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  1. Epidemiological evidence has shown that serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations, a diagnostic biomarker for heart failure, are positively associated with cardiovascular risk. ...

    Authors: Keisuke Yamasaki, Jun Hata, Tomomi Ide, Takuya Nagata, Satoko Sakata, Daigo Yoshida, Takanori Honda, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Toshiaki Nakano, Takanari Kitazono, Hiroyuki Tsutsui and Toshiharu Ninomiya

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:47

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Physical activity is reported to prevent metabolic syndrome. However, it is unclear whether exercise or daily physical activity is more beneficial for residents of semi-mountainous areas. This study aimed to i...

    Authors: Noriko Kudo, Ritsuko Nishide, Mayumi Mizutani, Shota Ogawa and Susumu Tanimura

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:46

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  3. Predicting adverse health events and implementing preventative measures are a necessary challenge. It is important for healthcare planners and policymakers to allocate the limited resource to high-risk persons...

    Authors: Satoe Okabayashi, Takashi Kawamura, Hisashi Noma, Kenji Wakai, Masahiko Ando, Kazuyo Tsushita, Hideki Ohira, Shigekazu Ukawa and Akiko Tamakoshi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:45

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  4. Food allergy (FA) is a common disease in children, and its prevalence has increased in developed countries. The impact of overweight on children health also becomes an important social problem. However, the re...

    Authors: Koichiro Hayashi, Hiromasa Tsujiguchi, Daisuke Hori, Yohei Yamada, Yukari Shimizu, Thao Thi Thu Nguyen, Yuri Hibino, Yasuhiro Kambayashi, Akinori Hara and Hiroyuki Nakamura

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:44

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Occupational contact with blood and body fluids poses a significant risk to healthcare workers. The aim of this systematic review is to investigate the epidemiology and risk factors affecting needlestick injur...

    Authors: Soheil Hassanipour, Mojtaba Sepandi, Reza Tavakkol, Mousa Jabbari, Hadiseh Rabiei, Mahdi Malakoutikhah, Mohammad Fathalipour and Gholamhossein Pourtaghi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:43

    Content type: Review article

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  6. Little is known about the effects of environmental cobalt exposure on insulin resistance (IR) in the general adult population. We investigated the association between cobalt concentration and IR.

    Authors: Yong Chen, Haobin Huang, Xiaowei He, Weiwei Duan and Xuming Mo

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:42

    Content type: Research article

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  7. This study aimed to develop an education system using DVD video-based teaching materials or web-based learning to reduce sexual violence among teens in Japan.

    Authors: Miyuki Nagamatsu, Narumi Ooshige, Nozomi Sonoda, Mika Niina and Ken-ichi Hara

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:41

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The majority of studies linking exposure to metals with certain health outcomes focus on known toxic metals. Alternatively, this study assesses the extent to which exposure to a wider range of metals during ge...

    Authors: Isabella Karakis, Daniella Landau, Roni Gat, Nofar Shemesh, Ofir Tirosh, Maayan Yitshak-Sade, Batia Sarov and Lena Novack

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:40

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Most Chinese migrants have been faced with obstacles to getting access to local public health services. Young migrants among internal migrants make a major contribution to the economy. However, the establishme...

    Authors: Hong Shi, Xiumin Zhang, Xiangrong Li, Zheng Ren, Hanfang Zhao, Minfu He, Xinwen Fan, Xia Guo, Shuang Zha, Shuyin Qiao, Yuyu Li, Yajiao Pu and Hongjian Liu

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:39

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Periploca aphylla is used by local population and indigenous medicine practitioners as stomachic, tonic, antitumor, antiulcer, and for treatment of inflammatory disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate an...

    Authors: Umbreen Rashid and Muhammad Rashid Khan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:38

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  11. This study aimed to examine the change in health status of the general public after starting the COVID-19 pandemic and its association with changes in workload and lifestyle.

    Authors: Machi Suka, Takashi Yamauchi and Hiroyuki Yanagisawa

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:37

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Among former Olympic-level athletes, engagement in different sport disciplines has been associated with mortality risk in subsequent years. However, limited evidence is available on whether engagement in diffe...

