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This Month in EHP

By Melissa Kerr
December 2010

EHP: Twitter ( December issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)( heats up with the feature news article "A Closer Look at Climate Change Skepticism," which discusses how media portrayals of the debate over climate change often miss the mark when it comes to specific areas of scientific disagreement. A second news feature turns to "Cadmium Confusion: Do Consumers Need Protection?" and looks beyond the widely publicized consumer product recalls of the past year to what consumers need to know about cadmium exposure.

Cover image of December EHP issue

In this month's podcast(, host Ashley Ahearn discusses potential environmental risk factors for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with Susan Schantz, Ph.D., associate professor of Veterinary Biosciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Schantz is an NIEHS grantee who has studied the links between ADHD and contaminants found in fish from the Great Lakes.

This issue also features the San Antonio Statement on Flame Retardants with an editorial co-authored by NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., as well as research studies and reviews including:

  • ADHD: An Overview for Environmental Health Researchers
  • ADHD, Lead, and PCBs: A Review
  • ADHD and Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals
  • Attention in Children and Organophosphate Pesticides
  • Cadmium and Carcinogenic Aromatic Amine Acetylation
  • Cadmium, Blood Pressure and Hypertension: A Review
  • Cadmium, Lead, and Hormones in Peripubertal Girls

(Melissa Kerr studies chemistry at North Carolina Central University. She is currently an intern in the NIEHS Office of Communications and Public Liaison.)

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