Environmental Factor, July 2009, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This Month in EHP
By Eddy Ball
The July 1 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) develops the theme "Climate Change Is Here," with a Focus article on climate change abatement strategies and a Spheres of Influence feature exploring the challenge of adapting to climate change already underway.
Highlights from the issue include the following studies:
- Toxicology - Examining prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke and risk of cardiovascular disease later in life
- Infectious Disease - Modeling the impact of warmer temperatures, elevated humidity and heavy precipitation on the spread of West Nile Virus in the U.S.
- Reproductive Health - Evaluating the association of arsenic exposure and increased risk for development of gestational diabetes
- Health Policy - Reporting a cost-benefit analysis of measures to reduce lead paint exposures in terms of reduced cost for healthcare, crime control, special education and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) treatment
- Exposure Science - Measuring serum perfluorooctanoic acid levels in residents near a Teflon manufacturing plant in the Ohio valley
- Toxicogenomics - Using genomewide analysis to characterize the aryl hydrocarbon receptor regulatory network in the presence and absence of xenobiotic stimulation