Publications

HPV Type Distribution in HIV Positive and Negative Women With or Without Cervical Dysplasia or Cancer in East Africa

Background: Women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are at increased risk to develop cervical cancer (CC), which is caused by …

Head-to-head evaluation of seven different seroassays including direct viral neutralisation in a representative cohort for SARS-CoV-2

Background In the 2nd year of the COVID-19 pandemic, knowledge about the dynamics of the infection in the general population is still …

From first to second wave: follow-up of the prospective COVID-19 cohort (KoCo19) in Munich (Germany)

Background In the 2nd year of the COVID-19 pandemic, knowledge about the dynamics of the infection in the general population is still …

Human-Biomonitoring derived exposure and Daily Intakes of Bisphenol A and their associations with neurodevelopmental outcomes among children of the Polish Mother and Child Cohort Study

Abstract Background Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical mostly used in the manufacture of plastics, resins and thermal paper. …

Broad T Cell Targeting of Structural Proteins After SARS-CoV-2 Infection: High Throughput Assessment of T Cell Reactivity Using an Automated Interferon Gamma Release Assay

Background: Adaptive immune responses to structural proteins of the virion play a crucial role in protection against coronavirus …

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Infection in the Representative COVID-19 Cohort Munich

Given the large number of mild or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 cases, only population-based studies can provide reliable estimates of the …

Impacts of Use and Abuse of Nature in Catalonia with Proposals for Sustainable Management

This paper provides an overview of the last 40 years of use, and in many cases abuse, of the natural resources in Catalonia, a country …

Exposure assessment of toxic metals and organochlorine pesticides among employees of a natural history museum

Chemical compounds such as arsenic, mercury and organochlorine pesticides have been extensively used as preventive and curative …

Mother-child transfer rates of organohalogen compounds up to four years of age

Background Breastfed children absorb persistent and toxic chemicals such as organohalogen compounds (OHCs) during the entire lactation …

Phthalate exposure and neurodevelopmental outcomes in early school age children from Poland

Some phthalates are known endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC). They are widely present in the environment thus their impact on …

Prenatal and early postnatal phthalate exposure and child neurodevelopment at age of 7 years – Polish Mother and Child Cohort

Phthalates are among the most frequently investigated environmental chemicals influencing children’s health and particularly …

Monitoring of arsenic, mercury and organic pesticides in particulate matter, ambient air and settled dust in natural history collections taking the example of the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

Chemical compounds such as arsenic, mercury and organochlorine pesticides have been extensively used as preventive and curative …

Determinants of phthalate exposure and risk assessment in children from Poland

Phthalates are a group of widely used chemicals and humans are exposed to them in their daily life. Some phthalates may affect the …

Drivers of the accumulation of mercury and organochlorine pollutants in Mediterranean lean fish and dietary significance

Abstract An integrated assessment of lean fish of commercial value as Hg and organochlorine compound source into the population of the …

Analysis of metabolites of organophosphate and pyrethroid pesticides in human urine from urban and agricultural populations (Catalonia and Galicia)

Isotope dilution solid phase extraction UPLC-MS/MS has been used to develop a robust and rapid methodology for the determination of …

Mercury concentrations in lean fish from the Western Mediterranean Sea: Dietary exposure and risk assessment in the population of the Balearic Islands

The present study reports total mercury (THg) and methylmercury (MeHg) concentrations in 32 different lean fish species from the …

Influence of maternal and sociodemographic characteristics on the accumulation of organohalogen compounds in Argentinian women. The EMASAR study

Abstract The occurrence of organohalogen compounds in venous serum from post-partum mothers from two Argentinian cities, Salta and …

Influence of physical activity in the intake of trihalomethanes in indoor swimming pools

This study describes the relationship between physical activity and intake of trihalomethanes (THMs), namely chloroform (CHCl3), …

Temporal trends in concentrations and total serum burdens of organochlorine compounds from birth until adolescence and the role of breastfeeding

Abstract Introduction The aims of the present study are to assess the temporal trends of organochlorine compounds (OCs) concentrations …

Impacts of atmospheric chlor-alkali factory emissions in surrounding populations

Environmental exposures need to be assessed for the understanding of the health risks of general population. Organochlorine compounds …

Influence of socio-demographic and diet determinants on the levels of mercury in preschool children from a Mediterranean island

Mercury levels measured in 302 hair samples of 4 year-old children from Menorca (western Mediterranean Sea) are reported. Their …

Inverse age-dependent accumulation of decabromodiphenyl ether and other PBDEs in serum from a general adult population

Polybromodiphenyl ethers (PBDEs), including the decabromodiphenyl congener (BDE-209), were determined in the serum of 731 individuals …

An evaluation of the sexual differences in the accumulation of organochlorine compounds in children at birth and at the age of 4 years

This study of the body burden and serum concentrations of organochlorine compounds (OCs), represents a general population in a cohort …

Distribution of blood concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in a representative sample of the population of Barcelona in 2006, and comparison with levels in 2002

Abstract Introduction POP biomonitoring programs are useful for exposure assessment, to analyze patterns, and to evaluate policies. …

Assessment of exposure to DDT and metabolites after indoor residual spraying through the analysis of thatch material from rural African dwellings

Abstract Introduction We report on the analysis of 4,4′-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (4,4′-DDT) and its metabolites in thatch and …

Distribution of blood concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in a representative sample of the population of Catalonia

Abstract Background Although virtually all populations worldwide are commonly exposed to numerous persistent organic pollutants (POPs) …

Use of proficiency testing materials for the calculation of detection and quantification limits in the analysis of organochlorine compounds in human serum

A method for the calculation of the limits of detection (LD) and quantification (LQ) for the analysis of organochlorine compounds in …