Jordi Sunyer

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Publications

  1. pmc Early life microbial exposure and fractional exhaled nitric oxide in school-age children: a prospective birth cohort study
    Lidia Casas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health 12:103. 2013
  2. pmc Prenatal exposure to cooking gas and respiratory health in infants is modified by tobacco smoke exposure and diet in the INMA birth cohort study
    Ana Esplugues
    CIBER Epidemiologia y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Melchor Fernandez Almagro, 3 5, 28029, Madrid, Spain
    Environ Health 12:100. 2013
  3. pmc Environmental exposure assessment in European birth cohorts: results from the ENRIECO project
    Ulrike Gehring
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Health 12:8. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Exposure to second-hand smoke and reproductive outcomes depending on maternal asthma
    Jordi Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 40:371-6. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Early life environment, neurodevelopment and the interrelation with atopy
    J Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 110:733-8. 2010
  6. doi request reprint DDE in mothers' blood during pregnancy and lower respiratory tract infections in their infants
    Jordi Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Epidemiology 21:729-35. 2010
  7. pmc Urinary porphyrin excretion in children is associated with exposure to organochlorine compounds
    Jordi Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1407-10. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Association of early-life exposure to household gas appliances and indoor nitrogen dioxide with cognition and attention behavior in preschoolers
    Eva Morales
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1327-36. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Evaluating the neurotoxic effects of lactational exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Spanish children
    Mireia Gascon
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Neurotoxicology 34:9-15. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Longitudinal association between early life socio-environmental factors and attention function at the age 11 years
    Joan Forns
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 117:54-9. 2012

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Publications137 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Early life microbial exposure and fractional exhaled nitric oxide in school-age children: a prospective birth cohort study
    Lidia Casas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health 12:103. 2013
    ..In the present work we aimed to evaluate the associations between early life microbial exposures, and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) at school age...
  2. pmc Prenatal exposure to cooking gas and respiratory health in infants is modified by tobacco smoke exposure and diet in the INMA birth cohort study
    Ana Esplugues
    CIBER Epidemiologia y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Melchor Fernandez Almagro, 3 5, 28029, Madrid, Spain
    Environ Health 12:100. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to analyze the association between the use of gas cooking at home during pregnancy and respiratory problems in children during their first year of life...
  3. pmc Environmental exposure assessment in European birth cohorts: results from the ENRIECO project
    Ulrike Gehring
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Health 12:8. 2013
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  4. ncbi request reprint Exposure to second-hand smoke and reproductive outcomes depending on maternal asthma
    Jordi Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 40:371-6. 2012
    ..76-24.76). Maternal asthma did not promote these effects. Maternal history of asthma did not modify the effects of smoking on reproductive outcomes in a cohort sampled from the general population...
  5. doi request reprint Early life environment, neurodevelopment and the interrelation with atopy
    J Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 110:733-8. 2010
    ..Multiple environmental pre-natal exposures were associated with neurodevelopment independently of their role in the immunological system. Atopic genes related to neurodevelopment suggest some potential mechanisms...
  6. doi request reprint DDE in mothers' blood during pregnancy and lower respiratory tract infections in their infants
    Jordi Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Epidemiology 21:729-35. 2010
    ..Our aim was to study the association between prenatal levels of DDE and lower respiratory tract infection in infants independently from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other organochlorines...
  7. pmc Urinary porphyrin excretion in children is associated with exposure to organochlorine compounds
    Jordi Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1407-10. 2008
    ..Evidence in humans, however, is contradictory. In neonates and adults from a population historically highly exposed to HCB (Flix, Catalonia, Spain), no relation with PCT or with porphyrin excretion was found...
  8. doi request reprint Association of early-life exposure to household gas appliances and indoor nitrogen dioxide with cognition and attention behavior in preschoolers
    Eva Morales
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1327-36. 2009
    ..Early-life exposure to air pollution from indoor gas appliances may be negatively associated with neuropsychological development through the first 4 years of life, particularly among genetically susceptible children...
