Genomes and Genes
Summary: Living facilities for humans.
Publications190 found, 100 shown here
- Study on radon and radon progeny in some living roomsA Mohamed
Physics Department, Faculty of Science, El Minia University, Egypt
Radiat Prot Dosimetry 117:402-7. 2005..These activities amount to a radium equivalent (Ra(eq)) of 126 Bq kg(-1) and to a mean value of external hazard index of 0.34...
- Indoor concentrations of nicotine in low-income, multi-unit housing: associations with smoking behaviours and housing characteristicsT A Kraev
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Tob Control 18:438-44. 2009..An analysis of airborne nicotine measurements collected in 49 low-income, multi-unit residences across the Greater Boston Area...
- Pesticides in dust from homes in an agricultural areaMartha E Harnly
Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA
Environ Sci Technol 43:8767-74. 2009..temperature and rainfall, farmworkers storing work shoes in the home, storing a diazinon product in the home, housing density, having a home less clean, and having an air conditioner...
- Why housing?Angela A Aidala
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
AIDS Behav 11:1-6. 2007b>Housing/lack of housing and HIV are powerfully linked. Housing occupies an important place in the causal chains linking poverty and inequality, and HIV risk and outcomes of infection...
- Housing need, housing assistance, and connection to HIV medical careAngela A Aidala
Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
AIDS Behav 11:101-15. 2007..This paper investigates housing status as a contextual factor affecting access and maintenance in appropriate HIV medical care...
- Randomized trial of the effects of housing assistance on the health and risk behaviors of homeless and unstably housed people living with HIVRichard J Wolitski
Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton RD NE E 35, Atlanta, GA, USA
AIDS Behav 14:493-503. 2010..affects HIV risk and health, but little is known about the longitudinal effects of rental assistance on the housing status and health of homeless and unstably housed people living with HIV/AIDS...
- Radon in homes and risk of lung cancer: collaborative analysis of individual data from 13 European case-control studiesS Darby
Clinical Trials Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE
BMJ 330:223. 2005..To determine the risk of lung cancer associated with exposure at home to the radioactive disintegration products of naturally occurring radon gas...
- Meta-analyses of the associations of respiratory health effects with dampness and mold in homesW J Fisk
Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Indoor Environment Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Indoor Air 17:284-96. 2007..2. Based on the results of the meta-analyses, building dampness and mold are associated with approximately 30-50% increases in a variety of respiratory and asthma-related health outcomes...
- Pesticides and their metabolites in the homes and urine of farmworker children living in the Salinas Valley, CAAsa Bradman
Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:331-49. 2007..The child activity timeline, a novel, low-literacy instrument based on pictures, was successfully used by our participants. Future uses of these data include the development of pesticide exposure models and risk assessment...
- Determinants and consequences of smoke-free homes: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country SurveyR Borland
Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia
Tob Control 15:iii42-50. 2006..To report on prevalence, trends and determinants of smoke-free home policies in smokers' homes in different countries and to estimate the effects of these policies on smoking cessation...
- Mortality among men using homeless shelters in Toronto, OntarioS W Hwang
FK Morrow Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA 283:2152-7. 2000..Homeless persons in US cities have high mortality rates. However, few comparison data exist for death rates among homeless persons in other developed countries...
- Elevated risk of high blood pressure: climate and the inverse housing lawRichard Mitchell
Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
Int J Epidemiol 31:831-8. 2002In previous work the authors identified an 'inverse housing law' in Britain such that housing quality tends to be worse in areas of harsh climate than in areas where the climate is more benign...
- Housing characteristics and indoor concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and formaldehyde in Quebec City, CanadaNicolas L Gilbert
Air Health Effects Division, Health Canada, 269 Laurier Avenue West, PL 4903B, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0K9
Environ Res 102:1-8. 2006..In addition, relative humidity, temperature, and air change rates were measured in homes, and housing characteristics were documented through a questionnaire to occupants...
- American Healthy Homes Survey: a national study of residential pesticides measured from floor wipesDaniel M Stout
National Exposure Research Laboratory, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, USA
Environ Sci Technol 43:4294-300. 2009The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in collaboration with the United States Environmental Protection Agency conducted a survey measuring lead, allergens, and insecticides in a randomly selected nationally representative ..
- Unstable housing and hepatitis C incidence among injection drug users in a Canadian settingChristina Kim
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
BMC Public Health 9:270. 2009There has emerged growing recognition of the link between housing and health...
- Birth order, sibship size, and housing density in relation to tooth loss and periodontal disease: a cohort study among Swedish twinsLorelei A Mucci
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Epidemiol 159:499-506. 2004..The authors examined whether birth order, sibship size, and childhood housing density affect risk of tooth loss and periodontal disease...
