Selected references on automobile industry practices and health

This month CHW continues its series on selected references from the peer-reviewed scientific literature with a listing of 47 references on the health impact of automobile industry practices.

Corporations and Health Watch is conducting a search for articles that assess the impact of corporate practices on health for various industries. This list includes selected publications from the peer-reviewed literature that describe and analyze the marketing, product design, retail and pricing practices of the automobile industry.

Arbesman M, Pellerito JM Jr. Evidence-based perspective on the effect of automobile-related modifications on the driving ability, performance, and safety of older adults. Am J Occup Ther. 2008;62(2):173-86.

Arbogast KB, Durbin DR, Kallan MJ, Winston FK. Effect of vehicle type on the performance of second generation air bags for child occupants. Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2003;47:85- 99.

Ballesteros MF, Dischinger PC, Langenberg P. Pedestrian injuries and vehicle type in Maryland, 1995-1999. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2004;36:73-81.

Bedard M, Guyatt GH, Stones MJ, Hirdes JP. The independent contribution of driver, crash, and vehicle characteristics to driver fatalities. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2002;34:717-727.

Buckeridge DL, Glazier R, Harvey BJ, Escobar M, Amrhein C, Frank J. Effect of motor vehicle emissions on respiratory health in an urban area. Environ Health Perspect. 2002;110(3):293-300.

Cohen MJ A social problems framework for the critical appraisal of automobility and sustainable systems innovation .Mobilities 2006; 1(1): 23-38.

Crandall CS, Olson LM, Sklar DP. Mortality reduction with air bag and seat belt use in head-on passenger car collisions.American Journal of Epidemiology. 2001;153:219-224.

Daly L, Kallan MJ, Arbogast KB, Durbin DR. Risk of injury to child passengers in sport utility vehicles. Pediatrics. 2006;117:9-14.

Duvall T, Englander F, Englander V, Hodson TJ, Marpet M. Ethical and economic issues in the use of zero-emission vehicles as a component of an air-pollution mitigation strategy. Sci Eng Ethics. 2002;8(4):561-78

Farmer C. Effect of electronic stability control on automobile crash risk. Traffic Inj Prev. 2004;5(4):317-25.

Farmer CM, Braver ER, Mitter EL. Two-vehicle side impact crashes: The relationship of vehicle and crash characteristics to injury severity. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 1997;29:399-406.

Farmer CM, Lund AK. Trends over time in the risk of driver death: what if vehicle designs had not improved? Traffic Inj Prev. 2006;7(4):335-42.

Ferguson SA. The effectiveness of electronic stability control in reducing real-world crashes: a literature review. Traffic Inj Prev. 2007;8(4):329-38.

Ferguson, S.A., Hardy, A.P., Williams, A.F. (2003). Content analysis of television advertising for cars and minivans: 1983-1998. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 35:825-831.

Ferguson SA, Schneider L, Segui-Gomez M, Arbogast K, Augenstein J, Digges KH. The blue ribbon panel on depowered and advanced airbags – status report on airbag Performance. Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2003;47:79-81.

Geyer R. Parametric assessment of climate change impacts of automotive material substitution Environ Sci Technol. 2008;42(18):6973-9.

Hart-Munchel, D.L. Comment: hybrid cars: how they can reduce American air pollution and oil consumption, but why they are not replacing traditional gas guzzling cars and trucks just yet. Penn State Environmental Law Review Fall 2001

Keefe R, Griffin JP, Graham JD. The benefits and costs of new fuels and engines for light-duty vehicles in the United States.Risk Anal. 2008;28(5):1141-54

Knight S, Cook LJ, Nechodom PJ, Olson LM, Reading JC, Dean JM. Shoulder belts in motor vehicle crashes: A statewide analysis of restraint efficacy. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2001;33:65-71.

Mannino DM, Redd SC. National vehicle emissions policies and practices and declining US carbon monoxide-related mortality. JAMA. 2002;288(8):988-95.

Mayrose J, Jehle DVK. Vehicle weight and fatality risk for sport utility vehicle versus passenger car crashes. The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 2002;53.