    Authors: Shaoshuai Shen, Koya Suzuki, Yoshimitsu Kohmura, Noriyuki Fuku, Yuki Someya and Hisashi Naito

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:36

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Body mass-independent parameters might be more appropriate for assessing cardiometabolic abnormalities than weight-dependent indices in Asians who have relatively high visceral adiposity but low body fat. Dual...

    Authors: Katsuyasu Kouda, Yuki Fujita, Kumiko Ohara, Takahiro Tachiki, Junko Tamaki, Akiko Yura, Jong-Seong Moon, Etsuko Kajita, Kazuhiro Uenishi and Masayuki Iki

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:35

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  14. Arsenic is a developmental neurotoxicant. It means that its neurotoxic effect could occur in offspring by maternal arsenic exposure. Our previous study showed that developmental arsenic exposure impaired socia...

    Authors: Soe-Minn Htway, Takehiro Suzuki, Sanda Kyaw, Keiko Nohara and Tin-Tin Win-Shwe

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:34

    Content type: Research article

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  15. School closure is one of the main policies of global health care strategies performed worldwide. Despite all benefits, there might be some threats for younger groups spending their time in quarantine. This stu...

    Authors: Keivan Ranjbar, Hamidreza Hosseinpour, Reza Shahriarirad, Haleh Ghaem, Khoubyar Jafari, Tayebeh Rahimi, Alireza Mirahmadizadeh and Parisa Hosseinpour

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:33

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  16. To prevent and reduce inactivity, the World Health Organization (WHO) designed a global plan called Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018–2030 (GAPPA) in 2017. In this plan and according to the state of...

    Authors: H. Amini, S. Habibi, A. H. Islamoglu, E. Isanejad, C. Uz and H. Daniyari

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:32

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. The industrial revolution has resulted in increased synthesis and the introduction of a variety of compounds into the environment and their potentially hazardous effects have been observed in the biota. The pr...

    Authors: Hizb Ullah, Faizan Ullah, Owais Rehman, Sarwat Jahan, Tayyaba Afsar, Dara Al-Disi, Ali Almajwal and Suhail Razak

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:31

    Content type: Research article

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  18. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of depressive symptoms as well as suicide-related ideation among Japanese university students during the stay-home order necessitated by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemi...

    Authors: Kyoko Nomura, Sachiko Minamizono, Eri Maeda, Roseline Kim, Toyoto Iwata, Junko Hirayama, Kyoichi Ono, Masahito Fushimi, Takeshi Goto, Kazuo Mishima and Fumio Yamamoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:30

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  19. Public perceptions and personal characteristics are heterogeneous between countries and subgroups, which may have different impacts on health-protective behaviors during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)...

    Authors: Ryosuke Fujii, Kensuke Suzuki and Junichiro Niimi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:29

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  20. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility and validity of a short food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for food group intake in Japan, the reproducibility and partial validity of which were p...

    Authors: Nahomi Imaeda, Chiho Goto, Tae Sasakabe, Haruo Mikami, Isao Oze, Akihiro Hosono, Mariko Naito, Naoko Miyagawa, Etsuko Ozaki, Hiroaki Ikezaki, Hinako Nanri, Noriko T. Nakahata, Sakurako K. Kamano, Kiyonori Kuriki, Yuri T. Yaguchi, Takamasa Kayama…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:28

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  21. To examine changes in psychological distress prevalence among pregnant women in Miyagi Prefecture, which was directly affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, and compare it with the other, les...

    Authors: Kaou Tanoue, Zen Watanabe, Hidekazu Nishigori, Noriyuki Iwama, Michihiro Satoh, Takahisa Murakami, Kousuke Tanaka, Satomi Sasaki, Kasumi Sakurai, Mami Ishikuro, Taku Obara, Masatoshi Saito, Junichi Sugawara, Nozomi Tatsuta, Shinichi Kuriyama, Takahiro Arima…

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:27

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  22. Approximately 1000 children die each year due to preventable water and sanitation-related diarrheal diseases. Six in 10 people lacked access to safely managed sanitation facilities in 2015. Numerous community-...

    Authors: Satoshi Igaki, Nguyen Tran Minh Duc, Nguyen Hai Nam, Tran Thi Tuyet Nga, Parshal Bhandari, Amr Elhamamsy, Caroline Ibrahim Lotify, Mostafa Elsayed Hewalla, Gehad Mohamed Tawfik, Peterson Gitonga Mathenge, Masahiro Hashizume and Nguyen Tien Huy

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:26

    Content type: Review article

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  23. There is little data on the association between the lower nutrition represented by serum albumin levels and related factors in a general population. The present study aimed to determine whether the albumin lev...

