Environmental Factor, June 2011, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This month in EHP
By Eddy Ball
The lead news story in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) (http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/) this month explores the current state of the science on autoimmune disease and its connection to the environment, addressing questions about whether autoimmune disease is on the rise and whether there are specific - and potentially avoidable - environmental triggers involved. A second news feature examines the fourth National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment released by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in March and discusses toxicity implications of the data.
This June Researchers' Perspective podcast(http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/category/news/podcasts/) marks the tenth anniversary of EHP Chinese Edition, with host Ashley Ahearn discussing air pollution in China with Junfeng Zhang, Ph.D.
Featured review and research studies this month include the following:
- Enhancing Credibility of Chemical Safety Studies
- Pollution Control Measures and Inhalation Cancer Risk
- Estimating the Global Public Health Implications of Electricity and Coal Consumption
- Rotenone, Paraquat, and Parkinson's Disease
- Chemicals in Pregnant Women (NHANES)