1 November 2023
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Papers Cited in the News in Q3 of 2023

Throughout the third quarter of 2023, a total of 393 papers of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) were cited in news articles published by reputable media sources such as The Washington Post, CNN News, National Geographic and Forbes

You can read the citings below.

Most research on wildfire smoke exposure and pregnancy has focused on preterm birth and birthweight, but wildfire smoke contains the same PM2.5 that air pollution does, so theoretical risk of long-term impacts on the fetus are possible.
National Geographic—“How wildfire smoke can permanently damage your brain and body
IJERPH—“Wildfire Smoke Exposure during Pregnancy: A Review of Potential Mechanisms of Placental Toxicity, Impact on Obstetric Outcomes, and Strategies to Reduce Exposure”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/21/13727 

“Heat stresses the brain as well, affecting the ability to think, plan, pay attention and control impulses, experts say. Heat causes the heart to race, blood pressure can drop, and mental processing is weakened. Those changes may remain even after the body has cooled. Studies have found that the ability to resolve cognitive conflicts remains impaired—which may explain why tempers often flare when it’s hot.”
CNN News—“Some people are more vulnerable to heat than others. See if you’re at risk”
IJERPH—“Possible Biological Mechanisms Linking Mental Health and Heat—A Contemplative Review”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/7/1515 

“In the US, approximately 88% of all households use air conditioning units. AC units can lead to high electricity bills, and account for 4% of global carbon emissions. Looking to the middle east, researchers are studying how traditional barajeels (wind towers) and domed roofs can help to adapt to heat by offering sustainable architectural solutions that prevent overheating.”
TIME—“The U.S. Should Ditch AC and Use Middle Eastern Techniques to Cool Its Cities
IJERPH—Emergency Department Visits for Heat-Related Emergency Conditions in the United States from 2008–2020”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/22/14781 

“According to the report, we are exposed to plastic additives that leach out of our everyday plastic-packaged products—think of your to-go coffee cup (often lined with plastic), grocery store purchases, single-use plastic beverage bottles, or even tea bags. Ironically, the plastic packaging used to protect food is also a source of chemical contamination to that food.”
Newsweek—“Plastic's Health Impacts Are Becoming Impossible To Ignore”
IJERPH—“Occurrence of Microplastics in Tap and Bottled Water: Current Knowledge”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/9/5283 

“Regular physical activity may improve brain health in numerous ways, not least of which is reducing risk factors for dementia, such as diabetes and heart disease. A 2023 analysis of 21 studies, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, concluded that exercise (both aerobic and strength training) improved cognitive function in older adults regardless of their current cognitive status. Researchers speculate that physical activity helps by encouraging the growth of new neurons and blood vessels in the brain, fighting inflammation, and improving plasticity, the brain’s ability to change and adapt.”
Washington PostA healthy diet may lower dementia risk — even if you start late”
IJERPH—“The Effects of Exercise for Cognitive Function in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/2/1088 

“According to a study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, spending time outdoors helps depressed people. “Nature is extremely important in working through depression,” says Sosa.”
Forbes—“How To Cope With High-Functioning Depression While Working, According To Mental Health Experts”
IJERPH—“Lifestyle Prescription for Depression with a Focus on Nature Exposure and Screen Time: A Narrative Review”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/9/5094

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