- Sexual risk among impoverished women: understanding the role of housing statusSuzanne L Wenzel
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
AIDS Behav 11:9-20. 2007HIV/AIDS increasingly affects women, and housing status is important to understanding HIV risk behaviors among women...
- Spatial and temporal patterns in pupal and adult production of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti in Kamphaeng Phet, ThailandConstantianus J M Koenraadt
Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:230-8. 2008..Except for 2 (of 16) occasions, pupal, and adult populations were correlated strongly in time and space. Our results are consistent with application of the pupal survey technique for assessing dengue transmission risk...
- Work characteristics and pesticide exposures among migrant agricultural families: a community-based research approachL A McCauley
Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, USA
Environ Health Perspect 109:533-8. 2001..Results indicate that migrant farmworker housing is diverse, and the amounts and types of pesticide residues found in homes differ...
- The effects of housing status on health-related outcomes in people living with HIV: a systematic review of the literatureChad A Leaver
Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
AIDS Behav 11:85-100. 2007..The location, quality, and/or affordability of a person's housing can be a significant determinant of his or her ability to meet these requirements...
- Access to housing as a structural intervention for homeless and unstably housed people living with HIV: rationale, methods, and implementation of the housing and health studyDaniel P Kidder
Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
AIDS Behav 11:149-61. 2007Homelessness and unstable housing have been associated with HIV risk behavior and poorer health among persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), yet prior research has not tested causal associations...
- Tuberculosis infection in Zambia: the association with relative wealthDelia Boccia
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:1004-11. 2009..index was constructed through principal component analysis combining data on human resources, food availability, housing quality, and access to services and infrastructures...
- Behavioral health problems, ex-offender reentry policies, and the "Second Chance Act"Wendy Pogorzelski
Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers University, 30 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Am J Public Health 95:1718-24. 2005..We identified multiple challenges related to convictions, including restricted access to housing, public assistance, and other resources...
- Transitions during effective treatment for cocaine-abusing homeless persons: establishing abstinence, lapse, and relapse, and reestablishing abstinenceJesse B Milby
Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-1170, USA
Psychol Addict Behav 18:250-6. 2004..in a clinical trial that compared day treatment only (DT, n = 69) with day treatment plus abstinent-contingent housing and work (DT+, n = 72). Drug use was measured with multiple weekly urine toxicologies...
- Housing and health in Indigenous communities: key issues for housing and health improvement in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communitiesRoss S Bailie
Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Northern Territory 0810, Australia
Aust J Rural Health 14:178-83. 2006Indigenous people living in remote communities face some particular difficulties with regard to housing and its impact on their health...
- Beta(1-->3)-glucan in house dust of German homes: housing characteristics, occupant behavior, and relations with endotoxins, allergens, and moldsU Gehring
GSF - National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
Environ Health Perspect 109:139-44. 2001..Further, the associations of beta(1-->3)-glucan with housing characteristics and occupant behavior were assessed...
- The influence of geological factors on indoor radon concentrations in NorwayA V Sundal
Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Allegata 41, N 5007 Bergen, Norway
Sci Total Environ 328:41-53. 2004..The significant correlation between indoor radon levels and geological factors observed in the present investigation indicates that it is possible to outline areas of high radon risk in Norway based on geological information...
- Distribution of pesticide residues within homes in central New York StateS K Obendorf
Department of Textiles and Apparel, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 50:31-44. 2006..High residues in winter are evidence that closure of households in winter that reduces ventilation results in redistribution of pesticides within households...
- Infestation by Triatoma pallidipennis (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) is associated with housing characteristics in rural MexicoJustin M Cohen
Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
J Med Entomol 43:1252-60. 2006..The results of this study provide new information regarding risk factors for infestation by T. pallidipennis that may aid in designing sustainable disease control programs in rural Mexico...
- Distribution of 2,4-D in air and on surfaces inside residences after lawn applications: comparing exposure estimates from various media for young childrenM G Nishioka
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio 43201 2693, USA
Environ Health Perspect 109:1185-91. 2001..2-30 microg/day from contact with table tops. These are estimated to be about 10 times higher than the preapplication exposures. By comparison, dietary ingestion of 2,4-D is approximately 1.3 microg/day...
- Abstinent-contingent housing and treatment retention among crack-cocaine-dependent homeless personsJ E Schumacher
Division of Preventive Medicine, Behavioral Medicine Unit, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, 35205, USA
J Subst Abuse Treat 19:81-8. 2000..were positively affected by the more attractive treatment of providing immediate, rent-free, abstinent-contingent housing during a 2-month Behavioral Day Treatment program...
- Secondhand smoke in apartment buildings: renter and owner or manager perspectivesMartha J Hewett
Center for Energy and Environment, Minneapolis, MN 55401 1459, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 9:S39-47. 2007..about environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) transfer between units in multifamily buildings and about smoke-free housing. A convenience sample of 49 decision makers who manage 27,116 rental units in Minnesota were aware of some ETS ..
