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This Month in EHP

By Eddy Ball
January 2009

EHP July

The July 1 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) develops the theme "Climate Change Is Here," with a Focus article on climate change abatement strategies and a Spheres of Influence feature exploring the challenge of adapting to climate change already underway.

Highlights from the issue include the following studies:

  • Toxicology - Examining prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke and risk of cardiovascular disease later in life
  • Infectious Disease - Modeling the impact of warmer temperatures, elevated humidity and heavy precipitation on the spread of West Nile Virus in the U.S.
  • Reproductive Health - Evaluating the association of arsenic exposure and increased risk for development of gestational diabetes
  • Health Policy - Reporting a cost-benefit analysis of measures to reduce lead paint exposures in terms of reduced cost for healthcare, crime control, special education and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) treatment
  • Exposure Science - Measuring serum perfluorooctanoic acid levels in residents near a Teflon manufacturing plant in the Ohio valley
  • Toxicogenomics - Using genomewide analysis to characterize the aryl hydrocarbon receptor regulatory network in the presence and absence of xenobiotic stimulation

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