Unit | Environmental Exposures and Health
Selected PublicationsAll Publications
Cantuaria M.L et al. Glucocorticoid metabolites in newborns: a marker for traffic noise related stress?. Environ Int. 2018;117:319-326. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.05.002
de Hoogh K et al. Spatial PM2.5, NO2, O3 and BC models for Western Europe - evaluation of spatiotemporal stability. Environ Int. 2018;120:81-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.07.036
Eeftens M et al. Personal exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields in Europe: is there a generation gap?. Environ Int. 2018;121(Pt 1):216-226. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.002
Foerster M, Thielens A, Joseph W, Eeftens M, Röösli M. A prospective cohort study of adolescents' memory performance and individual brain dose of microwave radiation from wireless communication. Environ Health Perspect. 2018;126(7):077007. DOI: 10.1289/EHP2427
Sieber C et al. Comparison of sensitivity and annoyance to road traffic and community noise between a South African and a Swiss population sample. Environ Pollut. 2018;241:1056-1062. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.06.007
Joint South Africa & Swiss Chair in Global Environmental Health
This chair in Cape Town university addresses emerging environmental health problems in South Africa. The collaboration consists of four projects: (i) a cohort study on agricultural pesticides effects on the development and respiratory health effects among rural children; (ii) a cohort study on the effects of ambient air pollutants on childhood asthma; (iii) an ecosystem approach on the health risks associated with chemical pollution and bio contamination of water sources and soils; and (iv) a health risk assessment on the impact of climate change on ecosystems, water and chemical usages.
SiRENE: Short and Long Term Effects of Transportation Noise Exposure
The overall goal of this interdisciplinary project with five research groups is to investigate acute, short- and long-term effects of road, railway and aircraft noise exposure on annoyance, sleep disturbances and cardiometabolic risk. The project aims at identifying noise exposure patterns that most strongly affect individuals during sleep and thus may ultimately result in long-term health consequences. In addition, the role of individual characteristics such as age and gender, noise sensitivity and genetic predispositions will be elucidated.
Partner Research Groups of SiRENE
The ICARUS project aims to examine how individual air pollution affects health in nine different European cities. We invite inhabitants of Basel to become part of the study.