- An evaluation of a medical outreach program targeting unstably housed HIV-infected individualsChinazo O Cunningham
Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:127-38. 2005..9, p = 0.003). A medical outreach program targeting unstably housed HIV-infected individuals was associated with increased use of regular medical care and improved perceived quality of care...
- Accessibility and usability in housing: construct validity and implications for research and practiceAgneta Fänge
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Occupational Therapy, Lund University, Sweden
Disabil Rehabil 25:1316-25. 2003..The aim of this study was to validate the conceptual definitions of accessibility and usability, and to explore differences between objective accessibility assessments and subjective ratings of usability in different client groups...
- Reduction in infection with Plasmodium falciparum one year after the introduction of malaria control interventions on Bioko Island, Equatorial GuineaImmo Kleinschmidt
Malaria Research Programme, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Durban, South Africa
Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:972-8. 2006..001). When the 12-month pre-intervention period was compared with the 12-month post-intervention period, there was a modest but statistically significant reduction in the number of malaria cases among hospital patients...
- Comparing homeless and domiciled pregnant substance dependent women on psychosocial characteristics and treatment outcomesMichelle Tuten
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 69:95-9. 2003..Treatment retention was poorer for homeless than domiciled pregnant women. Results suggest that treatment should address the housing needs of pregnant drug abusers as well as their related social and psychiatric problems.
- Give me shelter: the global housing crisisValerie J Brown
Environ Health Perspect 111:A92-9. 2003..around the world, the health of significant numbers of people is adversely affected by a lack of adequate housing. Large-scale migrations into already crowded developing nation cities compound existing health problems ..
- Reproducibility of allergen, endotoxin and fungi measurements in the indoor environmentJoachim Heinrich
GSF Institute of Epidemiology, POB 1129, D 85758 Neuherberg, Germany
J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 13:152-60. 2003..However, repeated measurements of fungi levels were only weakly correlated and thus repeated observations for assessment of annual means of total spore counts are needed...
- Costs and benefits of enforcing housing policies to prevent childhood lead poisoningMary Jean Brown
Med Decis Making 22:482-92. 2002..This article compares the costs and benefits of strict versus limited enforcement of lead poisoning prevention housing policies in preventing additional cases of childhood blood lead elevation.
- Factors associated with residential placement in an assertive community treatment programMichelle DeCoux Hampton
University of California, School of Nursing, San Francisco, USA
Issues Ment Health Nurs 23:677-89. 2002..b>Housing has been prominent among these needs and research to date on ACT programs has addressed residential outcomes, ..
- Aggregate exposures of nine preschool children to persistent organic pollutants at day care and at homeNancy K Wilson
Battelle Memorial Institute, Durham, NC 27713 4411, USA
J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 13:187-202. 2003..The children's potential aggregate doses, calculated from our data, were generally well below established reference doses (RfDs) for those compounds for which RfDs are available...
- Geographic variation in the prevalence of common mental disorders in Britain: a multilevel investigationScott Weich
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
Am J Epidemiol 157:730-7. 2003..While these findings suggest that future interventions should target persons and households rather than places, further research is first required to establish whether other (particularly smaller) areas lead to similar results...
- The effect of housing interventions on neuropsychological functioning among homeless persons with mental illnessLarry J Seidman
Department of psychiatry of Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA
Psychiatr Serv 54:905-8. 2003..functioning would improve after homeless persons with severe and persistent mental illness were provided with housing and that executive functioning would improve more among those placed in group homes than among those placed in ..
- Can shelter-based interventions improve treatment engagement in homeless individuals with psychiatric and/or substance misuse disorders?: a randomized controlled trialDaniel W Bradford
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Med Care 43:763-8. 2005..Few of these individuals engage in consistent treatment, although they are likely to benefit from it. Shelter-based interventions to help this population engage in treatment have not been studied in a rigorous manner...
- The "inverse housing law" and respiratory healthD Blane
Division of Population Science, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London
J Epidemiol Community Health 54:745-9. 2000To investigate whether there is a mismatch within Britain between climate severity and housing quality ("inverse housing law") and whether this mismatch is associated with respiratory health.
- Living in low-cost housing settlements in cape town, South Africa-the epidemiological characteristics associated with increased health vulnerabilityThashlin Govender
Division of Community Health Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
J Urban Health 87:899-911. 2010..of this study was to assess the epidemiological characteristics of a representative sample of subsidized low-cost housing communities in the City of Cape Town in relation to their living conditions and their health status...
- Moving from fact to policy: housing is HIV prevention and health careVirginia Shubert
Shubert Botein Policy Associates, NY, USA
AIDS Behav 11:172-81. 2007A growing body of empirical evidence shows strong correlations between improved housing status and reduced HIV risk behaviors, improved access to health care for persons living with HIV/AIDS, and better health outcomes...
