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    Head of Division:  Professor Hanna-Andrea Rother BA MA PhD Michigan
     

    Welcome to the Division of Environmental Health

     

    The Environmental Health Division commenced in 2014.  According to the World Health Organization, environmental factors account for approximately one third of the global burden of disease, with children under five carrying the brunt.  The key objective of the Environmental Health Division is to develop capacity in Low and Middle Income Countries, particularly Africa, to address environmental health risks and reduce the resulting burden of disease. ​​​​​We do this through a post graduate programme in Pesticide Risk Management, teaching seminars and supervising PhD and MPH students in Environmental Health, training of government professionals addressing environmental health risks, and building capacity through innovative electronic forums and networking.

    Environmental health is the study of how environmental factors can harm and impact on human health, as well as how to identify, prevent and manage such effects. The Division of Environmental Health (DEH) offers a selection of activities to facilitate addressing environmental health, particularly in Low and Middle Income Countries, from teaching, research to community and government engagement.  The DEH offers students and professionals post graduate and capacity building training and skills development for application to diverse environments.  Our primary research informs and contributes to our active involvement with national and international policies.

    We invite you to contact us and review our activities which range from:

    • Undergraduate Teaching
    • Post-graduate Teaching
    • Service support and engagement
    • Research
    • Recent Publications
     

    Contact Information:

    Division of Environmental Health
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine
    Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Cape Town
    OBSERVATORY
    7925
    South Africa
     

    Administrative Assistant Temp:  Leigh Marinus
    Tel: +27 21 404 7661
    Fax:+27 21 406 6459
    Email:  Leigh Marinus / dprm@uct.ac.za

  • Undergraduate Teaching

    Environmental Health Seminars

    The Division provides teaching on the 1st year’s course ‘Becoming a Health Professional’, offered to all students in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The seminar introduces students to the concept of environmental health, including exposure history taking, as it fits in the social determinants of health framework.

    The Division also delivers seminars to 4th-year medical students in the ‘Health in Context’ course. The environmental health teaching focuses on equipping students with skills to be able to diagnose environment-related diseases through environmental exposure history taking and advise patients on prevention measures.

    Climate Change and Health Seminars

    These are offered to the following UG students by means of a class lecture, related readings and assessment by means of a short essay question (yr 3) and EOB exam question (yr 4):

    • year 1 (BHP course, related to the Environmental & social determinants of health), 
    • year 3 (Critical Health Humanities in BaDr course, specifically the impacts of global and local environmental change on diabetes & NCDs, PBL case 17)
    • year 4 (Health in Context  course, specifically the role of health professionals in protecting health from climate change impacts 

     

    Lecturers

    Prof Hanna-Andrea Rother
    Ms Rebecca Mlelwa
    Mr James Irlam
    Prof Aqiel Dalvie

  • Postgraduate Teaching

    Post Graduate Diploma in Pesticide Risk Management (DPRM)

    The DPRM Programme is a two-year part-time flexible learning programme (large distance learning component) targeting professionals in the field of pesticide and chemicals risk management. It includes a mandatory two-week residential session at UCT at the beginning of the two-year cycle. There will be substantial requirements for homework in the form of assignments and project related work, expected self-directed learning and regular distance communication between students and lecturers extending over the two years.  Applications for 2021 now open.

    Programme Convenor: Prof Hanna-Andrea Rother

    Contact Information
    Direct all enquiries to the Division Administrator, dprm@uct.ac.za

    Further Details
    Download the Programme Brochure for more details.


    Diploma in Pesticide Risk Management - Class of 2019

    Master of Public Health specialising in Environmental Health

    The Environmental Health track is intended for those candidates who are interested in understanding the environmental influences on human health, the policy implications, and how to identify, reduce and manage environmental health risks. Candidates will develop an understanding of key environmental health burden of diseases (i.e., chemicals, climate change, indoor and outdoor air pollution and the built environment) with a particular focus on children's environmental health issues. Coursework will prepare candidates to identify suitable interventions from decision makers to community residents.

