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In-vehicle exposure to NO2 and PM2.5: A comprehensive assessment of controlling parameters and reduction strategies to minimise personal exposure

Vehicles are the third most occupied microenvironment, other than home and workplace, in developed urban areas. Vehicle cabins are confined spaces where occupants can mitigate their exposure to on-road nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations. Understanding which parameters exert the greatest influence on in-vehicle exposure underpins advice to drivers and vehicle occupants in general.
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Adolescent endocrine disrupting chemical exposure and academic achievement

Epidemiologic studies support associations of exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), such as some phthalates, phenols, and parabens with a wide range of cognitive and behavioral traits. While many of these traits are associated with academic achievement, the relationship of EDC exposure specifically with academic achievement in adolescence has not yet been studied.
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Blood Trihalomethane Concentrations and Osteoarthritis among U.S. Population Aged over 50 Years

Exposure to trihalomethanes  has been associated with inflammation and oxidative stress, which are implicated in osteoarthritis. However, the association of THM exposure with osteoarthritis is unknown. Therefore, we pooled seven independent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey cycles (1999–2012) among participants aged over 50 years who had quantified blood concentrations of chloroform , bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform.
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Minute level smartphone derived exposure to greenness and consumer wearable derived physical activity in a cohort of US women

We assessed mobility-based greenness exposure and wearable accelerometer data from participants in the US-based prospective Nurses’ Health Study 3 cohort Mobile Health Substudy (2018–2020). We recruited 500 female participants with instructions to wear devices over four 7-day sampling periods equally spaced throughout the year.
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Phthalates, adipates, BPA, and pesticides in school meals

Exposure to phthalates, adipates, bisphenol-A (BPA), and pesticides may have important health consequences for children, but little is known regarding their presence in school meals, a major food source for children. The aims of this study were to determine the presence of phthalates, adipates, BPA, and pesticides in school meals.
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