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Introductory address--Seventh International Congress on Circumpolar Health

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Pages 19-20 in H. Linderholm et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 87. Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Umeå, Sweden, 1987. Arctic Medical Research. 1988;47 Supp 1.
Publication Type
Article
radiation on the arctic food web. These important environmental health issues are not unique to the circumpolar regions, but there is often a Special arctic dimension-perhaps the effects of air pollution and of the accumulation of methyl-mercury are good examples-and it is clearly desirable that arc
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Author
Waddington, J.I.
Author Affiliation
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe
Source
Pages 19-20 in H. Linderholm et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 87. Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Umeå, Sweden, 1987. Arctic Medical Research. 1988;47 Supp 1.
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Environmental health
WHO
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[The immunometabolic status in persons exposed to technogenous factors of industrial production].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature134284
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Gig Sanit. 2011 Mar-Apr;(2):19-22
Publication Type
Article
Author
O A Kolenchukova
A A Savchenko
Source
Gig Sanit. 2011 Mar-Apr;(2):19-22
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Environmental Exposure - adverse effects
Environmental health
Humans
Immunity, Cellular
Industry
Middle Aged
Risk factors
Russia
Young Adult
Abstract
The immune system and lymphocyte activity of HADP-dependent dehydrogenases were studied in the patients living in the high incidence areas of Krasnoyarsk. The enhanced activity of cellular immunity was found to show up in the presence of considerable impaired lymphocyte metabolic processes, the change of the rate of which depended on the type of environmental pollution.
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21604393 View in PubMed
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[Human health risk from the chemical composition of drinking water].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature134328
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Gig Sanit. 2011 Mar-Apr;(2):23-7
Publication Type
Article
Author
V V Turbinskii
A I Masliuk
Source
Gig Sanit. 2011 Mar-Apr;(2):23-7
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Environmental health
Humans
Hygiene
Retrospective Studies
Risk factors
Russia
Water - analysis
Water Pollutants, Chemical - adverse effects - chemistry
Water Supply - analysis
Young Adult
Abstract
The maintenance and development of the centralized household underground water supply system in the closed administrative-territorial entity Seversk, Tomsk Region, when the aquifers are inadequately protected and there is a hydrological association of individual aquifers with polluted surface waters require a hygienic estimation based on the use of a risk methodology, including that considering the regional feature of sanitary situation establishment. No risk realization has been ascertained for damage to critical organs and systems in pediatric and adult populations under the population influence of the chemical substances available in drinking water.
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21598639 View in PubMed
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Can Nurse. 2014 Apr;110(3):2
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2014
Author
Lisa Brazeau
Source
Can Nurse. 2014 Apr;110(3):2
Date
Apr-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Attitude of Health Personnel
Canada
Environmental health
Humans
Nursing Staff - psychology
PubMed ID
24822460 View in PubMed
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[Electronic deficit as a possible health risk factor].

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Gig Sanit. 2014 Jan-Feb;(1):5-8
Publication Type
Article
Author
Y A Rakhmanin
A A Stekhin
G V Yakovleva
Source
Gig Sanit. 2014 Jan-Feb;(1):5-8
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Electromagnetic fields
Electronics
Environmental Exposure - adverse effects
Environmental health
Humans
Risk factors
Russia
Abstract
There is presented the analysis of medical-demographic situation in Russia, and the increase in population mortality is shown both to be associated with the degradation of the geosphere and alongside with other factors determined by the change in the electronic state of the environment. On the base of the interrelationship between the electronic saturation of the environment and an increase in population mortality and morbidity there is established a such risk factor for human health and life, which may currently become one out of significant, videlicet, the electronic deficit. In conditions of its appearance there are proposed options solving this problem by means of elaboration of the scientific rationale for the impact of the electronic deficit on the human organism and the creation of technologies providing environmental--medical safety of the population by virtue of the correction of the electronic state of the human habitat, food and drinking water and the implementation of the system for monitoring electronic abundance of the environment.
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24749272 View in PubMed
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[The resolution of the Plenum of the Research Council on Human Ecology and Environmental Hygiene of the Russian Federation "Updated issues of human health and the environment and ways of solving them"].

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Gig Sanit. 2013 Nov-Dec;(6):102-4
Publication Type
Article

[The health condition of workers of enterprises with different level of ecological pollution].