  9. doi request reprint Evaluating the neurotoxic effects of lactational exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Spanish children
    Mireia Gascon
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Neurotoxicology 34:9-15. 2013
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Longitudinal association between early life socio-environmental factors and attention function at the age 11 years
    Joan Forns
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 117:54-9. 2012
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of Fel d1 and Der p1 exposure in infancy and childhood wheezing
    Sarah Polk
    Unitat Recerca Respiratòria i Ambietal, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:273-8. 2004
    ..77; 95% confidence interval = 1.19-6.46). Our data support the idea that several patterns of wheezing with different risk profiles exist among young children. The effect of Fel d1 exposure varied according to age and maternal asthma...
  12. doi request reprint Maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity, and child neuropsychological development: two Southern European birth cohort studies
    Maribel Casas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 42:506-17. 2013
    ..Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity may be associated with impaired infant neuropsychological development; however, there are few studies and it is unclear if reported associations are due to intrauterine mechanisms...
  13. doi request reprint Thyroxine levels during pregnancy in healthy women and early child neurodevelopment
    Jordi Julvez
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 24:150-7. 2013
    ..The fetus depends on maternal thyroid hormones during pregnancy for normal brain development. Little is known about the effects of subclinical hypothyroidism and mild hypothyroxinemia during pregnancy on neurodevelopment of the child...
  14. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and child neuropsychological development in 4-year-olds: an analysis per congener and specific cognitive domain
    Joan Forns
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 432:338-43. 2012
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in pregnancy and infant neuropsychological development
    Eva Morales
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Parc de Recerca Biomedica de Barcelona, Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Pediatrics 130:e913-20. 2012
    ..To investigate whether circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) [25(OH)D(3)] concentration in pregnancy is associated with neuropsychological development in infants...
  16. doi request reprint Pre-natal exposure to dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene and infant lower respiratory tract infections and wheeze
    Mireia Gascon
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Eur Respir J 39:1188-96. 2012
    ..Results were similar for wheeze. This study suggests that pre-natal DDE exposure is associated with a higher risk of LRTI and wheeze in infants independently of exposure to other organochlorine compounds...
  17. pmc Traffic-related air pollution, oxidative stress genes, and asthma (ECHRS)
    Francesc Castro-Giner
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1919-24. 2009
    ..Traffic-related air pollution is related with asthma, and this association may be modified by genetic factors...
  18. pmc Surrounding greenness and pregnancy outcomes in four Spanish birth cohorts
    Payam Dadvand
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1481-7. 2012
    ..Green spaces have been associated with improved physical and mental health; however, the available evidence on the impact of green spaces on pregnancy is scarce...
  19. pmc Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in breast milk and neuropsychological development in infants
    Mireia Gascon
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1760-5. 2012
    ..There is increasing interest in the potential effects of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) on children's neuropsychological development, but only a few small studies have evaluated such effects...
  20. pmc Prenatal concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls, DDE, and DDT and overweight in children: a prospective birth cohort study
    Damaskini Valvi
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:451-7. 2012
    ..Recent experimental evidence suggests that prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may increase postnatal obesity risk and that these effects may be sex or diet dependent...
  21. doi request reprint The use of household cleaning products during pregnancy and lower respiratory tract infections and wheezing during early life
    Lidia Casas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Public Health 58:757-64. 2013
    ..To evaluate the effects of household use of cleaning products during pregnancy on infant wheezing and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI)...
  22. doi request reprint Early life exposures to home dampness, pet ownership and farm animal contact and neuropsychological development in 4 year old children: a prospective birth cohort study
    Lidia Casas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, Spain CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 216:690-7. 2013
    ..In conclusion, damp housing in early life may have adverse effects on neuropsychological development at 4 years old. More research is needed to explore the possible involvement of mycotoxins in the observed results. ..
