The selected research papers and commentaries below highlight important issues related to children’s environmental health. This is a short list and there are many other research areas related to children’s environmental health however we have selected a few impactful papers to show the breadth and depth of the research.
Suk, W.A., K. M. Ruchirawat, K. Balakristnan, M. Berger, D. Carpenter, T. Damstra, J.
Pronczuk de Garbino, D. Koh, P.J. Landrigan, I. Makalinao, P.D. Sly, Y. Xu, and B. S. Zheng.
2003. Environmental Threats to Children’s Health in Asia and the Western Pacific.
Environmental Health Perspectives. Vol. 111, No. 10: 1340-1347.
Gavidia, T., N. Brune, K. M. McCarty, J. Pronczuk de Garbino, R. Etzel, M. Neira, D. O.
Carpenter, W. A. Suk, R. G. Arnold, E. H. Ha, and P. D. Sly. Children’s Environmental Health –
From Knowledge to Action. 2010. The Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60929-4.
Heacock, M., C.B Kelly, K.A. Asante, L.S. Birnbaum, A. L. Bergman, M-N. Bruné, I. Buka, D.
O. Carpenter, A. Chen, X. Huo, M. Kamel, P. J. Landrigan, F. Magalini, F. Diaz-Barriga, M.
Neira, M. Omar, A. Pascale, M. Ruchirawat, L. Sly, P. D. Sly, M. Van den Berg, and W. A. Suk.
E-Waste and Harm to Vulnerable Populations: A Growing Global Problem. 2015. Environmental
Health Perspectives: http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1509699.
Bailey, K. A., A. H. Smith, E. J. Tokar, J. H. Graziano, K-W. Kim, P. Navasumrit, M.
Ruchirawat, A.Thiantanawat, W.A. Suk, and R.C. Fry. Mechanisms Underlying Latent Disease
Risk Associated with Early-Life Arsenic Exposure: Current Research Trends and Scientific
Gaps. 2015. Environmental Health Perspectives: http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1409360
W.A. Suk, H. Ahanchian, K. A. Asante, D. O. Carpenter, F. Diaz-Barriga, E-H. Ha, X. Huo, M.
King, M. Ruchirawat, E. R. da Silva, L. Sly, P. D. Sly, R. T. Stein, M. van den Berg, H. Zar, and
P. J. Landrigan. Environmental Pollution: An Under-Recognized Threat to Children’s Health,
Especially in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. 2016. Environmental Health Perspectives;
Sly, P.D., N. Arphacharus, W. P. Aung, G. W. Coleman, M. V. Gamble, J. Graziano, D. N. Hai,
D. L. Henshaw, P. Navasumrit, B. Ravichandran, M. Ruchirawat, W. A. Suk, U. Tshering.
South-East Asian Children’s Environmental Health: Networking to Improve Health Outcomes.
Bhutan Health Journal. 2017, Vol.3; Issue 2.
Trottier BA, Settachan D. Common issues related to children's environmental health in the Asia-
Pacific region. Rev Environ Health. 2020;35(1):3–8. doi:10.1515/reveh-2019-0076
Suk W.A. and M. Ruchirawat. 2020. Challenges in Children’s Environmental Health in the Asia-
Pacific Region. Introduction to special edition of Reviews on Environmental Health. Volume 35,
No.1: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/reveh-2019-0080.
Intarasunanont, P. P. Navasumrit, W. Somchamai, K. Chaisatra, W. A. Suk, C. Mahidol and M.
Ruchirawat. . Effects of arsenic exposure on DNA methylation in cord blood samples from
newborn babies and in a human lymphoblast cell line. Environmental Health. 2012, 11:31.
Cai H, Xu X, Zhang Y, Cong X, Lu X, Huo X. Elevated lead levels from e-waste exposure are
linked to sensory integration difficulties in preschool children. Neurotoxicology. 2019
Mar;71:150-158. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2019.01.004. Epub 2019 Jan 18. PMID: 30664973.
Zhang S, Huo X, Zhang Y, Huang Y, Zheng X, Xu X. Ambient fine particulate matter inhibits
innate airway antimicrobial activity in preschool children in e-waste areas. Environ Int. 2019
Feb;123:535-542. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.12.061. Epub 2019 Jan 5. PMID: 30622078.
Navasumrit P, Chaisatra K, Promvijit J, Parnlob V, Waraprasit S, Chompoobut C, Binh TT, Hai
DN, Bao ND, Hai NK, Kim KW, Samson LD, Graziano JH, Mahidol C, Ruchirawat M.
Exposure to arsenic in utero is associated with various types of DNA damage and micronuclei in
newborns: a birth cohort study. Environ Health. 2019 Jun 7;18(1):51. doi: 10.1186/s12940-019-
0481-7. Erratum in: Environ Health. 2019 Jul 24;18(1):68. PMID: 31174534; PMCID:
Ghimire A, Dela Cruz ALN, Wong R, Navasumrit P, Cormier S, Lomnicki SM. Polybrominated
Diphenylethers (PBDEs) in ambient air samples at the electronic waste (e-waste) reclamation
site. Waste Dispos Sustain Energy. 2019;1(1):79-89. doi: 10.1007/s42768-019-00002-2. Epub
2019 Apr 18. PMID: 33134850; PMCID: PMC7597840.
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