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Hanns Moshammer   Professor  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Hanns Moshammer published an article in February 2019.
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Peter Rudnai

133 shared publications

National Public Health Institute

Michael Kundi

130 shared publications

Center for Public Health, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Radim J. Šrám

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Department of Genetic Ecotoxicology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Vídeňská 1083, 142 20 Prague 4, Czech Republic.

Gary M. Marsh

99 shared publications

Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Occupational Biostatistics and Epidemiology; University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Zorana Jovanovic Andersen

92 shared publications

Department of Public Health, Center for Epidemiology and Screening, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Exposure-complaint relationships of various environmental odor sources in Styria, Austria Lisbeth Weitensfelder, Hanns Moshammer, Dietmar Öttl, Ingrid... Published: 08 February 2019
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi: 10.1007/s11356-019-04410-z
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In the planning and authorization process of industrial plants or agricultural buildings, it needs to be ensured that odor emissions do not annoy nearby residents in an unacceptable way. Previous studies have shown that odor-hour frequency is an important predictor for odor annoyance. However, odor-hour frequencies can be assessed for day and night separately. The present study relates complaint rates with different odor types and different metrics of frequency calculated via a dispersion model. Binary logistic regression analyses show that odor type and frequency of odor-hours are important predictors for complaints, while type of residential area does not increase the predictive value of the model. The combination of calculated frequency of day time odor-hours and type of odor explains complaint rates best. It is recommended to keep odor emissions as low as possible, especially for highly annoying odor types.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Breast-Feeding Protects Children from Adverse Effects of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Hanns Moshammer, Hans-Peter Hutter Published: 23 January 2019
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph16030304
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In a cross-sectional study on 433 schoolchildren (aged 6–9 years) from 9 schools in Austria, we observed associations between housing factors like passive smoking and lung function as well as improved lung function in children who had been breast-fed. The latter findings urged the question of whether the protective effects of breast-feeding act on environmental stressors or if they act independently. Therefore, the effect of passive smoking on lung function was stratified by breast-feeding. The detrimental effects of passive smoking were significant but restricted to the group of 53 children without breast-feeding. Breast-feeding counteracts the effect of environmental stressors on the growing respiratory organs.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Subjective Symptoms of Male Workers Linked to Occupational Pesticide Exposure on Coffee Plantations in the Jarabacoa Reg... Hans-Peter Hutter, Michael Kundi, Kathrin Lemmerer, Michael ... Published: 25 September 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15102099
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Acute and sub-acute effects of pesticide use in coffee farmers have rarely been investigated. In the present field study, self-reported health symptoms from 38 male pesticide users were compared to those of 33 organic farmers. Results of cytological findings have been reported in an accompanying paper in this issue. The present second part of the study comprises a questionnaire based survey for various, potentially pesticide related symptoms among the coffee farmers. Symptom rates were generally higher in exposed workers, reaching significance in nine out of 19 assessed symptoms. Significantly increased symptom frequencies were related to neurotoxicity, parasympathic effects and acetylcholine esterase inhibition, with the highest differences found for excessive salivation, dizziness and stomach ache. We revealed a lack of precautionary measures in the majority of farmers. Better education, regulations, and safety equipment are urgently needed.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Pesticides Are an Occupational and Public Health Issue Hans-Peter Hutter, Hanns Moshammer Published: 03 August 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15081650
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Article 2 Reads 3 Citations Cytotoxic and Genotoxic Effects of Pesticide Exposure in Male Coffee Farmworkers of the Jarabacoa Region, Dominican Repu... Hans-Peter Hutter, Abdul Wali Khan, Kathrin Lemmerer, Peter ... Published: 03 August 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15081641
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Intensive agrochemical use in coffee production in the Global South has been documented. The aim of this study was to investigate cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of pesticide exposure in male farmworkers in the Dominican Republic comparing conventional farming using pesticides to organic farming. Furthermore, feasibility of the buccal micronucleus cytome assay (BMCA) for field studies under difficult local conditions was tested. In a cross-sectional field study, pesticide exposed (sprayers) and non-exposed male workers on coffee plantations were interviewed about exposure history, and pesticide application practices. Buccal cells were sampled, and BMCA was applied to assess potential effects on cell integrity. In total, 38 pesticide-exposed and 33 non-exposed workers participated. Eighty-four and 87%, respectively, of the pesticide-exposed respondents did not use masks or gloves at all. All biomarkers from the BMCA were significantly more frequent among exposed workers—odds ratio for micronucleated cells: 3.1 (95% confidence interval: 1.3–7.4) or karyolysis: 1.3 (1.1–1.5). Buccal cells as sensitive markers of toxic oral or respiratory exposures proved feasible for challenging field studies. Our findings indicate that the impact of pesticide use is not restricted to acute effects on health and wellbeing, but also points to long-term health risks. Therefore, occupational safety measures including training and protective clothing are needed, as well as encouragement towards minimal application of pesticides and more widespread use of organic farming.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Potential Health Risk of Endocrine Disruptors in Construction Sector and Plastics Industry: A New Paradigm in Occupation... Aleksandra Fucic, Karen S. Galea, Radu Corneliu Duca, Mounia... Published: 11 June 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15061229
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Endocrine disruptors (EDs) belong to large and diverse groups of agents that may cause multiple biological effects associated with, for example, hormone imbalance and infertility, chronic diseases such as diabetes, genome damage and cancer. The health risks related with the exposure to EDs are typically underestimated, less well characterized, and not regulated to the same extent as, for example, carcinogens. The increased production and utilization of identified or suspected EDs in many different technological processes raises new challenges with respect to occupational exposure settings and associated health risks. Due to the specific profile of health risk, occupational exposure to EDs demands a new paradigm in health risk assessment, redefinition of exposure assessment, new effects biomarkers for occupational health surveillance and definition of limit values. The construction and plastics industries are among the strongest economic sectors, employing millions of workers globally. They also use large quantities of chemicals that are known or suspected EDs. Focusing on these two industries, this short communication discusses: (a) why occupational exposure to EDs needs a more specific approach to occupational health risk assessments, (b) identifies the current knowledge gaps, and (c) identifies and gives a rationale for a future occupational health paradigm, which will include ED biomarkers as a relevant parameter in occupational health risk assessment, surveillance and exposure prevention.
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