    Track Convenor: Prof Hanna-Andrea Rother

    Contact Information
    Direct all enquiries to the Programme Administrator, Mrs Tshamani Netshifhefhe

    Further Details
    Download the Environmental Health track flyer and programme brochure for more details.

  • Service Support and Engagement

    Short Courses and Training

    The Environmental Health Division offers a range of short courses and training for institutions, inspectors and other professionals.

    These include:

    • Environmental health risks and risk management
    • Chemical/pesticide health and safety
    • Sound management of chemicals
    • Alternatives and risk reduction strategies
    • Policy, legislation and international conventions
    • Chemical label assessment and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
       

     Capacity Building

    The division uses electronic formats for building capacity in environmental health risks for professionals globally.

     The Pesticide List server is an electronic list server where participants are emailed the latest information on research, policy, training opportunities and funding related to pesticide risk management.  Participants can also pose questions.  Subscribe
     

     Policy Contributions

    The Division contributes to policy work nationally, regionally and globally which have included:

    • Commenting on relevant South African policies
    • Participating in United Nations Expert Groups (WHO/FOA Joint Meeting on Pesticide Management; UNEPs Scientific Expert Group on the Environment and Chemicals).
    • World Health Organization (WHO)
    • The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
    • The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
       

    Environmental Health Intervention and Risk Communication Materials

    The Environmental Health Division has developed a range of materials for developing capacity and educating/training low literate populations.  These materials can be used and adapted under a creative commons license.

  • Research

    The Division of Environmental Health conducts research on identifying and implementing the most suitable approaches for capacity building of professionals in Low and Middle Income Countries.  These include, yet are not limited to, distance learning, electronic networking and environmental health seminars via the internet.
     

    Possible PhD and Master of Public Health thesis topics to be pursued under the supervision of Division staff include:

    • Pesticides
    • Chemicals: toxicity, exposure assessment, risk assessment and risk management strategies (including endocrine disruption, metals)
    • Environmental pollution including air pollution, hazardous chemicals, contaminated water
    • Interventions and prevention of environmental health risks (implementation science)
    • Improving risk communication of environmental health risks, particularly for low-literate populations (translational science)
    • Environmental health literacy for the general population and health professionals
    • Climate change and health including policy, chemicals and heat stress
    • Environmental health policy analysis nationally, regionally and globally including relevant multilateral environmental agreements
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  • Staff

    Andrea Rother, Professor and Head of Division

     

    Email:  Andrea.Rother@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 406 6721

    Twitter: @harother

    Publications
     

     

    Professor Andrea Rother is an environmental health specialist with over 25 years of research, teaching and policy analysis experience.  Her focus areas include:

    •  chemical/pesticide risk management/governance,
    •  the impact of climate change on health,
    •  developing and evaluating risk communication mechanisms,
    •  understanding risk perceptions,
    •  children’s environmental health,
    •  human rights and environmental health,
    •  building a sustainable medical curriculum and environmental histories, 
    •  innovative capacity building.

    Prof Rother is the convenor of UCT’s Postgraduate Diploma in Pesticide Risk Management and the Master of Public Health Environmental Health Track. Nationally she is a member of government’s Multi-stakeholder Committee on Chemicals Management and the South African Bureau of Standards Pesticide Technical Committee. Prof Rother is also a WHO expert advisor and current chair of the FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Management.

    Aqiel Dalvie, Professor and Director: Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research (CEOHR)

     

    Email:  Aqiel.Dalvie@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 406 6610

    Publications

     

     

     

    Prof Aqiel Dalvie is the South African Swiss Bilateral SARChi Chair in Global Environmental Health and the Director of the Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health and Family Medicine. His main research interests is health effects due to endocrine disrupting compounds especially pesticides but also have a keen interest in air pollution, water pollution,  climate change, asthma, toxic metals  and exposure assessment. He also teaches environmental and occupational health.

