Our studies aim to extend the understanding on the associations of air pollution and health outcomes. This is a partial list of our environmental studies. Some were already published in clinical and environmental journals, and some are currently being conducted or analyzed:

(1) Karakis I, Landau D, Yitshak-Sade M, Hershkovitz R, Rotenberg M, Sarov B, et al. Exposure to metals and

congenital anomalies: A biomonitoring study of pregnant Bedouin-Arab women. Sci.Total

Environ. 2015;517:106-112.

(2) Karakis I, Sarov B, Landau D, Manor E, Yitshak-Sade M, Rotenberg M, et al. Association between prenatal

exposure to metals and neonatal morbidity. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part

A 2014;77(21):1281-1284.

(3) Karakis I, Bolotin A, Kordysh E, Belmaker I, Sarov B. Mortality in the bedouin population and proximity to

a regional industrial complex. Environ.Health.Insights 2008 Aug 11;1:21-29.

(4) Katra I, Arotsker L, Krasnov H, Zaritsky A, Kushmaro A, Ben-Dov E. Richness and diversity in dust

stormborne biomes at the southeast mediterranean. Scientific reports 2014;4.

(5) Katra I, Elperin T, Fominykh A, Krasovitov B, Yizhaq H. Modeling of particulate matter transport in

atmospheric boundary layer following dust emission from source areas. Aeolian Research 2016;20:147-156.

(6) Krasnov H, Katra I, Friger M. Increase in dust storm related PM 10 concentrations: A time series analysis

of 2001–2015. Environmental Pollution 2016;213:36-42.

(7) Krasnov H, Katra I, Friger MD. Insights into Indoor/Outdoor PM Concentration Ratios due to Dust Storms

in an Arid Region. Atmosphere 2015;6(7):879-890.

(8) Krasnov H, Katra I, Koutrakis P, Friger MD. Contribution of dust storms to PM10 levels in an urban arid

environment. J.Air Waste Manage.Assoc. 2014;64(1):89-94.

(9) Krasnov H, Katra I, Novack V, Vodonos A, Friger MD. Increased indoor PM concentrations controlled by

atmospheric dust events and urban factors. Build.Environ. 2015;87:169-176.

(10) Sade MY, Vodonos A, Novack V, Friger M, Amit G, Katra I, et al. Can air pollution trigger an onset of

atrial fibrillation: a population-based study. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health 2015;8(4):413-420.

(11) Vodonos A, Friger M, Katra I, Avnon L, Krasnov H, Koutrakis P, et al. The impact of desert dust

exposures on hospitalizations due to exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Air Quality,

Atmosphere & Health 2014;7(4):433-439.

(12) Vodonos A, Friger M, Katra I, Krasnov H, Zahger D, Schwartz J, et al. Individual Effect Modifiers of Dust

Exposure Effect on Cardiovascular Morbidity. PloS one 2015;10(9):e0137714.

(13) Vodonos A, Novack V, Zlotnik Y, Ifergane G. Ambient air pollution, weather and daily emergency

department visits for headache. Cephalalgia 2015 Oct;35(12):1085-1091.

(14) Yitshak Sade M, Zlotnik Y, Kloog I, Novack V, Peretz C, Ifergane G. Parkinson’s Disease Prevalence and

Proximity to Agricultural Cultivated Fields. Parkinson’s Disease 2015;2015.

(15) Yitshak Sade M, Novack V, Ifergane G, Horev A, Kloog I. Air Pollution and Ischemic Stroke Among

Young Adults. Stroke 2015 Dec;46(12):3348-3353.

(16) Yitshak-Sade M, Novack V, Katra I, Gorodischer R, Tal A, Novack L. Non-anthropogenic dust exposure

and asthma medication purchase in children. Eur.Respir.J. 2015 Mar;45(3):652-660.