  23. doi request reprint Associations between blood persistent organic pollutants and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in pregnancy
    Eva Morales
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Int 57:34-41. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that the background exposure to PCBs may result in lower 25(OH)D3 concentration in pregnant women...
  24. doi request reprint Breastfeeding, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in colostrum, and infant mental development
    Monica Guxens
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatrics 128:e880-9. 2011
    ..Breastfeeding has been associated with improved neurodevelopment in children. However, it remains unknown to what extent nutritional advantages of breast milk may explain this relationship...
  25. doi request reprint An evaluation of the sexual differences in the accumulation of organochlorine compounds in children at birth and at the age of 4 years
    Joan O Grimalt
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research IDAEA CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Res 110:244-50. 2010
    ..However, these results should be taken with caution because the differences of the gender averages have low statistically significance when evaluated with the Student test...
  26. doi request reprint Domestic use of hypochlorite bleach, atopic sensitization, and respiratory symptoms in adults
    Jan Paul Zock
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:731-8.e1. 2009
    ..Professional use of hypochlorite (bleach) has been associated with respiratory symptoms. Bleach is capable of inactivating allergens, and there are indications that its domestic use may reduce the risk of allergies in children...
  27. pmc Influence of glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms on cognitive functioning effects induced by p,p'-DDT among preschoolers
    Eva Morales
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1581-5. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that genetic variability in glutathione S-transferase (GST) genes (GSTP1, GSTM1, and GSTT1) could influence the effects of prenatal exposure to p,p'-DDT...
  28. doi request reprint Green space, health inequality and pregnancy
    Payam Dadvand
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 40:110-5. 2012
    ..3 (43.1, 829.5)) or lived close to a major green space (Regression coefficient (95% CI)) of 189.8 (23.9, 355.7)). Our findings suggest a beneficial effect of exposure to green spaces on birth weight only in the lowest SEP group...
  29. pmc Cognitive function and overweight in preschool children
    Monica Guxens
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 170:438-46. 2009
    ..Children with higher cognitive function in early life might be at decreased risk of overweight later in childhood...
  30. pmc Prenatal dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and asthma in children
    Jordi Sunyer
    Unitat Recerca Respiratòria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1787-90. 2005
    ..DDE was not associated with atopy alone. Prenatal exposure to DDE residues may contribute to development of asthma...
  31. doi request reprint Saharan dust episodes and pregnancy
    Payam Dadvand
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Dr Aiguader, 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Environ Monit 13:3222-8. 2011
    ..8 and 0.5 days respectively). Our findings were not suggestive for any adverse effect of Saharan dust episodes on our included pregnancy complications and outcomes...
  32. pmc Prenatal exposure to traffic-related air pollution and ultrasound measures of fetal growth in the INMA Sabadell cohort
    Inmaculada Aguilera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain iaguilera creal cat
    Environ Health Perspect 118:705-11. 2010
    ..Few studies have used longitudinal ultrasound measurements to assess the effect of traffic-related air pollution on fetal growth...
  33. doi request reprint Maternal C-reactive protein levels in pregnancy are associated with wheezing and lower respiratory tract infections in the offspring
    Eva Morales
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:164.e1-9. 2011
    ..We assessed whether maternal C-reactive protein (CRP) levels during pregnancy and CRP gene variations are associated with wheezing and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in offspring...
  34. doi request reprint Assessment of prenatal exposure to persistent organohalogen compounds from cord blood serum analysis in two Mediterranean populations (Valencia and Menorca)
    Esther Vizcaino
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, IDÆA CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Environ Monit 13:422-32. 2011
    ..The congener mixtures found in Menorca could reflect a diet contribution from some western Mediterranean fish species. These results provide baseline information on prenatal OHC background levels in the Mediterranean area...