    Leslie London, Professor and Head of Division: Public Health Medicine

     

    Email:  Leslie.London@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 406 6524

    Publications

     

     

     

    Leslie London is a public health specialist with an interest in human rights, public health ethics, farm worker health, prevention of alcohol related harms and the health hazards of pesticides. He is the head of the Division of Public Health Medicine, leads the Health and Human Rights programme and is an active researcher in the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research.  He provides technical support to the provincial XDR TB panel and to the public health functions of the Health Impact Assessment Directorate in the Health Department.

    James Irlam, Senior Lecturer

     

    Email:  James.Irlam@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 406 6377

     

     

     

    Teaching & Research Fields
    Evidence-based practice / Primary health care / Climate change and environmental health / Sustainable development / Rural health

    Rebecca Mlelwa, Assistant Lecturer

     

    Email:  rebecca.mlelwa@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 404 7661

     

     

    Rebecca Mlelwa is an assistant lecturer in the Division of Environmental Health at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine. She has training in environmental and occupational health.  Ms Mlelwa is co-convening Children’s Environmental Health course and teaches on a Postgraduate diploma in Pesticide Risk Management. She is currently a PhD student; her research focuses on toxic chemicals in childcare products and toys.

    Fiona Bennin, Research Co-ordinator

    Email:  fiona.bennin@uct.ac.za

    Phone:  021 404 7661

    Honorary Professor

    Karim Ahmed

    Honorary Senior Lecturers

    Christie Godsmark
    Gamini Manuweera
    Mary Miller
    Sheila Willis

    Visiting Professors

    Thomas Arcury
    Sara Quandt

    Administrative Staff

    Name Description Email Telephone No
    Leigh Marinus Administrative Assistant Temp (021) 404 7661
  • Publications

    • Journal articles

    • Chapters in books

    • Risk Communication and Health Promotion Materials

  • Journal articles

    2020

     

    2019

     

    2018

    • Chetty-Mhlanga S, Basera W, Fuhrimann S, Probst-Hensch N, Delport S, Mugari M, Van Wyk J1, Röösli M, Dalvie MA. 2018. A prospective cohort study of school-going children investigating reproductive and neurobehavioral health effects due to environmental pesticide exposure in the Western Cape, South Africa: Study protocol. BMC Public Health 18(1):857.
       
    • Sieber C, Ragettli MS, Brink M, Olaniyan T, Baatjies R, Saucy A, Vienneau D, Probst-Hensch N, Dalvie MA, Röösli M. 2018. Comparison of sensitivity and annoyance to road traffic and community noise between a South African and a Swiss population sample. 2018. Environ Pollut.; 241:1056-1062. (ISI Accredited).
       
    • Sagar S, SM, Struchen B, Loughrand SP, Brunjesi ME, Arangua L, Dalvie MA , Croft RJ, Michael Jerrett M, Moskowitz JM, Kuo T, Röösli M. 2018. Comparison of radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure levels in different everyday microenvironments in an international context. Environment International 114, 297–306.
       
    • Glass T, Dalvie MA, Holtman, Vorster A, MSc, Ramesar RS, London L. 2018. DNA variants and organophosphate neurotoxicity among emerging farmers in the Western Cape of South Africa. Am J Ind Med; 61:11–20.
       
    • Rother Hanna-Andrea. 2018. Pesticide labels: Protecting liability or health? – Unpacking “misuse” of pesticides. Current opinion in Environmental Science & Health, 4:10-15.
       
    • Mathee Angela, Barnes Brendon, Naidoo Shan, Swart Andre & Rother Hanna-Andrea. 2018. Development for children's environmental health in South Africa: Past gains and future opportunities. Development Southern Africa. Pp 1-11.
       
    • Zinyemba C, Archer E, Rother H-A (2018). Climate variability, perceptions and political ecology: Factors influencing changes in pesticide use over 30 years by Zimbabwean smallholder cotton producers. PLOS One, 13(5): e0196901. 
       
