Publications

2021
Lev Bar-Or R, Levy I, Twig G, Broday DM, Lyubarsky A, Derazne E, Tzur D, Simon B, Levin N, Gileles-Hillel A, et al. Associations of Exposure to Nitrogen Oxides with Prevalent Asthma and Other Atopic Diseases in Israel. Environments [Internet]. 2021;8 (10). Publisher's VersionAbstract
Childhood exposure to nitrogen oxides (NOx) is considered a risk factor for the onset of asthma. However, associations of this exposure with other atopic diseases and factors that modify this association are less clear. We aimed to study associations between exposure to NOx and the prevalence of atopic diseases in Israeli adolescents using a cross-sectional design. The study population comprised all Israeli-born adolescents whose medical status was evaluated for mandatory military recruitment during 1967–2017 (n = 2,523,745), of whom 5.9% had prevalent asthma. We based the exposure assessments on a land-use regression model and estimated associations using multivariable logistic regression models. Across all periods, mean exposure to NOx from birth to adolescence was associated with prevalent asthma at the examination in a dose-response manner, with an odds ratio for the upper quintile of 1.61 (95% CI: 1.56–1.67), in comparison to the lowest quintile. Associations were stronger in males and in lower socioeconomic strata. We found the strongest associations for asthma with comorbid rhinitis, with an almost twofold increase in the odds of upper versus lower quintile of exposure (odds ratio = 1.96, 95% CI: 1.82–2.11). Rhino-conjunctivitis and allergic atopic dermatitis suggested a possible threshold level with NOx. Capsule Summary: Research indicates that half of the global population will suffer from an allergic condition at some point in life. Childhood exposure to nitrogen oxides is a risk factor for the onset of asthma. The association between exposure and allergic diseases other than asthma is unclear. We demonstrate a strong, dose-response relationship between exposure and a group of allergic outcomes, using data comprising 2.5 million subjects over 50 years. The large health benefits from clean air should motivate governments to prioritize mitigation measures.
Levin N, Yebra M, Phinn S. Unveiling the Factors Responsible for Australia’s Black Summer Fires of 2019/2020. Fire. 2021;4 (3) :58.
Giménez J, Venegas-Li R, Mazor T, Kark S, Levin N. Inequitable protection of multidimensional biogeochemical regions in the Mediterranean Sea. Ocean & Coastal Management. 2021;211 :105747–105747.
Kyba CCM, Aubé M, Bará S, Bertolo A, Bouroussis CA, Cavazzani S, .. The benefit of multiple angle observations for visible band remote sensing using night lights. Earth and Space Science Open Archive ESSOAr. 2021.
Raz R, Yuval, Bar-Or LR, Kark JD, Sinnreich R, Broday DM, .. Associations between Exposure to Industrial Air Pollution and Prevalence of Asthma and Atopic Diseases in Haifa Bay Area. Atmosphere. 2021;12 (4) :516–516.
Feitelson E, Horowitz-Harel A, Levin N, Mintz Z, Steenekamp G, Zaban S. Haste makes waste: On the implications of rapid planning in Israel. Land Use Policy. 2021;103 :105312–105312.
Elbaz S, Sheffer E, Lensky IM, Levin N. The Impacts of Spatial Resolution, Viewing Angle, and Spectral Vegetation Indices on the Quantification of Woody Mediterranean Species Seasonality Using Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing. 2021;13 (10) :1958–1958.
Allan H, Levin N, Kark S. Quantifying the Human Footprint and Cumulative Impacts on Earth's Coastal Areas. Available at SSRN. 2021;3824996.
R. YMD, E. F, J. A, Billet, D., L. C, .. C. Reply to: Ecological variables for deep-ocean monitoring must include microbiota and meiofauna for effective conservation. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2021;5 :30–31.
Polinov S, Bookman R, Levin N. Spatial and temporal assessment of oil spills in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2021;167 :112338–112338.
2020
Guk E, Levin N. Analyzing spatial variability in night-time lights using a high spatial resolution color Jilin-1 image–Jerusalem as a case study. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 2020;163 :121–136.
Danovaro R, Fanelli E, Aguzzi J, Billett D, Carugati L, Corinaldesi C, .. Ecological variables for developing a global deep-ocean monitoring and conservation strategy. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2020;4 (2) :181–192.
Li X, Levin N, Xie J, Li D. Monitoring hourly night-time light by an unmanned aerial vehicle and its implications to satellite remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2020;247 :111942–111942.
Levin N, Kyba CCM, Zhang Q, de Miguel AS, Román MO, Li X, .. Remote sensing of night lights: A review and an outlook for the future. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2020;237 :111443–111443.
Cohen G, Steinberg DM, Keinan-Boker L, Yuval, Levy I, Chen S, .. Preexisting coronary heart disease and susceptibility to long-term effects of traffic-related air pollution: A matched cohort analysis. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2020;2147483647.
Vandersteen J, Kark S, Sorrell K, Levin N. Quantifying the Impact of Light Pollution on Sea Turtle Nesting Using Ground-Based Imagery. Remote Sensing. 2020;12 (11) :1785–1785.
2019
Cohen G, Steinberg D, Levy I, Chen S, Kark J, Levin N, Witberg G, .. Associations of traffic-related air pollution with cancer and mortality among coronary patients: Using an integrated approach for exposure assessment based on land use …. Environmental Epidemiology. 2019;3.
לוין‎ נעם. חישה מרחוק של אורות לילה כאמצעי לניטור פעילות אנושית‎. חקר הגיאו-אינפורמציה בישראל 2020, 120-137, 2019‎. 2019.
Cohen G, Steinberg DM, Levy I, Chen S, Kark JD, Levin N, Witberg G, .. Cancer and mortality in relation to traffic-related air pollution among coronary patients: Using an ensemble of exposure estimates to identify high-risk individuals. Environmental research. 2019;176 :108560–108560.
Prist PR, Levin N, Metzger JP, de Mello K, de Costa MDP, .. Collaboration across boundaries in the Amazon. Science (New York, NY). 2019;366 (6466) :699–700.

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