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Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2012 Sep-Oct;(5):14-6
Publication Type
Article
Author
N I Medvedkova
V D Medvedkov
S V Ashirova
Source
Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2012 Sep-Oct;(5):14-6
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Environmental health
Environmental Illness - epidemiology - physiopathology - rehabilitation
Environmental Pollutants - adverse effects
Exercise - physiology
Exercise Therapy - methods
Female
Health status
Humans
Male
Morbidity - trends
Prospective Studies
Questionnaires
Russia - epidemiology
Abstract
The article considers the functional conditions of organism of workers depending on the location of enterprise. The dependencies of values of indicators of functional conditions and health on different enterprises from ecological pollution of their locations are established The subjective opinion of workers concerning their health conditions and capacity for work was found out. The relationship between workers' morbidity and percentage of persons systematically engaged in physical training is determined. The prospective decrease of morbidity of workers of enterprises was calculated for case of 100% coverage of all working persons with physical training
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23350090 View in PubMed
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Roads and motorized transport as major sources of priority substances? A data register study.

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J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2017;80(16-18):1031-1047
Publication Type
Article
Date
2017
Author
Merete Grung
Hedda Vikan
Turid Hertel-Aas
Sondre Meland
Kevin V Thomas
Sissel Ranneklev
Source
J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2017;80(16-18):1031-1047
Date
2017
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Carcinogens - toxicity
Environmental health
Environmental monitoring
European Union
Hazardous Substances - toxicity
Humans
Norway
Reproduction - drug effects
Transportation
Water - chemistry
Water Pollutants, Chemical - toxicity
Abstract
A data register study was performed in order to identify the amounts of hazardous substances in products related to motorized transport in Norway during 2012. The hazardous substances were selected from legislative investigations performed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), European Union (EU), and Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA). Information regarding hazardous substances in 52 selected product categories associated with traffic-related activities was obtained from the Norwegian Product Register administrated by the NEA. Substances present on ECHA list of substances of very high concern (SVHC), NEA national priority list, and priority substances under the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) were given most attention, with substances from ECHA community rolling action plan (CoRAP) also included. Results showed that selected products contained a diverse range of substances that were classified as hazardous to either human or environmental health. The quantities of hazardous substances in the selected products were 120 tons (SVHC), 280 tons (Norway priority list), and 2,400 tons (WFD). It proved difficult to pinpoint these quantities only to traffic-related operations since product categories included compounds used for other activities. However, data illustrate that large quantities of hazardous substances are employed concurrent with being prioritized for reduction/elimination by national and international authorities. A list of substances with annual use in 2012 >1 ton was prepared to aid a prioritization for further actions such as substitution, phasing out, or environmental monitoring. The list contains substances that are toxic to humans, especially as adverse reproductive/carcinogenic agents, and/or pose a threat to the environment.
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28841380 View in PubMed
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Community-based research as a mechanism to reduce environmental health disparities in american Indian and alaska native communities.

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Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Apr;12(4):4076-100
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2015
Author
Cynthia Agumanu McOliver
Anne K Camper
John T Doyle
Margaret J Eggers
Tim E Ford
Mary Ann Lila
James Berner
Larry Campbell
Jamie Donatuto
Source
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Apr;12(4):4076-100
Date
Apr-2015
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alaska
Climate change
Community-Based Participatory Research
Environmental health
Female
Health Status Disparities
Humans
Indians, North American
Male
Minority Groups
Quality of Life
United States
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Abstract
Racial and ethnic minority communities, including American Indian and Alaska Natives, have been disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution and contamination. This includes siting and location of point sources of pollution, legacies of contamination of drinking and recreational water, and mining, military and agricultural impacts. As a result, both quantity and quality of culturally important subsistence resources are diminished, contributing to poor nutrition and obesity, and overall reductions in quality of life and life expectancy. Climate change is adding to these impacts on Native American communities, variably causing drought, increased flooding and forced relocation affecting tribal water resources, traditional foods, forests and forest resources, and tribal health. This article will highlight several extramural research projects supported by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) tribal environmental research grants as a mechanism to address the environmental health inequities and disparities faced by tribal communities. The tribal research portfolio has focused on addressing tribal environmental health risks through community based participatory research. Specifically, the STAR research program was developed under the premise that tribal populations may be at an increased risk for environmentally-induced diseases as a result of unique subsistence and traditional practices of the tribes and Alaska Native villages, community activities, occupations and customs, and/or environmental releases that significantly and disproportionately impact tribal lands. Through a series of case studies, this article will demonstrate how grantees-tribal community leaders and members and academic collaborators-have been addressing these complex environmental concerns by developing capacity, expertise and tools through community-engaged research.
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25872019 View in PubMed
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[HYGIENIC ASSESSMENT OF NOISE FACTOR OF THE LARGE CITY].

