Environmental Factor, September 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This month in EHP
By Eddy Ball
(http://twitter.com/ehponline/)Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) (http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/home.action) tackles environmental issues in the Arctic in this month's news with a stunning cover depiction of an eerie frozen landscape and two timely feature articles. "The Changing Landscape of Arctic Traditional Food" looks at trends in the diet of northern Canada's Inuit population, with the increased intake of processed foods, pollution of traditional food sources, and the impact of climate change. "Cold Hard Cache: The Arctic Drilling Controversy" examines concerns about the safety of moving forward with exploratory drilling in the Arctic in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.
In this month's two-part podcast (http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/category/news/podcasts/), host Ashley Ahearn talks about the public health legacy of the World Trade Center attack with NIEHS-funded researchers Phil Landrigan, M.D., and Paul Lioy, Ph.D.
Among the research studies included in this issue are:
- Rice and Methylmercury Exposure in Inland China
- Risk-Based Air Pollution Control in the Yangtze River Delta, China
- Bisphenol A Is Diabetogenic in Mice
- Air Pollution and Type 2 Diabetes