- Six- and twelve-month outcomes among homeless youth accessing therapy and case management services through an urban drop-in centerNatasha Slesnick
Department of Human Development and Family Science, 135 Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Avenue, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Health Serv Res 43:211-29. 2008To evaluate the impact of case management and individual therapy offered through a drop-in center for homeless youth on substance use, mental health, housing, education, employment, and medical care utilization.
- Rapid health impact appraisal of eviction versus a housing project in a colony-dwelling Roma communityKarolina Kósa
Faculty of Public Health, Medical and Health Science Centre, University of Debrecen, H 4028 Debrecen, Kassai út 26 b, Hungary
J Epidemiol Community Health 61:960-5. 2007..Two scenarios, eviction with placement on the waiting list for social housing versus a replacement housing development, were identified and specified...
- Tobacco-smoke exposure in children who live in multiunit housingKaren M Wilson
Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
Pediatrics 127:85-92. 2011There is no safe level of secondhand tobacco-smoke exposure, and no previous studies have explored multiunit housing as a potential contributor to secondhand tobacco-smoke exposure in children...
- Client-level measures of services integration among chronically homeless adultsAlvin S Mares
College of Social Work, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Community Ment Health J 44:367-76. 2008..While several major studies have examined services integration at the system or interagency level, there has been far less effort to measure the integration of services at the client-level and its correlates...
- Housing characteristics, home environmental factors and respiratory health in 3945 pre-school children in ChinaGuang Hui Dong
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China
Int J Environ Health Res 18:267-82. 2008The objective of the study was to assess the effects of housing characteristics and home environmental factors on respiratory symptoms of Chinese children...
- Impact of housing on the survival of persons with AIDSSandra K Schwarcz
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA, USA
BMC Public Health 9:220. 2009..We examined the effect of homelessness on the mortality of persons with AIDS and measured the effect of supportive housing on AIDS survival.
- Poor housing in childhood and high rates of stomach cancer in England and WalesD J Barker
MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, UK
Br J Cancer 61:575-8. 1990..We conclude that overcrowding in the home during childhood may be a major determinant of stomach cancer, and might act by promoting the transmission of causative organisms...
- Housing growth in and near United States protected areas limits their conservation valueVolker C Radeloff
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:940-5. 2010..We compiled spatially-detailed housing growth data from 1940 to 2030, and quantified growth for each wilderness area, national park, and national forest ..
- Deposition and spatial distribution of insecticides following fogger, perimeter sprays, spot sprays, and crack-and-crevice applications for treatment and control of indoor pestsJames J Keenan
Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 58:189-95. 2010..This research reduces uncertainties associated with assessing human exposure following different application methods...
- Residential insecticide usage in northern California homes with young childrenXiangmei May Wu
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 21:427-36. 2011..These findings describing the intensity of insecticide use and accompanying behaviors in families with young children may inform future insecticide exposure modeling efforts, and ultimately, risk assessments...
- A review of the literature on the effectiveness of housing and support, assertive community treatment, and intensive case management interventions for persons with mental illness who have been homelessGeoffrey Nelson
Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Am J Orthopsychiatry 77:350-61. 2007A review of 16 controlled outcome evaluations of housing and support interventions for people with mental illness who have been homeless revealed significant reductions in homelessness and hospitalization and improvements in other ..
- Homelessness prevention: the effect of a shallow rent subsidy program on housing outcomes among people with HIV or AIDSLisa K Dasinger
Division of Workers Compensation, Department of Industrial Relations, State of California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
AIDS Behav 11:128-39. 2007..The housing outcomes of 185 PI clients were compared to those of 218 people who were not enrolled in the program but were ..
- Residential fungal contamination and health: microbial cohabitants as covariatesR E Dales
University of Ottawa, and Air Quality Health Effects Research Section, Health Canada, Ontario
Environ Health Perspect 107:481-3. 1999..In conclusion, the association between residential fungal contamination and symptoms is not confounded by dust mites or bacterial endotoxins or other known disease-causing agents...
- Geological controls to the indoor radon distribution in southern BelgiumH C Zhu
Faculte Polytechnique de Mons, Service GEFA, Belgium
Sci Total Environ 220:195-214. 1998..1700 short-term measurements. The sediments in the study region are divided into 11 geological series or 43 stages and 16 rock types. The results show a striking relation between indoor Rn concentration and the geological factors...
- Linking public health, housing, and indoor environmental policy: successes and challenges at local and federal agencies in the United StatesDavid E Jacobs
National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, Maryland 21044, USA
Environ Health Perspect 115:976-82. 2007..agencies in the United States as they have attempted in recent years to connect public and environmental health, housing, community development, and building design with environmental, housing, and building laws, codes, and policies...