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Gig Sanit. 2015;94(9):37-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
2015
Author
M L Chubirko
Yu I Stepkin
O V Seredenko
Source
Gig Sanit. 2015;94(9):37-8
Date
2015
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Cities
Environmental health
Environmental Monitoring - methods
Humans
Noise, Transportation
Russia
Surveys and Questionnaires
Abstract
The article is devoted to the problem of the negative impact of traffic noise on the health and living conditions of the population in conditions of the large city. Every day on the streets there are appeared more and more different modes of transport, and to date almost all transportation network has reached his traffic performance. The increase in traffic noise certainly has an impact on the human body. The most common and intense noise is caused by the traffic of urban automobile and electric transport. This is explained by the existence of the heavy traffic (2-3 thousand crews/h) on almost all main roads in historically emerged parts of the city. In addition, sources of external noise in the city can be a railway running in residential zone, access roads, industrial enterprises, located in close proximity to residential areas and on the borders of residential zones, planes of military and civil aviation. For the evaluation of the different noises sound levels were measured with the use of sound level meters. The most common parameter for the assessment ofthe noise generatedfrom motor vehicles on residential areas and usedfor the noise characteristics of the traffic flows, is the equivalent sound level/A EQ dB. This parameter is used in the majority of normative-technical documentation as hygienic noise standard. With the aim of the assessment of noise exposure there were selected 122 control points at intersections of roads of different traffic performance where there were made instrumental measurements the equivalent sound level, followed by its comparison with permissible levels.
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27029166 View in PubMed
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[Medical and biological research on Moscow children's health status in districts with various levels of air pollution].

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Gig Sanit. 1993 Aug;(8):52-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-1993

[Correlation between environmental pollution and morbidity level in urban children].

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Gig Sanit. 1993 Aug;(8):4-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-1993

Your patient's health and environmental pollution. Great Lakes Health Effects Program.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature220732
Source
Can Fam Physician. 1993 Jul;39:1563-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-1993

[Microbiological evaluation of water pollution in the Volga delta].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature220794
Source
Gig Sanit. 1993 Jul;(7):35-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-1993
Author
N P Pogorelova
L V Lartseva
A V Boiko
I E Smirnova
T M Zhigareva
L A Zhuravleva
E H Merkina
Source
Gig Sanit. 1993 Jul;(7):35-8
Date
Jul-1993
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Animals
Bacteria - isolation & purification
Environmental health
Fishes - microbiology
Fresh Water
Humans
Russia
Water Microbiology
Water Pollution - analysis
Abstract
Bacterial contamination of water and fish in the Volga delta region was studied. Water near large enterprises contained more bacteria than at 75 km a distance of downstream. All organs and tissues of sturgeon contained opportunistic bacteria. Bacterial contamination of water is responsible incidences for acute intestinal diseases of the population.
PubMed ID
8224980 View in PubMed
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Can J Public Health. 1993 May-Jun;84(3):197-200
Publication Type
Article
Author
P. Gosselin
D. Bélanger
J F Bibeault
A. Webster
Author Affiliation
Centre de santé publique de Québec.
Source
Can J Public Health. 1993 May-Jun;84(3):197-200
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Decision Making, Organizational
Economics
Environmental health
Feasibility Studies
Focus Groups
Health planning
Humans
Information Systems
Public Health
Social Change
Social Justice
Abstract
This study presents a set of 20 indicators that could be suitable for monitoring the progress of our society on the path to sustainable development. Based on the concept of a sustainable society, which explicitly links the four aspects of health, social equity, economy and environment, these indicators are meant for large administrative areas, and use mostly already available data. The approach is global and symbolic in order to be able to facilitate the integration of the four aspects in the public's mind. It is information for action that could be used in a systematic way for presentation to the general public and to decision-makers, in the manner of everyday economic or weather indicators.
PubMed ID
8358697 View in PubMed
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Publication Type
Report
Date
November 1993
Author
Alaska Natives Commission
Date
November 1993
Language
English
Geographic Location
Multi-National
Publication Type
Report
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska Natives
Cancer
Child abuse and neglect
Dental disease
Diabetes
Environmental health
Fertility and birth rates
HIV/AIDS
Immunization
Infant mortality
Injuries
Nutrition
Substance abuse
Suicide
Tuberculosis
Abstract
By all accounts, the health of Alaska Natives is as poor as, if not worse than, the health of any other group in the United States, but many of the data that would normally be used in the health sciences to substantiate that perception are lacking. This report begins with a brief historical perspective of Alaska Native health and the health care system that has been established over the years to provide treatment and rehabilitative services to Alaska Natives, then describes indicators of current health problems among Alaska Natives, and concludes with recommendations for a community-oriented response to the health needs of Alaska Natives.
Notes
Available upon request at the Alaska Medical Library, located on the second floor of UAA/APU Consortium Library. Ask for accession no. 96200.
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[Blood free radical oxidation indices in the inhabitants of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District]

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Gig Sanit. 2010 Mar-Apr;(2):39-42
Publication Type
Article
Author
M A Buiak
A A Buganov
A A Lobanov
A I Popov
Source
Gig Sanit. 2010 Mar-Apr;(2):39-42
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Cold Climate - adverse effects
Environmental health
Free Radical Scavengers - blood
Humans
Middle Aged
Oxidation-Reduction
Oxidative Stress - physiology
Russia
Young Adult
Abstract
The paper gives the data of examination of 1333 residents from different areas of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. The examination has demonstrated that oxidative process increase from south to north and from west to east, antioxidative defense becoming weaker.
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20496491 View in PubMed
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Natural variability in lake pH on seasonal, interannual and decadal time scales: implications for assessment of human impact.