  35. doi request reprint A cohort study on full breastfeeding and child neuropsychological development: the role of maternal social, psychological, and nutritional factors
    Jordi Julvez
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain Hospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM, Barcelona, Spain CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain
    Dev Med Child Neurol 56:148-56. 2014
    ..This study investigated whether duration of full breastfeeding is associated with child neuropsychological development and whether this association is explained by social, psychological, and nutritional factors within families...
  36. doi request reprint Prenatal bisphenol a urine concentrations and early rapid growth and overweight risk in the offspring
    Damaskini Valvi
    From the aCentre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain bHospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM, Barcelona, Spain cCIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain dPompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain eDepartment of Nutrition, Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC and fDepartment of Analytical Chemistry, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
    Epidemiology 24:791-9. 2013
    ..We examined the effects of prenatal BPA exposure on postnatal growth and obesity...
  37. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking habits and cognitive development of children at age 4 years in a population-based birth cohort
    Jordi Julvez
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 36:825-32. 2007
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Beneficial effects of breastfeeding on cognition regardless of DDT concentrations at birth
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1198-202. 2007
    ..30 (standard error, 0.12) per week breastfed). Despite the possibility of harm from environmental contaminants in breast milk, breastfeeding for long periods should still be recommended as the best infant feeding method...
  39. pmc Exposure to hexachlorobenzene during pregnancy and children's social behavior at 4 years of age
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 115:447-50. 2007
    ..Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) is an organochlorine chemical that has been used in agriculture and industrial processes. Behavioral impairment after HCB exposure has been described in animal models, but little information is available in humans...
  40. doi request reprint Serum total immunoglobulin E is a surrogate of atopy in adult-onset asthma: a longitudinal study
    Anne Elie Carsin
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 160:387-92. 2013
    ..We studied the associations between serum total IgE, the number of sensitizations and the sum of specific IgEs and new-onset asthma using longitudinal data from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey...
  41. doi request reprint Male specific association between xenoestrogen levels in placenta and birthweight
    Nadia Vilahur
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Int 51:174-81. 2013
    ..Fetal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals may increase the risk for adverse health effects at birth or later in life...
  42. pmc Dietary benzo(a)pyrene and fetal growth: effect modification by vitamin C intake and glutathione S-transferase P1 polymorphism
    Talita Duarte-Salles
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 45:1-8. 2012
    ..The role of diet, the main source of PAH exposure among non-smokers, remains uncertain...
  43. pmc Genetic variants of the FADS gene cluster and ELOVL gene family, colostrums LC-PUFA levels, breastfeeding, and child cognition
    Eva Morales
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e17181. 2011
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Home outdoor NO2 and new onset of self-reported asthma in adults
    Benedicte Jacquemin
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain corrected
    Epidemiology 20:119-26. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the association between modeled background levels of traffic-related air pollution at the subjects' home addresses and self-reported asthma incidence in a European adult population...
  45. doi request reprint Incidence and risk factors of lower respiratory tract illnesses during infancy in a Mediterranean birth cohort
    Carme Puig
    Pediatric Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 97:1406-11. 2008
    ..To investigate the incidence rate, viral respiratory agents and determinants of lower respiratory tract illnesses (LRTIs) in infants younger than 1 year...
  46. doi request reprint Organochlorine compounds, iodine intake, and thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy
    Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 43:7909-15. 2009
    ..8). Iodine intake and UIC did not affect the association between OCs and thyroid hormones. Our results indicate that exposure to OCs during pregnancy can alter TH levels...
  47. ncbi request reprint In utero and post-natal accumulation of organochlorine compounds in children under different environmental conditions
    Daniel Carrizo
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Environ Monit 9:523-9. 2007
    ..This influence is reflected in higher exposure, both in utero and in the first years of growth, that significantly stands out over the background contamination due to the ubiquity of these compounds...
  48. pmc Serum organochlorines and urinary porphyrin pattern in a population highly exposed to hexachlorobenzene
    Jordi Sunyer
    Respiratory and Environmental Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health 1:1. 2002
    ..We aimed at analysing the association of individual urinary porphyrins with the serum concentrations of HCB and other organochlorine compounds in this highly exposed population...