    Authors: Maki Yamamoto, Hisashi Adachi, Mika Enomoto, Ako Fukami, Sachiko Nakamura, Yume Nohara, Akiko Sakaue, Nagisa Morikawa, Hitoshi Hamamura, Kenta Toyomasu and Yoshihiro Fukumoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:25

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  24. Smoking among Japanese adolescents has decreased noticeably. However, little is known whether the decreasing trend in adolescent smoking can be seen across all socioeconomic status (SES) groups. This study aim...

    Authors: Minoru Takakura, Masaya Miyagi and Akira Kyan

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:24

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  25. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Jianyu Chen, Chunli Shi, Yang Li, Hongzhen Ni, Jie Zeng, Rong Lu and Li Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:23

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:7

  26. Mounting evidence implicates an association between ambient air pollution and impaired reproductive potential of human. Our study aimed to assess the association between air pollution and ovarian reserve in yo...

    Authors: Hannah Kim, Seung-Ah Choe, Ok-Jin Kim, Sun-Young Kim, Seulgi Kim, Changmin Im, You Shin Kim and Tae Ki Yoon

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:20

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Despite the importance of hepatitis screening for decreasing liver cancer mortality, screening rates remain low in Japan. Previous studies show that full subsidies increase screening uptake, but full subsidies...

    Authors: Jun Fukuyoshi, Masaaki Korenaga, Yui Yoshii, Lek Hong, Soichiro Kashihara, Byron Sigel and Toru Takebayashi

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:18

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  28. Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) activates inflammatory cascades by activating the NF-κB pathway. The minor allele of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in breast cancer suppressor BRCA1-associated p...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Kazuhiko Arima, Yuko Noguchi, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mami Tamai, Yasuhiro Nagata and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:17

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  29. Little is known on how context-specific sedentary behaviors (SB) affect adiposity. This study aimed to investigate compositional associations between context-specific SB and adiposity and estimate the differen...

    Authors: Aleš Gába, Jan Dygrýn, Nikola Štefelová, Lukáš Rubín, Karel Hron and Lukáš Jakubec

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:16

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  30. Previous studies have suggested that exposure to air pollution may increase stroke risk, but the results remain inconsistent. Evidence of more recent studies is highly warranted, especially gas air pollutants.

    Authors: Zhiping Niu, Feifei Liu, Hongmei Yu, Shaotang Wu and Hao Xiang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:15

    Content type: Review article

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  31. Numerous studies have concentrated on high-dose radiation exposed accidentally or through therapy, and few involve low-dose occupational exposure, to investigate the correlation between low-dose ionizing radia...

    Authors: Ning Liu, Yang Peng, Xinguang Zhong, Zheng Ma, Suiping He, Ying Li, Wencui Zhang, Zijun Gong and Zhenjiang Yao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:14

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  32. Tuberculosis is a major public health problem caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, occurring predominantly in population with low socioeconomic status. It is the second most common cause of death from infectious...

    Authors: Yemataw Gelaw, Zegeye Getaneh and Mulugeta Melku

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:13

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  33. This study aimed to describe the status of alcohol consumption and drug use among young adults as well as their determinants.

    Authors: Mizuki Sata, Renzhe Cui, Chifa Chiang, Singeru Travis Singeo Jr, Berry Moon Watson, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Kaori Honjo, Takashi Mita, Everlynn Joy Temengil, Sherilynn Madraisau, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Atsuko Aoyama and Hiroyasu Iso

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:12

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  34. Systemic and local factors may lead to disruption of craniofacial growth and development, causing an imbalance between the orofacial skeleton, muscle and soft tissue, dental occlusion, and the dental arch duri...

    Authors: Yukiko Nogami, Issei Saitoh, Emi Inada, Daisuke Murakami, Yoko Iwase, Naoko Kubota, Yuki Nakamura, Masami Kimi, Haruaki Hayasaki, Youichi Yamasaki and Yasutaka Kaihara

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:11

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  35. Current studies on the COVID-19 depicted a general incubation period distribution and did not examine whether the incubation period distribution varies across patients living in different geographical location...