Mazzi, E.A., Dowlatabadi, H. (2007). Air quality impacts of climate mitigation:UK policy and passenger vehicle choice.Environmental Science and Technology, 41:387-392.

McAuley JW. Global sustainability and key needs in future automotive design. Environ Sci Technol. 2003;37(23):5414-6.

McGwin G Jr, Modjarrad K, Reiland A, Tanner S, Rue LW 3rd. Prevalence of transportation safety measures portrayed in primetime US television programs and commercials. Inj Prev. 2006;12(6):400-3.

Mott JA, Wolfe MI, Alverson CJ, Macdonald SC, Bailey CR, Ball LB, Moorman JE, Somers JH, Sheerman B. Motor industry should introduce soft impact car bodies, says MP. BMJ. 2002;324 (7346):1117.

Nichols, M.W. (1998). Advertising and quality in the US market for automobiles. Southern Economic Journal, 64(4):922-939.

Nirula R, Mock CN, Nathens AB, Grossman DC. The new car assessment program: does it predict the relative safety of vehicles in actual crashes? J Trauma. 2004 Oct;57(4):779-86

Paulozzi LJ. United States pedestrian fatality rates by vehicle type. Inj Prev. 2005;11(4):232-6.

Rivara FP, Cummings P, Mock C. Injuries and death of children in rollover motor vehicle crashes in the united states. Injury Prevention. 2003;9:76-81.

Rivara FP, Koepsell TD, Grossman DC, Mock C. Effectiveness of automatic shoulder belt systems in motor vehicle crashes.JAMA: The Journal Of The American Medical Association. 2000;283:2826-2828.

Roberts I, Wentz R, Edwards P. Car manufacturers and global road safety: a word frequency analysis of road safety documents. Inj Prev. 2006;12(5):320-2.

Robertson LS. Prevention of motor-vehicle deaths by changing vehicle factors. Inj Prev. 2007;13(5):307-10.

Robertson LS. Reducing death on the road: the effects of minimum safety standards, publicized crash tests, seat belts, and alcohol. Am J Public Health. 1996;86(1):31-4.

Robertson LS. Blood and oil: vehicle characteristics in relation to fatality risk and fuel economy. Am J Public Health. 2006 Nov;96(11):1906-9.

Samet JM. Traffic, air pollution, and health. Inhal Toxicol. 2007;19(12):1021-7.

Shin, P.C., Hallet, D., Chipman, M.L., Tator, C., Granton, J.T. (September 2005).

Unsafe driving in North American automobile commercials. Journal of Public Health, 27(4):318-325.

Stephan CH, Sullivan J. Environmental and energy implications of plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles. Environ Sci Technol. 2008;42(4):1185-90.

Streff FM. Field effectiveness of two restraint systems: The 3-point manual belt versus the 2-point motorized-Shoulder/Manual lap belt. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 1995;27:607-610.

Tamburro, R.F., Gordon, P.L., D’Apolito, J.P., Howard, S.C. (2004). Unsafe and violent behavior in commercials aired during televised major sporting events. Pediatrics, 114:694-698.

Trowbridge MJ, McKay MP, Maio RF. Comparison of teen driver fatality rates by vehicle type in the United States. Acad Emerg Med. 2007 Oct;14(10):850-5.

Wenzel TP, Ross M. The effects of vehicle model and driver behavior on risk. The effects of vehicle model and driver behavior on risk. Accid Anal Prev. 2005 May;37(3):479-94.

Williams AF, Wells JK, Farmer CM. Effectiveness of Ford’s belt reminder system in increasing seat belt use. Injury Prevention. 2002;8:293-296.

Wilson N, Maher A, Thomson G, Keall M. Vehicle emissions and consumer information in car advertisements. Environ Health. 2008;7:14.

Woodcock J, Banister D, Edwards P, Prentice AM, Roberts I. Energy and transport. Lancet. 2007;370(9592):1078-88.

Yanchar NL, Kennedy R, Russell C. ATVs: motorized toys or vehicles for children? Inj Prev. 2006 Feb;12(1):30-4.

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