Journal of Health and Environmental Research

Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023

  • The Value of Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer in Measuring Temperatures of Different Body Surfaces: A Clinical Diagnostic Study

    Junnan Lin, Yanling Fu, Youpin Lin, Hengying Yang, Xijuan Zhang, Yuyun Zhan

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 43-50
    Received: 13 March 2023
    Accepted: 28 March 2023
    Published: 11 April 2023
    Abstract: Objectives: This study aimed to determine the optimal cutoff value for fever based on temperature measurements of different body surfaces using a non-contact infrared thermometer. Methods: A total of 229 participants were conveniently sampled for this clinical diagnostic study. Oral temperature was measured using a mercury thermometer, while the te... Show More
  • Assessment of Particulate Matter Concentrations and Noise Levels Along Dong – Tay Avenue, Ho Chi Minh City

    Pham Anh Duc, Dang My Thanh

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 51-58
    Received: 23 March 2023
    Accepted: 19 April 2023
    Published: 10 May 2023
    Abstract: Particulate pollution and traffic noise from the Dong – Tay Avenue created problems in the surrounding areas, especially when traffic volume was very high and vehicles ran at high speeds. Vehicular, dust and noise problems were generated by various kinds of vehicles like trucks, buses, automobiles, and motorcycles. This study aimed to determine the... Show More
  • Household Food Insecurity Is Associated with RBC Folate Deficiency and Iron-Deficiency Anaemia Among Non-Pregnant Nepalese Women Aged 15-49 Years

    Sanjay Rijal, Naveen Paudyal, Sanjeev Kumar Sahani, Sunita Raut, Kingsley Agho

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 59-66
    Received: 7 May 2023
    Accepted: 31 May 2023
    Published: 10 June 2023
    Abstract: Although food insecurity (a measure of a household’s availability, accessibility, utilisation, and stability of food) and micronutrient deficiencies have remained a serious public health concern in Nepal, research assessing the association between them is least known. Using data from the 2016 Nepal Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (NMICS), this c... Show More
  • Land Surface Temperature and Thermal Radiation Estimate from Remote Sensed Data: Implications for Human Health in Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria

    Oluwadare Ayoola Olamitomi, Oluwadare Esolomo John, Olofin Emmanuel Oluwafemi

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 67-75
    Received: 8 May 2023
    Accepted: 30 May 2023
    Published: 15 June 2023
    Abstract: The use of remote sensing data to study the spatial distribution of land surface temperature (LST) and thermal radiation has revealed the negative impact of urban heat islands on human health. As an increase in LST and thermal radiation can have serious health consequences, it is important to constantly evaluate and gather information on the extent... Show More