    • Chetty-Mhlanga S, Basera W, Fuhrimann S, Probst-Hensch N, Delport S, Mugari M, Van Wyk J, Röösli M, Dalvie MA. 2018. A prospective cohort study of school-going children investigating reproductive and neurobehavioral health effects due to environmental pesticide exposure in the Western Cape, South Africa: Study protocol. BMC Public Health.;18(1):857. (ISI Accredited).
       
    • Sieber C, Ragettli MS, Brink M, Olaniyan T, Baatjies R, Saucy A, Vienneau D, Probst-Hensch N, Dalvie MA, Röösli M. 2018. Comparison of sensitivity and annoyance to road traffic and community noise between a South African and a Swiss population sample. 2018. Environ Pollut.; 241:1056-1062. (ISI Accredited)
       
    • Saucy A, Röösli M, Künzli N, Tsai M, Sieber C, Olaniyan T, Baatjies R, Jeebhay M, Davey M, Flückiger B, Naidoo R, Dalvie MA, Badpa M, and de Hoogh K. 2018. Land Use Regression Modelling of Outdoor NO2 and PM2.5 Concentrations in Three Low Income Areas in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 15, 1452; (ISI Accredited)
       
    • Sagar S, SM, Struchen B, Loughrand SP , Brunjesi ME , Arangua L , Dalvie MA , Croft RJ , Michael Jerrett M, Moskowitz JM, Kuo T, Röösli M. 2018. Comparison of radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure levels in different everyday microenvironments in an international context. Environment International 114, 297–306.
       
    • Glass T, Dalvie MA, Holtman, Vorster A, MSc, Ramesar RS, London L. 2018. DNA variants and organophosphate neurotoxicity among emerging farmers in the Western Cape of South Africa. Am J Ind Med. 2018; 61:11–20. (ISI Accredited). 

     

    2017

    • Olaniyan T, Jeebhay MF, Roosli M, Naidoo R, Baatjies R, Künzli N, Tsai M, Davey M, de Hoogh K, Berman D, Parker B, Leaner J, Dalvie MA. A prospective cohort study on ambient air pollution and respiratory morbidities including childhood asthma in adolescents from the Western Cape province: Study Protocol. BMC Public Health (2017) 17:712, 1-13.
    • Sieber C, Ragettli MS, Brink M, Olaniyan T , Baatjies R, Probst-Hensch N, Dalvie MA, Röösli M. Land Use Regression Modeling of Outdoor Noise Exposure in Informal Settlements in Western Cape, South Africa. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 14, 1262. 
       
    • Sathar F, Dalvie MA, Rother H-A. (2017). Demographic determinants of chemical safety information recall in workers and consumers in South Africa: a cross sectional study. Journal of Safety Research, 63:61-71.
       
    • Walpole S, Vyas, A, Maxwell J, Canny B, Woollard R, Welberby C, Leedham-Green K, Musaeus P, Tufail-Hanif U, Patricio KP, Rother H-A.  (2017). Building an environmentally accountable medical curriculum through international collaboration. Medical Teacher. 
       
    • Hunter-Adams J. and Rother H-A. (2017). A Qualitative study of language barriers between South African health care providers and cross-border migrants. BMC Health Services Research, 17:97.
       
    • Lekei EE, Ngowi AV, London L. Knowledge and practices relating to acute pesticide poisoning among health care providers in selected regions of Tanzania. Environmental Health Insights. 2017 (1-11).
       
    • Lekei E, Ngowi AVF, London L. Acute Pesticide Poisoning in Children: Hospital Review in Selected Hospitals of Tanzania. Journal of Toxicology; 2017: Article ID 4208405, 8 pages, 2017. 


    2016

    • Mwanga HH, Dalvie MA, Singh T, Channa K, Jeebhay MF. Relationship between pesticide metabolites, cytokine patterns and asthma-related outcomes in rural women workers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2016,13(10), 957, 1-14.
       
    • Mao J and Dalvie MA. 2016.  Anthropometric Measurements, Serum Reproductive Hormonal Levels and Sexual Development among Boys in the Rural Western Cape, South Africa. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, 1185.
       