  49. pmc Early-life exposure to outdoor air pollution and respiratory health, ear infections, and eczema in infants from the INMA study
    Inmaculada Aguilera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 121:387-92. 2013
    ..Prenatal and early-life periods may be critical windows for harmful effects of air pollution on infant health...
  50. doi request reprint Maternal prepregnancy obesity is an independent risk factor for frequent wheezing in infants by age 14 months
    Stefano Guerra
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 27:100-8. 2013
    ..Maternal prepregnancy obesity has been linked to the offspring's risk for subsequent asthma. We determined whether maternal obesity is associated with increased risk of wheezing phenotypes early in life...
  51. doi request reprint Maternal intelligence-mental health and child neuropsychological development at age 14 months
    Joan Forns
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 26:397-404. 2012
    ..To examine the relationship between maternal intelligence-mental health and neuropsychological development at age 14 months in a normal population, taking into account maternal occupational social class and education...
  52. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds and neuropsychological development up to two years of life
    Joan Forns
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 45:72-7. 2012
    ..The negative effects of exposure to PCBs on early psychomotor development suggest that the potential neurotoxic effects of these compounds may be evident even at low doses...
  53. doi request reprint Iodine intake and maternal thyroid function during pregnancy
    Marisa Rebagliato
    Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 21:62-9. 2010
    ..We examined the association of maternal iodine intake and supplementation with thyroid function before 24 weeks of gestation in population-based samples from 3 different areas in Spain...
  54. doi request reprint Maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy and risk of lower respiratory tract infections, wheezing, and asthma in offspring
    Eva Morales
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Epidemiology 23:64-71. 2012
    ..We assessed whether maternal circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentrations in pregnancy are associated with risk of lower respiratory tract infections, wheezing, and asthma in the offspring...
  55. doi request reprint Indoor air pollution from gas cooking and infant neurodevelopment
    Martine Vrijheid
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 23:23-32. 2012
    ..Because concerns are emerging for neurodevelopmental effects of air pollutants, we examined the relationship between indoor gas cooking during pregnancy and infant neurodevelopment...
  56. doi request reprint Thyroid disruption at birth due to prenatal exposure to beta-hexachlorocyclohexane
    Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 34:737-40. 2008
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Fish intake during pregnancy, fetal growth, and gestational length in 19 European birth cohort studies
    Vasiliki Leventakou
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece VL, TR, and LC the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain DM, MC, JS, MK, and MV the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain DM, MC, JS, MK, and MV the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health and Cardiovascular Research and Development Unit, University of Porto Medical School, Porto, Portugal HB and AO the Public Health Institute, University of Porto, Portugal HB and AO the Department for Genes and Environment ME and Department of Chronic Diseases HS, Division of Epidemiology, and the Division of Environmental Medicine A LB, MH, and HMH, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain MC, M Murcia, JS, MK, Department of Pharmacy
    Am J Clin Nutr 99:506-16. 2014
    ..Fish is a rich source of essential nutrients for fetal development, but in contrast, it is also a well-known route of exposure to environmental pollutants...
  58. ncbi request reprint Exposure to substances in the workplace and new-onset asthma: an international prospective population-based study (ECRHS-II)
    Manolis Kogevinas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 370:336-41. 2007
    ..We therefore aimed to estimate the relative and attributable risks of new-onset asthma in relation to occupations, work-related exposures, and inhalation accidents...
  59. pmc Birth weight, head circumference, and prenatal exposure to acrylamide from maternal diet: the European prospective mother-child study (NewGeneris)
    Marie Pedersen
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1739-45. 2012
    ..Acrylamide is a common dietary exposure that crosses the human placenta. It is classified as a probable human carcinogen, and developmental toxicity has been observed in rodents...
