International Journal of Environmental Health Research (INT J ENVIRON HEAL R)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

The International Journal of Environmental Health Research (IJEHR) is an international quarterly devoted to rapid publication of research in environmental health, acting as a link between the diverse research communities and practitioners in environmental health. Original research papers, technical notes and review articles, both invited and submitted, will be included. The International Editorial Board and strict refereeing procedures ensure that the Journal will maintain high scientific standards and international coverage. IJEHR publishes articles on all aspects of the interaction of the environment with human health. This interaction can broadly be divided into three areas. The natural environment and health (health implications and monitoring of air, water and soil pollutants and pollution and health improvements and air, water and soil quality standards). The built environment and health (occupational health and safety, exposure limits, monitoring and control of pollutants in the workplace, and standards of health). Communicable diseases (disease spread, control and prevention, food hygiene and control, and health aspects of rodents and insects). IJEHR is published in association with the International Federation of Environmental Health and includes news from the Federation of international meetings, courses and environmental health issues. The Journal is available to members of the IFEH for personal use at a special reduced rate.

Current impact factor: 1.57

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.573
2013 Impact Factor 1.513
2012 Impact Factor 1.203
2011 Impact Factor 0.864
2010 Impact Factor 1.09
2009 Impact Factor 1.066
2008 Impact Factor 0.965
2007 Impact Factor 0.75
2006 Impact Factor 0.621
2005 Impact Factor 0.442
2004 Impact Factor 0.341
2003 Impact Factor 0.588
2002 Impact Factor 0.603
2001 Impact Factor 0.397
2000 Impact Factor 0.172
1999 Impact Factor 0.333

Impact factor over time

Impact factor
Year

Additional details

5-year impact 1.52
Cited half-life 8.20
Immediacy index 0.39
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.42
Website International Journal of Environmental Health Research website
Other titles International journal of environmental health research (Online)
ISSN 0960-3123
OCLC 49657477
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Taylor & Francis

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
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  • Classification
    green