    • Mwanga HH, Dalvie MA, Singh TS, Channa K and Jeebhay MF. 2016. Relationship between Pesticide Metabolites, Cytokine Patterns, and Asthma-Related Outcomes in Rural Women Workers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, 957.
       
    • F Sathar, M A Dalvie, HA Rother. 2016. Review of the literature on demographic determinants of chemical hazard information recall. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, 6281-6299.
       
    • Willems M, Dalvie MA, London L, Rother HA. 2016. Health Risk Perception Related to Fracking in the Karoo, South Africa. Environmental Practice; 18: 1-16. 
       
    • Hunter-Adams J, Landon M. and Rother H-A. (2016). Perceptions related to breastfeeding and the early introduction of complementary foods amongst migrants in Cape Town, South Africa. International Breastfeeding Journal, 11:29.
       
    • Rother H-A.  (2016). Pesticide vendors in the informal sector: trading health for income. New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 26(2): 241-252.
       
    • Hunter-Adams J and Rother H-A. (2016). Pregnant in a foreign city: A qualitative analysis of diet and nutrition for cross-border migrant women in Cape Town, South Africa. Appetite, 103: 403-410.
       
    • London L, Kisting S. The Extractive Industries: Can We Find New Solutions to Seemingly Intractable Problems? New Solut 2016; 25:421-430.
       
    • Lekei EE, Ngowi AV, London L. Under-reporting of acute pesticide poisoning in Tanzania: modelling results from two cross-sectional studies. Environ Health. 2016 Nov 29; 15 (1):118.
       

    2015

    • Motsoeneng PM, Dalvie MA. 2015. Relationship between Urinary Pesticide Residue Levels and Neurotoxic Symptoms among Women on Farms in the Western Cape, South Africa. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, 6281-6299.
       
    • Andrade-Rivas F, H-A Rother (2015). Chemical exposure reduction: Factors impacting on South African herbicide sprayers’ personal protective equipment compliance and high risk work practices. Environmental Research 142: 34-45.
       
    • Rother H-A (2015). Addressing Pesticide Risk Management and Risk Reduction through Distance Learning Education. Outlooks on Pest Management 26(2):66-71.
       
    • Bennin F, Rother H-A (2015). “But it's just paracetamol”: Caregivers’ ability to administer over-the-counter painkillers to children with the information provided. Patient Education and Counseling 98:331-337.
       
    • Olaniyan TA, Dalvie MA, Jeebhay MF. Ambient air pollution and childhood asthma: A Review of South African epidemiological studies. Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 28(2);122-126, 2015.
       

    2014

    • Dalvie MA, Sosan B, Cairncross E, London L. Environmental monitoring of pesticide residues from farms at a neighbouring primary and pre-school in the Western Cape in South Africa.  Science of the Total Environment 2014; 466-467C:1078-1084.
       
    • Harker-Burnhams N, Musekiwa A, Parry C, London L. Do workplace substance abuse prevention programmes include a focus on substance-related HIV risk behaviors: A systematic review. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies 2013; 12(1): 1-22.
       
    • Ndlovu V, Dalvie MA, Jeebhay MF. Asthma associated with pesticide exposure among women in rural Western Cape of South Africa. Am J Ind Med, 57:1331–1343, 2014. 
    • Myers J, London L, Lucchini RG.  Neurotoxicology and development: Human, environmental and social impacts.  Editorial. Neurotoxicology. 2014 Dec;45:217-9.
       
    • Dalvie MA, Sosan MB, Africa A, Cairncross E, London L.2014. Environmental monitoring of pesticide Residues from farms at a neighbouring primary and pre-school in the Western Cape in South Africa.  Science of the Total  Environment 466–467: 1078–1084.
       
    • Dalvie MA, Rother HA, London L. 2014. Chemical Hazard Communication Comprehensibility in South Africa: Safety Implications for the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Safety Science 61: 51–58.
       
    • Rother, H-A. (2014). Communicating pesticide neurotoxicity research findings and risks to decision-makers and the public. NeuroToxicology 45: 327- 337. 
       
