Environmental Factor, November 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This Month in EHP
(http://twitter.com/ehponline/)The November issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) (http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/home.action)dives into the topic of pools and health. The feature news article, "Swimmer, Protect Thyself: Cleaning Up the Pool Environment," focuses on the uniform code of pool management in development by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and discusses what swimmers can do to make pools safer. The other news feature, "The Perception Factor: Climate Change Gets Personal," examines how the general public responds to climate change information.
In this month's podcast (http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/static/podcasts.action), host Ashley Ahearn speaks with Manolis Kogevinas, co-director of the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (http://www.creal.cat/en_index.html) in Barcelona, Spain, about the risks and benefits of swimming in chlorinated pools.
Among the research studies included in this issue are:
- Swimming Pool Water: DBPs [Disinfecting Byproducts] and Mutagenicity
- Genotoxicity Biomarkers in Swimmers
- Respiratory Biomarkers after Swimming in a Pool
- Bladder Cancer, DBPs, and Genetic Polymorphisms
- Opposing Influences of Mercury and Selenium on Cataracts
- Bisphenol A Shifts Susceptibility for Mammary Cancer in Rats