Environmental Factor, July 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This Month in EHP
By Eddy Ball
(http://twitter.com/ehponline/) The current issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)(http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/home.action) is sure to spark a lively exchange of opinion with its featured stories on asbestos. They include a commentary, "The Case for a Global Ban on Asbestos," companion editorial, and news feature, "A Worn-Out Welcome: Renewed Call for a Global Ban on Asbestos," along with a related research article, "Respiratory Symptoms in Libby, Montana."
Mitochondrial disease is the focus of a news story, "Mito-Conundrum: Unraveling Environmental Effects on Mitochondria," and a research report, "Imaging of Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress."
This Month's Podcast(http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/category/news/podcasts/) features a discussion on the fetal basis of adult disease with Deborah Cory-Schlechta, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Additional research reports examine Lyme disease, indoor air pollution, and asthma:
- "Emergence of Lyme Disease in Canada"
- "Airborne Endotoxin in Homes Burning Biomass Fuels"
- "Childhood Incident of Asthma and Traffic-Related Air Pollution"
The August issue of EHP promises to be as timely as the evening news with its examination of dispersants and worker safety in the oil spill in the Gulf.