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to assess the levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in soils from the city of San Luis Potosi in Mexico and perform an ecological and human health risk characterization. In order to confirm the presence of PBDEs, outdoor surface soil samples were collected and the concentrations of PBDEs in urban, industrial, agricultural, and brick kiln industry areas were determined. The mean total PBDEs levels obtained in the study sites were 25.0 ± 39.5 μg/kg (geometric mean ± standard deviation) in the brick kiln industry zone; 34.5 ± 36.0 μg/kg in the urban zone; 8.00 ± 7.10 μg/kg in the industrial zone and 16.6 ± 15.3 μg/kg in the agricultural zone. The ecological and human health risk characterization showed relatively low-hazard quotient values. However, the moderately high PBDEs levels found in soils highlight the necessity to establish a systematic monitoring process for PBDEs in environmental and biological samples.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · International Journal of Environmental Health Research
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to assess Taiwanese fruit farm workers' knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, and clothing practices regarding pesticide activities. Seventy-seven fruit farm workers from four districts of Tainan City, Taiwan completed the questionnaire. Results indicated that farmer workers had a good overall level of knowledge of the adverse effects of pesticides on human health and most had experienced symptoms of pesticide poisoning. Farm workers' attitudes toward pesticide use and handling indicated that they saw pesticides useful in controlling pests. Farm workers indicated the limited availability of comfortable clothing designed for a hot and humid climate while still providing sufficient protection was the main reason for not wearing personal protective clothing (PPC) and personal protective equipment (PPE). Emphasis on safety precautions is needed when using pesticides, and the importance of PPC and PPE is essential for the health of farm workers.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · International Journal of Environmental Health Research
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    ABSTRACT: The case-crossover design is frequently used for analyzing the acute health effects of air pollution. Nevertheless, only a few studies compared different methods for selecting control periods. In this study, the bidirectional method and three time-stratified methods were used to estimate the association between air pollution and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Charleroi, Belgium, during 1999-2008. The strongest associations between air pollution and AMI were observed for PM10 and NO2 during the warm period, OR = 1.095 (95 % CI: 1.003-1.169) and OR = 1.120 (95 % CI: 1.001-1.255), respectively. The results of this study reinforce the evidence of the acute effects of air pollution on AMI, especially during the warm season. This study suggests that the different methods of case-crossover study design are suitable to studying the association between acute events and air pollution. The temperature-stratified design is useful to exclude temperature as a potential confounder.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2015 · International Journal of Environmental Health Research
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    ABSTRACT: This article presents the results of spatial analysis of gastric cancer and its relation to environmental conditions in Shenqiu County, China. Retrospective data on gastric cancer mortality (GCM) were analysed at various spatial scales, with its relation to environmental factors explored at an appropriate scale. The results considered 2 ? 2 km2 grid as the optimal level for characterising GCM due to the highest Moran?s I (I = 0.68, p < 0.01). Then, three clustering regions were clearly identified. Meanwhile, GCM was obviously associated with topography (r = ?0.11, p < 0.10), farmland (r = 0.11, p < 0.10), population density (r = 0.10, p < 0.10) and river density (r = 0.11, p < 0.10) in the buffered zones. It indicates that spatial grid technique is suitable for characterising GCM in Shenqiu County, and that GCM was geographically associated with environmental conditions. We suggest that preventive measures for controlling the environment-related malignant neoplasm should not be limited in the regions suffering from this disease but be reasonably extended to surrounding areas.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · International Journal of Environmental Health Research
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    ABSTRACT: Limited data exist on exposures of young children to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the United States (US). The urinary metabolite of pyrene, 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHPyr), is widely used as a biomarker of total PAH exposure. Our objectives were to quantify urinary 1-OHPyr levels in 126 preschool children over a 48-h period and to examine associations between selected sociodemographic/lifestyle factors and urinary 1-OHPyr levels. Monitoring was performed at 126 homes and 16 daycares in Ohio in 2001, and questionnaires and urine samples were collected. The median urinary 1-OHPyr level was 0.33 ng/mL. In a multiple regression model, sampling season (p = 0.0001) and natural log (ln)-transformed creatinine concentration (p = 0.0006) were highly significant predictors of ln-transformed 1-OH-Pyr concentration; cooking appliance type (p = 0.096) was a marginally significant predictor of ln(1-OHPyr). These children had higher median urinary 1-OHPyr levels compared to other US children (≤ 0.15 ng/mL) in previously published studies, which suggests possible geographical differences in PAH exposure.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · International Journal of Environmental Health Research
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    ABSTRACT: This article presents the results of spatial analysis of gastric cancer and its relation to environmental conditions in Shenqiu County, China. Retrospective data on gastric cancer mortality (GCM) were analysed at various spatial scales, with its relation to environmental factors explored at an appropriate scale. The results considered 2 × 2 km2 grid as the optimal level for characterising GCM due to the highest Moran’s I (I = 0.68, p < 0.01). Then, three clustering regions were clearly identified. Meanwhile, GCM was obviously associated with topography (r = −0.11, p < 0.10), farmland (r = 0.11, p < 0.10), population density (r = 0.10, p < 0.10) and river density (r = 0.11, p < 0.10) in the buffered zones. It indicates that spatial grid technique is suitable for characterising GCM in Shenqiu County, and that GCM was geographically associated with environmental conditions. We suggest that preventive measures for controlling the environment-related malignant neoplasm should not be limited in the regions suffering from this disease but be reasonably extended to surrounding areas.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · International Journal of Environmental Health Research
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    ABSTRACT: This study focuses on the development of a methodology for the determination of the contribution of fugitive dust emissions from landfill sites to ambient PM10 concentrations and the subsequent exposure to working personnel. Fugitive dust emissions in landfills mainly originate from resuspension due to truck traffic on paved and unpaved roads and from wind-blown dust from landfill cover soil. The results revealed that exposure to PM10, originating from fugitive dust emissions in the landfill site, was exceeding the health protection standards (50 μg m(-3)). The higher average daily PM10 concentration (average value) for weekdays was equal to 275 μg m(-3) and was computed for the areas nearby the unpaved road located inside the landfill facilities that lead to the landfill cell. The percentage contributions of road and wind-blown dust to the PM10 concentrations on weekdays were equal to 76 and 1 %, respectively. The influence of the background concentration is estimated close to 23 %.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · International Journal of Environmental Health Research