  60. ncbi request reprint Annoyance due to air pollution in Europe
    Benedicte Jacquemin
    Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 36:809-20. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study are to describe the variations in annoyance due to air pollution in Europe and its individual and environmental determinants...
  61. pmc A longitudinal study of environmental tobacco smoke exposure in children: parental self reports versus age dependent biomarkers
    Carme Puig
    Environmental and Pediatric Research Unit URIE, Pediatric Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Public Health 8:47. 2008
    ..Our aim is to assess changes between ETS exposure at the end of pregnancy and at 4 years of age determined by the parents' self-report and measurement of cotinine in age related biological matrices...
  62. doi request reprint Exposure to hexachlorobenzene during pregnancy increases the risk of overweight in children aged 6 years
    Agnes Smink
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 97:1465-9. 2008
    ..To determine whether prenatal exposure to hexachlorobenzene (HCB) has potential adverse effects on child's weight and body mass index (BMI) in a general population with no local pollution sources...
  63. ncbi request reprint Nitrogen dioxide is not associated with respiratory infection during the first year of life
    Jordi Sunyer
    Unitat Recerca Respiratria i Ambietal, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 33:116-20. 2004
    ..We aim to assess the association between indoor NO(2) and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) during the first year of life in a multicentre prospective cohort study...
  64. ncbi request reprint In utero exposure to background concentrations of DDT and cognitive functioning among preschoolers
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 164:955-62. 2006
    ..These results should be considered when evaluating the risk and benefits of spraying DDT during antimalaria and other disease-vector campaigns...
  65. ncbi request reprint TSH concentration within the normal range is associated with cognitive function and ADHD symptoms in healthy preschoolers
    Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:890-8. 2007
    ....
  66. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to cell phone use and neurodevelopment at 14 months
    Martine Vrijheid
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 21:259-62. 2010
    ..Recently, an association was reported between prenatal and postnatal exposure to cell phones and neurobehavioral problems in children at the age of 7 years...
  67. doi request reprint Dietary and sociodemographic determinants of bisphenol A urine concentrations in pregnant women and children
    Maribel Casas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 56:10-8. 2013
    ..Studies identifying sources of exposure would benefit from repeat BPA measurements and questionnaires specifically focused on dietary and packaging sources...
  68. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding, exposure to organochlorine compounds, and neurodevelopment in infants
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Environmental and Respiratory Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatrics 111:e580-5. 2003
    ..We studied the association between exposure to OCs and breastfeeding on neurodevelopment in the 1-year-old infants of this population...
  69. ncbi request reprint Distribution and determinants of house dust mite allergens in Europe: the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II
    Jan Paul Zock
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:682-90. 2006
    ....
  70. pmc The effects of particulate matter sources on daily mortality: a case-crossover study of Barcelona, Spain
    Bart Ostro
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1781-7. 2011
    ..Information on the effects of specific sources could aid in targeting pollution control and in articulating the biological mechanisms of PM...
  71. pmc Association between GIS-based exposure to urban air pollution during pregnancy and birth weight in the INMA Sabadell Cohort
    Inmaculada Aguilera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1322-7. 2009
    ..There is growing evidence that traffic-related air pollution reduces birth weight. Improving exposure assessment is a key issue to advance in this research area...
  72. ncbi request reprint Influence of breastfeeding in the accumulation of polybromodiphenyl ethers during the first years of child growth
    Daniel Carrizo
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 41:4907-12. 2007
    ..The observed increases of average body burden of total PBDEs between birth and the first 4 years of growth were 65 and 10 ng for breastfed and formula fed children, respectively...
  73. doi request reprint Iodine sources and iodine levels in pregnant women from an area without known iodine deficiency
    Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 72:81-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate iodine status and to examine the main sources of iodine in pregnant women from an apparently iodine-sufficient area...
  74. doi request reprint Maternal fish and other seafood intakes during pregnancy and child neurodevelopment at age 4 years
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM Hospital del Mar, 88 Dr Aiguader Street, Barcelona, E 08003, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 12:1702-10. 2009
    ....