    Authors: Zuopeng Xiao, Wenbo Guo, Zhiqiang Luo, Jianxiang Liao, Feiqiu Wen and Yaoyu Lin

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:10

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  36. Life-space mobility is reflected in comprehensive longevity and health outcomes and is also an important indicator for preventing mortality and decline in well-being among older people. However, a comprehensiv...

    Authors: Tomoha Miyashita, Etsuko Tadaka and Azusa Arimoto

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:9

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  37. Prenatal stress can cause neurobiological and behavioral defects in offspring; environmental factors play a crucial role in regulating the development of brain and behavioral; this study was designed to test a...

    Authors: Su-zhen Guan, You-juan Fu, Feng Zhao, Hong-ya Liu, Xiao-hui Chen, Fa-qiu Qi, Zhi-hong Liu and Tzi Bun Ng

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:8

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  38. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has become a severe global burden in terms of both health and the economy. Few studies, however, have thoroughly assessed the influence of air pollution on COPD-rel...

    Authors: Jianyu Chen, Chunli Shi, Yang Li, Hongzhen Ni, Jie Zeng, Rong Lu and Li Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:7

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:23

  39. One effective way to improve return-to-work (RTW) performance may be to convince the employer that the worker has the necessary skills. The aim of this paper is to investigate the effect of having a profession...

    Authors: Suk Won Bae

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:6

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  40. This systematic and meta-analysis review aimed to provide an updated estimate of the prevalence of ever and current cigarette smoking in women, in geographic areas worldwide, and demonstrate a trend of the pre...

    Authors: Alireza Jafari, Abdolhalim Rajabi, Mahdi Gholian-Aval, Nooshin Peyman, Mehrsadat Mahdizadeh and Hadi Tehrani

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:5

    Content type: Review article

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  41. Severe hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is a life-threatening contagious disease among young children and infants. Although enterovirus A71 has been well acknowledged to be the dominant cause of severe HFMD,...

    Authors: Qing Pan, Fengfeng Liu, Juying Zhang, Xing Zhao, Yifan Hu, Chaonan Fan, Fan Yang, Zhaorui Chang and Xiong Xiao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:4

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  42. Previous studies have suggested that screen time (ST) has a negative effect on children’s emotional and behavioral health, but there are few longitudinal studies that have been conducted with infants and toddl...

    Authors: Wenwen Liu, Xiaoyan Wu, Kun Huang, Shuangqin Yan, Liya Ma, Hui Cao, Hong Gan and Fangbiao Tao

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:3

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  43. We performed an updated meta-analysis to clarify the relationship between the CEBPE rs2239633 polymorphism and the childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (CALL) susceptibility.

    Authors: Jin Liu, Gu Weiling, Li Xueqin, Xie Liang, Wang Linhong and Chen Zhongwen

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:2

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  44. Household air pollution from biomass fuels burning in traditional cookstoves currently appeared as one of the most serious threats to public health with a recent burden estimate of 2.6 million premature deaths...

    Authors: Mesafint Molla Adane, Getu Degu Alene and Seid Tiku Mereta

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2021 26:1

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  45. Glyphosate and its salt formulations are nonselective herbicides that have been extensively used worldwide, both for residential and agricultural purposes. The possible carcinogenicity and teratogenicity of gl...

    Authors: Hiroshi Nomura, Risa Hamada, Isao Saito, Kunihiko Nakane, Ritsuko Sawa, Miwa Ukai, Eiji Shibata, Mitsuo Sato, Michihiro Kamijima and Jun Ueyama

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:83

    Content type: Research article

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  46. We investigated the association between psychological distress and oral health status/oral health-related quality of life (OHQoL) in Japanese community-dwelling people.

    Authors: Ai Sekiguchi, Shin-ya Kawashiri, Hideaki Hayashida, Yuki Nagaura, Kenichi Nobusue, Fumiaki Nonaka, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Masayasu Kitamura, Koji Kawasaki, Hideki Fukuda, Takahiro Iwasaki, Toshiyuki Saito and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:82

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Improved water sources are not equally available in all geographical regions. Populations dependent on unsafe water sources are recommended to treat their water at point-of-use using adequate methods to reduce...

    Authors: Yohannes Tefera Damtew and Abraham Geremew

    Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 25:81

    Content type: Research article

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