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Environ Sci Technol. 2008 Aug 1;42(15):5594-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-1-2008
Author
Erlandsson Martin
Fölster Jens
Laudon Hjalmar
Weyhenmeyer Gesa A
Bishop Kevin
Author Affiliation
Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7050, 75007 Uppsala, Sweden. Martin.Erlandsson@ma.slu.se
Source
Environ Sci Technol. 2008 Aug 1;42(15):5594-9
Date
Aug-1-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Environmental health
Environmental monitoring
Fresh Water - chemistry
Human Activities
Risk assessment
Seasons
Sweden
Time Factors
Water Pollutants, Chemical - analysis - chemistry
Water supply
Abstract
Reference values define the natural state with respect to environmental stressors and are commonly used for assessments of ecological impacts and to set restoration targets. These reference values are often treated as constants, whereas in reality they can be highly variable. Here, we study the significance of this variability for assessments of human impact on the environment, by using almost two decades of observations from 95 acid-sensitive Swedish lakes. Our approach was to first estimate the preindustrial, steady-state reference level of acid neutralization capacity (ANC) for each lake with the hydrogeochemical model MAGIC. Then the variability in pH around this "baseline" was reconstructed from the contemporary, "natural" variability in the ANC, total organic carbon (TOC) and Al-concentrations, and partial CO2 pressure. The variability in reference pH was then examined for the period 1990-2004, on seasonal (single measurements), interannual (1-year median), and decadal (5-year median) scales. On the seasonal scale, the variability in reference pH ranged between 0.40 and 1.7. The range on the interannual time scale was up to 1.3 units and for the decadal scale up to 0.76 units. Since an anthropogenic pH decline of more than 0.4 units is deemed significant according to the Swedish Environmental Quality Criteria, this natural variability clearly needs to be accounted for when assessing acidification.
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18754481 View in PubMed
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Ecocultural attributes: evaluating ecological degradation in terms of ecological goods and services versus subsistence and tribal values.

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Risk Anal. 2008 Oct;28(5):1261-72
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2008
Author
Burger Joanna
Gochfeld Michael
Pletnikoff Karen
Snigaroff Ronald
Snigaroff Daniel
Stamm Tim
Author Affiliation
Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8082, USA. burger@biology.rutgers.edu
Source
Risk Anal. 2008 Oct;28(5):1261-72
Date
Oct-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alaska
Conservation of Natural Resources
Culture
Ecosystem
Environmental health
Environmental Monitoring - methods
Environmental Remediation
Humans
Inuits
Population Groups
Abstract
It is becoming increasingly clear that scientists, managers, lawyers, public policymakers, and the public must decide how to value what is provided by, and is a consequence of, natural resources. While "Western" scientists have clear definitions for the goods and services that ecosystems provide, we contend that these categories do not encompass the full totality of the values provided by natural resources. Partly the confusion results from a limited view of natural resources derived from the need to monetize the value of ecosystems and their component parts. Partly it derives from the "Western" way of separating natural resources from cultural resources or values, and partly it derives from the false dichotomy of assuming that ecosystems are natural, and anything constructed by man is not natural. In this article, we explore the previous assumptions, and suggest that because cultural resources often derive from, and indeed require, intact and unspoiled natural ecosystems or settings, that these values are rightly part of natural resources. The distinction is not trivial because of the current emphasis on cleaning up chemically and radiologically contaminated sites, on restoration of damaged ecosystems, on natural resource damage assessments, and on long-term stewardship goals. All of these processes depend upon defining natural resources appropriately. Several laws, regulations, and protocols depend upon natural resource trustees to protect natural resources on trust lands, which could lead to the circular definition that natural resources are those resources that the trustees feel they are responsible for. Where subsistence or tribal peoples are involved, the definition of natural resources should be broadened to include those ecocultural attributes that are dependent upon, and have incorporated, natural resources. For example, a traditional hunting and fishing ground is less valued by subsistence peoples if it is despoiled by contamination or physical ecosystem degradation; an Indian sacred ground is tarnished if the surrounding natural environment is degraded; a traditional homeland is less valued if the land itself is contaminated. Our argument is that intact natural resources are essential elements of many cultural resources, and this aspect requires and demands adequate consideration (and may therefore require compensation).
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18657067 View in PubMed
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