- The acceptability of comprehensive smoke-free policies to low-income tenants in subsidized housingLinda L Drach
Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, 827 NE Oregon St, Ste 250, Portland OR 97232, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 7:A66. 2010..Messages focusing on shared community-level concerns, accompanied by smoking cessation resources, may support the transition to smoke-free policies in subsidized housing.
- Is house dust the missing exposure pathway for PBDEs? An analysis of the urban fate and human exposure to PBDEsHeather A Jones-Otazo
Department of Geography, Centre for Urban Health Initiatives, University of Toronto, 100 St George Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Environ Sci Technol 39:5121-30. 2005..Ingestion of dust can lead to almost 100-fold higher exposure than "average" for a toddler with a high dust intake rate living in a home in which PBDE concentrations are elevated...
- Friction and impact surfaces: are they lead-based paint hazards?Sherry Dixon
National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, Maryland 21044, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 4:855-63. 2007..Using data collected as part of a 1998 three-community study of the Housing and Urban Development Lead Risk Assessment protocols, this article explores how much rubbing or binding on ..
- Prediction of the indoor temperatures of an urban area with an in-time regression mapping approachAudrey Smargiassi
Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 18:282-8. 2008..that such a model might be used as a means of mapping indoor temperatures either to inform urban planning and housing strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change, to orient public health interventions, or as a basis for ..
- Case-control study of lung cancer risk from residential radon exposure in Worcester county, MassachusettsRichard E Thompson
Biostatistics Department, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Health Phys 94:228-41. 2008..College-educated subjects in comparison to high-school dropouts have a significant reduction in cancer risk after controlling for smoking, years of residency, and job exposures with AOR = 0.30 (95% CI: 0.13, 0.69), p = 0.005 (model 1)...
- Use of personal-indoor-outdoor sulfur concentrations to estimate the infiltration factor and outdoor exposure factor for individual homes and personsLance Wallace
National Exposure Research Laboratory, US EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
Environ Sci Technol 39:1707-14. 2005..The regressions had R2 values ranging from 0.19 to 0.88 (median = 0.73). These values provide an indication of the extent of misclassification error in epidemiological estimates of the effect of outdoor particles on health...
- Airborne exposure to trihalomethanes from tap water in homes with refrigeration-type and evaporative cooling systemsBrent D Kerger
Health Science Resource Integration, Inc, Tallahassee, Florida 32309, USA
J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:401-29. 2005....
- Results of a home-based environmental intervention among urban children with asthmaWayne J Morgan
Arizona Respiratory Center, University of Arizona, 1501 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
N Engl J Med 351:1068-80. 2004....
- Multipathway organophosphorus pesticide exposures of preschool children living in agricultural and nonagricultural communitiesChensheng Lu
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Box 357234, Health Sciences Building, Room F 225A, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Environ Res 96:283-9. 2004..Quantifiable chlorpyrifos and azinphosmethyl were found on either agricultural children's hands or their toys. These findings suggest different exposure pathways for children living in agricultural and nonagricultural regions...
- Immediate and one-year post-intervention effectiveness of Maryland's lead law treatmentsJill Breysse
National Center for Healthy Housing, 10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 500, Columbia, MA 21044, USA
Environ Res 105:267-75. 2007A 1994 Maryland law prescribes a lead-based paint risk reduction standard for pre-1950, privately owned rental housing. This standard, applied at each tenancy change, can be met by sampling to verify that dust lead loadings are within ..
- Endotoxin, (1 --> 3)-beta-D-glucans and fungal extra-cellular polysaccharides in New Zealand homes: a pilot studyJeroen Douwes
Centre for Public Health Research, Research School of Public Health, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
Ann Agric Environ Med 13:361-5. 2006..In conclusion, levels of microbial contaminants in a small random sample of New Zealand homes were high and weakly associated with water damage...
- Dust and airborne endotoxin exposure in dwellings in the Strasbourg metropolitan area (France)C Sohy
Service de Pneumologie, , , BP 426 67091 Strasbourg, Cedex France
Allergy 60:541-2. 2005
- Dust weight and asthma prevalence in the National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing (NSLAH)Leslie Elliott
Laboratory of Respiratory Biology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
Environ Health Perspect 115:215-20. 2007..Settled dust has been used in studies to assess exposures to allergens and other biologically active components, but it has not been considered in the aggregate in relation to respiratory health outcomes in the general population...
- PCB contaminated dust on indoor surfaces--health risks and acceptable surface concentrations in residential and occupational settingsSari Kuusisto
Tampere University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology, Tampere, Finland
Chemosphere 67:1194-201. 2007....
- Indoor air pollutants: limited-resource households and child care facilitiesJ Laquatra
Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 4401, USA
J Environ Health 67:39-43, 61. 2005..Recommendations are made for lowering pollutant levels in low-income households and child care facilities...
