Environmental Factor, May 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This Month in EHP
By Eddy Ball
(http://twitter.com/ehponline/)In its news section, the May 2010 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)(http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/home.action) revisits the issue of water quality, with feature stories on lead and pharmaceutical contamination.
The article "Reaction to the Solution: Lead Exposure Following Partial Service Line Replacement" reports that well-intentioned efforts to reduce lead in drinking water by partial replacement of older lead pipes in water systems may actually increase levels for days and even weeks afterwards. "Drugs in the Environment: Do Pharmaceutical Take-Back Programs Make a Difference?" looks at whether diverting unused drugs from landfills is an effective strategy for curbing the introduction of active pharmaceutical ingredients into the environment.
This month's EHP also highlights intriguing new research in several areas, including -
- High-Fat Diet Increases Dioxin-Induced Mammary Cancer
- Modeling Thyroid Hormone Activity of Flame Retardants
- Air Pollution and Economic Activity
- Ecological Niche Modeling of Cryptococcus in British Columbia
- Plasma Organochlorines and Prostate Cancer in Japan
- Flame Retardants and Time to Pregnancy
- Prenatal Flame Retardant Exposure and Neurodevelopment