    • Health: deliberations of an international workgroup addressing Lekei EE, Ngowi AV, London L. Farmers' knowledge, practices and injuries associated with pesticide exposure in rural farming villages in Tanzania. BMC Public Health 2014; 14:389.  
       
    • Lekei E, Ngowi AV, London L. Hospital-based surveillance for acute pesticide poisoning caused by neurotoxic and other pesticides in Tanzania. Neurotoxicology 2014; 45: 318–326. 
       
    • Lekei EE, Ngowi AV, London L. Pesticide retailers' knowledge and handling practices in selected towns of Tanzania. Environ Health 2014; 13: 79.
       
    • Dalvie MA. Reproductive health effects of contemporary pesticides used in South Africa. 2014. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment 18(12).
       
    • Dalvie MA, Africa A, Naidoo S. 2014. Relationship between wood usage and urinary Cr, Cu and As in informal areas of Cape Town. S Afr Med J 2014;104(1):61-64. 
       

    2013

    2012

    • English RG, Perry M, Lee MM, Hoffman E, Delport S, Dalvie MA. 2012. Farm residence and reproductive health among boys in rural South Africa. Environ Int. 47C:73-79.
       
    • London L, Beseler C, BouchardMF, Bellinger DC,Colosio C, Grandjean P, Harari R, Kootbodien T, Kromhout H, Little F, Meijster T, Moretto A, Rohlman DS,Stallones L. Neurobehavioural and neurodevelopmental effects of pesticide exposures. Neurotoxicology 2012; 33: 887–896.
       
    • Roomaney R, Ehrlich R, Rother H-A.  (2012).  The acceptability of rat trap use over pesticides for rodent control in two poor urban communities in south Africa. Environmental Health 11 (1) 32.
       
    • Ehrlich R, Rother HA. The acceptability of rat trap uses over pesticides for rodent control in two poor urban communities in South Africa.  BMC Environ Health 2012. 11:32. 
       
    • Rother H-A. (2012). Improving Poisoning Diagnosis and Surveillance of Street Pesticides.  South African Medical Journal, 102(6): 485-488.

     

    2011

    • Dalvie MA, Naik I, Channa K, London L. 2011. Urinary dialkyl phosphate levels before and after first season chlorpyrifos spraying amongst farm workers in the Western Cape, South Africa. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part B- Pesticides Food Contaminants and Agricultural Wastes.46 (2), 163-172.
       
    • Haylamicheal ID, Dalvie MA, YirsawBD, Zegeye HA. 2011. Assessing the management of healthcare waste in Hawassa city, Ethiopia. Waste Management & Research. 29(8):854-62doi:10.1177/0734242X10379496.
    • Dalvie MA, Naik I, Channa K, London L. Urinary dialkyl phosphate levels before and after first season chlorpyrifos spraying amongst farm workers in the Western Cape, South Africa. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B2011; 46: 163-72.
       
    • Naidoo S, London L, Burdorf A, Naidoo RN, Kromhout H.Spontaneous miscarriages and infant deaths among female farmers in rural South Africa.Scand J Work Envir ealth.2011;37(3):227–236.

     

    2010

    • Bloch K, Roberts C, Glasstone M, Curling L, Rother A, London L, Zar H, Mann M. Pesticide poisonings at a tertiary children's hospital in South Africa: an increasing problem. Clinical Toxicology 2010; 48, 928–934.
       
    • Naidoo S, London L, Rother H-A, Burdorf A, Naidoo RN, Kromhout H. Pesticide safety training and practices in women working in small-scale agriculture in South Africa. OccEnv Med 2010; 67:823-8.
    • Balme K, Roberts C, Glasstone M, Curling L, Rother, HA, London L, Zar H, and Mann M.  (2010). Pesticide poisonings at a tertiary children’s hospital in South Africa: an increasing problem.  Clinical Toxicology 48: 928-934.
    • Naidoo S, London L, Rother H-A, Burdorf A, Naidoo RN, Kromhout H.  (2010). Safety practices and Acetylcholinesterase in women working in small-scale agriculture in South Africa. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 67: 823.828.
    • Rother, H-A (2010). Falling through the regulatory cracks: Street selling of pesticides and poisoning among urban youth in South Africa.  International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 16(2):202-213.

