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February 2009

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The February 2009 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (http://www.ehponline.org/) is now available on-line, highlighting issues surrounding global warming/climate change, endocrine disruptors and the health effects of air pollution

  • Carbon Offsets: Growing Pains in a Growing Market (http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2009/117-2/focus-abs.html) - describing the concept of the carbon offsets system and examining some of the implementation and regulation questions surrounding it
  • Biochar: Carbon Mitigation from the Ground Up (http://ehponline.org/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info:doi/10.1289/ehp.117-a70) - looking at the possibilities of adding biomass charcoal (biochar) to soil to capture carbon and improve the quality of the air we breathe
  • Chemoresistance by Bisphenol A - presenting evidence that BPA at environmentally relevant doses appears to reduce the efficacy of chemotherapeutic agents in treating breast cancer
  • Phthalates in Medications (http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2008/11766/abstract.html) - exploring issues surrounding the exposure to phthalates in the polymer coating of some oral medications and concerns about the effects on pregnant women and children
  • Modification by Influenza on Air Pollution Effects (http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2008/11605/abstract.html) - evaluating how influenza could modify the estimated risks of respiratory disease outcomes from exposure to air pollutants, particularly ozone


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