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February 2009


The February 2009 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives ( 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 ( - 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 ( - 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 ( - 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 ( - evaluating how influenza could modify the estimated risks of respiratory disease outcomes from exposure to air pollutants, particularly ozone

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