  75. pmc Prenatal exposure to residential air pollution and infant mental development: modulation by antioxidants and detoxification factors
    Monica Guxens
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Carrer Dr Aiguader 88, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:144-9. 2012
    ..Air pollution effects on children's neurodevelopment have recently been suggested to occur most likely through the oxidative stress pathway...
  76. doi request reprint Child neurodevelopment in a Bolivian mining city
    María Ruiz-Castell
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 112:147-54. 2012
    ..The Bayley Scales of Infant Development (BSID) did not reveal mental or psychomotor abnormalities. Surprisingly, at the observed low levels, lead was positively associated with the children's BSID performance...
  77. pmc Occupational risk factors for asthma among nurses and related healthcare professionals in an international study
    Maria C Mirabelli
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 64:474-9. 2007
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Attention behaviour and hyperactivity at age 4 and duration of breast-feeding
    Jordi Julvez
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 96:842-7. 2007
    ..We assess which behavioural areas (executive function, social competence, attention behaviour and hyperactivity) are related to long-term breast-feeding in young children...
  79. doi request reprint Local determinants of road traffic noise levels versus determinants of air pollution levels in a Mediterranean city
    Maria Foraster
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Dr Aiguader, 88 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 111:177-83. 2011
    ..Few studies have investigated their correlation - none in Spain - and results differ among cities...
  80. doi request reprint Maternal use of folic acid supplements during pregnancy and four-year-old neurodevelopment in a population-based birth cohort
    Jordi Julvez
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal d Investigacoó Mèdica Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:199-206. 2009
    ..Reported folic acid supplement use during pregnancy was associated with improved neurodevelopment in children after adjusting for a number of sociodemographic and behavioural factors...
  81. doi request reprint Concentrations and determinants of outdoor, indoor and personal nitrogen dioxide in pregnant women from two Spanish birth cohorts
    Natalia Valero
    Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 35:1196-201. 2009
    ..Personal NO(2) levels were found to be strongly influenced by indoor NO(2) concentrations. The study supports the use of time-activity patterns along with indoor measurements to predict personal exposure to traffic-related air pollution...
  82. doi request reprint GSTM1 polymorphisms modify the effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on cognitive functioning in preschoolers
    Eva Morales
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 38:690-7. 2009
    ..Parental factors are proposed as an explanatory. We studied the influence of GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms on the cognition effects induced by active maternal smoking during pregnancy...
  83. ncbi request reprint Lung function decline, chronic bronchitis, and occupational exposures in young adults
    Jordi Sunyer
    Respiratory and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172:1139-45. 2005
    ..Occupational exposures to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes have been shown to be a risk factor of airway obstruction in cross-sectional studies in the general population...
  84. doi request reprint DNA hypomethylation at ALOX12 is associated with persistent wheezing in childhood
    Eva Morales
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185:937-43. 2012
    ..Epigenetic changes may play a role in the occurrence of asthma-related phenotypes...
  85. pmc Exposure to trihalomethanes through different water uses and birth weight, small for gestational age, and preterm delivery in Spain
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1824-30. 2011
    ..Evidence associating exposure to water disinfection by-products with reduced birth weight and altered duration of gestation remains inconclusive...
  86. doi request reprint Heat waves and cause-specific mortality at all ages
    Xavier Basagana
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 22:765-72. 2011
    ..Infants are often identified as a population that is vulnerable to extreme heat conditions; however, information on heat and infant mortality is scarce, with no studies reporting on cause-specific mortality...
  87. ncbi request reprint Pentachlorobenzene, hexachlorobenzene, and pentachlorophenol in children's serum from industrial and rural populations after restricted use
    Daniel Carrizo
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research, IIQAB CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 71:260-6. 2008
    ..In both populations, the results showed that a major proportion of the organochlorine compounds present in these children's serum at 4 years of age was incorporated during the lactation period...
