Our Environment & Health research aims to identify factors that influence disease risks and promote primary prevention and a healthy life. We focus on the understanding of multiple external influences from the environment and lifestyle on biological responses and health effects.

Publications

Early life exposure to residential green space impacts cognitive functioning in children aged 4 to 6 years
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL
Dockx, Y; Bijnens, EM; Luyten, L; Peusens, M; Provost, E; Rasking, L; Sleurs, H; Hogervorst, J; Plusquin, M; Casas, L; Nawrot, TS
Higher surrounding green space is associated with better attention in Flemish adolescents
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL
Bijnens, EM; Vos, S; Verheyen, VV; Bruckers, L; Covaci, A; Henauw, S; Den Hond, E; Loots, I; Nelen, V; Plusquin, M; Schoeters, G; Nawrot, TS
Determinants of Chronic Biological Stress, Measured as Hair Cortisol Concentration, in a General Population of Adolescents: From Individual and Household Characteristics to Neighborhood Urbanicity
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Verheyen, VJ; Remy, S; Govarts, E; Colles, A; Koppen, G; Martin, LR; Nielsen, F; Bruckers, L; Bijnens, EM; Vos, S; Morrens, B; Coertjens, D; Loots, I; De Decker, A; Franken, C; Den Hond, E; Nelen, V; De Henauw, S; Covaci, A; Van Larebeke, N; Teughels, C;
Urinary Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Metabolites Are Associated with Biomarkers of Chronic Endocrine Stress, Oxidative Stress, and Inflammation in Adolescents: FLEHS-4 (2016-2020)
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
TOXICS
Verheyen, VJ; Remy, S; Govarts, E; Colles, A; Martin, LR; Koppen, G; Voorspoels, S; Bruckers, L; Bijnens, EM; Vos, S; Morrens, B; Coertjens, D; De Decker, A; Franken, C; Den Hond, E; Nelen, V; Covaci, A; Loots, I; De Henauw, S; Van Larebeke, N; Teughels,
Long-term residential exposure to air pollution is associated with hair cortisol concentration and differential leucocyte count in Flemish adolescent boys
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Verheyen, VJ; Remy, S; Bijnens, EM; Colles, A; Govarts, E; Martin, LR; Koppen, G; Bruckers, L; Nielsen, F; Vos, S; Morrens, B; Coertjens, D; De Decker, A; Franken, C; Den Hond, E; Nelen, V; Covaci, A; Loots, I; De Henauw, S; van Larebeke, N; Teughels, C;

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