% (95% confidence interval, 1.0-56.9%) among the exposed. Present results provide new evidence of the relation between workplace exposure to indoor molds and adult-onset asthma...
  39. ncbi request reprint Pets, parental atopy, and asthma in adults
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Environmental Health Program, The Nordic School of Public Health, Goteborg, Sweden
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 109:784-8. 2002
    ..Studies of exposure to pets and the risk of asthma have provided conflicting results...
  40. ncbi request reprint Breast-feeding, passive smoking, and asthma and wheeze in children
    Per Nafstad
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 112:807-8; author reply 808-9. 2003
  41. ncbi request reprint The effect of respiratory tract infections on reported asthma symptoms
    Wenche Nystad
    Department of Population Health Sciences, National Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 30:70-5. 2002
    ..Wheezing and chest tightness is associated with respiratory tract infections. Thus the occurrence of respiratory tract infections may influence the prevalence of asthma...
  42. pmc Housing characteristics and children's respiratory health in the Russian Federation
    John D Spengler
    Environmental Science and Engineering Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:657-62. 2004
    ..We studied housing characteristics, parental factors, and respiratory health conditions in Russian children...
  43. ncbi request reprint Total and specific fluid consumption as determinants of bladder cancer risk
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Cancer 118:2040-7. 2006
    ..The association of bladder cancer with tap water consumption, but not with nontap water fluids, suggests that carcinogenic chemicals in tap water may explain the increased risk...
  44. ncbi request reprint Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) among highway toll station workers in taipei: direct and indirect exposure assessment
    Ching Huang Lai
    School of Public Health, National Defence Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Environ Health 59:138-48. 2004
    ..hr (SD = 2,375.3). Indirect and direct concentrations were strongly correlated (r2 = .61, F(1,125); p = 0.000). The results of this study show that personal exposure to PM2.5 can be reliably estimated using indirect approaches...
  45. ncbi request reprint Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene-glucuronide as a biomarker of exposure to various vehicle exhausts among highway toll-station workers in Taipei, Taiwan
    Ching Huang Lai
    Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Arch Environ Health 59:61-9. 2004
    ..The authors determined that exposure to various traffic exhausts increased the urinary concentration of 1-OHP-gluc in a dose-response pattern, which suggests that this chemical may be a useful biomarker for exposure to vehicle exhausts...
  46. ncbi request reprint Parental smoking behaviour and effects of tobacco smoke on children's health in Finland and Russia
    Timo T Hugg
    South Karelia Allergy and Environment Institute, Lääkäritie 15, 55330 Tiuruniemi, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 18:55-62. 2008
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  47. ncbi request reprint Incidence and prevalence of asthma and allergic rhinitis: a cohort study of Finnish adolescents
    Taina M Huurre
    Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Asthma 41:311-7. 2004
    ..4 (95% CI = 10.1-12.8). Among both genders, the highest incidence rate of allergic rhinitis was between 17 and 22 years. Our study adds to the limited knowledge on the incidence rates of asthma and allergic rhinitis...
  48. ncbi request reprint Disinfection byproducts and bladder cancer: a pooled analysis
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 15:357-67. 2004
    ..We pooled the primary data from 6 case-control studies of bladder cancer that used trihalomethanes as a marker of disinfection byproducts...
  49. ncbi request reprint A review of the literature on the effects of ambient air pollution on fetal growth
    Mildred Maisonet
    Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC, USA
    Environ Res 95:106-15. 2004
    ..Current scientific knowledge on the impact of air pollution on fetal growth is still limited; thus, several issues should be examined further...
  50. doi request reprint Comparison of allergic diseases, symptoms and respiratory infections between Finnish and Russian school children
    Timo Hugg
    South Karelia Allergy and Environment Institute, Lääkäritie 15, 55330 Tiuruniemi, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 23:123-33. 2008
    ..Little is known about differences in allergic and respiratory diseases between the Finnish and Russian populations...
  51. doi request reprint Elemental and organic carbon exposure in highway tollbooths: a study of Taiwanese toll station workers
    Tung Sheng Shih
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labour Affairs, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan 221, ROC
    Sci Total Environ 402:163-70. 2008
    ..Elemental carbon is an important component of diesel exhaust. Workers in toll stations are exposed to high levels of both elemental and organic carbon...
  52. ncbi request reprint Asthma and allergic rhinitis at 4 years of age in relation to fish consumption in infancy
    Per Nafstad
    Division Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    J Asthma 40:343-8. 2003
    ..45 (95% confidence interval [CI]=0.28, 0.74) and for asthma 0.84 (95% CI=0.57, 1.22). Fish consumption in the first year of life may reduce the risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis in childhood...
  53. ncbi request reprint Biomass fuels and health: the gap between global relevance and research activity
    Maritta S Jaakkola
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:851-2. 2006