- Hexabromocyclododecanes in indoor dust from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United StatesAbou Elwafa Abdallah Mohamed
Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
Environ Sci Technol 42:459-64. 2008....
- Higher Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMIsm) values measured in Detroit homes of severely asthmatic childrenStephen Vesper
National Exposure Research Laboratory NERL, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
Sci Total Environ 394:192-6. 2008..05; Wilcoxon Rank-sum test). The determination of the home's ERMI values may aid in prioritizing home remediation efforts, particularly in those children who are at increased risk for asthma exacerbation...
- Characterizing microbial exposure with ergosterol, 3-hydroxy fatty acids, and viable microbes in house dust: determinants and association with childhood asthmaAnne Hyvarinen
National Public Health Institute, Environmental Health Department, Kuopio, Finland
Arch Environ Occup Health 61:149-57. 2006..The authors concluded that the variation of microbial levels in dust could be explained relatively well by home characteristics, and suggested that exposure to mesophilic actinomycetes may increase the risk of new asthma...
- Prevalence of mouse allergen (Mus m 1) in homes of New Zealand rural childrenSue Peters
Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand
Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol 24:81-4. 2006..No significant associations were found between Mus m 1 levels and atopic status or allergic diseases. Mouse allergen is unlikely to be an important indoor allergen for rural New Zealand children...
- The value of Seasonal Correction Factors in assessing the health risk from domestic radon: a case study in Northamptonshire, UKA R Denman
Medical Physics Department, Northampton General Hospital, Cliftonville, Northampton, UK
Environ Int 33:34-44. 2007..This finding calls into question the validity of using nationally aggregated Seasonal Correction Factors, especially for shorter exposures, and the universal applicability of these corrections is discussed in detail...
- Respiratory tract infections in Inuit children: "set thine house in order"Pamela H Orr
Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man
CMAJ 177:167-8. 2007
- Room-specific characteristics of suburban homes as predictors of indoor allergen concentrationsTamara T Perry
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Arkansas Children s Hospital Research Institute, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, USA
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:628-35. 2006..Room characteristics predicting indoor allergen exposure in suburban homes have not been clearly identified...
- A coordinated relocation strategy for enhancing case management of lead poisoned children: outcomes and costsPat McLaine
National Center for Healthy Housing, USA
J Urban Health 83:111-28. 2006..goal, permanent relocation of the family is sometimes necessary or advisable for many reasons, including poor housing conditions; extensive lead hazards; lack of abatement resources, landlord compliance and local enforcement ..
- Evaluation of take-home organophosphorus pesticide exposure among agricultural workers and their childrenCynthia L Curl
Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
Environ Health Perspect 110:A787-92. 2002..The results of this work support the hypothesis that the take-home exposure pathway contributes to residential pesticide contamination in agricultural homes where young children are present...
- Case-control study of radon and lung cancer in New JerseyH B Wilcox
New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services, NJ, USA
Radiat Prot Dosimetry 128:169-79. 2008..Several uncertainties regarding radon measurements and assumptions of exposure history may have resulted in underestimation of a true exposure-response relationship...
- Fine organic particulate matter dominates indoor-generated PM2.5 in RIOPA homesAndrea Polidori
Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 16:321-31. 2006..5). One interesting effect of increased indoor OM concentrations is a shift in the gas-particle partitioning of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from the gas to the particle phase with outdoor-to-indoor transport...
- Levels of ultrafine particles in different microenvironments--implications to children exposureE Diapouli
National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, 9 Heroon Polytechniou Street, Zographos Campus 15789, Athens, Greece
Sci Total Environ 388:128-36. 2007..This kind of studies may contribute to the design of effective policies and mitigation measures for the protection of public health...
- A survey of radon level in underground buildings in ChinaXiaoyan Li
Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang 550002, China
Environ Int 32:600-5. 2006..The radon level in underground buildings has the lowest value in winter and the highest value in summer...
- Prevalence of indoor allergen exposures among New Orleans children with asthmaFelicia A Rabito
Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
J Urban Health 84:782-92. 2007..Our findings reinforce the evidence of regional variability in dust allergen exposure levels. Asthmatic children living in the Gulf South are exposed to multiple indoor allergen exposures and live in a highly allergenic environment...
- Children's residential exposure to chlorpyrifos: application of CPPAES field measurements of chlorpyrifos and TCPy within MENTOR/SHEDS-Pesticides modelParomita Hore
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08855, USA
Sci Total Environ 366:525-37. 2006....
- Exposure to microbial components and allergens in population studies: a comparison of two house dust collection methods applied by participants and fieldworkersD Schram-Bijkerk
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Indoor Air 16:414-25. 2006....
