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Rationale for Environmental Hygiene towards global protection of fetuses and young children from adverse lifestyle factors

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, April 2018
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Title
Rationale for Environmental Hygiene towards global protection of fetuses and young children from adverse lifestyle factors
Published in
Environmental Health, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12940-018-0385-y
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Authors

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Anne-Simone Parent, Jos C. S. Kleinjans, Tim S. Nawrot, Greet Schoeters, Nicolas Van Larebeke

Abstract

The regulatory management of chemicals and toxicants in the EU addresses hundreds of different chemicals and health hazards individually, one by one. An issue is that, so far, the possible interactions among chemicals or hazards are not considered as such. Another issue is the anticipated delay of several decades before effective protection of public health by regulatory decisions due to a time consuming process. Prenatal and early postnatal life is highly vulnerable to environmental health hazards with lifelong consequences, and a priority period for reduction of exposure. There are some initiatives regarding recommendations for pregnant women aiming at protection against one or another category of health hazard, however not validated by intervention studies. Here, we aim at strengthening the management of exposure to individual health hazards during pregnancy and lactation, with protective measures in a global strategy of Environmental Hygiene. We hypothesize that such a strategy could reduce both the individual effects of harmful agents in complex mixtures and the possible interactions among them. A panel of experts should develop and endorse implementable measures towards a protective behavior. Their application is meant to be preferably as a package of measures in order to maximize protection and minimize interactions in causing adverse effects. Testing our hypothesis requires biomonitoring studies and longitudinal evaluation of health endpoints in the offspring. Favorable effects would legitimate further action towards equal opportunity access to improved environmental health. Environmental Hygiene is proposed as a global strategy aiming at effective protection of pregnant women, unborn children and infants against lifelong consequences of exposure to combinations of adverse lifestyle factors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Master 4 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 7%
Other 7 24%
Unknown 6 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Unspecified 2 7%
Engineering 2 7%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 7 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 May 2020.
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#9,348,438
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#847
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#140,813
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