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Ambient air pollution exposure during the late gestational period is linked with lower placental iodine load in a Belgian birth cohort

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Neven, Kristof Y.; Wang, Congrong; Janssen, Bram G.; Roels, Harry A.; Vanpoucke, Charlotte; Ann Ruttens; Nawrot, Tim S. Source: Environment International, Volume 147 (2021) Keywords: air pollutio ...

Impact of the revised European Tobacco Product Directive on the quality of e-cigarette refill liquids in Belgium

of the revised TPD. However, the results also show that periodic quality control might be required to ensure further compliance to the TPD. Implications This study clearly demonstrates that the ...

All-cause mortality supports the COVID-19 mortality in Belgium and comparison with major fatal events of the last century.

influenza pandemic. METHODS: Excess mortality predictions and COVID-19 mortality data were analysed for the period March 10th to June 21st 2020. The number of COVID-19 deaths and the COVID-19 mortality rate per million ...

Carry-over of some Fusarium mycotoxins in tissues and eggs of chickens fed experimentally mycotoxin-contaminated diets

laying hens fed contaminated diets. After an adaptation period, the chickens were fed contaminated diets containing mg/kg levels of deoxynivalenol (DON), enniatins (ENN A, A1, B, B1) and beauvericin (BEA) ...

Heat related mortality in the two largest Belgian urban areas: A time series analysis

period, 1.5% of the deaths in Antwerp and 3.5% of the deaths in Brussels can be attributed to the effect of heat. The thresholds differed considerably from the most frequent temperature, particularly in ...

The Belgian health examination survey: objectives, design and methods.

recruitment method and the methodological choices that were made in the BELHES. Methods: After a pilot period during the first quarter of the BHIS fieldwork, eligible BHIS participants were invited to ...

Understanding New Psychoactive Substance (NPS) use in Belgium from a health perspective (NPS-Care)

a two-year period between March 2017 and June 2019. Commissioned and funded by Belgian Federal Science Policy, NPS care was coordinated by the University College of Ghent, joined by Sciensano as ...

Biological monitoring of exposure to pesticide residues among Belgian florists

compounds and metabolites) in their urines. A total of 42 urine samples (24-h urines) were collected from florists during their professional activities, on the three most important commercial periods. The ...

Determinants of placental iodine concentrations in a mild-to-moderate iodine-deficient population: an ENVIRONAGE cohort study

Translational Medicine, Volume 18, Issue 1 (2020) Abstract: Background Iodine is an essential trace element for the production of thyroid hormones, and plays a key role during the gestational period for optimal ...

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