- Detection of dechlorane plus in residential indoor dust in the city of Ottawa, CanadaJiping Zhu
Chemistry Research Division, Environmental Health Science and Research Bureau, Health Canada, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0K9
Environ Sci Technol 41:7694-8. 2007..S. Environmental Protection Agency. The large variation of the ratio of syn- and anti-DP isomers in the dust samples also suggests a complex degradation process of DP in the environment...
- Predictors of elevated blood lead levels among 3-year-old Ukrainian children: a nested case-control studyL S Friedman
University of Illinois, School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Environ Res 99:235-42. 2005..In this study we evaluate the level of blood lead among 212 Ukrainian children and determine predictors of elevated lead levels. We also describe the health effects associated with elevated blood lead...
- PCB-containing wood floor finish is a likely source of elevated PCBs in residents' blood, household air and dust: a case study of exposureRuthann A Rudel
Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, USA
Environ Health 7:2. 2008..PCBs were also used widely in building materials, including caulks and paints, but few studies have evaluated the contribution of these exposures to body burden...
- Environmental pathways of exposure to DDT for children living in a malarious area of Chiapas, MexicoCrispín Herrera-Portugal
Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Laboratório de Toxicologia Ambiental, Km 2 Carretera a Puerto Madero, CP 30700, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
Environ Res 99:158-63. 2005..07 mg/kg) (P<0.001). We did not find any correlation between blood levels of DDE and total DDT with environmental concentrations but there levels increased in LEC and HEC as the frequency of fish consumption increased (P<0.01)...
- Urinary pesticide concentrations among children, mothers and fathers living in farm and non-farm households in iowaBrian D Curwin
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies Cincinnati, OH, USA
Ann Occup Hyg 51:53-65. 2007..There were generally good correlations for urinary metabolite levels among members of the same family...
- Concentrations and sources of VOCs in urban domestic and public microenvironmentsY M Kim
Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Environ Sci Technol 35:997-1004. 2001....
- Should radon be reduced in homes? A cost-effect analysisHein Stigum
Department of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Health Phys 84:227-35. 2003..The purpose of this paper is to calculate the costs and the effects of this intervention...
- Bringing home more than a paycheck. Workers and pesticidesErnie Hood
Environ Health Perspect 110:A765. 2002
Research Grants167 found, 100 shown here
- Drug Abuse, Mental Illness, Homelessness, and HIV: Evaluating Models of CareAngela Aidala; Fiscal Year: 2007..Specific aims of the research are: 1.) To empirically define and describe housing and service integration models of care; 2) To compare the relative advantages of alternative approaches to ..
- Injury Prevention in a Home Visitation PopulationKieran J Phelan; Fiscal Year: 2010..The proposal is focused on a compelling population of households of at-risk mothers and their children less than 4 years of age. ..
- Health care utilitzation in homeless peopleStephen Hwang; Fiscal Year: 2005..Findings will be relevant to health care providers, insurers, and others who share a responsibility for improving the health of Americans who are homeless. ..
- IOWA AND MISSOURI RADON LUNG CANCER STUDIESR Field; Fiscal Year: 2007..The pooling of data between two large-scale epidemiologic studies from a similar geographic area, Iowa and Missouri, will allow us to increase sample size and statistical power. ..
- Exposure Intervention in a Rural Pediatric Asthma CohortPeter Thorne; Fiscal Year: 2005..Detailed health and home hygiene questionnaires and home inspections will be conducted at baseline and one year later, as will child spirometry. ..
- Healthy Homes II: Environmental/Clinical Asthma ControlJames Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- WORK AND HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG RURAL WOMENHester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2004..Education will also be targeted to medical providers in this geographic area on work exposures and conditions, exposure response, prevention, basic epidemiology, and ergonomics. ..
- IOWA AND MISSOURI RADON LUNG CANCER STUDIESR Field; Fiscal Year: 2006..The pooling of data between two large-scale epidemiologic studies from a similar geographic area, Iowa and Missouri, will allow us to increase sample size and statistical power. ..
- Geographic Tools for Surveillance and Study of DiseaseDaniel Wartenberg; Fiscal Year: 2003..We will explore methods for imputing values and adjusting for edge effects using methods including Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations. ..
- ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES RESEARCH CENTERPeter Thorne; Fiscal Year: 2007..ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS Strategic Vision and Impact on Environmental Health ..
- ISEE 19th Annual ConferenceDaniel Wartenberg; Fiscal Year: 2007..ISEE provides a variety of forums for discussion, critical reviews, collaborations and education issues for environmental exposures and their human health effects. ..
- Effectiveness of patient lift equipmentHester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2005..The proposed work addresses several NIOSH priority areas including health care workers, back injuries, and intervention effectiveness research. ..
