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Environmental Factor, June 2014

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The June issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)( examines potentially harmful exposures from cooking, especially when using gas stoves, and the benefits seen in Denmark after the country reduced antibiotic use in livestock.

Take Care in the Kitchen: Avoiding Cooking-Related Pollutants — The process of cooking food, as well as the stoves themselves — especially gas burners — can emit several potentially hazardous chemicals and compounds. Researchers suggest a few simple techniques to reduce exposure while they look for better ways to control emissions.

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Livestock: How Denmark Tackled Resistance — In Denmark, the drive to preserve antibiotics for human use revolutionized livestock management during the 1990s and 2000s. Today the country is enjoying a thriving livestock industry and a decrease in antibiotic-resistant microbes in animals and meat.

Featured research and related news articles this month include:

  • Assessment of the Risk of Medium-Term Internal Contamination in Minamisoma City, Fukushima, Japan, after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident — Data for Disaster Planning: Risk Factors for Internal Radiation Exposures After Fukushima
  • Ciguatera Fish Poisoning and Climate Change: Analysis of National Poison Center Data in the United States, 2001–2011 — Under the Weather With Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Climate Variables Associated With Increases in Suspected Cases
  • Estimated Effects of Projected Climate Change on the Basic Reproductive Number of the Lyme Disease Vector Ixodes scapularisTicking Time Bomb? Climate Change and Ixodes scapularis
  • The Human Early-Life Exposome (HELIX): Project Rationale and Design — The HELIX Project: Tracking the Exposome in Real Time

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