     

    2009

    • Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. 13(2):3-4. Dalvie MA, Africa A, London L.  2009. Change in the quantity and toxicity of pesticides sold in South African Crop sectors, 1994 -1999. Environment International 35(4): 683-687.
       
    • Dalvie MA, Africa A, Solomon A, London L, Brower D, Kromhout H.  2009. Pesticide exposure and blood endosulfan levels after first season spray amongst farm workers in the Western Cape, South Africa. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B. 44(3):271-7.
       
    • Israel D Haylamicheal, Dalvie MA. 2009. Disposal of obsolete pesticides, the case of Ethiopia (review Article). Environment International.35(3): 667-673.
       
    • Dalvie MA, London L. 2009. Risk assessment of pesticide residues in South African raw wheat Crop Protection. 28(10): 864–869.
       
    • Dalvie MA, Brouwer D, Kromhout H, London L. Pesticide exposure and blood endosulfan levels after first season spray amongst farm workers in the Western Cape, South Africa.  J Environ Sci Health B. 2009 Mar;44(3):271-7.
       
    • Dalvie MA, Africa A, London L. Change in the quantity and acute toxicity of pesticides sold in South African crop sectors, 1994–1999. Environment International 2009; 35: 683–687.
       
    • Dalvie MA, London L. Risk assessment of pesticide residues in South African raw wheat. Crop Protection 2009; 28: 864–869.
       
    • Rother, H-A. (2009). Pesticide Risk Reduction Strategies for Vulnerable African Populations through Regulatory Capacity Building and Gender Appropriate Risk Communication Strategies. Agricultural Innovations for Sustainable Development – Contributions from the Finalists of the African Women in Science Competition, 2(1): 73-78.
    • Dalvie MA, Myers J. 2009. Health effects associated with occupational exposure to hexavalent chrome (chromium VI).  Continuing Medical Education (CME). 27(11):505-506.
    • Tolosana S, Rother HA, London L. Child’s play: Exposure to household pesticide use among children in rural, urban and informal areas of South Africa. S Afr Med J 2009; 99: 180-184.
    • Hanna-Andrea Rother, Vera Ngowi, Leslie London. WAHSA Action on Pesticides - building capacity to reduce hazardous pesticide exposures in the SADC. Occupational Health Southern Africa 2009; 15 (Special WAHSA Issue): 36-45.
       
    • Rother, H-A and London, L.  (2009). Occupational health concerns with pesticides in agriculture and beyond. Continuing Medical Education, 27(11): 506-508.
       
    • Rother H-A, Ngowi V, and London, L.  (2009). WAHSA Action on Pesticides – building capacity to reduce hazardous pesticide exposures in the SADC. Occupational Health Southern Africa.  WAHSA Special Issue November 15: 36-45.

     

    2008

    • Naidoo S, London L, Burdorf A, Naidoo RN, Kromhout H. Agricultural Activities, Crop Production and Pesticide Use among women working in small scale farming in two areas of Northern KwaZulu-Natal, SA. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 2008;14: 218-224.
       
    • Rother, H-A.  (2008). South African Farm Workers’ Interpretation of Risk Assessment Data Expressed as Pictograms on Pesticide Labels.  Environmental Research, 108(3): 419-427.
    • Rother, H-A, Hall, R. and London, L. 2008. Pesticide Use Among Emerging Farmers in South Africa: Contributing Factors and Stakeholder Perceptions.  Development Southern Africa, 25(4):399-424.
  • Chapters in books

    2020

    • Susan Levine, Alison Swartz and Hanna-Andrea Rother (2020) The whistling of rats: Childhood pesticide poisonings in Cape Town. In Families, Households, Health and Care in Contemporary South Africa. Nolwazi Mkhwanazi and Lenore Manderson (eds) Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC Press. ISBN: 978-0-7969-25875-5
       
    • Godsmark, C.N., Irlam, J (lead author)(2020). The Impact of Extreme Weather Events on Health and Development in South Africa. In Extreme Weather Events and Human Health (pp. 265-278). Springer, Cham.
       