- Genetic Consequences of Therapies for CancerJohn Boice; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- SCABIES: BIOLOGY, CULTURE, HOST SPECIFICITY AND ANTIGENSLarry G Arlian; Fiscal Year: 2010..For Aim 3, we will use electron microscopy and studies of mite biology in vivo to identify possible pathological and physiological reasons that mites are eliminated by resistant hosts. ..
- A Regional, Multi-Institutional Academic Partnership for Excellence in EPHTDaniel Wartenberg; Fiscal Year: 2005..We see these efforts as an important step from individual EPHT partner programs towards national EPHT network and collaboration. ..
- SCABIES: BIOLOGY, CULTURE, HOST SPECIFICITY AND ANTIGENSLarry Arlian; Fiscal Year: 1993....
- SCABIES: BIOLOGY, CULTURE, HOST SPECIFICITY AND ANTIGENSLarry Arlian; Fiscal Year: 2007..For Aim 3, we will use electron microscopy and studies of mite biology in vivo to identify possible pathological and physiological reasons that mites are eliminated by resistant hosts. ..
- ISEE 18th Annual Meeting in Conjunction with ISEADaniel Wartenberg; Fiscal Year: 2006..ISEE provides a variety of forums for discussion, critical reviews, collaborations and education issues for environmental exposures and their human health effects. ..
- Effectiveness of patient lift equipmentHester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2007..The proposed work addresses several NIOSH priority areas including health care workers, back injuries, and intervention effectiveness research. ..
- A Regional, Multi-Institutional Academic Partnership for Excellence in EPHTDaniel Wartenberg; Fiscal Year: 2007..We see these efforts as an important step from individual EPHT partner programs towards national EPHT network and collaboration. ..
- Healthy Homes & Community for High Point FamiliesJames Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2006..to health originating in the built, chemical, biological and social environments of Seattle's High Point public housing community...
- Genetic Consequences of Therapies for CancerJohn Boice; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..
- Housing Status/Stability and HIV Risk among Drug UsersJulia Dickson Gomez; Fiscal Year: 2005The proposed study, entitled "Housing Status/Stability and HIV Risk among Drug Users," will use qualitative methods to study the links between housing policies, drug users' access to housing, variations in housing status and housing ..
- High Risk Crack Use Settings and HIV in El SalvadorJulia Dickson Gomez; Fiscal Year: 2009..We will then explore the acceptability and feasibility of the intervention through focus group interviews with community leaders and crack users. ..
- High Risk Crack Use Settings and HIV in El SalvadorJulia Dickson Gomez; Fiscal Year: 2007..We will then explore the acceptability and feasibility of the intervention through focus group interviews with community leaders and crack users. ..
- Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Biomimetic and Natural SystemsDaniel G Nocera; Fiscal Year: 2010..The principles that emerge from these studies will be applied to explain the functions of a variety of enzymes and proteins that derive their activity from PCET. ..
- Ethical and Legal Challenges in Communicating Individual Biomonitoring and PersonJULIA G contact BRODY; Fiscal Year: 2011....
- Drug Use, Housing Access, Stability and HIV Risk among Low-Income Urban ResidentsJulia B Dickson Gomez; Fiscal Year: 2010The purpose of this 4 year study entitled "Drug Use, Housing Access, Stability and HIV Risk among Low- Income Urban Residents" is to explore the relationship between structural factors of housing (access to housing subsidies and ..
- Cookstove Replacement for Prevention of ARI and Low Birthweight in NepalJames M Tielsch; Fiscal Year: 2010..If the replacement of these stoves works to reduce respiratory infections and low birthweight, significant number of children's lives can be saved at very low cost. ..
- The Impact of Food Insecurity on HIV Outcomes and Sexual Risk Behavior in UgandaSheri Weiser; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Organizational Change toward HIV Involvement in Immigrant Religious OrganizationsJohn Chin; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- The Second Demographic Transition in JapanJAMES RAYMO; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Linking Breast Cancer Advocacy and Environmental JusticeJulia Brody; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Exploratory Study of Environmental Effects on Activity/Overweight in Older WomenPHILIP TROPED; Fiscal Year: 2007..Ultimately, this study's findings may help to decrease the risk of several cancers related to lack of physical activity -- both among older adults and younger populations. ..
- Drug Use, Housing Access, Stability and HIV Risk among Low-Income Urban ResidentsJulia Dickson Gomez; Fiscal Year: 2009The purpose of this 4 year study entitled "Drug Use, Housing Access, Stability and HIV Risk among Low- Income Urban Residents" is to explore the relationship between structural factors of housing (access to housing subsidies and ..
- The evolutionary biology of chemotherapy against infectious agents: towards ratiAndrew F Read; Fiscal Year: 2010..We want to test the resistance management potential of these regimes: they could prolong the useful therapeutic lifespan of drugs we already have, and those currently in the discovery pipeline. ..