  88. ncbi request reprint Estimation of outdoor NO(x), NO(2), and BTEX exposure in a cohort of pregnant women using land use regression modeling
    Inmaculada Aguilera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 42:815-21. 2008
    ..These models will be used to study the association between prenatal exposure to air pollution and adverse pregnancy outcomes and early childhhod effects in the cohort...
  89. pmc Prenatal organochlorine compound exposure, rapid weight gain, and overweight in infancy
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 119:272-8. 2011
    ..Although it has been hypothesized that fetal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals may increase obesity risk, empirical data are limited, and it is uncertain how early in life any effects may begin...
  90. ncbi request reprint Menstrual irregularity and asthma and lung function
    Francisco Gómez Real
    Environmental Respiratory Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:557-64. 2007
    ..Oligomenorrhea was associated with more asthma (Respiratory Health in Northern Europe study), but a possible association with lung function has not been investigated previously...
  91. ncbi request reprint Physical-chemical and maternal determinants of the accumulation of organochlorine compounds in four-year-old children
    Daniel Carrizo
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 40:1420-6. 2006
    ....
  92. pmc Climate extremes and the length of gestation
    Payam Dadvand
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1449-53. 2011
    ..Although future climate is predicted to have more extreme heat conditions, the available evidence on the impact of these conditions on pregnancy length is very scarce and inconclusive...
  93. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of specific occupational asthma risks in a community-based study with special reference to single and multiple exposures
    Jan Paul Zock
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 14:397-403. 2004
    ..To compare two job exposure matrices (JEMs) for the evaluation of asthma risks related to specific occupational exposures in a community-based study...
  94. doi request reprint Pyrethroid use-malaria control and individual applications by households for other pests and home garden use
    Maria Luisa Feo
    Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research IDÆA CSIC, Jordi Girona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Int 38:67-72. 2012
    ....
  95. doi request reprint Brain dysfunction in multiple chemical sensitivity
    Ramon Orriols
    Servei de Pneumologia, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Neurol Sci 287:72-8. 2009
    ..Chemical exposure caused neurocognitive impairment, and SPECT brain dysfunction particularly in odor-processing areas, thereby suggesting a neurogenic origin of MCS...
  96. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking very early in pregnancy is related to child overweight at age 5-7 y
    Michelle A Mendez
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1906-13. 2008
    ..To date, only one study has examined whether smoking in the first trimester only, which is not associated with birth weight, is also associated with childhood overweight...
  97. doi request reprint Urinary concentrations of phthalates and phenols in a population of Spanish pregnant women and children
    Lidia Casas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Int 37:858-66. 2011
    ..Phthalate and phenol exposure is prevalent among the general population and of potential concern for pregnant women and children because of their suspected susceptibility to endocrine effects...
  98. doi request reprint Prenatal and early childhood exposure to mercury and methylmercury in Spain, a high-fish-consumer country
    Sergi Diez
    Environmental Chemistry Department, IDAEA CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 56:615-22. 2009
    ..Overall, we conclude that levels of mercury in Spain are among the highest in the non-exposed populations probably because of the relatively high fish consumption...
  99. ncbi request reprint Sources and concentrations of indoor nitrogen dioxide in Barcelona, Spain
    Oscar Garcia-Algar
    Pediatric Service, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 53:1312-7. 2003
    ..The absence of central heating was also associated with higher NO2 concentrations. Finally, each ppb increase in outdoor NO2 was associated with a 1% increase in indoor concentrations...
  100. ncbi request reprint Relations between respiratory symptoms and spirometric values in young adults: the European community respiratory health study
    Jordi Sunyer
    Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Doctor Aiguader 80, Unitat de Recerca Respiratoria i Ambiental, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Respir Med 98:1025-33. 2004
    ..Findings were homogeneous across all centres. These results suggest that lung diseases that cause wheezing are generally associated with impaired lung function...