    • Rother, H.A., 2019. Challenges in Pesticide Risk Communication. In: Nriagu, J. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Elsevier, vol. 1, pp. 566–576.

     

    2019

    • Rother Hanna-Andrea, Sanjay Wijesekera and Ward Fiona. (2019). The impact of the environment on South Africa’s child and adolescent health: An overlooked health risk. In: Shung-King M, Lake L, Sanders D & Hendricks M (eds). Child and adolescent health - Leave no one behind. South African Child Gauge 2019. Cape Town: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.
       
    • Rother Hanna-Andrea, Sabel Clive E and Vardoulakis Sotiris. (2019).
       
    • A Collaborative Framework Highlighting Climate Sensitive Non-Communicable Diseases in Urban Sub-Saharan Africa. In Ramutsindela, Maano and Mickler, David (eds.) Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals. Cham: Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-14856-0.

     

    2018

    • London L. (2018). The Rights to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress for small farmers facing pesticides hazards. In: (Eds F Zolzer, G Meskens). Environmental Health Risks: Ethical aspects. Routledge, Oxford.

     

    2017

    • Cairncross, E., Dalvie, A., Euripidou, R., Irlam, J. and Naidoo, RN. 2017. Climate Change and Air Pollution: The Impact on Human Health in Developing and Developed Countries. Part 111 Case Studies: Developing Countries/Regions: Chapter 20: Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health in South Africa, 327-347, Editors: Akhtar, R. and Palagiano, C. Springer International Publishing (Springer Climate). No of pages in book: 430.  ISSN 2352-0698. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-61346-
       
    • Garland, R.M. and Rother, H.A. (2017) Chapter 11: Vulnerability of Human Health Sector to Climate Change. In: Climate Risk and Vulnerability: a Handbook for Southern Africa (2nd Edition). Eds. Davis, C.L and Vincent, K.  SunMedia Press, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
      1. Executive summary
      2. Full book
      3. Summary video


    2016

    • Genthe, B., Maherry, A., Steyn, M., Rother, HA., London, L., and Willems, M. (2016).  Impacts on Human Health. In: Scholes, R., Lochner, P., Schreiner, G., Snyman-Van der Walt, L. and de Jager, M. (eds.). 2016. Shale Gas Development in the Central Karoo: A Scientific Assessment of the Opportunities and Risks. CSIR/IU/021MH/EXP/2016/003/A, ISBN 978-0-7988-5631-7. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR): Pretoria.
       
    • London L, Willems M. Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Extraction: Public Health Challenges for South Africa. In: Glazewski J, Esterhuyse S. (eds). Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo: Critical Legal And Environmental Perspectives. Pp 323-344. Cape Town: Juta and Co 2016.
    • M.A. Dalvie. 2013. DDT: Health Effects, Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier. 
       
    • Jonathan Elliot Myers, Hanna-Andrea Rother.  Chapter 10: Public Health Impact of and response to climate change in South Africa.  In: “South African Health  Review 2012/13”.  Health Sytems Trust  March 2013.  Durban.
       
    • Rother, H-A.  (2013). Reducing Pesticide Exposure Risks: An Environmental Sociologist’s Role.   In: Korgen KO, White JM and White SK (Eds), Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change and Social Justice (2nd Ed).  New York, NY: Sage.  ISBN #: 9781452203119.

     

    2011

    London L, Joshi TK, Cairncross E and Claudio L. (2011). Environmental Justice: an international perspective. In : Nriagu JO (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Envrionmental Health, volume 2, pp. 441-448 Burlington: Elsevier.

     

    2008

    Rother HA, London L. Classification and Labelling of Chemicals: New Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Encyclopaedia of Pest Management. 1:1, 1-6, Marcel Dekker, Inc, New York, 2008.

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